What is Rice?

  • (noun): Annual or perennial rhizomatous marsh grasses; seed used for food; straw used for paper.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Rice

Rice is the seed of the monocot plants Oryza sativa (Asian rice) or Oryza glaberrima (African rice). As a cereal grain, it is the most widely consumed staple food for a large part of the world's human population, especially in Asia and the West Indies. It is the grain with the second-highest worldwide production, after maize (corn), according to data for 2010.

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Rice, Texas - Education
... The City of Rice is served by the Rice Independent School District. ...
Donna Rice Hughes
... Donna Rice Hughes (born January 7, 1958) is president and CEO of Enough Is Enough (EIE), an American non-profit organization in the anti-pornography movement ... Since 1994, Rice has worked as an anti-pornography and Internet safety expert advocating for children and families ...
Donna Rice Hughes - Gary Hart Scandal
... Soon after meeting Rice, Hart announced that he would run for nomination as the Democratic candidate for President ... media was to appear in The New York Times, however, two reporters for the Miami Herald observed Rice coming out of Hart's Washington, D.C ... Hart contended that the reporters could have no knowledge of exactly when Rice arrived or why she was there, his popular appeal nevertheless suffered a major blow, and polls taken almost ...
Pilaf - Other Mixed Rice Dishes
... con gandules, Platillo Moros y Cristianos, Gallo pinto, Pabellón criollo, Rice and beans (Latin America) Fried rice (East Asia) Jambalaya (Louisiana) Jollof rice (West Africa) Hoppin' John (Southern ...
Ingo Potrykus - Publications.
... Potrykus I, Beyer P (2001) Biosynthesis of beta-carotene (provitamin A) in rice endosperm achieved by genetic engineering ... Beyer P, Al-Babili S, Ye X, Lucca P, Schaub P, Welsch R, Potrykus I (2002) Golden Rice Introducing the {beta}-Carotene Biosynthesis Pathway into Rice Endosperm ... von Lintig J, Potrykus I (1997) Transgenic rice (Oryza sativa) endosperm expressing daffodil (Narcissus pseudonarcissus) phytoene synthase accumulates phytoene, a key intermediate of provitamin A biosynthesis ...

More definitions of "Rice":

  • (noun): Grains used as food either unpolished or more often polished.
  • (verb): Sieve so that it becomes the consistency of rice.
    Example: "Rice the potatoes"

Famous quotes containing the word rice:

    To become a celebrity is to become a brand name. There is Ivory Soap, Rice Krispies, and Philip Roth. Ivory is the soap that floats; Rice Krispies the breakfast cereal that goes snap-crackle-pop; Philip Roth the Jew who masturbates with a piece of liver.
    Philip Roth (b. 1933)

    ... there has been a very special man in my life for the past year. All I’ll say about him is that he’s kind, warm, mature, someone I can trust—and he’s not a politician.
    —Donna Rice (b. c. 1962)

    The arbitrary division of one’s life into weeks and days and hours seemed, on the whole, useless. There was but one day for the men, and that was pay day, and one for the women, and that was rent day. As for the children, every day was theirs, just as it should be in every corner of the world.
    —Alice Caldwell Rice (1870–1942)