Rice Through the Millennia

Have you ever wondered about the history of rice? From ancient times to our Auburn teriyaki restaurant, this crop is undoubtedly the most important crop ever cultivated by mankind. It has been a primary food source for more people over a longer period of time than anything else ever grown, gathered, or slaughtered, with a history going back thousands of years.

The earliest known record of rice being cultivated as a food source goes back to 2500 BC in ancient China. It spread throughout the world from there, its great versatility proving to be a boon everywhere it went. It could be grown in anything from deserts to wetlands, and its nutritional value made it a staple throughout Asia and the Mediterranean. Come take a taste of this ancient tradition at Sunny Teriyaki!

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