Rice that doesn’t give anything away.
Wholegrain rice undergoes minimal processing: in fact, only the outer part of the grain, called the hull, is removed. All its do-good properties, the fibres, vitamins, minerals, essential fats, iron and phosphorus, are therefore preserved.
As wholegrain rice is pretty much as mother nature intended, it’s a good idea to store it in a cool place (even in the fridge). Cook yourself up a nice little risotto and lunch is served.
Though its origins are ancient, rice only arrived in Europe at the start of the 8th century when the Moors invaded Spain.
China and India grow 50% of the world’s rice
and also consume 50% of it.
The tradition of throwing rice at the bride and groom at weddings harks back
to an old Chinese legend, in which it is a symbol of abundance.