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Rice appears in the following tongue twister:

  • It's a nice night for a white rice fight.

The word rice is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun rice

What does rice mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: rices

  1. grains used as food either unpolished or more often polished
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • more generic terms: starches = foodstuff rich in natural starch; cereal / food grain / grain = foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses
    • more specific terms:
      • brown rice = unpolished rice retaining the yellowish-brown outer layer
      • polished rice / white rice = having husk or outer brown layers removed
      • paddy = rice in the husk either gathered or still in the field
    • part of: cultivated rice / Oryza sativa = yields the staple food of 50 percent of world's population
  2. annual or perennial rhizomatous marsh grasses; seed used for food; straw used for paper
  3. English lyricist who frequently worked with Andrew Lloyd Webber (born in 1944)
  4. United States playwright (1892-1967)

Alternative definition of the noun rice


  1. Cereal plants [qualifier, Oryza sativa] of the grass family whose seeds are used as food.
  2. The seeds of this plant used as food.

Definition of the verb rice

What does rice mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: riced | ricing | rices

  1. sieve so that it becomes the consistency of rice
    • example: rice the potatoes
    • domain: cookery / cooking / preparation
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic words: sieve / sift / strain = separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements


  1. "Rice" is a 1963 South Korean drama film directed by Shin Sang-ok. The film was selected as the South Korean entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 39th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.
  2. "Rice" is a short film, directed by Sothea Ines.
  3. "Rice" is a 2009 short comedy film written and directed by Taj Musco.
  4. "Rice" is a 2012 short comedy film written by Ruy Guka and Arturo Martinelli.


  1. Rice is a fictional character from the 1934 film Inside Information.
  2. Rice is a fictional character from the 1998 film Saving Private Ryan.
  3. Rice is a fictional character from the 1984 film Cloak & Dagger.
  4. Rice is a fictional character from the 1986 film Raw Deal.

There are other characters with in their name, like Max Rice, Mary Rice, Mrs. Rice, Nick Rice, Grant Rice, Jerry Rice, Jimmy Rice, Kelly Rice, Trent Rice, Archie Rice, Oliver Rice, Victor Rice, Barbara Rice, Brandon Rice, Jonathan Rice, Grantland Rice, Condoleezza Rice, Mr. William Rice, Mandy Rice Davies and Mandy Rice-Davies.

Phrases with Rice

Phrases starting with the word Rice:

  1. Rice Car
  2. Rice Eel
  3. rice rat
  4. Rice Ball
  5. Rice Bean
  6. rice beer
  7. Rice Cake
  8. Rice King
  9. Rice Malt
  10. Rice milk
  11. Rice Rats
  12. Rice wine
  13. Rice flour
  14. rice grass

Phrases ending with the word Rice:

  1. Red Rice
  2. wild rice
  3. brown rice
  4. Dirty rice
  5. elmer rice
  6. fried rice

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Rice

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Google previewProfessional Cooking for Canadian Chefs (2006)

by Wayne Gisslen, Mary Ellen Griffin, Le Cordon Bleu

Parboiled or converted rice is a specially processed long-grain rice.It has been partially...

Parboiled rice is the most widely used in food service.

Google previewRice in Deep Water (1992)

Rice is the most important tropical cereal and supplies a quarter of the entire caloric intake of the human race.

Deepwater rice refers to rice grown on the floodplains and deltas of major rivers of tropical and subtropical South and Southeast Asia...

Deepwater rice is an important crop for several reasons: (1) It is Tirtually the only crop that can be grown during the wet...

Google previewAdoption and Diffusion of Modern Rice Varieties in Bangladesh and Eastern India (2012)

Rice is the main crop during kharif season, followed by sugarcane and vegetables. In the rabi season, black gram, green gram, groundnut, horse gram, sunflower, and a lot of vegetables are raised. Taraboi is situated in Jatani block of Khurda ...

Google previewNew Indian Home Cooking (2000)

More Than 100 Delicious Nutritional, and Easy Low-fat Recipes! by Madhu Gadia

Rice is the staple grain in south and east India.

Google previewStrategic Bargaining and Cooperation in Greenhouse Gas Mitigations (2008)

An Integrated Assessment Modeling Approach by Zili Yang

RICE is an integrated assessment (IA) model of climate change. It has played...

RICE is the most flexible and transparent of the popular and influential IA models. Therefore...

The original RICE is a natural extension of the famous DICE model ...

Google previewMaximum Marks Maximum Knowledge in Geography

by Ratan Kar, R.S. Chandel

Rice is a member of the grass family and its botanical name is Oryza sativa. Rice is being cultivated for at...

Google previewWild-type Food in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (2008)

The Columbus Concept by Fabien DeMeester

Rice is the cereal grown and consumed as the main staple throughout the region.

The former is, by far, the most commonly consumed variety, whereas glutinous rice is a popular staple among mainly the Laotians and the Northeastern ...

Google previewRodent Outbreaks (2010)

Ecology and Impacts

Singleton Rice is a significant crop for Vietnam, culturally, socially, and economically. Rodents have significant cultural and economic aspects; they ...

Google previewRice Biology in the Genomics Era (2008)

by Hiro-Yuki Hirano, Atshushi Hirai, Yoshio Sano, Takuji Sasaki

Rice is the most important grain crop in the world because it is consumed as a staple food by more than half the world's population,

Google previewEncyclopedia of Food and Color Additives (1997)

by George A. Burdock

brown or white rice used in canned and frozen foods. Characteristics of parboiled white rice are a firm, separate texture, it is able to withstand processing and is ideal for steam table use, canning and other retort applications. Applications: ...

Google previewThe Wizard of Food's Encyclopedia of Kitchen & Cooking Secrets (2010)

by Myles H. Bader

Rice is the most common grain consumed in the United States at about 17 pounds per person annually. This is very low compared to the 300 pounds consumed per capita in Japan and China. History records the first cultivation of rice to be in ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Agricultural Marketing (1999)

by Jagdish Prasad

Rice is a staple food for more than two- third of Indian population and its by-products are major ingredients in poultry and ...

Google previewA Practical Dictionary of Cookery (2012)

by Ethel Meyer

rice flour, 2 oz. flour, 3 0:. sugar, 2 oz. butter, grated rind of é a lemon, 2 eggs. Jlfet/iod-— Beat and strain the eggs, mix in the sugar, dredge in the floors, beating constantly, and add the butter, which must be melted but not ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of India (2005)

by Sunita Pant Bansal

The kharif season starts with the onset of the monsoon and the major crops are rice, maize, jowar, bajra, cotton, sesame, groundnut, soybean and some pulses. The rabi season coincides with winter and the major crops are wheat, jowar, ...

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Quotes about Rice

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Scrabble value of R1I1C3E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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