RICE MILLING AND DRYING INFORMATION
During the milling stage the rice moves through a multi-faceted process. When rice arrives at the mill, it is ushered through a series of sorting machines, separating the kernels, encased in an inedible hull or husk, from any debris.
The rough rice passes through “sheller” machines that remove the hull. What remains is brown rice, with the bran layers still surrounding the kernel. The grains of brown rice are milled by machines that rub the grains together under pressure. This abrasion removes the bran layer, revealing white or “polished” rice.