Rice has been cultivated for thousands of years and serves as the basic food for half the population. Originally rice comes from China, but is now cultivated worldwide. However, about 90% of the total world production comes from Asian cultivation areas. There are over 8,000 varieties of rice. Rice can be prepared in many ways and refined with spices, herbs or vegetables. If you want to fry rice, you can do this especially well if the rice cools down well after cooking and only then is it fried.