Introduction to Rice
Rice has been feeding mankind for more than 5000 years. This ancient food dates back to 2800 BC, when a Chinese emperor documented the first recording of rice planting. After that time, rice migrated across the continents from China to ancient Greece and beyond. This unique grain now helps to sustain two-thirds of the world's population.
In Australia, regular long-grain and medium grain rice have traditionally been the backbone of the available rice products on supermarket shelves. Over recent years however, the rice category has grown dramatically, with specialty and convenience rices steadily growing in popularity.
Just like fruits and vegetables, rice is a natural food. The grain is packed with vitamins, minerals, fibre and carbohydrates – all crucial for our bodies to function properly.