All over the world, different kinds of rice are more popular than others. Having lived in Japan for so long, I’m a big fan short grain rice, which often tends to be relatively sticky. On this page, you can see pictures and descriptions for various kinds of rice available around the world today.
Short Grain White Rice
This is the standard type of rice eaten all over Japan. When I buy my rice at the local farmers’ market, it’s brown. Then they put it in a machine that removes the bran and germ.
Japanese Brown Rice
The picture above shows the brown rice that I usually eat. One of the benefits of eating brown rice is that it doesn’t require as much washing as white rice. Can you spot the greenish grains at the bottom of the picture?