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Rice is a type of grain that accounts for a large portion of the world's food. Rice comes in many different varieties, but these various types are usually grouped in one of three groups: short grain rice, medium grain rice, and long grain rice.

Rice farming is much more labor intensive than wheat farming which helped Eastern rice cultures to have a strong cultural work ethic (Paddy rice required twice as much labor per hectare as wheat farming.[1]). See: Work ethic


  1. The Rice Theory of Culture, Thomas Talhelm, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Publication Date 1-3-2022