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