HOW MANY TYPES OF RICE ARE THERE?
Rice can be sorted into three unique categories: short grain, medium grain and long grain rice. Short grain rice has a tender, soft and even sticky texture when it’s cooked. This includes types like bomba rice, brown short grain rice, some varieties of sticky rice and sushi rice. Medium grain rice—like arborio or forbidden black rice— is slightly more chewy than short grain rice, while long grain rice has a light and fluffy texture once cooked. Common long grain rice includes sticky rice, long grain white rice, jasmine rice, brown rice and basmati rice.