When a farmer wants to grow rice, he needs to soak them first, planting them by hand in paddies usually located in low-lying areas by the river. Next, he ripens them in the sun. Come harvest time, he drains the fields and cuts the rice using sickles or combine harvesters. Then, he dries them as soon as possible either by laying them in the sun or using continuous flow dryers. Milling for brown rice involves removing the husk. For white rice, the bran gets removed before polishing takes place.
Chester Chua, Secondary Four
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This summary was written in response to the ‘O’ Levels 2015 exam, Question #19:
Summarize the methods which are used to grow rice and to process it to make it ready for cooking.