white rice

noun

Definition of white rice

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

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Mother and daughter sometimes materialize out of the kitchen to let tables sample something, maybe the coconut white rice or a bread pudding that derives from Belize's colonial British past. Hadley Tomicki, latimes.com, "Mother-daughter duo cook side-by-side at Belizean pop-up No Reservation L.A.," 12 July 2019 Like white rice — some cultures don’t eat brown rice. Laura Reiley, Washington Post, "Why is the USDA downplaying good news about this Obama-era school nutrition program?," 7 June 2019 Having carbs like white rice, pasta or white potatoes at dinner as a side is another way to increase levels of tryptophan, and thus serotonin and melatonin. Denise Foley, Good Housekeeping, "How to Get to Sleep Fast: 8 Simple Ideas," 27 Dec. 2012 Varieties of white rice cook quickly, so Centoni recommends adding 3/4 cup of extra water to the pot on top of the 1-to-1 ratio. oregonlive.com, "How to cook perfect rice: Chances are, you’re doing it all wrong," 26 Aug. 2019 Surrounding her were Shamanist offerings to the spirits — bowls of cold noodles, bone white rice wine. Ailsa Ross, Longreads, "Mountains, Transcending," 9 Aug. 2019 Most of the main dishes at Saz are served with large timbales of either white rice or rice and gungo peas, which resemble small kidney beans and lend the rice a pinkish, dirty-rice tinge. Rand Richards Cooper, courant.com, "Review: Saz Jamaican Restaurant, Newington," 10 July 2019 The most common example of a refined grain as a single food item is white rice—brown rice that’s had the bran and germ removed. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "What Exactly Are Refined Carbs?," 18 May 2019 Until recently, barley’s only significant competitor in brewing was plain white rice. William Bostwick, WSJ, "Why Settle for the Beer Equivalent of Wonder Bread?," 7 Sep. 2018

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1916, in the meaning defined above

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