How Many Types of Rice Do You Think Exist?

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posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 09:21 PM
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Some may be surprised...


wiki.answers.com...

Answer: The "international bank for rice" owns 90 thousands rice sample (hybrid) for researches:

There are 140 thousand types of rice in the world and the Int. bank for rice strains owns 90 thousands types (used only for researches and studies). However, the famous types, which are cultivated in most of the countries, are 19 types only.

The top 5 types of rice are: white rice, brown rice, yellow rice, and black rice.


And that my friends, is my contribution to the cooking forum today.


Just thought it was interesting and wondered how many people are actually aware of this little tidbit of trivia.

I like Jasmine Scented Thai Rice and we use that in our business. It has a blue and red rooster on the bag and...

I need a drink...


Peace




posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 09:26 PM
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The only rice I have ever eaten was white rice, brown rice, and Spanish rice. There is the chicken rice you can purchase in a pack at the store. Maybe 4 I wouldn't know. It could be a hybrid of chicken and rice haha.



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 09:34 PM
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Thats a lot of variety lol

en.wikipedia.org...

There are four major categories of rice worldwide: Indica, japonica, aromatic and glutinous



Ive seen maybe 10 types of rice, never really considered how many different types there were.



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 09:34 PM
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And wild rice looks black, but is really a grass.
Also, it's expensive.



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 09:37 PM
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Originally posted by snowspirit
And wild rice looks black, but is really a grass.
Also, it's expensive.


Yeah, I know the area you live in. We used to buy it from the Natives.

Delicious!

Peace



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 09:46 PM
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Originally posted by jude11


The top 5 types of rice are: white rice, brown rice, yellow rice, and black rice.



That's a lot of rice.

But uhh..

the top 5.. There is only 4. White, Brown, Yellow and Black. What's the 5'th.

Are they sure they're using all 12 fingers to count them?

Oo



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 10:00 PM
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Originally posted by winofiend

Originally posted by jude11


The top 5 types of rice are: white rice, brown rice, yellow rice, and black rice.



That's a lot of rice.

But uhh..

the top 5.. There is only 4. White, Brown, Yellow and Black. What's the 5'th.

Are they sure they're using all 12 fingers to count them?

Oo


hmmmm?

Rice Pudding?


Peace


edit on 25-4-2013 by jude11 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 01:08 AM
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I like Indian basmati rice a lot.





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