Why Rice Is King | Eat China: Back to Basics

Apr 12, 2022

This is the first episode of our new season of “Eat China: Back to Basics,” where we answer burning questions you might have about Chinese food.

Over 3.5 billion people across the world call rice their main food staple. Most of them live in Asia. 

Why do people in the region eat so much of the grain, and what’s the difference between the different types of rice? And does eating rice really make you fat? 

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