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Lesson Overview

Rice is the staple food for more than half of the world’s population and is one of the oldest cultivated grains.

In this lesson, we will help you understand the basic anatomy of rice and how it is processed. You will also know how to identify different varieties of rice and how to store rice properly.

Lesson Objectives

At the end of this lesson you'll be able to:
  • identify the basic anatomy of rice
  • explain how rice is processed
  • identify a variety of common types of rice
  • identify the different characteristics of rice
  • understand how to store raw and uncooked rice
  • understand how to safely cool and reheat rice

Course Syllabus

START: Watch Lesson Platform Tour
1. Introduction: Rice Basics 2 mins
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2. Complete Your Self Assessment 2 mins
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3. Rice Anatomy & Processing 3 mins
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4. Activity | Label the Rice Diagram 5 mins
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5. Common Types of Rice 20 mins
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6. Storing & Food Safety of Rice 3 mins
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7. Practice Activities & Recipes 45 mins
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8. Lesson Quiz 10 mins
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Finish Line 1 hr 30 mins Total Time

Practice Recipes

A few of the practice recipes you'll learn in this lesson.

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