- Rice, though not one the five types of grain [wheat, barley, spelt, oats, and rye], is more nourishing than other types of growing seeds. The blessing recited on it is thereforeבוראמיני מזונות, “Who creates species of nourishment.” But it’s after-blessing is not the Three-faceted blessing but בורא נפשות, “Who creates numerous living things” (Shulchan Aruch and Mishnah Berurah208).
2. Another difference between rice and the five types of grain is that, as discussed earlier, when one of the five species is an ingredient in a food item, the blessing for the food item is Mezonos, “Who creates species of nourishment,” even if the grain is a minor ingredient. This rule does not apply to a minority of rice that is mixed with other ingredients, it does not make the blessing for that food Mezonos, but rather it is secondary to the mixture and the blessing for it is the blessing appropriate for its major ingredient (ibid.).