why we eat white rice Purely Talk #18

Hello luvs,

Today is Thursday and you know what that means…it’s time for another Purely Talk. We are on Purely Talk #18!! Crazy. Just thinking about all the questions and recipes we have made on purely talk… we are excited for what the future brings… we are working on some more health related ones coming soon.

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We are answering numerous comments about why we tend to eat white rice over brown rice, quinoa, etc. Great question.

Why we eat WHITE rice?

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You know we would never tell you or force you to eat something you don’t want to it. We just like to share what we do and why.

Just because we eat something does not mean you have to or should. You have to find and experiment with what your body likes.

white rice with dinner

Eating white rice has been a topic that many of you over the past few months have been asking us. Whenever we show meals of us eating white rice, we get asked all the time… why?

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Today we are answering that question – why white rice? Why don’t we eat quinoa, buckwheat, brown rice, etc?

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We are here to answer why we like white rice over brown rice.

There are a few reasons why:

  • are bodies do best with it
  • it’s a good quick carb source for us
  • easy for us to digest
  • less irriatating to our gut as we are still healing our gut
  • no bloating
  • gives us energy
  • we just enjoy it

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We like white rice! shhhh ;)

We don’t really believe there are good and bad foods just about finding foods that work with your body and that you ENJOY eating.

In the video we discuss 3 main reasons why we eat white rice.

Again like we mentioned at the end of video – no rules. Always listen to your body.

We hope this helps answers to why we eat white rice over brown rice.

We do feel eating white rice can be healthy for those reasons mentioned above and in video. We do not worry about nutrients we are missing from white rice as long as we get an overall balanced diet in our other eats… we feel everything will balance out.


white rice easy to digest

We don’t have anything against brown rice or quinoa or any other grain/legume/seed we just find that CURRENTLY white rice is providing us with what we need. Who knows maybe in a few months we might be eating something different. But to us that is the FUN part about life. Always learning. Always trying new things. Always being #purelyyou along the way.

Just experiment with having white rice and see how you feel. Really it comes down to personal preference.

Don’t ever feel stuck with your eats. We feel that is when a lot of health or even eating disorders can come into play…when you are afraid of eating a certain food. Do not be afraid of food. It is more about finding YOUR BALANCE.

We all have personal favorites or unique taste for things. So try new things. Break away from your normal pattern IF it is NOT working for you. Otherwise keep on enjoying life. Enjoying the foods you like. :)

Few articles on rice:

Is rice unhealthy?

Why I eat white rice instead of brown?

Why I started to eat white rice.

Twins question: We love to hear your thoughts about eating white rice? Do you like it? Do you feel it is ‘healthy’ to eat? Or do you find yourself liking brown rice better?


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  1. Amber says

    I am glad you guys posted this article. There are a lot of diets out there telling you what foods are “safe” and “ok” and what foods you should avoid. I am slowly learning, however, that everyone’s bodies are DIFFERENT. They have different needs and different intolerances. It’s up to each person to figure out what works for their body and what doesn’t. There are a lot of “healthy” foods out there that are VERY beneficial to one person, but to another person, it may be the very thing that is making them sick! I love white rice personally and I eat it often. :) It is a “safe” food for me.

    • purelytwins says

      exactly Amber you nailed it :)
      so happy you are finding what foods work for you, and that white rice is safe for you!

  2. says

    I’m a quinoa girl more than rice- but otherwise I choose brown over white. I do eat white rice when ordering take out (which is once in a while) but that is about it. I guess I always felt like white rice weighed me down more or gave me that blah feeling- which led me to brown rice which I read to be healthier and sit better in my stomach. Quinoa is my favorite though because it has so many more benefits, particularly protein levels and the fact that it doesn’t leave me feeling weighted down afterwards.
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  3. says

    i saw SOOOO many people asking you why why why why why hahaha so this was a great post, girls. it’s truly all about:
    – not avoiding/restricting
    – doing what works for you
    – enjoying what you’re doing :)

    i love you girls so much and keep doing what you’re doing like i know you will <3
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  4. says

    Rice is such a versatile staple food and is definitely part of my diet for much the same reasons you guys have outlined. One big difference for me is that I love to mix things up a little so quinoa is also a favourite along with good old fashioned mashed potatoes :)
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  5. says

    I love all kinds of rice, sometimes I do a blend of a couple different kinds, depending on the dish I am pairing it with.
    I stumbled upon this recipe today and I thought you would both appreciate it…looks so yummy! Rice, beans, mango, plantain, could it get any better? :)
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  6. says

    I am a firm believer in eating what works for you! How we eat is not a one size fits all scenario. Love that you two are sharing what works for you. Hopefully this will help others not be so afraid to try something that may go against what the food industry tells them to eat without knowing each persons’ personal issues. Love you ladies!
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  7. Nancy A. says

    This is so good to know. Everywhere I turn, they say b. I brown rice is better for you. I make it every way I can think of and still think it tastes strange and then don’t eat any. Now I will feel better about my jasmine rice and all the others I truly enjoy!! Thank you for such a great place for information!!

  8. Nancy A. says

    Sorry about my computer glitch!! It types what it wants sometimes! But, your site is very informative and I am going to get plantains when I go shopping. Never have had them before!!

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