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knowing all different kinds of rice

19 September 2018

Have you tried all the different kinds of rice? Surely not…

Well, here’s a quick rundown, although given that there are more than 100,000 types in total, you’d need an encyclopaedia to cover them all.

Basically, rice can be divided into three major groups: short-grain rice (very common in Eastern cooking: it’s what’s used in sushi), medium-grain rice (perfect for paella and risotto) and long-grain rice (popular in Chinese cooking and in the United States, but which needs to be cooked for longer).

If you’re on a diet or trying to lose weight, go for parboiled or wholegrain rice, which makes for healthy bowels.

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