White rice is a food that should be avoided if at all possible.
There are multiple alternatives that can serve the same purpose. Quinoa, Brown rice, Black rice, Wild Rice are all better for you.
White Rice Starts As Brown Rice before it gets stripped of all its nutrients via processing.
It loses its vitamins minerals, and of importantly its fiber.
Fiber is important because it helps you feel more full. In short you can eat smaller portions and go longer between meals if fiber is present in sufficient portions.