Rice is composed by carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and minerals. It is the cereal most people eat around the world. There are several types of rice:
- Long grain rice. It is larger; it has less starch than other varieties.
- Short grain rice. It is the one we normally consume normally.
- Brown rice. It has a mild sweet flavour. Only the outer layer of a grain of rice has been removed increasing its nutritional content.
- Parboiled rice. It last longer when stored than others. It needs more water than the rest to cook. It is submitted to a process in which part of its starch is eliminated.