Mexico’s rice is made in one of the world’s biggest refineries, but there are many ways to make it at home, says the author of a new book on the country’s rice industry.
“It’s the world class rice industry in Mexico,” says Jose Antonio López, who also teaches at the University of Mexico.
“I can’t even imagine how much the industry contributes to Mexico’s economy.”
López is a professor of agricultural engineering at the National Autonomous University of México.
In the book, he explains how to make rice at the same scale and time as a domestic farm using a few basic ingredients.
The result is a more nutritious, less processed product that is cheaper to produce and more durable.
The book, titled How to Make Mexican Rice at Home, is published by the publisher of the University’s journal, InSight.
Lóñez says that he has had the experience of seeing the rice at his local grocery store and, with the right equipment, can make a batch of it for himself.
He says he hopes that his book will spark more research on the domestic rice industry, a topic he hopes will be a priority in the United States and other parts of Latin America as well.
“I think that the people who are working on this are doing a really good job,” he says.
“We can’t stop there, but we can start to make some progress on the field.”
Lottie Smith is the lead author of the book.
The research was supported by the National Science Foundation.
Smith is a research fellow at the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research at the California Institute of Technology.
She is the director of the Center for Rice Research at California Institute for Technology and the editor of the journal Rice Today.