Rice is a staple diet for more thanhalf of the world’s population.The consumption of rice in India is around 84 million tonnes in 2002-03. In India, several types of dishes are prepared from rice flavoured with spices and other ingredients. Other rice preparations include parched rice, puffed rice, and fermented preparations like ‘idli’ and ‘dosa’. Byproducts of rice, such as bran, rice polishing and paddy straw are used for feeding livestock.
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