Rice 101
Rice Types
Rice History
Rice Products
Healthy Diet
Gluten Free
Brown Rice
Dairy Alternative
How It's Made

The Milling Process Produces 5 Different Forms of Rice

  1. Rough (paddy) - Inedible
  2. Brown
  3. Regular ñ Milled ëpolishedí White
  4. Parboiled
  5. Precooked
     

Related Content: Photos of brown and white rice as required. Diagram of Rice Kernel.

Fun Rice Facts

  • Every year, rice is the principal cereal and significant calorie source for Ω to 2/3 of the worldís population.
  • Worldwide, rice supplies mankind with 20% of its total energy and 13% of its required protein.
  • Rice is currently cultivated in more than 100 countries. In many of these countries, entire populations rely on rice as their principal form of nourishment.
  • There are literally thousands of rice varieties. At the International Rice Research Institute Genetic Resources Centre in the Philippines, there are 80,000 rice samples in cold storage.
  • The U.S. is one of the largest exporters of rice, supplying about 14% of the rice that enters world trade. American rice continues to be renowned for its consistency, cleanliness, and overall high quality.
  • Rice is grown on every continent except Antarctica.

Recipes

Veggie Rice Puffs

Veggie Rice Puffs

These tasty little puffs are an ideal on-the-go meal or snack. Make them ahead, freeze them and toast as needed for a nutritious meal. This recipe, which uses vitamin and mineral-rich brown rice, provides baby with essential nutrients including magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, niacin and vitamin B6. Magnesium and phosphorus are factors in normal bone development, while zinc, niacin and vitamin B6 are factors in energy metabolism and tissue formation. Continue Reading

Zucchini and Rice Soup

Zucchini and Rice Soup

Start your next spring brunch with this deliciously light soup made with fresh zucchini. Perfect with long or medium-grain white rice or a Black Japonica blend. Continue Reading

Mango Beef and Rice Lettuce Wraps

Mango Beef and Rice Lettuce Wraps

Leftover rice paired with an Asian-inspired filling and enveloped in a crispy lettuce leaf offers a fun and lighthearted approach to eating—no utensils required. A healthy and satiating dinner for two, these wraps are as fun to assemble as they are to eat. Continue Reading