For many people on here, me included, not even chocolate is a 'no-no' it's just a sometimes food. Rice is in fact the staple diet of a number of countries that have traditionally far lower obesity rates than western nations (think China, Japan, Korea etc) and whose obesity rates have risen since the introduction of 'fast foods'.
There are a number of 'diets' out there that say certain groups of foods are off limits and rice along with a number of fruit and vegetables as well that would be considered sacrelige (eg Aitkins or other very low carb diets). If you are using one of those diets, then by all means avoid rice, but as far as the overall weightloss options picture, rice is certainly not the big bad wolf, simply another food with certain qualities that we make a decision about.
35kg lost. (November 2005 - October 2006)
15kg gained again (as at October 2010).
Back to the drawing board - Let's do this thing!
"You can't change the winds, but you can change the sails"
"Reach out and take control of what lands in your lap"