from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A cereal grass (Oryza sativa) that is cultivated extensively in warm climates for its edible grain.
- n. The starchy grain of this plant, used as a staple food throughout the world.
- transitive v. To sieve (food) to the consistency of rice.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Cereal plants (Oryza sativa) of the grass family whose seeds are used as food.
- n. A specific variety of this plant.
- n. The seeds of this plant used as food.
- v. to squeeze through a ricer; to mash or make into rice-sized pieces
- v. to throw rice at a person (usually at a wedding).
- v. to belittle a government emissary or similar on behalf of a more powerful militaristic state
- v. to harvest wild rice Zinzania sp.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The grain of the rice-plant.
- n. The rice-plant, Oryza sativa.
- n. Rice produced in India.
- n. Another spelling of rise.
- n. A collapsible hexagonal reel upon which a hank of yarn is placed for winding on a bobbin.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. sieve so that it becomes the consistency of rice
- n. grains used as food either unpolished or more often polished
- n. annual or perennial rhizomatous marsh grasses; seed used for food; straw used for paper
- n. English lyricist who frequently worked with Andrew Lloyd Webber (born in 1944)
- n. United States playwright (1892-1967)
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Perhaps in rice pudding the rice is a detracting factor to some.
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Anytime you take sushi rolls, and refrigerate them the rice is almost always going to suffer.
Cook for about 10 minutes, or until the rice is almost tender.
This is called _polish_, and is sometimes confounded with the term rice polishings.
It was my kind of rice pilaf as the rice is cooked separately and then cooked with the spices and aromatics, reducing the opportunity for cook's error that always seems to occur in my kitchen when I try to cook rice with other ingredients.