white rice

noun

Definition of white rice

: rice from which the hull and bran have been removed by milling

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The chicken is perfectly poached and served on a steaming bed of white rice, with a side of chili sauce. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "A Guide to Duxton Hill, Singapore’s Most Charming Day-to-Night Neighborhood," 29 Jan. 2019 Both versions nix simple carbohydrates (bread, bagels, cereal, juice, dried fruit), starches (white pasta, white potatoes, white rice, corn, chips), and anything with added sugars. Amy Capetta, Good Housekeeping, "Keto vs. Atkins: Here's What RDs Say About Picking the Right Diet for You," 10 Dec. 2018 That's the case with brown rice versus white rice, but the former gives you more fiber and all sorts of nutrients. Joy Bauer, Woman's Day, "How to Stay Full on Fewer Calories," 16 Aug. 2018 For a group this size, 4 cups of short grain white rice should do the trick. Amiel Stanek, Bon Appetit, "A $50 (Kinda) Brunch You Can Make Even When You’re Extremely Hungover," 24 May 2018 The White Rice Diet: Literally unsalted white rice for every meal. Jes Baker, SELF, "Nope, I’m Not Trying to Lose Weight," 26 June 2018 Cook long-grain white rice. Fluff with fork and fold in grated lime zest and cilantro. Heat canola oil in large skillet on medium. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Red Curry Shrimp and Cilantro Rice," 9 Oct. 2018 Limiting alcohol, which may suppress fat-burning and add nutritionally empty calories, and avoiding refined carbohydrates like white bread and white rice are also helpful. New York Times, "The Dangers of Belly Fat," 11 June 2018 Brown rice is to white rice what whole-wheat flour is to white flour, in that brown rice has not had the outer (brown) bran and germ removed. Becky Krystal, sacbee, "A better pot of rice is within your reach | The Sacramento Bee," 17 Apr. 2018

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1916, in the meaning defined above

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