Why Rice Is King | Eat China: Back to Basics S4E1

Over 3.5 billion people across the world call rice their main food staple. Most of them live in Asia.

Why do people in the region eat so much of the grain, and what’s the difference between the different types of rice? And does eating rice really make you fat?

This is the first episode of our new season of “Eat China: Back to Basics,” where we answer burning questions you might have about Chinese food.

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0:00 Why is rice a staple?
03:27 Running a rice farm
04:46 Community of rice lovers
05:54 Is rice healthy?
07:16 Every grain comes from hard work

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Producer: Yoyo Chow
Videographer: César del Giudice, Erin Lo, Nicholas Ko, Jacky Suen
Editor: César del Giudice
Narration: Victoria Ho
Animation: Stella Yoo
Mastering: César del Giudice

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