Rice polisher

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A rice polisher

A rice polisher is a machine for buffing (or "polishing") kernels of rice to change their appearance, taste, and texture or for transforming brown rice into white rice.[1][2]

Rice polishers are abrasive machines that use talc or some other very fine dust to buff the outer surface of rice kernels. In Japanese farming communities there is often a shared rice polishing machine. The first fully automated rice polishing machine is believed to have been patented by the English engineer and inventor Sampson Moore in 1861.[3] In the 20th century, kitchen appliances for consumers were created that allowed individual cooks to polish rice in their homes.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

  • Rice cooker, a kitchen appliance that automates the cooking of rice, and may maintain rice hot, ready to eat
  • Rice huller, a machine that removes the chaff or outer fibrous hull from grains of rice
  • Rice preparation


  1. ^ Aten, A. (1953). Equipment for the Processing of Rice. FAO agricultural development paper. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. p. 38. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  2. ^ "Simply Ming: A Red Ceramic". Retrieved 5 March 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ The London Gazette, 24 Sept 1861 (patent 1423, page 3832)