Definition of rice stitch in English:

rice stitch

noun

Embroidery
  • 1A type of filling stitch consisting of small irregularly placed stitches.

  • 2A type of cross stitch having a small stitch at right angles across each of the limbs of the cross.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Sophia Caulfeild (1824–1911), writer on needlework.