White rice is an important part of every meal for many people. White rice has a high glycemic index, which means it can spike your blood sugar levels quickly.
Quinoa, on the other hand, is rich in both fibre and protein and has a higher nutrient value. It also has fewer carbs. One cup of quinoa provides you with twice the protein and 5 grams more fibre than the same amount of white rice.
The higher amount of protein and fibre makes it a healthier choice. Quinoa also fills you up faster, helps lower cholesterol and controls blood sugar levels.
Both quinoa and rice are gluten-free, which makes them both a great option for people who are gluten intolerant.