The Difference Between Brown Rice & White Rice!


I get this question a lot: what’s the difference between brown rice and white rice? The answer is, in short, nutrition–and that’s based on the amount the rice kernel has been processed. In this video we look at paddy rice in comparison to both brown and white rice.

Full Transcript:

A lot of people ask, Matthew, do you farm white or brown rice and what’s the difference?

The quick answer is: both! Let’s head into the shop and I’ll explain.

Let me take this opportunity also dear viewers to say, if you guys have any questions about rice–this is what I’m here for. Ask me! And I might make a video about it. I’ll definitely answer it down in the comments section.

So this is paddy rice, sometimes referred to as rough rice, just like you saw back in the trailers. Its just been harvested and in its natural, unprocessed state. It still has its hull!

At the mill the protective hull is removed from the rice kernel for consumption. The rice hull is not edible although can be used as animal feed, pet food, fertilizer, and, in some countries, building material.

All types of rice, short, medium or long grain, begin life as paddy rice–including the highly nutritious brown rice.

This is brown rice! Brown rice is rice that has just had its hull removed, leaving the outer layer of bran on the grain. Your personal trainer prefers brown rice, not only because of it’s nutty texture, but due to the higher nutritional value. It’s good for the heart, aids digestion and may reduce the risk of cancer, diabetes and high cholesterol. It’s all in the bran!

This is white rice. White rice has had its hull removed AND its bran mostly polished off–destroying 60-90% of those awesome minerals and vitamins.   

So you see! It’s all the same rice! The difference is how much it’s been processed–brown rice lesser so than white rice. It’s all California medium grain Calrose rice, which by the way won 2015’s “World’s Best Rice” Award! Ugh!

Well guys there you have it–the difference between white rice and brown rice. Which do I recommend? Well it depends on who you are, where you’re at and what you’re eating. If you’re at a health food store it’s probably going to be the brown rice. If you’re at a sushi restaurant it’s probably going to be the white rice. If you’re eating rice hulls you’re a hog and don’t even understand what I’m talking about anyway.

Thanks for watching guys. Please remember comment down in the comments section below with any questions you have. I will definitely get back to you with them if it’s on a future video or past video, if it’s about rice–let me know!

Have a great day.