Definition of rice
: the starchy seeds of an annual southeast Asian cereal grass (Oryza sativa) that are cooked and used for food; also : this cereal grass that is widely cultivated in warm climates for its seeds and by-products — compare wild rice
Examples of rice in a Sentence
Rice is the main crop of the country.
Recent Examples of rice from the Web
Tiny leaves of just-snipped mugwort balance the brooding force of black rice and baby turnips.
On the Dallas menu, the lobster-tail fajitas tie with the lobster rice with scallops for most expensive dish, at $29; the least expensive entree (not counting taco plates) is enchiladas verdes de pollo at $14.
Before an event Howe avoids the stereotypical pasta carbo-load, instead eating salmon or steak over white rice, with avocado and a side of sweet potatoes.
There's a lot going on with the baklava, accompanied by black-sesame ice cream and sprinkled with sesame and perilla seeds, and wild rice; green-tea anglaise sits beneath the baklava, and honey, interrupted by dots of lemon curd, surrounds it.
There are many different kinds of grains, including wheat, barley, brown rice, buckwheat, rye, oats, etc.
A variety of creamy bases made of fruit, nut butters, rice, soy and even hemp have elevated vegan ice cream among vegans, vegetarians and health-conscious meat-eaters alike.
Thailand has sold much of its ample stocks of rice, heralding a shift for the regional market: The grain is now trading in response to short-term shifts in supply and demand, which are driving prices higher.
And as with all other Tatcha skincare, there are the usual moisturizing suspects: green tea, algae, and a protein-rich rice.
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Origin and Etymology of rice
Middle English rys, from Anglo-French ris, from Old Italian riso, from Greek oryza, oryzon, of Iranian origin; akin to Pashto wriže rice; akin to Sanskrit vrīhi rice
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of RICE
rest, ice, compression, elevation
Definition of Rice
Condoleezza 1954– U.S. Secretary of State (2005–09)
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Elmer Leopold 1892–1967 originally Elmer Reizenstein American dramatist
RICE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of rice for English Language Learners
: small white or brown grains that come from a southeast Asian plant and that are used for food
: the plant that produces rice
RICE Defined for Kids
Definition of rice for Students
: the small seeds of a tall cereal grass widely grown in warm wet regions that are the chief food in many parts of the world
Medical Definition of RICE
rest, ice, compression, elevation—used especially for the initial treatment of many usually minor sports-related injuries (as sprains)
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