When the number of calories increased in your body it leads you to fat problems. Rice can cause weight gain if you eat it in a huge quantity that would exceed your maintenance level of calories intake. Here is the detailed reasons to avoid rice to save you from fat.

rice and obeisity


According to the Rice Association there are over 20,000 varieties of rice are available to eat worldwide however, the quantity of calories in all type of rice is little different.

  • 1 cup of rice contains: 170 calories
  • 1 cup of other rice recipes contain 190 to 215 calories
  • Cooked brown rice are full of fiber with huge quantity of calories approximately 215 per cup.

There is another fact about standardization of rice, where some unwanted calories added during the standardizing process.


Rice is from the group of grain foods that provides a complex combination of:

  • Protein
  • Fiber
  • Minerals
  • Vitamins

In order to avoid access calories in your rice diet you need to consume more carbohydrate-rich grains and make perfect nutrition plan.


Brown rice is a coming fiber-rich food. A cup of cooked brown rice has 3.5 grams of fiber, which is almost six times more than 0.6 grams fiber in white rice.

Rice and Obesity

Rice is one of the most used grain in all over the world, the countries include USA used a huge quantity. However, japan and Korea are those countries who used less quantity of rice and they have near about 3.6% obesity rate as compared to 33.8% in United States.

According to the study of American Dietetic Association in 2009, people who eat more rice have more chance to consume

  • Fiber
  • Potassium
  • Iron rich foods

However rice is one of the major ingredients that may lead to a fat body.