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In Viet cuisine, what's the deal with broken rice?

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In Viet cuisine, what's the deal with broken rice?

stratford | Apr 3, 2007 08:54 AM

I see Vietnamese restaurants often use broken rice in their rice plates. Is broken rice a lower grade version of rice or do they break it on purpose so that dishes are served this way? What's the idea behind it? Do the Vietnamese actually prefer their rice texture to be broken? Why would that be the case? Any natives with some answers?

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