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

Baby Congee

Baby Congee

This savoury rice porridge contains many of the ingredients that baby needs to get through the day. Adding scant amounts of ginger, garlic and chicken to mild rice is a great way to introduce new flavours to your baby. The oil in this recipe is a good source of fat, which supplies energy and aids in the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins. The carbohydrates found in rice provide another source of energy and assist in the utilization of fats. 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

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