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Rice, wheat and grain products

all-purpose flour

noun

plain flour

arrowroot

noun

a substance similar to flour that is used in cooking for making liquids thicker

basmati

noun

a type of rice with long grains and a flavour that is not very strong

bran

noun

the outside of the grain of a cereal such as wheat or oats

brown rice

noun

rice that has not had the outer layer of the seed removed

buckwheat

noun

a type of grain that is eaten or fed to animals

bulgur

noun

a type of wheat that has been partly boiled and then dried, used especially in Turkish cooking

cereal

noun

a food made from grain, for example wheat, oats, or corn, mainly eaten with milk for breakfast

corn

noun

the seeds of wheat, barley etc which are crushed to make flour

corn

noun

the seeds of a corn plant that are cooked as food or fed to animals

cornflakes

noun

a breakfast food made of small flat dried pieces of maize, eaten with milk

cornflour

noun

white flour made from maize, used in cooking to make liquids thicker

cornmeal

noun

a type of flour made from maize

cornstarch

noun

cornflour

couscous

noun

crushed wheat that is used in a North African meal with meat and vegetables

flour

noun

a white or brown powder made by crushing grains. Flour is used for making bread, cakes, pasta etc

grain

noun

the seeds from crops such as wheat, rice, or barley that are used for food

grits

noun

a food made from maize (=a type of grain) that has been crushed and boiled in water, often eaten for breakfast, especially in the southern US

gruel

noun

a food made by boiling crushed grain in water or milk, often eaten by poor people in the past

hominy

noun

a food made from dried and crushed sweetcorn

meal

noun

crushed grain, used as food for people or animals

mealie

noun

maize, or a piece of maize

oatmeal

noun

crushed oats (=a type of grain), used in cooking

oats

noun

a type of grain that people and animals eat

pearl barley

noun

grains of the barley plant that are eaten as food

plain flour

noun

a type of flour that does not contain any substances that will make cakes or biscuits rise. The American word is all-purpose flour.

polenta

noun

a soft Italian food made from maize, eaten with meat or vegetables

popcorn

noun

a food made from dried grains of maize that swell when they are heated

rice

noun

a food consisting of small white or brown grains that are eaten cooked

rice paper

noun

a type of very thin paper that you can eat, used in baking

rolled oats

noun

oats (=a type of grain) that have had their outer layer removed and have then been crushed

samp

noun

maize crushed into fairly large pieces, often cooked and eaten with dried beans by black South Africans

self-raising flour

noun

a type of flour that contains baking powder to make bread and cakes rise when you bake them

self-rising flour

noun

self-raising flour

semolina

noun

small pieces of crushed wheat that are used for making pasta

spelt

noun

an old type of wheat that some people think is good for your health

sweetcorn

noun

the small yellow seeds of some types of maize plant that are cooked and eaten as a vegetable

tapioca

noun

a food in the form of small white grains, used in cooking for making liquids thick or mixed with milk to make a dessert

wheat

noun

wheat grains, or food made from them

wheatgerm

noun

the centre part of the wheat grain that people sometimes add to food to make it especially healthy

wheatmeal

noun

wheat flour that is a mixture of white flour and wholemeal flour

white

adjective

white flour is made from grain that has had the outer part removed. White bread is bread made with white flour.

wholegrain

adjective

wholegrain food contains all the wheat grain, including the outer part

wholemeal

adjective

wholemeal bread, flour, pasta etc contains all the wheat grain including the outer part

wholewheat

adjective

wholemeal

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