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Why does rice expand by more than the liquid volume it's cooked in?

Does air get trapped or sucked into the rice during cooking?
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How to make puffed/popped rice?

Is it possible to make puffed rice at home like the rice used in breakfast cereals? I have a hot air popcorn maker and have experimented with that with little success. I imagine the problem is to do ...