Plain white rice is always useful; brown rice has lots of extra fiber and
vitamins, but remember that it takes much longer to cook. When you make the rice, add an extra cupful
(and 2 extra cupful of water) to the pot to make extra rice for a quick meal
later of fried rice. Store the extra rice in the refrigerator - fried rice must
be made with leftover cold rice or it will be sticky.
world's population relies on rice for nourishment. Asian countries are
the number one rice lovers and produce four-fifths of the world's
harvest. The leading producers are China, India, Thailand, Indonesia,
Vietnam and Bangladesh. For over 25 years, Africa has been dependent on
the world market as its own production is unable to keep up with its
strong demographic growht. Countries like Senegal, Nigeria and
Madagascar must import American rice.
Discriminating consumers prefer high quality rice and are willing to pay
more for certain specific grains. Indian basmati rice has become a top
end product with its demand increasing. The problem is its limited
supply and there is great potential for investors to venture into
commercial production of this long grain rice.
A Cereal of Many Uses - Rice
Different Types of Rice and Cooking Methods
Rice Cooking Methods