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Aromatic and wholesome, rice has fed humans since ancient times and continues to be the most widely eaten staple grain around the globe. Besides the North and South Poles, it is grown and cultivated almost everywhere in the world, including the Himalayas. So popular that in some Asian cultures, the word for rice is synonymous with food or meal.
Not all rice are the same, though. Did you know there are actually 40,000 varieties? They are generally classified as long, medium and short-grained. Each has its own unique qualities and serve as the essential ingredient in many different cuisines.
Broadly speaking, rice is either steamed or boiled. Before cooking, remember to wash to remove dust and excess starch. Also, be sure to use just the right amount of water to get the perfect aroma and softness.
Want to enjoy even more flavour with your rice? Here are the 8 types of rice you can find in your supermarkets and how best to enjoy them.