Always opt for brown rice
, and that includes brown aromatic varieties like basmati and jasmine
. Get even more exotic with red and black rice, both of which are considered whole grains and are high in antioxidants. Though technically a grass, wild rice is also considered a whole grain and is rich in B vitamins, such as niacin and folate.
Just make sure it’s whole-grain barley, not “pearled,”which means the bran and germ have been removed.