Did You Know – Broken Rice
Have you ever heard of Broken Rice? It was a new kind of rice, for me, as I had never seen it in the grocery store but to be honest I never looked either. I had to do a little research to see what it is exactly. I was expecting it to be something really different.
According to Wikipedia, broken rice is fragments of rice grains, broken in the field, during drying, during transport, or during milling. Mechanical separators are used to separate the broken grains from the whole grains and sort them by size. Broken rice is fragmented, not defective; so there is nothing wrong with it.
Because the rice is broken, it will most likely cook quicker, absorb your sauce better, be less firm and more of a mushy texture.
So there you have it, it is just rice that is broken and sold as is. I was disappointed it wasn’t something more but now I know. Do you have any input about Broken Rice?
The picture above is Stir Fried Scallops with Vegetables.