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Top Rice-Producing Countries

Guess the countries that produce the most rice.
For 2017, according to FAOSTAT
Quiz by finglehorn
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Last updated: December 27, 2018
First submittedDecember 23, 2012
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Country
214 mil
China
169 mil
India
81.4 mil
Indonesia
49.0 mil
Bangladesh
42.8 mil
Vietnam
33.4 mil
Thailand
25.6 mil
Myanmar
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Country
19.3 mil
Philippines
12.5 mil
Brazil
11.2 mil
Pakistan
10.4 mil
Cambodia
9.86 mil
Nigeria
9.78 mil
Japan
8.08 mil
United States
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level 65
Jan 30, 2017
LOL I had them all except one with 25 seconds remaining and then thought to myself.... what if the last one isn't in Asia...what if it's somewhere like Brazil? I typed it in and started laughing... it was! Very interesting trivia there! Nice Quiz!
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level 80
Jan 30, 2017
I was thinking the same thing. After typing all the Asian countries I knew, I figured, where else do people eat a lot of rice?
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level 54
Jan 14, 2019
Or Africa! I got Brazil, but never considered northern Africa!!
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level 28
Feb 3, 2017
Got everything except Brazil. That came to a surprise to me!
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level 52
Jan 12, 2019
It's just so gigantic
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level 30
Apr 24, 2017
Too many Asians living in Brazil?
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level 77
Jan 12, 2019
They actually do have a very large Japanese-Brazilian community there, but also Latin American countries use a lot of rice in their cuisines. I'm kind of surprised that Mexico doesn't make the cut.
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level 68
Jan 13, 2019
Ecuador, Colombia, Dominican Republic, and South Korea are other countries where people eat rice daily or at each meal but aren't on the list. I guess because they're too small. Mexicans don't consider rice a staple like these other countries.
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level 77
Jan 13, 2019
All the authentic Mexican restaurants around here serve generous portions of Mexican rice with their entrees.
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level 68
Jan 15, 2019
Restaurants may serve it, but the staple is corn. Corn tortillas are at every meal in homes. I used to think rice was a staple, too, before being corrected by the with Mexicans (born and raised in Mexico) I lived with, and staying in Mexico. Rice is a filler, thus popular at restaurants. It's an occasional side dish in homes. Despite their popularity at restaurants (and trucks), tacos are also not very common as a home meal.
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level 48
Jan 14, 2019
We eat rice every day in Brazil. Every meal must be accompanied by rice and beans. I was surprised Mexico wasn't there, though. I thought they ate a lot of rice too...
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level 69
Apr 17, 2018
Only missed Myanmar, but only because I thought I'd typed it already.
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level 35
Dec 16, 2018
Some reason about halfway through this quiz I began thinking it was Asian only and didn't think about Brazil... Whoops.
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level 63
Jan 12, 2019
1:20 left
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level 53
Jan 13, 2019
Got everything but Cambodia and Philippines, so obvious :(