Rice comes in many forms, from long grain and basmati varieties to shorter forms like pearl rice and short-grain rice. The nutritional characteristics of most forms of rice is very similar, and most varieties can be found in both their whole, brown form and their polished, white form.
Brown rice (or whole-grain rice as it is also known) is widely regarded as a 'superfood' for humans and as long as it is well cooked, it is easily digested by dogs. It contains a whole host of natural nutrients including three B vitamins, iron, manganese, selenium, magnesium and omega-3 oils. It is also a good source of dietary fibre which is important in maintaining intestinal health. It is the grain of choice for most British natural dog food producers.