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

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

Canadian Style Rice Cakes

Canadian Style Rice Cakes

In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium high heat. Cook onions until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook one minute. Add rice, stirring constantly until rice is completely coated with butter and begins to toast. Stir in mushrooms; cook until liquid has evaporated, about 5 minutes. Continue Reading

Bountiful Brown Rice Muffins

Bountiful Brown Rice Muffins

Eating foods that rate low to medium on the Glycemic Index help control blood glucose and cholesterol levels. The brown rice combined with pecans in these raspberry muffins assist in slowing down the release of sugars into the bloodstream, making them diabetic-friendly. Continue Reading