Whether you’re a total novice just getting your feet wet, or a seasoned aficionado looking to brush up on trivia, Rice 101 is the perfect crash course for all the essential basics on rice. There won’t be a pop quiz later, but if there was, you’d ace it. 

Be sure to visit ThinkRice.com for more information and to find hundreds of rice recipes, nutrition information, foodservice trends, teaching tools, and just plain interesting facts about U.S.-grown.

Meet U.S. Rice Farmers

Let us introduce you to some of the farmers who grew that rice in your pantry from seed.

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How is Rice Grown?

You might buy rice in a bag at the grocery store, but it doesn’t come out of the ground that way. Explore how rice is produced, from planting to harvest. 

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Where is Rice Grown?

Nearly 85% of the rice we eat in the USA is grown by American farmers.

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