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  • The rice plant can grow to 1–1.8 m (3 ft 3 in–5 ft 11 in) tall,
    occasionally more depending on the variety and soil fertility.

There are many varieties of rice and culinary preferences tend to vary regionally.

Rice is the seed of the grass species Oryza sativa (Asian rice) or less commonly Oryza glaberrima (African rice). As a cereal grain, it is the most widely consumed staple food for a large part of the world's human population, especially in Asia and Africa. It is the agricultural commodity with the third-highest worldwide production (rice, 741.5 million tonnes in 2014), after sugarcane (1.9 billion tonnes) and maize (1.0 billion tonnes).