Rice Production to Rise to Record This Year

May 10 (Bloomberg News) — The United Nations said in a statement today, that global production of rough rice, a staple for over half the world’s population, will rise to 70 million metric tons this year. This record high comes as harvests in India, the Philippines, and the rest of Asia recover from drought. Rice [...]

Philippines to Quadruple Rice Yield by 2011

Philippine Rice Farmers can Quadruple Rice Yield by Double Cropping Bandar Seri Begawan, March 12th, 2010 – (Brunei Darussalam) The Philippines can increase its rice yield up to 4 tons per hectare, plant its main crop twice a year and attain a 20 percent rice self-sufficiency by 2011 in only 1,300 hectares of land. While [...]

Rice Shortages Causing Food Crisis in Asia

: HONG KONG – The rising cost of food is driving Asian inflation rates higher, increasing the stakes for a successful harvest this year in a region still bruised by the 2008 food crisis. Prices for rice, sugar, milk, and in some places, fruits, vegetables and cooking oils, have risen in recent months, putting pressure [...]

Ancient Customs – Rice is Revered Around the World

The Chinese word for rice is the same as the word for food.  In Thailand when you call your family to a meal you say, “eat rice”.  The Japanese word for cooked rice is the same as the word for meal. We’ve all experienced a wedding where a handful of rice is thrown upon newlyweds [...]

What is Rice?

Rice is very high in complex carbohydrates, contains almost no fat, is cholesterol free, and unless you add salt to your cooking water, is low in sodium. In general all rice – both brown and white – is considered a good source of vitamins and minerals. Although almost all the nutrients are stripped from white [...]

About to Cook Rice

Chinese Fried Rice

So Many Varieties of Rice

Something for everyone – new varieties of rice are being discovered everyday.

Brown Rice

Brown rice is so healthy and full of essential B vitamins. Brown rice (or “hulled rice”) is un-milled or partialy milled rice. It is a kind of whole, natural grain. Its mild nutty flavor is slightly chewier, and more nutritious than regular white rice. Any rice, including short-grain, long-grain or sticky rice, may be eaten [...]