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 inch 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 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

Wild Thyme Summer Salad

Wild Thyme Summer Salad

Enjoy the wild side of one of the most widely used herbs. Thyme blends well with almost everything and adds great flavor to this Greek-style salad. Continue Reading

Yummy Rice Pudding

Yummy Rice Pudding

Finely grated apple and mashed banana add the perfect level of sweetness for tiny palates. Serve this sweet treat warm, at room temperature, or cold, depending on your baby’s preference. This recipe is a source of iron, which is a factor in red blood cell formation. Gradual introduction of iron-rich solid foods should be part of baby’s diet starting at six months of age. This recipe also provides calcium, which aids in the formation and maintenance of bones and teeth. Continue Reading

Creamy Carrot Curry Comfort

Creamy Carrot Curry Comfort

This soup can be served as a starter at an elegant dinner party or enjoyed alone for a warming lunch. The sweetness of the carrots pairs well with the toasty spiciness of the curry powder. The addition of U.S. rice gives this lovely orange soup a hearty texture. Continue Reading