Rice is Nice!
Rice has almost same calories as that of other cereals like wheat, maize, jowar, and bajra. The truth is that it’s not rice which is fattening but the various mouth watering recipes made from rice that pumps up the calories.
For example the Maharashtrian delicacy -‘ narali bhat ‘ has almost 11% fats-in it ( plain rice has only 0.5%) Also that’s not including the pure ghee we add on top to our recipes while serving, obviously the calorie
Though the protein percentage of rice less than most other cereals, nutrition science believes that the rice protein is of better quality than other cereal proteins. Due to good biological value and easy digestibility the net protein utilization(NPU ) of rice is higher than cereals. Remember the childs’s first weaning food is rice.
Rice is also higher than high protein pulses like bengal gram and red gram. Being very rich in starch it has protective effect against intestinal cancer. Nutritious and at the same time very light on the stomach, rice is good for those suffering from gout, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and HIV. That’s why its prescribed when you have an upset stomach.