Filipino Words for Rice

There are more than seven words for Rice in the Filipino language palay – unmilled rice bigas – milled rice kanin – cooked rice lugaw – rice porridge tutong – burned rice bahaw – left over rice sinangag – fried rice In addition to these, there are Spanish derived rice dishes, such as paella, arroz [...]

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 [...]