A History of Rice

Have you ever wondered how civilization first hit upon the all-important rice as a food source? From ancient times to our Seattle Korean restaurant, this crop is undoubtedly the most prominent crop ever cultivated by humanity. It has been a staple food source for more people over a longer period of time than any other form of food, with a history going back millennia.

The first known record of rice being cultivated for food goes all the way back to 2500 BC in ancient China. It spread throughout the rest of the world from there, its great versatility proving to be a boon for many cultures in many environments. It could be grown in anything from dry deserts to flooded wetlands, and its nutritional value made it a staple throughout Asia and the Mediterranean region. Come take a taste of this ancient tradition at Old Village!