Indigenous Processing of Paddy Rice
Rice is widely grown and processed on commercial quantities in Abakaliki and other local government areas of Ebonyi State. Hence, Ebonyi State is popular for its “Abakaliki Rice” a local brand produced on a commercial scale for markets within and outside the state. Rice kernel is covered by two layers. The most out layer is called husk and the inner one called bran. The whole rice kernel before removing these layers are called paddy.