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Rice

From Field to Plate

From field to plate

We pride ourselves in our dedication to quality in our rice. Learn all about our products and how we get that Riceland-specific quality.

What is Rice?

Rice is a food grain that contains a number of vitamins and minerals that are extremely healthy for us.

Outside of a Rice Grain
Outside of Rice Grain
Inside of a Rice Grain
Inside of Rice Grain

Types of Rice

In the U.S. alone, we consume around 2,564,866 metric tons of rice each year.

Forms of Rice

Growing & Harvesting

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.

Milling & Packaging

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.

Distribution

Riceland is one of the world's largest and most trusted rice exporters, providing buyers with white rice, brown rice, parboiled rice, rough rice and other specialty rice products to 75 foreign countries. Just like our dedication to quality product, Riceland provides quality service to our buyers all around the world.

Health Benefits

Rice is a highly beneficial food that is important for any healthy diet. In fact, the USDA recommends 6 to 11 daily servings of rice and other grain-based foods. Plus, it tastes great!

  • Gluten-free
  • Low in calories, with just 160 calories in a 3/4-cup serving
  • A non-fat food
  • A great source of complex carbohydrates
  • Cholesterol-free
  • Naturally low in sodium

Dinner is served

As you can see, rice is one of the most healthy, natural foods you can eat, especially when it comes from Riceland. Have any questions? Just connect with us on Facebook or Twitter and we'll be happy to answer in addition to providing great content about our products and services.