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Rice is a cereal!

 
 
Badboy
 
Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2004 08:15 am
I wondered as a matter of interest what category of plant rice belonged to, I wondered if it was a fruit or a vegetable.

It is a cereal!

presumbly corn and barley are also cereals.
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Wy
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2004 10:52 am
Corn as in wheat, or corn as in maize? Wheat is a cereal, as are oats and rye. Maize/corn is a vegetable.
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JPB
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2004 11:30 am
I think of rice as a grain along with wheat, rye, oats, barley and corn. Basically if it's made into a flour then it's a grain. Hmmm, there are probably exceptions to that - I'll try to think of some.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2004 11:35 am
When picking rice, it is best to send workers up the tree to gently remove the rice fruits from the vines.
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littlek
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2004 02:44 pm
Wy, I'm not sure about that. Corn is related to the grasses as are the grains you list.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2004 02:46 pm
Setanta will tell you that corn is a fruit. I think that's so he won't be asked to eat peas.

I think a lot of it depends on how you're trying to categorize.
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2004 02:54 pm
we've always used kerosene to get the rice out of our hair.
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littlek
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2004 03:06 pm
yikes! Doesn't olive oil work as well - it seems a bit safer.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2004 03:08 pm
(K)corn is a nice, simple schnaps.
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2004 03:34 pm
littlek wrote:
yikes! Doesn't olive oil work as well - it seems a bit safer.

well yeah, but when we tried that, it attracted all the Italians in the neighborhood like flies to a dead squirrel.
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chun chun
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2004 07:44 pm
Rice is an aquatic cereal grass grown widely in warm climates, especially in the Orient....the starchy seeds or grains of this grass are used to make food. (Thank you, Mr. Webster!)
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2004 08:35 pm
and then there's the wonderful wild rice, which isn't rice


i love this confusing world and language
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Mr Stillwater
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2004 08:49 pm
Rice is a grass of the genera Oryza. The family includes grasses (as in lawngrass) and a wide range of cereals such as wheat, rye, barley, oats and Indian corn/maize (sweet corn). It also includes the wild rice of Nthn America and sugarcane. Their little 'trick' is to produce a starchy, large seed suitable to both cultivate and store for long periods.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 1 Jan, 2005 10:26 am
remember quatro triticale?
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Mr Stillwater
 
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Reply Sat 1 Jan, 2005 07:13 pm
farmerman wrote:
remember quatro triticale?


Too much tribble to remember that!
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squinney
 
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Reply Sat 1 Jan, 2005 08:17 pm
Why you silly people! Of course rice is a cereal.

Boil rice with butter and sugar until soft.

Put in bowl.

Add milk and spoon.

Sit at the breakfast table to consume while still warm.

It's a cereal in the midwest!
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