Cal-Cam Rice Growers Celebrate National Rice Month

Cal-Cam Rice Cook-Off Winners 2015 hold rice cookers and certificates
From left: Barbara McManus, president, Port of Lake Charles Board of Commissioners; Rainbeaux Teague; Janner Roach; Shamarah Victorian; Austin Lisotta; Adam Habetz, president, Calcasieu-Cameron Rice Growers Association.
Sep 24, 2015
LAKE CHARLES, LA – The Calcasieu-Cameron Rice Growers Association sponsored its 18th annual National Rice Month Cook-Off Tuesday.  The event was hosted by the Port of Lake Charles who also sponsored the luncheon.  

Family and Consumer Science students from thirteen area middle and high schools competed in the cook-off.  Each participant received an electric rice cooker from Farmers Rice Mill of Lake Charles and the Louisiana Rice Growers Association provided each contestant with a one-pound bag of Louisiana-grown Jasmine rice.

Cook-off winners included: first place, Rainbeaux Teague of Westlake High School; second place, Janner Roach of Iowa Middle School; third place, Shamarah Victorian of Washington-Marion High School; and “Heart Healthy” dish, Austin Lisotta of South Beauregard High School.