Most rice you can buy in your local store will be white; this means the husk has been removed if you can eat brown rice or whole-grain rice this is much healthier.
So what's the difference?
Well, the white version of most rice is produced by removing the bran or the outer husk of the grain, leaving the germ, which is the seed, the white starchy portion, so it looks white, while the brown version is a complete grain with the husk and bran still attached to the grain.
So what're the benefits?
The benefits to eating brown rice are that its bran and husks are rich in fiber, essential fatty acids vitamin E, minerals and other bioactive compounds and phenolics are known to possess medicinal properties such as lowering cholesterol levels in the blood, absorbing fats in the gut, and help in the digestion process generally are considered much healthier than the white version.