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TIP OF THE DAY: Rock The Rice


Rice with saffron, scallion and sausage bits.
Photo courtesy National Pork Board.


You can serve rice a different way each day of the month and never run out of ideas.

Think of it this way: on Mondays mix a different fresh herb into the rice. On Tuesdays cook it in a different tea, or add bits of leftover meat, fish, veggies and/or green onion (think Chinese fried rice). On Wednesdays mix in a different salsa or chutney. On Thursdays try a different spice. On Fridays stir in a different dried fruit.

On Saturdays, choose a different type of gourmet rice—arborio, California mochi, Indian basmati, black rice, Bhutanese red rice, brown long grain, Thai jasmine, japonica, kalijira, wild rice (which isn’t a botanical rice, but a seed).

On Sundays, dress up the rice with nuts or a fruit-and-nut mix (fresh or dried fruit: raisins or dried cherries, for example).

We love rockin’ the rice!

You can also reward yourself every now and then with a delicious rice pudding—made from whatever rice you like!

  • See our Rice Glossary for a wealth of rice information.
  • Find rice recipes in our Rice, Beans & Grains section.

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