White rice does not contain harmful grain proteins or phytonutrients. This means it does not do any of the damage that grains normally do in the digestive track. It is a fairly innocent food, if high in carbohydrate content and not very nutrient rich.
The Difference Between Brown Rice and White Rice
The difference between brown rice and white rice is that white rice has been stripped of the bran, and brown rice still has the bran on it. Brown rice contains more vitamins than white rice and also more fiber, which can be considered good things. The vitamins come at a price, however, because the bran is where the phytonutrients are located.
For even more information on whether rice belongs in your diet or not, read this article from Mark’s Daily Apple.