Rice milling in the modern age is the combination of several commercial milling operations that produce better quality white rice from rough rice (Rice Paddy).
Modern Rice Milling Processes
Milled Rice is being produced, in Rice mills, after removing bran, husk and germ. Rice produced after the modern rice milling process has a different flavors, appearance ( whiten) and extended life.
Would not you want to know more about this modern rice milling?
What is Rice Milling ?
Rice milling process is all about producing edible milled rice after separating the husk (20%), the bran layers (11% ) & clean rice (69%) aka starchy endosperm.
In an ideal milling process this will result in 20% husk, 8−12% bran depending on the milling degree and 68−72% milled rice or white rice depending on the variety.
Modern Rice Milling flow chart
Let’s discuss rice mill functioning and steps in rice milling processes from pre-cleaning to packaging for sale.
Rice Pre-cleaning Process
Paddy Rice cleaning process also called rice paddy cleaning process. It is first step in rice milling systems after rice paddy comes for milling process in rice mill from Rice farms.
Paddy always comes up having a lot of external material including weed, soil, seeds, etc. And these external things need to be removed before taking it to the hulling processes, so that the efficiency of the huller, as well as milling, would not get affected.
If they are not removed properly then the efficiency of the rice mill machinery can be reduced. The capacity of the paddy pre-cleaner is actually, 1.5 times the milling capacity. It makes rice milling an ideal in this modern age.
Rice Cleaning Process
Removing the husk (dehusking or dehulling)
Brown rice is actually produced by removing the husk from rough paddy rice. The husk is actually removed using friction so that paddy grains can easily pass in between two abrasive surfaces that move following different speeds.
It makes it easy to let husk removed following suction and transported to a storage dump outside the mill. It means you would not have to confront a lot of hassle anymore.