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

Smoked Salmon and Wild Rice Soup

Smoked Salmon and Wild Rice Soup

Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. When hot, add onions and cook until caramelized, about 10 minutes. Add the celery and continue to cook for several minutes. Continue Reading

Chicken Guacamole Rice Salad

The arrival of this new dish inspired by the Mexican dip is the ideal accompaniment to margaritas on the patio. If made ahead, rice holds the flavors of this salad, absorbing the punchy chili, lemon and avocado taste of guacamole as it marinates. If desired, add one cup chopped tomatoes or garnish with cilantro. Continue Reading

Salmon and Rice Chowder

Salmon and Rice Chowder

This delicate and delicious Salmon and Rice Chowder is elegant enough to serve at an afternoon lunch with the ladies but also easy enough to whip together for a quick weeknight meal. Salmon may be substituted for any firm white fish or shrimp to suit different tastes. Continue Reading