Rice The Staple Food


Rice is a global staple food and is world’s leading food crop too. There is hardly any cuisine in the world that doesn’t have dishes made of rice as a main course meal. Rice is a wonderfully versatile food crop that could be a comfort food as well as a classy dessert too. For the people who depend on rice as their staple food it is the main source of calories for them. Although the term rice sounds very general it has got many different regional varieties, that is highly nutritious and makes a healthy diet when taken in moderation.

Rice is a hub of complex carbohydrates for which it has been looked down by all the fitness folks. But what they don’t notice is that rice has a fair source of protein, vitamins and minerals and the best thing is it is fat, gluten and cholesterol free which makes it a healthy deal. It is good for people with digestion problems and it contains all the essential amino acids too.

According to the records there are approximately 40,000 varieties of rice crops been cultivated around the world. That implies almost more than half of the world population depends on rice crop as one of their main foods. The main course and dessert dishes made of rice are delectable. Some of the regional popular varieties include Mandi from the Middle East, Biriyani from India, the Italian Risotto, Paella from Spain and the Asian favouriteNasiGoreng. India and many other Asian countries have luscious dessert recipes made of rice, as it makes a perfect match with milk.

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