Rice 101
Rice Types
Rice History
Rice Products
Healthy Diet
Gluten Free
Brown Rice
Dairy Alternative
How It's Made

Why Rice? Why Not!

It’s Economical, Nutritious & Delicious

Lower Portion Costs

  • Compared to pasta or potatoes, a 4 oz portion of rice costs approximately $0.03, which is about 50% less than pasta and 40% less than potatoes.
  • Rice is a high yield food, cooking to three times its uncooked amount.

Multiple Uses

  • Rice is a great food extender — as filler in wraps, soup thickener, and in salads.
  • Rice flour produces a light, crispy batter.

Menu Versatility

  • Rice can be served during any course of a meal, from starters and soups to entrées and desserts.

Non-Allergenic & Gluten-Free

  • Rice is non-allergenic, gluten-free, and easily digested. This makes rice an important and useful alternative for many of those on restricted diets.

Ultimate Convenience

  • Rice is a natural convenience food — it’s easy to store, and always ready to use with no washing, peeling, or chopping required.

Even More Benefits of Rice:

  • Easy to prepare: In a pot, simply add liquid to measure one inch above rice, bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Easy to serve: Rice can hold for up to one hour after cooking when stored in a shallow hotel pan, covered and kept at 150°F (65°C).
  • Saves time: Make one big pot of rice every few days and store leftovers in the refrigerator. Cooked rice will remain fresh in a sealed container for 3–5 days. To re-heat, simply add 2 tbsp (30 mL) of liquid for each cup (250 mL) of cooked rice. Cover and heat on the stovetop or in the oven for about 5 minutes or until heated through.

Recipes

Veggie Rice Puffs

Veggie Rice Puffs

These tasty little puffs are an ideal on-the-go meal or snack. Make them ahead, freeze them and toast as needed for a nutritious meal. This recipe, which uses vitamin and mineral-rich brown rice, provides baby with essential nutrients including magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, niacin and vitamin B6. Magnesium and phosphorus are factors in normal bone development, while zinc, niacin and vitamin B6 are factors in energy metabolism and tissue formation. Continue Reading

Avocado Banana Rice Mash

Avocado Banana Rice Mash

The mild flavours and creamy textures of avocado and banana team up in this simple mash that is sweetened with a little applesauce and fortified with cooked rice. Keep in mind that the mash does discolour as the avocado and bananas oxidize but it won’t affect the flavour or nutritional value. Continue Reading

Brown Rice Risotto with Lemon and Fresh Peas

Brown Rice Risotto with Lemon and Fresh Peas

This version of risotto boasts a refreshing lemon tang complemented with seasonal spring and summer ingredients. Short grain brown rice gives this dish a slightly chewy texture and nuttier flavour than traditional risotto — a happy delight for tastebuds. Leftovers make for an appetizing lunch. Continue Reading