Rice is the starchy white seeds or grain from rice plants. Rice has many kinds of varieties, for many purposes, are distinguished as long, medium, and short-grain rice. The grains of long-grain rice tend to remain intact after cooking; medium-grain rice becomes more sticky. Short-grain rice is often used for rice pudding or porridge. Rice is cooked by boiling or steaming, and absorbs water during cooking.
Rice flour (also rice powder) is a form of flour made from finely milled rice. Rice flour may be made from either white rice or brown rice. Many dishes are made from rice flour, including rice noodles and desserts. It is a regular ingredient used in native desserts, batters and breadingâ€™s to increase crispiness.