Rice has been cultivated from time immemorial. While not so valuable a

food as some of the other cereals, it forms the larger part of the diet

of people in the tropics and in semi-tropical countries, and is used

extensively in other places. It is eaten by more human beings than any

other cereal; is not equal to wheat as a brain food, but worthy of the

high place it holds in the estimation of mankind.

It may be simply boiled and served as a vegetable, with pepper and

butter, or served with sugar and cream. It is good cooked in milk. Is

baked like macaroni with cheese, and cooked in various ways in

combination with meat or vegetables.