Veetee Blog UK: Did you know rice is grown on every continent except Antarctica?

07 June 2015 Veetee Blog UK: Did you know rice is grown on every continent except Antarctica?

Almost half of the world's population eat rice – that’s a lot of people! But have you ever thought about where the rice you buy in the supermarkets is actually grown? You probably already know that risotto rice grains are cultivated in Italy, whilst popular, aromatic Basmati rice grows in India and Pakistan, but what about others such as wild rice, red rice … and even long grain rice?

To help you out, we’ve created an interactive map that lets you explore the world's rice growing regions. Just click on a country’s rice heart to reveal a list of rice grains grown there. It’s as simple as that!

With so many rice types on offer it can be tempting to stick to the rice you’re used to cooking, but our rice map makes it easier to understand the difference between varieties and their cooked results, helping you experiment with other grains out there.

You can visit the Rice Map here, it’s on our Helping Hand page.

From Paddy to Plate

Ever wondered how rice gets from the wet paddy fields in Thailand, Indonesia or Italy to your plate at home? We’ll be writing another blog release very soon that will share the journey from paddy to plate

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