Rice and whole grains are healthful sources of carbohydrates, providing you choose the right ones. Try adding the following varieties to your table – each provides nutritional benefits as well as flavor and texture.
For rice dishes: Experiment with brown, basmati, jasmine and wild rice, all healthier options than traditional white rice.
For recipes that call for a grain: Try quinoa, bulgur wheat, cornmeal, couscous, oat bran and millet, all promote healthy digestion.
Look for organic varieties, and keep them stored in tightly sealed jars on the pantry shelf. During very hot, humid weather you might want to refrigerate the grains.