I never knew there were so many kinds of rice. Thanks to immigrants from Asia and Italy, in an Australian supermarket, you have long grain white rice, medium grain white rice, jasmine rice, basmati rice, arborio rice, brown rice, and possibly others that I haven’t seen yet. I have yet to see a package of rice that simply says “rice.”
In American supermarkets, you see three main types of rice: white rice, brown or wild rice (which are rare enough to group them together) and Minute Rice.
Minute Rice? Yes. Minute Rice. Which bears little resemblance to actual rice, because it’s processed in such a way that you only need to boil it for five minutes and it’s ready to eat. Terribly convenient, easy, quick, and unhealthy. When I lived alone, I loved Minute Rice. I had it once or twice a week. I wouldn’t touch the stuff now even if I was eating rice.