from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The whole grain of rice, from which the germ and outer layers containing the bran have not been removed; unpolished rice.

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  • n. Rice with the brownish hull not polished off as in white rice. The hull contains important vitamins, including vitamin B complex, which are missing in white rice.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. unpolished rice retaining the yellowish-brown outer layer


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  • Many restaurants have recognized the benefit of brown starches, and will prepare brown rice at your request.

    The Flex Diet

  • She had the baby without benefit of medical attention, used some kind of brown rice diet and home-concocted herbal poultices.

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  • Brown starches like those in whole grain breads and brown rice are associated with weight loss, in contrast to their lighter-looking counterparts.

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  • They had a fine Brie, and good black olives with their drinks; then minestrone; then veau poêlé and brown rice and asparagus and a salad of spinach, avocado, and mushrooms with blue cheese dressing; then chilled grapes and melon.

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  • Another great solution is to use brown rice instead of white rice—it is a naturally low glycemic index carbohydrate that will satisfy your appetite and help you control your portion sizes.

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  • For instance, spare yourself the 960 milligrams of sodium in a serving of Herb and Butter Rice-A-Roni by adding fresh chopped or dried herbs to a half cup of cooked brown rice and tossing with toasted almonds and a dash of salt and olive oil for a mere 160 milligrams of sodium.

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