Different types of rice are better for certain things.... If you want it sticky, for sushi or to accompany japanese food, you want short grain rice. If you want something sturdy and flavourful to stand up alongside a curry dish, basmati works best. If you like sweetly fragrant rice, jasmine. If you want risotto, arborio. If you want the benefits of "complex and/or less-refined carbs" you want brown (long grain, short grain, etc.). If you want "chewy nutty flavour" to really stand on its own, you might want wild or a brown-and-wild blend.
I would avoid things like Minute Rice.. way too processed!
I *know* that white-rice is "not as healthy" as a whole grain rice but, it's one of those things I'm not willing to compromise on. I can switch to whole grain bread but I highly prefer white rice. So, I make sure I work it into my diet "in reasonable portion sizes, not too often."
Goal 1 - break 200 (46 pounds lost)**DONE**
Goal 2 - leave obesity behind (BMI 29.9, at 185#) **DONE**
Goal 3 - BMI = Normal (154# or less)
| current weight: 172.5