Is orzo healthier than rice

Overall, rice is healthier than orzo. One cup of white rice contains 242 calories, 4.4 g protein, 53.2 g carbs, 24 mg magnesium, 108 mcg folate, 0.8 mg zinc, 0.6 g fiber, and 0.4 g fat.

One cup of brown rice has 218 calories, 4.5 g protein, 45.8 g carbohydrate, 86 mg magnesium, 8 mcg folate, 1.2 mg zinc, 3.5 grams fiber, and 1.6 g fat.

A cup of wild rice contains 166 calories, 3 g fat, 5 mg sodium, 6.5 g protein, 35 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber, 134 mg phosphorus, 166 mg potassium, 52 mg magnesium, 2.1 mg niacin, 14 mg riboflavin, .08 mg thiamin, 43 mg folate and 16.7 mg choline.

A 2 oz. serving of orzo has 200 calories, 1 g fat, 42 g carbohydrates, 7 g protein, and 10% of the recommended daily amount of iron.

A new study shows that people who “consume rice are less likely to be overweight and enjoy a healthier diet than those who don't consume rice.”

Updated on Monday, May 21 2012 at 12:15AM EDT
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