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 [...]