|First appearance||Mario's Time Machine (1993)|
The Rice is an item in the PC release of Mario's Time Machine. It is held in an ornate blue bowl. Mario receives it from a paper dryer after he travels back in time to 105 in Luoyang. As the two of them are talking to each other, the dryer suddenly and unpromptedly gives the Rice to him, telling him to share it with others. Nearby is a writer who is only interested in looking at the Bamboo in Mario's possession (which Mario describes as a "pole") once he receives something to eat. Mario then gives him the Rice, and the writer proceeds to identify the "pole" as bamboo.