|Although it is not clear where it originated from (some maintain it comes from Asia, others that it came from Africa) it was brought to Europe by soldiers of Alexander the Great’s military all the way from the valley of the river Indus. It is believed that the Romans knew about rice but didn’t grow it. In our country, rice quickly developed after WWII and it’s widely used until today. There are cultures in the world that actually believe rice keeps bad spirits at bay. It is high in carbohydrates, vitamins, protein and other elements. It is hypoallergenic and it’s easy to digest. It has the ability to be easily combined with a great variety of foods and each time it allows for a different result in flavor. Not only that but it also used at weddings, by throwing raw rice at the couple during their exit from the church to help them get “roots”, because it symbolizes abundance and wealth for the couples new life.