I can't find this word in a dictionary.

It appears on a bag of rice I bought. The sentence is:


Is it a contraction of カピカピ, describing how the rice is dried out?

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This describes a specific method of polishing rice.

From California's New Gold Rush - The New York Times

In one method, called kapika, polished rice is fine-sanded to produce a more lustrous finish


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