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Rice FAQs


When I cook my rice it always turns out too hard, too soft, mushy, gummy. Why?
Just be sure you have the correct rice for the right purpose or recipe you are preparing. Never disturb the rice during cook time. Some other reasons could be: correct measurement of rice and water, inadequate simmer or cook time, correct pot size, appropriate burner size.
What type of rice should I use when making rice pudding? Sushi? Rice Pilaf?
For rice pudding and sushi, use medium or short grain rice. Use long grain rice for Rice Pilaf.
What is the best way to cook rice?
A general procedure for cooking long grain rice is the 1-2-3 rule … 1 part uncooked long grain or medium grain rice, plus 2 parts liquid, equals 3 parts cooked rice. Bring 2 cups of *liquid to a boil in a 2-quart heavy saucepan. Stir in 1 cup of rice. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes or until all the water is absorbed. Remove from heat and let steam with the lid on for 2 minutes longer. *You can use meat or vegetable stock instead of plain water. Makes 3 cups cooked rice.
After cooking my rice it has a bad taste and/or smell?
It is possible for rice to absorb other smells or odors, while in storage. An additional possibility could be the quality of water in which the rice was prepared.
Can I cook Riceland Rice in a conventional oven?
Refer to cooking question number three, and follow the 1-2-3 rule for quantities of rice and liquid, but for the oven … in a shallow pan, use boiling liquid, add rice, stir, cover and bake at 350°F. Cook long grain rice for 25 to 30 minutes; parboiled rice 30 to 40 minutes; and brown rice 50 to 60 minutes.
Can I use a rice steamer to cook rice?
If you use a rice steamer, follow the manufacturer's directions.
Can I cook Riceland Rice in a crock pot?
This is not recommended.
Can I cook Riceland Rice in a microwave oven?
Yes, … in a 2-quart microwave-safe dish combine 2 cups of water and 1 cup of rice. Cover and microwave on HIGH for 5 minutes. Reduce setting to 50% power, microwave for 15 minutes or until all the water is absorbed. If your microwave does not have variable power settings, follow the manufacturer's directions. Also, it is not recommended to cook more than 1 cup of uncooked rice in the microwave.
Can I cook Riceland rice in a pressure cooker?
This is not recommended.
Can I cook Riceland rice in a rice cooker?
Yes, refer to manufacturers directions for the specific rice cooker you have purchased.

Nutritional Information

How many calories are in a serving of Riceland Rice?
There are 160 calories in a ¼ cup dry (¾ cup cooked) serving of Riceland® Extra Long Grain Enriched Rice.
How many fat grams are in Riceland Rice?
There are ZERO grams of fat in Riceland® Extra Long Grain Enriched Rice.
Is Riceland Rice kosher approved?
All rice produced at our facilities are Kosher Approved. This does not include any of our flavored rice
Is rinsing or washing Riceland Rice necessary?
Rinsing or washing of Riceland® Rice is not recommended. The rinsing removes the enrichment from the rice.
What is a serving size of Riceland Rice?
Riceland® Extra Long Grain Enriched Rice and Brown Rice has a serving size of ¼ cup dry; or ¾ cup cooked.
Why do you enrich Riceland Rice?
The USDA has established a standard of identity for enriched rice specifying the levels of thiamin, niacin, iron, and folic acid that the rice should contain. When the bran layer is removed from the brown rice to produce white rice, these vitamins and minerals are also removed. White rice is enriched to provide you with the same thiamine, niacin, and iron content as brown rice. By law, folic acid is added to the rice to prevent birth defects such as spina bifida, and is added to all enriched cereal products.
Is Riceland Rice Gluten-Free and Non-GMO?
Rice is Naturally Gluten-Free and our rice is Non-GMO Project Certified

Allergy & Food Concerns

Where can I find answers to my allergy questions?
Rice does not cause an allergic reaction in the vast majority of the United States’ population. In addition, the Food and Drug Administration does not classify rice as a significant food allergen.

Quality & Storage

What is the shelf life of uncooked Riceland® Extra Long Grain Rice?
White rice products have nearly indefinite shelf lives. If stored properly and protected from infestation and extreme temperature fluctuations, white rice products may be maintained for long periods of time.
What is the shelf life of uncooked Riceland® Brown Rice?
Since brown rice has a higher oil content than white rice, its shelf life is not as long. Refrigerated storage is recommended for brown rice.
What is the shelf life of uncooked Riceland® Rice Mixes?
For taste and quality, the Riceland® rice mixes have a limited shelf life. Spices do not maintain their freshness for long periods of time, therefore it is recommended to use the rice mixes shortly after purchasing, but within one year from the production code date.
Why don't you have an expiration date on Riceland® Rice products?
It is possible for products to develop problems when out of our control, varying conditions can affect individual products differently.
What is the best way to store uncooked Riceland® Extra Long Grain rice?
For best results, place the product in a sealed container and store in a cool, dry place. Uncooked white rice may also be stored in a pantry, refrigerator, or freezer.
How long can I store cooked Riceland® Rice in the refrigerator? Freezer?
Cooked rice can be refrigerated for up to 3-5 days, or stored in the freezer for six months.
What are green kernels in Riceland® Brown Rice?
These are immature kernels of rice, and have the same nutritional value as mature grains.


Where does your rice come from?
We receive our rice from our farmer-members in Arkansas and Missouri
Can I feed cooked Riceland® Extra Long Grain Rice to my dog or cat?
Please consult your veterinarian.