The goodness of rice
Rice to the occasion
From biryani to dosa, risotto to sushi, rice is eaten in so many wonderful ways around the world. It is, after all, a staple for more than half of the world's population. Principally consumed in Asia, rice provides 20% of the world's energy supply, while wheat supplies 19% and maize 5%. In India, rice eating regions include eastern India - Assam, Sikkim, Meghalaya, West Bengal; Central India - Bihar, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand; and Southern India - Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka.
India is the second largest producer of rice in the world after China. Being a tropical plant that grows well in hot and humid regions, it is a dominant crop grown in India. Rice growing regions in India are Assam, West Bengal, Orissa, eastern Uttar Pradesh and eastern Madhya Pradesh.