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

Maple Walnut Rice Cakes

Maple Walnut Rice Cakes

Looking for an unexpected and delicious way to use leftover rice? These tender and delicious rice cakes have an appealing nutty flavour and the added bonus of being gluten-free. Continue Reading

Sky High Chicken and Vegetable Pie

Sky High Chicken and Vegetable Pie

Canada's Guide to Healthy Eating translates the science of eating well into a practical pattern of food choices that meets nutrient needs, promotes health and minimizes the risk of chronic diseases. This savoury pie recipe makes getting the recommended meats, dairy products, vegetables and grains easy by cleverly including all food groups in a rice crust. Continue Reading

Rice and Beef Burritos

Rice and Beef Burritos

Rice and Beef Burritos offer families a portable and worry-free meal when leading an on-the-go lifestyle. Whether running to soccer practice, swimming lessons or a t-ball game, rice, fresh vegetables, black beans and lean ground beef will give your body the fuel it needs for maximum performance. Continue Reading