Rice should be included in world feeding programs for many reasons. It is highly acceptable, included in all religions and cultures and therefore likely to be eaten. It is consumed and liked around the world, is easy to prepare and can be incorporated into familiar meals. It is comprised of mostly complex carbohydrate and has the highest quality protein of all the grains. It is versatile and can be used to manufacture a variety of foods such as noodles, soups, crackers, cookies, and beverages or it can be cooked as a grain for about 15-20 minutes. It is easy to store, handle, and distribute.