For centuries, rice is the staple food to fuel the workforce for many Asian civilisations. There is an old Chinese saying “a wise housewife can’t cook without rice”, reflecting the importance of rice in Asian lifestyles. With the rapid growth of the Asian population, demand for rice increases in tandem, estimated to exceed 80kg per capita annually. As for Malaysians, we consume approximately 1.8 million tonnes of rice annually in versatile ways of eating. Read full article here