Photo Favorite: Sifting Rice For Dinner at The Rice Terraces of Batad

By Mark Wiens 2 Comments
Sifting Rice
Sifting Rice

Location: Batad, Philippines

While I was visiting the amazing Batad rice terraces in the Philippines, I was able to help a family pound rice for dinner.

It was a lot of work.

After taking turns pounding the rice grains with giant mallets in a big stone basin, he would place all the rice in a flat basket. A couple of fast shaking jerks would separate the grains of rice from the roughage.

The chickens had the pleasant privilege of eating the rice chaff!