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 in 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 You 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

Hoisin Beef and Rice Roulade

Hoisin Beef and Rice Roulade

This Asian twist on traditional meatloaf is impressive enough to serve to guests but easy enough to prepare on a weeknight. Continue Reading

Sesame Shiitake Fried Rice

Sesame Shiitake Fried Rice

This is a classic way to use up any leftover cooked rice, whether it be short or long-grain and brown or white rice – just be sure the rice you start with is cold. To make this vegetarian, replace oyster sauce with hoisin sauce, or to go in the opposite direction, pick up a hot, roasted chicken or some BBQ pork from the prepared food counter, then chop or shred meat and stir into hot fried rice. Continue Reading

Salmon Pistachio Rice Salad

Salmon Pistachio Rice Salad

Rice becomes infused with the delicate flavors of smoked salmon, lemon and herbs in this summertime salad. For a special presentation, use short-grain rice, which is more glutinous than other rice types, press into a mold and unmold for a plated masterpiece. Continue Reading