Brown rice is a good source of fiber, with 1 cup providing 3.5 g total fiber. Of this, 3.1 g is insoluble fiber. Fiber is the part of plant foods that your body does not digest or absorb. 1 cup of cooked brown rice contains 214 calories. It provides 44 g carbohydrate in the form of starch and fiber. Carbohydrates are an important fuel source for the body. The brain in particular uses carbohydrate as its primary energy source.
Rice also provides 5 g of protein. According to the Institute of Medicine, or IOM, protein is a major structural component of all cells in the body. Rice is low in fat--a 1-cup serving contains 1.7 g of total fat, primarily mono- and polyunsaturated. It has less than 0.5 g of saturated fat and no cholesterol.
Short grain brown rice tends to be more starchy (since it's smaller, which is the general rule). So cooking it will produce a stickier rice. Perfect when making soups or other dishes in which the starch would act as a thickener.
Brown rice is a nutritious whole grain providing carbohydrates, fiber, protein, B vitamins and several minerals. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's, or USDA's, MyPyramid website, whole grains have many health benefits. They reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, reduce constipation and help with weight management. There are no significant nutritional differences between short- and long-grain brown rice.
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