Archaeologists discovered that the first rice species was cultivated in the Jangtse River area in China over 7,000 years ago. The climate allowed rice plants to be grown, so agriculture is deemed to be a silver bullet of China. The agricultural way of life has had a strong influence on the ideological, economic, social, and political developmenе of China which is why Chinese culture is often referred to as 'rice culture.'
The variety is enormous: green rice, Arborio, brown rice, jasmine rice, basmati rice, Japanese rice, sweet rice, and much more. China grows around 28% of the world's total rice production on the land area of 299 million acres. The rice is grown from seed in exceptionally safe shoal water. The crops are usually planted out in April and harvested in September. In the southern areas, where the weather is warm enough to raise two harvests a year, it is brought up from March to June and then again from June to November. After nearly 40 days the seedlings are planted out in the paddy field.
The best time to witness rice harvest in China is autumn, as northern regions harvest crops in September to October, and double-crop rice harvest falls on October to November.
All in all, rice is easy to store and cook. Moreover, together with soybeans rice provides basic but affordable nutrition.