A body needs carbs! Our goal should be to balance between carbs, protein and fat for every meal. Go for the brown rice. Quinoa is very tasty, as is couscous, barley, lentils. I love mixing all of those with different kinds of beans and vegetables…and sometimes I add shredded chicken or tuna (or whatever protein you like). These days the options are almost endless. Really look at what the rice section at the store has to offer (most of the above can be found there), and then check out the ethnic section which has some other tasty alternatives to rice.