@joyrobinson Series: A Closer Look To The World Of Rice & Some Fun Facts

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‘Give a bowl of rice to a man and you will feed him for a day. Teach him how to grow his own rice and you will save his life’ -Confucius

Now that was a deep saying. Don’t you think?

Hello Steemit & @steemkitchen readers!
Welcome back to @joyrobinson new series. This time we’re goong to know more about the world of rice. Yes, that’s right!

Rice is the most consumed food crop worldwide most specially in Asia. It feeds two thirds of the world’s population and has been feeding mankind for more than 5,000 years!

The word “rice” derives from the French word ”ris” which comes from Italian word ”riso” and was first used in English in the 13th century.

Rice Biology & Anatomy

Rice is a grain and part of the grass family. It’s a self-polinating species and doesn’t require any insects. The grain is a whole seed of the plant that was grown, harvested and consume.

With a long slender leaves, a rice plant can grow from 1 to 1.8 m or 3.3 to 5.9 ft. tall depending on the variety.

The edible seed or grain can measure from 5 to 12 mm or 0.20 to 0.47 in long and the thickness from 2–3 mm.

Rice hulls or husk are the outer covering that encloses the rice kernel while growing.

Hulls are inedible but can be burn to use as a fiel for power plants or rice mills.

Did You Know?

  • September is National rice month
  • China is the world’s top rice producer according to the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) followed by India, and Indonesia.
  • Brown rice is the healthiest type of rice.

There are thousand varieties of rice which will be part of my next post.

Hope you find this post worth reading and keep posted!


  • Wikipedia
  • Justfunfacts.com


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I live near the California 'Rice Belt'. In the winter, when it is small and the fields are flooded routinely the migratory birds that are attracted to them is incredible. The rice grower's association publishes a schedule that many (most) growers follow so that the birds have huge areas of water every day. It's really cool.

Thanks Joy!


Wow, nice to know about that!
The association did a great job.
I can imagine those thousand’s of migratory birds feasting in the rice fields at one of the leading rice producer in the US.

Thank you for your engaging comment Tom!

I thought about growing rice in containers and bringing inside during the winter, but I think it might attract mosquitos since it requires still water, and it's so cheap anyway. I agree that brown rice is the healthiest. I once read that the Japanese believe brown rice is very healthy, but the Chinese believe it is very unhealthy. I don't know if that's true or not. Probably not.


Yes, it requires not just water but also time and effort.
Thanks for reading! Keep posted and lets learn more together about brown rice truth or false! 😉

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wow sis. level up!!
Thanks for the info.
Wow! For me, every day is rice day lols
More power @steemkitchen @joyrobinson


Haha naman! Buti ka pa kahit every day rice ang seksi pa rin.
Thanks for reading!

@steemkitchen very good information, I love rice and it is so versatile to cook with it, any kind of food get along with rice. Colombia eats the rice that produces and are thinking of producing even more for exportation.