We pride ourselves in our dedication to quality in our rice. Learn all about our products and how we get that Riceland-specific quality.
In the U.S. alone, we consume around 2,564,866 metric tons of rice each year.
Land preparation for rice farming takes place in late winter and early spring. The land is prepared with large tractors and leveling equipment. Levees are pulled with a tractor to keep an even distribution of water on the crop. Planting, by ground equipment or by airplane, begins in spring.
Once the rice plants emerge, the field is flooded with water. Water is kept on the growing field until shortly before harvest, when it is drained. Rice grows to maturity in 100 to 120 days.
In midsummer or early fall, the farmer harvests his crop with large combines which cut the stalk and thresh the grains. The rice is carefully dried to a moisture level suitable for storage.
When rice is harvested it has a non-edible husk or hull surrounding the kernel. At the rice mill, all stalks and other foreign material are removed from the rough rice by a variety of specialized machinery.
- Low in calories, with just 160 calories in a 3/4-cup serving
- A non-fat food
- A great source of complex carbohydrates
- Naturally low in sodium