Baffled by the variety of rices available to you at the grocery store these days? Check out this lesson on the anatomy and biology of rice, then learn which kind is best suited for the specific meal you're cooking!
Rice is the staple food for over half of the world’s population. As a commercial crop it has the third highest worldwide production (after maize and sugarcane). But, considering that much maize is not even grown for human consumption, rice is the most important crop to our species. It provides more than one fifth of the calories consumed around the world by humans.