Portugal’s link with rice exists long past its foundation. Rice started to be cultivated in our territory during the Mourish occupation, between the 7th and the 8th centuries AD.
This grain became so precious in our diet that nowadays we are the 4th biggest European producer, cultivating it in the estuaries of Sado, Tagus and Mondego rivers. The unique characteristics of soil, temperature, hours of sun and the water are the key to its singularity. The portuguese are also the biggest consumers of rice in Europe: 15 kg per capita annualy, roughly 3 times more than the European average...
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