Throughout history, rice has held an important place at the table for many cultures as a primary component in both body and spirit. More than half of all people on earth are sustained by this grain, and many celebrations around the world are based around its planting and harvest.
There are over 120,000 kinds of rice, according to the International Rice Research Institute, that contain hearty sources of fiber, B vitamins, and antioxidants. Classified by size—long, medium, or short—each type represents the region or culture in which it is developed and eaten. All types of rice—along with being easy to digest—have been found to decrease chances of obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes.
Mindfully preparing rice connects you to the generations of rice eaters before you, to those who have planted, harvested and prepared your grains, and to the global spirituality surrounding this sacred grain.