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

Stuffed Acorn Squash with Sausage and Rice

Stuffed Acorn Squash with Sausage and Rice

Extremely versatile and appropriate for Thanksgiving or Christmas gatherings alike, Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash can be served as a mouth-watering rustic main or a beautiful side to complement your holiday spread. The combination of feta cheese and sausage delights the palate with a savoury finish with every bite. It’s also a delicious comfort food on a crisp, fall day. Continue Reading

Creamy Vegetable Soup

Creamy Vegetable Soup

Rice exposes its hidden talent in this hearty soup perfect for fall and winter. When pureed, rice acts as a thickening agent which cuts down on the fat while retaining that velvety texture of a traditional cream soup. Continue Reading

Lentil-Pumpkin Rice Pudding

Lentil-Pumpkin Rice Pudding

This subtly sweet pudding uses the natural sweetness of ripe bananas and pumpkin purée to balance the rice and lentils, providing a nutritionally balanced and delicious meal for baby. Lentils are a source of iron, which is important for making red blood cells, while pumpkin and banana provide important vitamins and minerals including potassium and vitamin A, which are factors in normal growth and development. Continue Reading