Rice is a delicate grain; requires extra care in processing. Any rough handling during processing can cause the grains to break or develop cracks. At IRM's plant rice is gently milled in whitening machines in several passes to ensure efficient removal of bran. Number of passes depends upon the degree of whiteness required.
Furthermore, rice is allowed to pass through mist polishers which impart an extremely clean and glossy white appearance to the kernels, a distinct advantage over traditional milling methods.