Often grown in flooded fields, brown rice is a whole grain rice that is much healthier than white rice. Brown rice is often used as a nutritious alternative for popular rice dishes such as vegetable bowls or rice cakes. However, it can also be ground up into brown rice flour that can be used for breading, thickening sauces, and gluten free baking. Because it does not go through the milling and polishing process, it retains many of its nutritional value. Rich nutrients in brown rice include calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, potassium, selenium, vitamin B, vitamin E, and vitamin K. It’s also a great source of essential fatty acids, protein, and fiber.