white rice

noun

Definition of white rice 

: rice from which the hull and bran have been removed by milling

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Add wild rice to white rice along with carrot and pepitas; fold until well combined. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Wild Rice with Pepitas," 2 Dec. 2016 Today, Congaree and Penn’s online shop also sells white rice, brown rice and both white- and purple-rice grits, along with other Southern products such as pecan oil and Creole tomato jelly. Osayi Endolyn, WSJ, "Why Chefs Are Elevating Rice to Star Ingredient Status," 13 July 2018 The Taste of Jamaica ($19.99) plates up a little bit of everything: jerk chicken, pulled jerk pork, a beef empanada, callaloo, sweet plantains, white rice and black beans. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Bahama Breeze's Reggae Fest promises special food, drink, music at restaurants," 29 June 2018 The restaurant will serve a popular Japanese dish: white rice topped with cabbage and fried pork cutlets or shrimp drizzled in black curry sauce. Paul Takahashi, Houston Chronicle, "Japanese curry franchise to open first Houston restaurant," 26 June 2018 The fried rice breakfast dish at Backbone Café includes organic white rice with celery, organic yellow onions, organic toyboy chilli peppers, organic garlic, cilantro and lime topped with a free-range egg and salsa verde. Kate Washington, sacbee, "With a Burning Man vibe, Backbone Café taps into the current 'clean-eating' craze," 27 Apr. 2018 Try a mix of white rice, millet, and/or quinoa, which all cook in about the same time. Carey Polis, Bon Appetit, "This Simple Turmeric Curry Tastes Like You Spent Hours at the Stove," 4 Jan. 2018 The white rice is buttered, the corn and potatoes are creamed, and your diet is toast. Anna Caplan, star-telegram, "Paula Deen brings Southern favorites to the Dallas area. Just don't expect a diet plate | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 25 Apr. 2018 The white rice is exceptional, the grains swelling and clinging without clotting, so that the onigiri, gently patted into form by hand, stay fluffy and porous, not contracting with the loss of heat. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "Rice Balls, Subtle and Showy Alike, at Omusubi Gonbei," 12 Apr. 2018

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1916, in the meaning defined above

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