There is a Chinese proverb which says that even the cleverest housewife cannot cook without rice. Billions of people depend on rice for half of their daily calorie intake. However, most of us eat white rice which might not be as healthy and nutritious as brown rice.
What is brown rice?
Brown rice is nothing but the unrefined version of white rice. Unlike the white rice, brown rice is a whole grain with just its first outer (husk) layer removed via the refining process. Since the brown rice still has its side husk and bran, it retains its fiber and most of the vital nutrients. It is this husk and bran which makes it a whole grain, rich in proteins, fiber, manganese, magnesium, calcium, potassium and thiamine.