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

Why Rice? Why Not!

Lower Portion Costs

  • Compared to pasta or potatoes, a 4 oz portion of USAC Rice costs approximately $0.03 ñ about 50% less than pasta and 40% less than potatoes.
  • Rice provides a high yield, cooking to three times its uncooked volume.

Multiple Uses

  • Rice is a great food extender ñ 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 entrÈes 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.

No Pre-Washing Required

  • It is not necessary to pre-wash rice from the U.S. Growers adhere to strict growing and packaging standards, working closely with the USDA to provide the best quality rice available.

Convenience

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

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.
  • Service: 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).
  • Parboiled rice is the most popular variety in the food service industry. After cooking, it remains fluffy and separate and has a long standing time when kept in a bain marie. It contains 80% of its original vitamins and minerals and provides more yield than ordinary milled rice.
  • 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

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

Curried Chicken, Lentil and Rice Skillet

Curried Chicken, Lentil and Rice Skillet

This high fibre dish is mildly spiced to suit most palates and it is easy to prepare with only one dish to clean! Continue Reading

Moroccan Chickpea Stew

Moroccan Chickpea Stew

With just a few spices and common pantry items, this exotic vegetarian stew can be pulled together lickity split, for only $17 (or $4.25/person)! Cooking time is less than 25 minutes and results in a flavourful dish that packs carbohydrates, protein and fibre. Continue Reading