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10/31/18 8:27 A

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I enjoy both but like quinoa best.



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10/28/18 5:36 A

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I love brown rice.



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10/10/18 8:34 P

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Definitely quinoa - nutritional bang for the buck is much higher. We've started putting a little bit of pesto on it lately... delicious!

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10/7/18 7:10 P

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9/30/18 11:07 A

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9/29/18 8:04 A

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I prefer quinoa because my blood sugar reacts badly to rice.

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9/28/18 8:59 A

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Quinoa is one of the few plant-based proteins that is a complete protein by itself - it contains all the amino acids our bodies can't make themselves and must get from food. That's quite rare in the plant kingdom!

So my vote goes to quinoa.

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9/24/18 9:31 P

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I believe quinoa is healthier.

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9/24/18 12:44 P

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I find quinoa to be more versatile, but I eat both. I actually grind up quinoa seeds to make muffins.



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9/21/18 4:47 P

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Brown rice



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9/13/18 9:43 A

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I'm on low carb, so don't consume either. If either appear on a low carb recipe, sure, I'll have some.

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9/12/18 8:17 A

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I like both and they both have sound nutrition to them. So I try to switch them around when possible



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9/11/18 8:21 A

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I like both. Quinoa tends to be too small and kind of get lost in dishes (this can be a good thing sometimes though!), so I tend to go for brown rice more.

There are also tons of other whole grains to try, no need to limit to one or the other!

Have you tried farro?? It's my absolute favorite! its about the size of rice but a little fatter/rounder. You cook it up just like rice too, and it's got this really satisfying, chewy texture. :)

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9/6/18 8:14 P

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I like both!

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I like them both but it depends what I am having it with as to what I choose. Also, it depends on the calorie/nutrient intake consumed so far in a day.

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9/5/18 11:19 A

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I consider them virtually same

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LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 30,294
9/5/18 7:07 A

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"what do you prefer for better health?
quinoa or brown rice"
For better health...neither holds an advantage to me as I eat little of them.
For better taste, brown or wild rice.

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9/5/18 6:43 A

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I don't think one has better health benefits over the other. I like them both and, if served in moderation, can be part of a healthy lifestyle.

@URBANREDNEK I am in Minnesota and LOVE wild rice on occasion.

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9/5/18 12:00 A

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Purely from a nutritional standpoint, I prefer quinoa (higher protein, iron, folate, and fibre --- all of which are priorities for me). I do find the flavour to be very bland, but it does pick up other flavours well, so I always include a fair amount of spices and mix it with other items. Rice is rarely on our menu, and most of those rare occasions are actually wild rice (which is a different thing altogether).

You might find these interesting:

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noa-cooked/compared-to/rice-brown-long
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noa-cooked/compared-to/wild-rice-cooked/


When we do choose to include cooked grains / seeds / legumes, I tend towards mixing them up. A side dish here most often will include 3 or more of wild rice / brown rice / quinoa / bulgur / sorghum / millet / amaranth / buckwheat groats / barley / oats / lentils / cornmeal / oat bran / wheat germ / flaxseed / chia seed / hemp hearts --- and I'll usually toss them together with some chopped nuts and do a final quick saute in some toasted sesame oil or walnut oil for a richer, "toasted" flavour.



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9/4/18 9:57 P

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I prefer brown rice but enjoy quinoa for a change.

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what do you prefer for better health?

quinoa or brown rice



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