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Is rice a type of vegetable?

My nutrition teacher told us it is, but everybody disagrees with her..

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Rice is a grain... Perhaps she shouldn't be teaching a nutrition class! :D

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Depends what it is made of.

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It's a grain not a vegetable!

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foodgirl87

I don't think its afood for chinses eats

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No - Rice is a Grain and a Starch

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No grain

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no its not

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No, it isn't, rice is a grain, it grows in fields the same way Wheat does.

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its a grain

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Briando

It is a vegetable. The vegetable type is grain. A lentil is a vegetable, type is legume, same as the peanut.

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yeah right
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It's a grain, lolol! Are you sure she's qualified?? XD

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She thinks she is, but we all know that she isn't.!!!
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Is this nutrition teacher from your school? I would personally take that as a red flag. If things start to really get odd about her, let your principle know.
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Okay, Thanks.!
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The answer depends on the intent of the question.
If you are wanting to know, Is it part of a plant-based vegetarian diet (not flesh meat, fowl, fish, or seafood, etc.), then the answer is, Yes! It's a vegetable.
If you are wanting to distinguish between the seed-bearing portion of the plant (seeds, grains, fruits, nuts, etc.), and the other (vegetable) parts of the plant (roots, stems, leaves), then the answer is, No! It's not a vegetable. In this context, vegetables are the edible root, stem, or leaf of the plant.

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Hi Arnet, Welcome to Ask.You've certainly covered all the bases. I don't think most of us considered it from the vegetarian POV.
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Great answer! Considering that this is a high school or middle school nutritional class, I am assuming that they learn about the basic food groups that are required with servings, nutrients, and what-have-you. So rice would be in the grain food group.
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Rice is a grain. I agree with Dead-Pirate-Jackie. She shouldn't be teaching a nutrition class.

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drhelp

actually rice is vegetable when you put it with the green salad , and it is meat when you eat it in the filled chicken , and it is dessert when you eat it with sugar , and it is milk ,when you drink it with syrup , and it is papers when you use it in papers , and it is flour when you use it in cake ,, and this is the sad life of the rice that he can't be himself one day can you imagine ! sorry for the rice ,,

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No, it's starch, like pasta. Maybe she was referring to added vegetables.

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Grain

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No

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It's a grain

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Rice is a type of grain, but is yummy with vegetables :)

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Grain

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It depends on what type of rice

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uh...no it is a grain no matter what
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no

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no lol it's a grain

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It's a grain .

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T_R_M

ITS A GRAIN PEOPLE! man she needs to be in kindergarten again!

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Rice is classified as a cereal grain or starch. It is a carbohydrate.

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Rice is cereal grain not vegetable. It is the second highest worldwide production grain. You must know it is a grain wherever you live in the world.

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i can't believe your teacher didn't know that its a grain
dum teacher : P

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maybe she is making a joke for April fools
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foodgirl87
hi
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your pretty
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thanks? (:
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I think it is

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no.

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i think it's a grain...

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Rice is a type of grain, but there are hundreds of types of rice (Red rice, brown rice, etc.)
Hope this helped!

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Rice is a grain. Yet some people consider it as 'grain'. For more details you can refer to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vegetable

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Rice is cereal grain not vegetable.

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