Thailand is one of the world's largest producers of rice and the world's leading exporter. People of Thailand have long relied on this nutritious rice as a staple to their daily diet. Prepared in the morning, Thai eat red rice throughout the day.
Red rice has a red bran covering the kernel (Himalayan, Bhoutanais or Thai).
- Black rice: has a black thin bran covering a white grain. It comes from Bali, China or Thailan
GABA rice is a brown rice that have more GABA(amino acid gamma-aminobutyric acid) than usual.
It is made by putting brown rice in water, heat it with light bulb so the temperature stay around 30 to 40 degrees Celsius. Then leave it for 8-20 hours.
This will make the rice germinates, and cause it to have more GABA.
Due to its exposure to water prior to cooking, GABA rice usually have softer texture than normal brown rice.