How many calories are in 1 cup of rice?
Rice calories depend on the type of rice and how it’s prepared. White basmati rice has 170 calories per cup and is delicious served as a side dish with sautéed vegetables, as a pilaf, or mixed with curries. Brown rice has 190 calories in 1 cup and is very nutritious but typically takes longer to cook than white rice. Since brown uses more energy for digestion, it’s not recommended to eat large quantities of brown rice except when enjoying sushi at restaurants that have kitchens that prepare their sushi rice in batches.