parboiled rice


: white rice that has been soaked, steamed, and dried before milling : converted rice
You can always tell uncooked parboiled rice by its translucent kernels; rice that has not been parboiled has opaque grains.Corby Kummer

Word History

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of parboiled rice was in 1946

Dictionary Entries Near parboiled rice

Cite this Entry

“Parboiled rice.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!