Food Guide

Pearl Rice

Buying Tips

Buy pearl rice in the packaged-grains section of grocery, health food, and specialty stores. Pearl rice is sold in bulk at health food stores. When purchasing pearl rice in bulk, look for intact kernels that aren’t broken, scratched, or damaged.


Pearl rice is available in white and brown (unprocessed) forms. White rice sets off food flavors more distinctly, while brown rice has a higher fiber content and takes longer to cook.

Preparation, Uses, & Tips

Stir the rice during its cooking time, which takes about 20 minutes. Use it as a base for sushi, or in rice puddings.


Store rice in a cool, dry area in a sealed glass or plastic container, away from the open air and moisture.

Nutrition Highlights

Pearl rice, 1 cup (200g) (cooked)

  • Calories: 242
  • Protein: 4.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 53g
  • Total Fat: 0.35g
  • Fiber: 0.0g

*Excellent Source of: Thiamine (0.30)

*Good Source of: Iron (2.7mg), Selenium (13mcg), and Niacin (2.8mg)

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The information presented in the Food Guide is for informational purposes only and was created by a team of US–registered dietitians and food experts. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements, making dietary changes, or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires December 2020.