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June 12, 2010 9:36 AM
I was trying to put White Rice in my diary and found two different entries. One says that it has 44 carbs w/ 2 confirmations and the other says no carbs w/ 4 confirmations. The place I eat Chinese at is local and they don't have nutrition facts. Could someone please help me. Does rice have carbs? This is steamed white rice if that matters.
June 12, 2010 9:39 AM
Yes ma'am white rice has carbs. Edited to add a link with some info for you:
Edited by Mirlyn On June 12, 2010 9:39 AM
June 12, 2010 9:41 AM
Does it ever! Tons. I try to never eat more than 1/4 cup at a meal.
June 12, 2010 9:44 AM
I'm a brown rice eater so I simply Googled it so I could give you the exact nutrition (or lack of) contents in white rice. Doesn't seem to matter if it's steamed or cooked according to the bag.

Here's the stats for youflowerforyou This is for less than 3.5 oz.

White Rice, medium-grain,

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 130 kcal 540 kJ
***Carbohydrates 28.59 g ***
- Dietary fiber 0.3 g
Fat 0.21 g
- saturated 0.057 g
- monounsaturated 0.065 g
- polyunsaturated 0.056 g
Protein 2.38 g
Water 68.61 g
Vitamin A equiv. 0 μg 0%
Thiamine (Vit. B1) 0.167 mg 13%
Riboflavin (Vit. B2) 0.016 mg 1%
Niacin (Vit. B3) 1.835 mg 12%
Vitamin B6 0.05 mg 4%
Folate (Vit. B9) 2 μg 1%
Vitamin B12 0 μg 0%
Vitamin C 0 mg 0%
Calcium 3 mg 0%
Iron 1.49 mg 12%
Magnesium 13 mg 4%
Phosphorus 37 mg 5%
Potassium 29 mg 1%
Sodium 0 mg 0%
Zinc 0.42 mg 4%

The polishing process removes important nutrients. A diet based on unenriched white rice leaves people vulnerable to the neurological disease beriberi, due to a deficiency of thiamine (vitamin B1). White rice is often enriched with some of the nutrients stripped from it during its processing. Enrichment of white rice with B1, B3, and iron is required by law in the United States.

At various times, starting in the 19th century, many[who?] have advocated brown rice or wild rice as healthier alternatives. The bran in brown rice contains significant dietary fiber and the germ contains many vitamins and minerals. (See whole grain.) This is in contrast to the traditional view of brown rice, where it was associated with poverty and famine.
this info is taken directly from
Edited by HealthyChanges2010 On June 12, 2010 9:47 AM
June 12, 2010 9:48 AM
Ok thanks everyone. That is what I thought, but I was a little confused as to why there would be more confirmations for the one w/ no carbs. Made a bad food choice today, but I'll get back on track for supper. We live and we learn.


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