Velupillai, Lakshman; Verma, Lalit R.; Tsangmuichung, Marcel
Date Posted: 2/26/07
Patent Status: issued
Patent Number: 4,810,511 Abstract:
This invention relates to a process for parboiling rough rice, which process includes: (1) soaking the rough rice; (2) subjecting the soaked rough rice to a first value of microwave energy to partially gelatinize the starch in the rice and raise its water content; (3) draining free water, if any, from the treated soaked rough rice; and (4) subjecting the drained rough rice from (3) to a second level of microwave energy to effect substantially complete gelatinization and to lower the rough rice water content.