Rice is considered as one of the most vital staple in the Indian diet as it is a food for instant energy that is rich in carbohydrates. According to the origin of rice in India, it was initially cited in Yajur Veda (c. 1500-800 BC), and produces around 2, 00,000 varieties in the present day. Diverse rice types are based on the geographical characteristics, cooking styles, and other features based on shape, size, aroma, texture, color and so on. In this review, we shall have a brief description of the types of rice based on the color variants and their nutritional values with benefits they have for a healthy diet.
Keywords : Rice, Types, Origin, Components, Benefits.