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Also Known As : Chawal
Technical Name : Oryza sativa


Taste Profile

Each type of rice has its own taste, texture, and unique properties that work well with different cooking applications.

Usage Tips

  1. It is eaten alone and in a great variety of soups, side dishes, and main dishes in Asian, Middle Eastern, and many other cuisines.
  2. Other products in which rice is used are breakfast cereals, noodles, and such alcoholic beverages as Japanese sake.

Common names and forms

  1. Akki tari
  2. Basmati rice paste
  3. Basmati White Rice
  4. Biriyani Rice
  5. Boiled Rice
  6. Broken Rice
  7. Brown Basmati Rice
  8. Chamormoni Brown Rice
  9. Cooked Basmati Rice
  10. Cooked Rice
  11. Dosa Rice
  12. FOR APPAM- idli Rice
  13. Half done rice
  14. Idli rice
  15. Idly Rice
  16. Kabiraajshal Brown Rice
  17. Long Grain Aromatic Rice
  18. Long Grain Biryani Rice
  19. Long Grain Rice
  20. Long Grain White Rice
  21. Masoori White Rice
  22. Mysore Malli Rice
  23. Organic Basmati Rice
  24. Organic Biryani Pulav Rice
  25. Organic Non Basmati Rice
  26. Organic Red Rice
  27. Organic Rice
  28. Over cooked rice
  29. Premium Aromatic Rice
  30. Premium Basmati Rice
  31. Raw Rice
  32. Regular Basmati Rice
  33. Rice grits
  34. Semi Brown Rice
  35. Small rice
  36. Soaked rice
  37. Sona Rice
  38. Unpolished Brown Rice
  39. Unpolished Red Rice
  40. White Basmati Rice
  41. White Rice
  42. Whole Basmati Rice


Rice is an edible starchy cereal grain that is considered a staple food. It is the seed of the grass species Oryza sativa widely cultivated in warm climates. White rice is the most common type, though brown rice offers more health benefits. Brown rice comes in a variety of shades, including reddish, purplish, or black. There are thousands of types of rice, which can differ in size, thickness, stickiness, color, aroma, and flavor. Rice is often broadly categorized based on its shape or method of processing as: Long, short, or medium grain and Whole or refined grain. 

Is it healthy?
Aside from providing energy and basic nutrients, refined white rice does not offer any health benefits. Enriched white rice does contain added B vitamins that are important for health. White rice is a poor source of antioxidants and other plant compounds. Pigmented rice, including red-grained varieties such as purple rice, is particularly rich in antioxidants.


Selection Guide

Choose rice that are minimally processed.


Consumption of rice is likely safe. However, eating white rice in excess on a daily basis can boost high risk for developing type 2 diabetes and obesity. Hence a balanced diet should be maintained. (1)

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