This study analyzed 965 rice samples collected by household survey from Bangladesh to determine the distribution of arsenic (As), geographical variation, daily intake and the potential cancer risk form consuming rice. The results showed that As content in rice grain ranged between 3–680 μg/kg−1 with the highest fraction being 98.6% of inorganic As. The daily intake of inorganic As from rice ranged between 0.38 to 1.92 μg/kg−1 body weight (BW). The incremental lifetime cancer risk (ILCR) for individuals due to the consumption of rice varied between 0.57 ×10−3 and 2.88 ×10−3 in different locations higher than the US EPA threshold.