Basic Information About Rice
How is rice grown? What are the different varieties of rice? What are the nutritional benefits of rice? We’ve put together a great collection of sites that should answer all these rice related questions and more. Find information here on how rice is grown and cultivated, the nutritional benefits of rice, diagrams of the rice grain, the different types and varieties of rice, the cultural importance of rice in a variety of countries and much more.
Rice is Life: Some Interesting Facts About Rice Lots of information about rice from the official FAO International Year of Rice site.
Japan’s Secret Garden: The Miracle of Rice Find out about rice and how rice is grown from the PBS program Nova
The Facts of Rice Learn interesting facts about rice.
History of Rice
How is Rice Grown?
What Rice is Made Of? Look inside a rice grain in this cool Flash animation.
Build a Rice Paddy A Flash movie showing how rice paddies are constructed.
Rice Growing Plant A site with lots of information and photos about growing rice.
Types of Rice
Types of rice and their best uses Find out about some common types of rice and how they are best used.
About Rice Types This site has photos and explanations about different types of rice.
Rice Nutrition – Rice Is Good For You
Fuel For the Body – Nutritious Rice! Read why rice is good for you and see where rice fits in the Food Pyramid.
Rice The Energy Source Learn why rice is a healthy food
Rice Around the World
Rice: a Global Grain – a Photo Voyage Click on topics and see enlarged pictures with information about the importance of rice in peoples’ lives around the world.
Rice and Us Click on flags and learn about the importance of rice in countries around the world.
Asian Paddy Fields Learn about rice culture and see photos of people and rice in Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, China, Korea and Japan.
Learn About Rice: Rice For Life Learn about the importance of rice to the people of Asia.
Rice Heritage: Ceremonies Rituals and Festivals Learn about rice and rituals and festivals surrounding it
Life in Korea. Korean Food: Rice and Rice Dishes Information about rice in Korea – recipes are included.
Japanese Culture and Daily Life: Rice. Find out about rice in general and the importance of rice in the lives of a Japanese family.
Rice in Vietnam How different types of rice are sold in Vietnam.
Learn about Rice. Why Rice is important to me Find out why rice is important to 9-year-old Issa from the Philippines
Rice Washing Bowl
Check out this handy rice washing bowl to easily rinse your rice before cooking …