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

Bruschetta Rice and Cheese Bake

Bruschetta Rice and Cheese Bake

Ready in about 30 minutes, this flavourful rice casserole just needs a leafy green side salad to be a delicious weeknight supper. For a preparation shortcut, use drained, purchased bruschetta topping from the supermarket's deli section. Continue Reading

Sky High Chicken and Vegetable Pie

Sky High Chicken and Vegetable Pie

Canada's Guide to Healthy Eating translates the science of eating well into a practical pattern of food choices that meets nutrient needs, promotes health and minimizes the risk of chronic diseases. This savoury pie recipe makes getting the recommended meats, dairy products, vegetables and grains easy by cleverly including all food groups in a rice crust. Continue Reading