Originally Posted by clr8ter
Ah, ok. Brown rice, my mistake. LOL, I really don't like any kind of rice.....
Really? I guess I didn't as a kid. Guess I do like it know but it's really what you put on it. Two of my favorite meals are just well done barbecued pork on rice and SPAM on rice (don't laugh!). Or beef and gravy on brown rice - damn nice! Rice and beans is OK too but not quite as nutritous as people think.
As a foundation staple, beans or some wheats are probably better than rice, however, they are more expensive and/or require more difficult as well as time and energy-consuming preparation.
It is hard to beat $0.035 per 174 calories of decades-lasting compact carbs with a hint of protein that can be soaked and eaten, worst case! Beans around here are $2.00/lb now. That's $0.16 per 120 calories though there's a useful amount of protein. Still, big difference!
BTW, Wild Rice isn't rice at all.