List of Rice

There are a multitude of rice varieties. This list of rice has been edited to ones that most people have a reasonable chance of acquiring provided they have access to a specialty food store or by ordering online.

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some information about rice
Brown rice is the whole grain with only the hull removed, while white rice has been processed more, which results in less nutrients. You can buy rice generically called white or brown and for various varieties there will be brown and white available. There are four main categories of rice Indica, japonica, aromatic and glutinous. Rice is often categorized for sale by grain size(short, medium or long) and is sometimes sold with that generic designation. Short grain tends to be creamier and/or stickier, long grain is longer and tends to stay separated while medium is in between the two. Parboiled is a type of processing, with nutrition and cooking time between brown and white.


  • Arborio
  • Basmati
  • Bhutanese Red
  • Black Japonica
  • Brown
  • Calrose
  • Camargue Red Rice/Riz Rouge
  • Carnaroli
  • Forbidden/Black Forbidden Rice
  • Instant
  • Jasmine
  • Kalijira/Kala Jeera
  • Long Grain
  • Medium Grain
  • Parboiled/Converted
  • Paella
    • Calasparra
    • Valencia
  • Patna
  • Popcorn Rice(a Basmati and American long grain hybrid)
  • Purple Sticky
  • Short Grain
  • Sticky/Glutinous/Sweet/Mochi
  • Sushi
  • White
  • Wild Rice

In addition to this list of rice, you can check out these other lists.
List of Vegetables
List of Beans
List of Peppers
List of Squash
List of Fruits
List of Berries
List of Grains