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  • Mahnomin Ikayng
    Native American word for “ricing”. For more information, visit
  • Mahnomin or Manoomin
    Native American word for “wild rice”. For more information, visit
  • Manoominike Giizis
    A Native-American word which means 'Ricing Moon Month' when referring to the production of wild rice. For more information, visit
  • Medium Grain Rice
    Brown or white rice kernels about 6 millimeters long and somewhat wider than long-grain varieties; cooks up soft. The River® Enriched White Rice and WaterMaid® Enriched White Rice are both first quality, medium grain rice products.
  • Mika
    Japanese word for “Rice bran”.
  • Milled Rice
    See Long Grain Rice, Extra Long Grain Rice, or Polished Rice.
  • Min
    Native American word for "Seed". For more information, visit
  • Mochi
    Japanese snack made from rice.
  • Mochi Gome
    Japanese word referring to glutinous sweet rice used in order to prepare tarts.
  • Moros y Cristianos
    Similar to Congrí, this dish consists of black beans and rice prepared separately. The beans are served on top of the cooked rice. The name is derived from the historical reference to the Moors invasion of Spain.