Tamil: arisi
Telugu: biam
Hindi: chaval

After wheat, rice is the most widely cultivated cereal in the world. Rice is always eaten cooked, either hot or cold, as a sweet or savoury dish. Asia is the largest consumer of rice in the world. There are 2 main types of rice – the long grained rice (Indica), which has long grains that remian separate after cooking and the short grained rice (Japonica) with round grains that tend to stick together when cooked. Rice is classified according to the type of processing it receives after harvest

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