Nutritional Value Of Rice


Rice is probably the world’s single most important foodstuff, being the staple food for billions of people and it can be broadly divided into two types, the long grain and the short grain. The long grain is the best for fried rice simply because it stays separate during cooking, while the short grain is good when you want a more viscous appearance.

There are several ways of preparing fried rice, the most popular option is the one given below; basically follow the instructions given below and your fried rice will be ready in minutes.


Wash the rice thoroughly in order to get rid of excess starch and boil until half done.

Season the chicken with the condiments – curry, thyme, magi, salt, onions, garlic etc. and cook; take out the meat from the broth and fry the meat, set it aside.

Decant vegetable oil or butter into a pot, add some onions and fry until its browned, include the carrots, cabbage, green peas, fresh green beans, kidney, sweet corn, green pepper, curry, thyme, nutmeg, salt etc and fry for 2 minutes.

Add the meat broth (beef) or chicken broth0 and cook for 20 minutes or until the rice is done.

  Nutrition facts and information about rice:

Rice is a good source of carbohydrate, proteins, phosphorus and iron. It also contains some amounts of calcium. Most of the nutrients and minerals in rice are concentrated in the outer brown layers known as husk and germs. Hence brown rice, which is rice from which only husk has been removed, is the most nutritious type of rice. Unfortunately, many consumers prefer pseudo cosmetic preferences and demand white rice or polished rice, in which the germ and bran has been removed.

Vitamin Content:

Rice contains vitamin B in small quantities.

Calorific Content of Rice:

There is no other food 

item that provides calories and energy to the world as provided by rice. It is not wrong to say that most of the people in the world are  able to do their daily activities due to rice. Rice has about 345 calories per 100 g. Further, it is very easy to digest rice and hence most of these calories are absorbed by the body. How many times has it happened with you that you have eaten stomach full of rice and have felt hungry just one hour later?

Health Benefits of Rice:

The nutritional value of rice makes it good for indigestion, diarrhoea, dysentery, nausea, skin disorders and high blood pressure.