I too grew up eating white rice with every meal. I had the same dilemma. Should I eat less? Should I give it up? Please, I can't live without it!
(Melodramatic, I know. Only those that eat rice with every meal understand!
) I went online trying to find healthy recipes that included rice, thinking that at least I could eat healthy now and deal with the "rice issue" later. I noticed many of these recipes using brown rice instead.
These recipes got me curious about brown rice. So I did some research and tried a few experiments. Now I am hooked! Brown rice gives me a more satisfied and filling experience. No surprise since it packs so much fiber. It is noticibly more "dense", so I do not eat as much of it as I did white rice. Nowadays, I feel bloated when I eat white rice.
I only speak out of my own personal experiences, so I cannot guarantee that you will like it as well. But it should not hurt to give it a try at least.
Hope that helps!