So I eat a serving of white rice regularly as my carb to at least a few meals per week. My other carb sources are basically potatoes and squash. I know that white rice is enriched with vitamins (unless organic). My diet, on average, includes 7-12 oz. of red meat (iron) and 1-2 cups leafy greens (folate) daily.
Keeping in mind that I'm male as well, I wonder if I may be getting too much iron/folate with the amount of enriched rice in my diet. I have a monster of a metabolism (i.e. very fast) and so I don't see cutting out rice altogether as an option. I need my carbs, and I like to vary with the potatoes and squash a little bit.
To specific questons:
1.) Is the synthetic iron/folate in rice even well absorbed by the body?
2.) Is it worth paying a little extra for organic white rice to avoid the enrichment?
3.) Does rinsing enriched rice remove a substantial amount of the enrichment?
I figure the answers might be obvious but was curious to see what others think or have done.