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.
Jeff's absoutely favourite rice recipe is sure to convert you into a rice lover, if you were not already. Perfect served with asparagus and salmon from the BBQ (salmon recipe included below). Continue Reading
Inspired by the foods of Greece, this light Mediterranean dish made with sun-dried tomatoes, kalamata olives, feta cheese and U.S. Rice is a perfect accompaniment to summertime barbeques or on its own as a cool light lunch. Continue Reading