Rice FAQs:

Q: Is rice the seed of the grass species Oryza sativa or Oryza glaberrima?

A: Yes, As a cereal grain, it is the most widely consumed staple food for a large part of the world's human population, especially in Asia.

Q: Is rice also a wage commodity for workers in the cash crop or non-agricultural sectors?

A: Yes.

Q: Is rice also grown in Saudi Arabia at Al-Hasa Oasis and in Yemen?

A: Yes.

Q: Is rice common as well?

A: Yes.

Q: Is rice cooked by boiling or steaming?

A: Yes, and absorbs water during cooking.

Q: Was rice an important crop from an early period?

A: Yes.

Q: Is rice bred for crop quality and productivity?

A: Yes, and there are varieties selected for characteristics such as texture, smell, and firmness.

Q: Is rice used for sushi?

A: Yes, the stickiness allows rice to hold its shape when molded.

Q: Is rice parasitized by the weed eudicot Striga hermonthica?

A: Yes, and which is of local importance for this crop.

Q: Is rice not native to the Americas but was introduced to Latin America and the Caribbean by European colonizers at an early date?

A: Yes.

Q: Is rice eaten in parts of India and countries of West Africa are also accustomed to consuming parboiled rice?

A: Yes.

Q: Was rice introduced to Europe through Western Asia?

A: Yes, and to the Americas through European colonization.

Q: Is rice saturated with water?

A: Yes, and usually to the point that it disintegrates.

Q: Is rice naturally protected from leaf disease?

A: Yes, and its paddy has a brown color.

Q: Is rice almost entirely the product of smallholder agriculture?

A: Yes, and harvesting is carried out manually, although there is a growing interest in mechanical harvesting.

Q: Is rice used as a model organism for investigating the molecular mechanisms of meiosis and DNA repair in higher plants?

A: Yes.

Q: Is rice limited?

A: Yes.

Q: Was rice first domesticated in the region of the Yangtze River valley in China?

A: Yes.

Q: Was rice spread to Southeast and South Asia?

A: Yes.

Q: Is rice nutritionally superior to standard milled rice?

A: Yes, because the process causes nutrients from the outer husk to move into the endosperm, so that less is subsequently lost when the husk is polished off during milling.

Q: Is rice short-grain?

A: Yes.

Q: Was rice chosen as a model organism for the biology of grasses because of its relatively small genome?

A: Yes, Rice was the first crop with a complete genome sequence.

Q: Is rice typically rinsed before cooking to remove excess starch?

A: Yes.

Q: Is rice a good source of protein and a staple food in many parts of the world?

A: Yes, but it is not a complete protein: it does not contain all of the essential amino acids in sufficient amounts for good health, and should be combined with other sources of protein, such as nuts, seeds, beans, fish, or meat.

Q: Is rice typically classified as long-?

A: Yes, and medium-, and short-grained.

Q: Is rice being grown in Central China?

A: Yes.

Q: Was rice 741?

A: Yes.

Q: Was rice developed in Chonburi Province first and after that grown in many areas in the country?

A: Yes, but the rice from this region has a high quality, because it's softer, whiter, and more fragrant.

Q: Is rice vital for the nutrition of much of the population in Asia, as well as in Latin America and the Caribbean and in Africa?

A: Yes, it is central to the food security of over half the world population.

Q: Is rice commercially produced primarily in six states in the U.S?

A: Yes, According to estimates for the 2006 crop year, rice production in the U.S. is valued at $1.88 billion, approximately half of which is expected to be exported.

Q: Is rice mainly grown in the Nile Delta?

A: Yes.

Q: Is rice lost in developing nations?

A: Yes, and on average, every year, because of post-harvest problems and poor infrastructure.

Q: Is rice long-grain and relatively less sticky?

A: Yes, as some long-grain rice contains less amylopectin than short-grain cultivars.

Q: Was rice spread to South and Southeast Asia?

A: Yes.

Q: Was rice known to the Classical world?

A: Yes, and being imported from Egypt, and perhaps west Asia.

Q: Was rice one of the earliest crops planted in Australia by British settlers?

A: Yes, and who had experience with rice plantations in the Americas and India.

Q: Is rice then dried?

A: Yes, and can then be milled as usual or used as brown rice.

Q: Is rice the staple food amongst all the ethnic groups in Sri Lanka?

A: Yes.

Q: Is rice flooding the fields while?

A: Yes, or after, setting the young seedlings.

Q: Was rice laboriously milled by hand using large mortars and pestles made of wood, then winnowed in sweetgrass baskets?

A: Yes, The invention of the rice mill increased profitability of the crop, and the addition of water power for the mills in 1787 by millwright Jonathan Lucas was another step forward.

Q: Is rice the major food amongst all the ethnic groups in Nepal?

A: Yes.

Q: Is rice usually used for species of the genera Zizania and Porteresia?

A: Yes, and both wild and domesticated, although the term may also be used for primitive or uncultivated varieties of Oryza.

Q: Was rice 531?

A: Yes.

Q: Was rice taken up by agricultural groups over the following decades?

A: Yes.

Q: Is rice a major food staple and a mainstay for the rural population and their food security?

A: Yes.

Q: Is rice the main export of Thailand, especially white jasmine rice 105?

A: Yes, Thailand has a large number of rice varieties, 3,500 kinds with different characters, and five kinds of wild rice cultivates.

Q: Was rice domesticated in the Yangtze River valley region in China?

A: Yes.

Q: Is rice particularly popular in Nigeria?

A: Yes.

Q: Is rice an ingredient of many soups and dishes with fish?

A: Yes, and poultry, and other types of meat.

Q: Is rice direct food use?

A: Yes, while 16% is used in each of processed foods and beer.

Q: Was rice 4.3 tonnes per hectare?

A: Yes, and in 2010.

Q: Is rice often used for rice pudding?

A: Yes.

Q: Is rice the staple food of over half the world's population?

A: Yes.

Q: Was rice grown in some areas of Mesopotamia?

A: Yes, With the rise of Islam it moved north to Nisibin, the southern shores of the Caspian Sea and then beyond the Muslim world into the valley of the Volga.

Q: Is rice another kind as well?

A: Yes.

Q: Is rice grown in?

A: Yes, and whether and how the rice is polished or processed, the manner it is enriched, and how it is prepared before consumption.

Q: Is rice the most important grain with regard to human nutrition and caloric intake?

A: Yes, and providing more than one-fifth of the calories consumed worldwide by humans.

Q: Is rice found suitable for the climate in the Riverina?

A: Yes, and the first mill opened at Leeton in 1951.

Q: Is rice a sticky?

A: Yes, and short-grain rice.

Q: Is rice not considered interchangeable?

A: Yes, and either in food preparation or agriculture, so as a result, each major variety is a completely separate market from other varieties.

Q: Is rice planted when it is tall enough to poke out above the azolla?

A: Yes.

Q: Is rice used for sweet dishes?

A: Yes, for risotto in Italy, and many rice dishes, such as arrĂ²s negre, in Spain.

Q: Is rice at risk of vitamin A deficiency?

A: Yes.

Q: Is rice the most important crop in Asia?

A: Yes.