Confession: pillowy (but nutrient stripped) white bread has a firmer grip on my heart than the better-for you-whole wheat variety, but when it comes to rice, brown rice seamlessly K.O.’s white rice’s butt out of the ring every time. I’m sorry, but it’s so much better AND better for you. It’s tender and plump, hearty with texture and has a substantial chew. When I eat it, I feel like I’m gnawing through different layers of textures and flavors, all crunchy with taste. That is, if it’s made right.