If you want to lose weight, the first advice that most people will give you is to ditch rice totally. But, why so? Is rice really the culprit? Or are we ignoring some basic facts here? So, first things first – rice is not unhealthy or fattening. It is a rich source of carbohydrates and fiber but it gets a bad reputation mostly because it is a high glycemic index food. This means that it is digested very quickly which can cause sudden spikes in your blood sugar levels. Moreover, since it is digested quickly, you end up feeling hungry again soon after eating it which may add unnecessary calories to your day.