Meatball soup (Yuvarlakia) with brown rice

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Our recipe for meatball soup uses brown rice as it contains more vitamins and fiber. It is the preferred option for diabetics but should also be for everyone else, as well.

White rice is much more common, but brown has gained many followers in recent years, as it is considered the healthier option.

Rice is almost entirely made up of carbohydrates, with small amounts of protein and almost no fat.

Brown rice is a whole grain. This means it contains all parts of the grain, and therefore the outer shell. White, on the other hand, has no bran and sprouts, only the endosperm of the grain.

This means that white rice has far fewer nutrients and that is why brown is considered much healthier.

Brown rice has more fiber and antioxidants, as well as much more important vitamins and minerals. White is probably a food with very few nutrients.

100 grams of cooked brown rice has 1.8 grams of fiber, while 100 grams of white rice has only 0.4 grams of fiber.

Yuvarlakia, the greek meatball soup  is a mother’s classic recipe but also comfort food. Here we added a little carrot. A delicious, nutritious soup that is accompanied by homemade wholemeal bread.