converted rice


: white rice that has been soaked, parboiled using pressurized steam, and then dried before the outer husk is removed during milling

Note: The specialized processing of converted rice allows it to retain more of its natural vitamin and mineral content and results in firm, separate grains when cooked.

called also parboiled rice

Word History

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of converted rice was in 1942

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“Converted rice.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

converted rice

: rice that has been treated to retain its natural mineral and vitamin content, to improve its texture, and to keep for a longer time
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