Rice: Varieties, Consumption in India and Tips for CookingPlain Rice
Rice is taking an integral part in most of the Indian households. Around 4000 rice varietiesare grown in India. Cooking of plain rice varies from place to place and region to region. Itis always useful to learn the art of cooking plain riceRising consumption of Rice
Rice is taking an integral part in most of the Indian households. Around 87.37 million tones of rice are produced in 44.88 million hectares of land in India. The rice consumption is high inIndia and every year there is an upward trend. The world rice consumption has also increasedconsiderably.
It is learned that there are around 4000 rice varieties grown in India. How to distinguish the ricevarieties? One way of distinguishing rice is by the size of the grain. The most distinct varietiesare two: long grained rice and medium grained rice. Indian Basmati is one such long grained ricevariety. The rice has long and slender grains, super fine texture and aromatic fragrance. The riceis recognized as one of the good quality rice and hence it is being exported and available (in