Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Rice is a cereal grain.
Rice, Rice's or Rices may also refer to:
- Wet rice, rice cultivated in a paddy field
- Wild rice, including:
- Wild forms, both perennial and annual, of Oryza
- Wild rice (Zizania sp.), of North America, also called Indian rice
- Porteresia, of Bangladesh and India
Rice is a surname that is frequently of Welsh origin, but also can be Irish, English, or even German. In Wales it is an Anglicized transliteration of Rhys, as are Reese and Reece. Recent genetic evidence shows the surname also arose independently in southeastern England among men with non-Celtic ancestry. The German name Reiss has also been transliterated as Rice in the United States.
Rice is the seed of the grass species 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. It is the agricultural commodity with the third-highest worldwide production, after sugarcane and maize, according to 2012 FAOSTAT data.
Since a large portion of maize crops are grown for purposes other than human consumption, rice is the most important grain with regard to human nutrition and caloric intake, providing more than one-fifth of the calories consumed worldwide by humans.
Wild rice, from which the crop was developed, may have its native range in Australia. Chinese legends attribute the domestication of rice to Shennong, the legendary emperor of China and inventor of Chinese agriculture. Genetic evidence has shown that rice originates from a single domestication 8,200–13,500 years ago in the Pearl River valley region of China. Previously, archaeological evidence had suggested that rice was domesticated in the Yangtze River valley region in China.
From East Asia, rice was spread to Southeast and South Asia. Rice was introduced to Europe through Western Asia, and to the Americas through European colonization. There are many varieties of rice and culinary preferences tend to vary regionally. In some areas such as the Far East or Spain, there is a preference for softer and stickier varieties.
Rice, a monocot, is normally grown as an annual plant, although in tropical areas it can survive as a perennial and can produce a ratoon crop for up to 30 years. The rice plant can grow to tall, occasionally more depending on the variety and soil fertility. It has long, slender leaves long and broad. The small wind-pollinated flowers are produced in a branched arching to pendulous inflorescence long. The edible seed is a grain ( caryopsis) long and thick. Rice cultivation is well-suited to countries and regions with low labor costs and high rainfall, as it is labor-intensive to cultivate and requires ample water. However, rice can be grown practically anywhere, even on a steep hill or mountain area with the use of water-controlling terrace systems. Although its parent species are native to Asia and certain parts of Africa, centuries of trade and exportation have made it commonplace in many cultures worldwide.
The traditional method for cultivating rice is flooding the fields while, or after, setting the young seedlings. This simple method requires sound planning and servicing of the water damming and channeling, but reduces the growth of less robust weed and pest plants that have no submerged growth state, and deters vermin. While flooding is not mandatory for the cultivation of rice, all other methods of irrigation require higher effort in weed and pest control during growth periods and a different approach for fertilizing the soil.
The name wild rice is usually used for species of the genera Zizania and Porteresia, both wild and domesticated, although the term may also be used for primitive or uncultivated varieties of Oryza.
Rice (styled as rice) are a Japanese visual kei rock band formed by ex- Raphael members Yuki and Hiro. Like Raphael, a lot of rice's music is in the rock genre although instead of guitar the cello is a much more prominent instrument in their work.
The band, although not as visual as they used to be in Raphael, still keep a very distinct fashion from that of a lot of other bands.
RICE is a mnemonic for four elements of treatment for soft tissue injuries – an acronym for Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. The mnemonic was introduced by Gabe Mirkin in Sportsmedicine Book (ISBN 978-0316574365) in year 1978. However, he has since recanted his support for the regimen. On March 16, 2014, he wrote "Coaches have used my 'RICE' guideline for decades, but now it appears that both Ice and complete Rest may delay healing, instead of helping. In a recent study, athletes were told to exercise so intensely that they developed severe muscle damage that caused extensive muscle soreness. Although cooling delayed swelling, it did not hasten recovery from this muscle damage."
RICE is considered a first-aid treatment, rather than a cure for soft tissue injuries. The aim is to manage discomfort and internal bleeding.
Rice (Middlesex cricketer)
Rice (dates unknown) was an English amateur cricketer who made 13 known appearances in first-class cricket matches from 1794 to 1797.
Rice is a novel by Chinese author Su Tong.
Rice (, translit. Ssal) is a 1963 South Korean drama film directed by Shin Sang-ok. The film was selected as the South Korean entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 39th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.
Rice (vehicle tuning)
Race Inspired Cosmetic Enhancements (R.I.C.E.) generally refers to parts put on cars to make them look fast, when they have no internal tuning, and are actually slow.Parts usually consist of excessively angular bodykits, large rear spoilers, neon, sponsor stickers, chrome rims, fake "coffee can" exhaust tips, and loud, annoying paint jobs and/or vinyls. Originally applied to Japanese cars the term can now refer to any vehicle tuned this way.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Rice \Rice\, n. [F. riz (cf. Pr. ris, It. riso), L. oryza, Gr. ???, ???, probably from the Persian; cf. OPers. br[=i]zi, akin to Skr. vr[=i]hi; or perh. akin to E. rye. Cf. Rye.] (Bot.) A well-known cereal grass ( Oryza sativa) and its seed. This plant is extensively cultivated in warm climates, and the grain forms a large portion of the food of the inhabitants. In America it grows chiefly on low, moist land, which can be overflowed.
Ant rice. (Bot.) See under Ant.
French rice. (Bot.) See Amelcorn.
Indian rice., a tall reedlike water grass ( Zizania aquatica), bearing panicles of a long, slender grain, much used for food by North American Indians. It is common in shallow water in the Northern States. Called also water oat, Canadian wild rice, etc.
Mountain rice, any species of an American genus ( Oryzopsis) of grasses, somewhat resembling rice.
Rice bunting. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Ricebird.
Rice hen (Zo["o]l.), the Florida gallinule.
Rice mouse (Zo["o]l.), a large dark-colored field mouse ( Calomys palistris) of the Southern United States.
Rice paper, a kind of thin, delicate paper, brought from China, -- used for painting upon, and for the manufacture of fancy articles. It is made by cutting the pith of a large herb ( Fatsia papyrifera, related to the ginseng) into one roll or sheet, which is flattened out under pressure. Called also pith paper.
Rice troupial (Zo["o]l.), the bobolink.
Rice water, a drink for invalids made by boiling a small quantity of rice in water.
Rice-water discharge (Med.), a liquid, resembling rice water in appearance, which is vomited, and discharged from the bowels, in cholera.
Rice weevil (Zo["o]l.), a small beetle ( Calandra oryz[ae], or Sitophilus oryz[ae]) which destroys rice, wheat, and Indian corn by eating out the interior; -- called also black weevil.
Rice, TX -- U.S. city in Texas
Housing Units (2000): 371
Land area (2000): 2.705666 sq. miles (7.007642 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.091787 sq. miles (0.237728 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 2.797453 sq. miles (7.245370 sq. km)
FIPS code: 61736
Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location: 32.234563 N, 96.494670 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 75155
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Rice, MN -- U.S. city in Minnesota
Housing Units (2000): 250
Land area (2000): 5.985750 sq. miles (15.503020 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.111547 sq. miles (0.288906 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 6.097297 sq. miles (15.791926 sq. km)
FIPS code: 53998
Located within: Minnesota (MN), FIPS 27
Location: 45.752847 N, 94.222980 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 56367
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Rice -- U.S. County in Kansas
Housing Units (2000): 4609
Land area (2000): 726.577760 sq. miles (1881.827679 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 1.718168 sq. miles (4.450034 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 728.295928 sq. miles (1886.277713 sq. km)
Located within: Kansas (KS), FIPS 20
Location: 38.349411 N, 98.217441 W
Rice County, KS
Rice -- U.S. County in Minnesota
Housing Units (2000): 20061
Land area (2000): 497.568836 sq. miles (1288.697315 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 18.557216 sq. miles (48.062967 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 516.126052 sq. miles (1336.760282 sq. km)
Located within: Minnesota (MN), FIPS 27
Location: 44.348087 N, 93.283024 W
Rice County, MN
n. 1 (context uncountable English) cereal plants, ''Oryza sativa'' of the grass family whose seeds are used as food. 2 A specific variety of this plant. 3 (context uncountable English) The seeds of this plant used as food. vb. 1 To squeeze through a ricer; to mash or make into rice-sized pieces. 2 To throw rice at a person (usually at a wedding). 3 To belittle a government emissary or similar on behalf of a more powerful militaristic state. 4 To harvest wild rice
n. grains used as food either unpolished or more often polished
annual or perennial rhizomatous marsh grasses; seed used for food; straw used for paper
English lyricist who frequently worked with Andrew Lloyd Webber (born in 1944) [syn: Sir Tim Rice, Timothy Miles Bindon Rice]
United States playwright (1892-1967) [syn: Elmer Rice, Elmer Leopold Rice, Elmer Reizenstein]
v. sieve so that it becomes the consistency of rice; "rice the potatoes"
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
mid-13c., from Old French ris, from Italian riso, from Latin oriza, from Greek oryza "rice," via an Indo-Iranian language (compare Pashto vriže, Old Persian brizi), ultimately from Sanskrit vrihi-s "rice." The Greek word is the ultimate source of all European words (Welsh reis, German reis, Lithuanian rysai, Serbo-Croatian riza, Polish ryż, etc.). Introduced 1647 in the Carolinas. Rice paper (1822), originally used in China, Japan, etc., is made from straw of rice.
Usage examples of "rice".
Rice and wheat were feeble and undependable crops here, but the amaranth is so hardy that we have to use herbicides around the fields to keep it from spreading.
She took a sip of her wine, then smiled brilliantly at Captain Argosy, Sergeant Rice, and Sergeant Culpeper.
You told me that Captain Argosy and Rice and Culpeper went back to the ship.
The bhinjanies all sold chickens, rice, flour, beans and, best of all, the throat-burning skins of arrack which could make a man drunk even faster than rum.
The supper was a stew of beans, rice and salt beef, and it was at the end of the small meal, when they were sharing a canteen of arrack, that Sergeant Hakeswill appeared.
Once I was settled in front of her with a plate of curried chicken stew with mango in it, plain rice and a couple of pop-padoms, she looked to left and right as if checking for eavesdroppers and leant forward over her nearly empty plate.
The Karens built small, closely guarded fires, and Batman gratefully accepted a bowl of hot rice mixed with chunks of some unidentifiable meat, the origins of which he refused to question.
Cold Rice had already put it between himself and the inevitable beheading of his reckless partner by a ghost.
McCollum could show, on the other hand, that whatever it was in rice hulls that prevented beriberi could be extracted with water and was therefore water-soluble.
Rice, Currants, Sugar, Prunes, Cynamon, Ginger, Pepper, Cloves, Green Ginger, Oil, Butter, Holland cheese or old Cheese, Wine-Vinegar, Canarie-Sack, Aqua-vitae, the best Wines, the best Waters, the juyce of Limons for the scurvy, white Bisket, Oatmeal, Gammons of Bacons, dried Neats tongues, Beef packed up in Vineger, Legs of Mutton minced and stewed, and close packed up, with tried Sewet or Butter in earthen Pots.
I wanted to drive deep into the Atchafalaya Swamp, past the confines of reason, into the past, into a world of lost dialects, gator hunters, busthead whiskey, moss harvesters, Jax beer, trotline runners, moonshiners, muskrat trappers, cockfights, bloodred boudin, a jigger of Jim Beam lowered into a frosted schooner of draft, outlaw shrimpers, dirty rice black from the pot, hogmeat cooked in rum, Pearl and Regal and Grand Prize and Lone Star iced down in washtubs, crawfish boiled with cob corn and artichokes, all of it on the tree-flooded, alluvial rim of the world, where the tides and the course of the sun were the only measures of time.
I buy Nutribiotic brand, which has 1 gram of carbohydrates per tablespoon, but any unflavored rice protein powder with a similar carb count should work fine.
As with the vatapa recipe that follows, it need only be accompanied by rice and a simple vegetable or salad, and is more flavorful if the nut butter, either peanut or cashew, is blended rather than bought.
I added rice, and opened plastic tubs of sun-dried tomatoes, green olives, olive oil, and cashew nuts.
In her time as a scholar, which was as long as the codices had been kept on the Isle of Senana, she had come across a variety of materials, from triangular oak rods to the most delicate rice parchment.