Rice milling yield is the amount of polished white rice obtained from husked rough rice (yields of brown rice are higher). Rice milling rates for polished white rice vary by crop variety and quality, but tend to average about 72% of rough rice weight in the United States. Byproducts from rice milling include rice hulls (about 20% of rough rice weight), broken rice. and, for white rice, rice bran, polish, and rice germ (about 8%).
African rice in its inedible husk
The same rice, dehusked (whole brown rice)
The same rice, with almost all the bran and germ removed to make white rice
- This article incorporates public domain material from the Congressional Research Service document "Report for Congress: Agriculture: A Glossary of Terms, Programs, and Laws, 2005 Edition" by Jasper Womach.