About Rice

rice varieties

This section includes a range of sections relating to the history, variety and use of rice. Choose your option

  • Varieties

    There are more than 40,000 varieties of cultivated rice (the grass species Oryza sativa) said to exist. This section covers the main varieties of rice.
  • History

    To pin-point exactly when mankind first realised that the rice plant was a food source and began its cultivation is impossible but this section charts some of the history.
  • A to Z of rice

    A full listing of terms and words commonly associated with rice.