Thursday, January 31, 2013

Burma’s parboiled rice trumps ordinary white rice

Thursday, 31 January 2013 11:49 Khin Myo Thwe

Parboiled rice (Photo: Luigi Chiesa / Wikipedia)

Parboiled rice—that is, rice that is partially boiled in its husk—is more lucrative to export than ordinary white rice, the Myanmar Rice Millers' Association said on Wednesday.

“A ton of white rice and 1.3 tons of parboiled rice can be produced from milling 100 baskets of raw rice. Compared with ordinary white rice, an extra 30 percent of parboiled rice can be produced,” said a Myo Thura Aye, a member of the Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF).

Two thousand tons of parboiled rice are currently exported to Russia every month.

"Myanmar parboiled rice has a high quality to compete in the international market," said Dr Soe Tun from the MRF.

There are 10 parboiled rice mills across Burma.
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