I found this nutritional chart on wikipedia.org whilst trying to find out if brown rice is healthier than white rice as recent headlines seem to be telling us...
I like both , depending on what is being served with it, I would always choose white rice with a curry for example.
I find brown rice more satisfying ie. I don't feel like I need something else to eat after a couple of hours, it has a completely different taste to white rice, the problem I had when I first started to use it was that I couldn't cook it without it ending up in sticky mess, didn't look very appetising at all !!! But fortunately the internet came to the rescue and that is not now a problem, I always end up with lovely looking brown rice to serve- 'Cooking Brown Rice'
Nutritional Value per 100g of cooked rice.
Calories 130 111
WHITE RICE BROWN RICE
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Calcium 1%
Iron 1% Iron 2%
Vitamin D 0% Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin B-6 5% Vitamin B-6 5%
Vitamin B-12 0% Vitamin B-12 0%
Magnesium 3% Magnesium 10%
As you can see there are fewer calories in cooked brown rice, more Magnesium,
Potassium, Dietary Fibre, iron , fat , sodium, and Sugar but less carbohydrate and slightly less protein.
So at the end of the day it all depends on which diet you are on….