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Rice in Schools

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Rice on the Menu

USA Rice provides all the resources you need to create healthy, satisfying school meals.  From breakfast to lunch and after-school meals, rice-based dishes deliver nutritional benefits and the great tastes your students want. Learn what a difference rice can make to your operation!

Side view of Cranberry Rice Shaker Salad on a lunch tray.K-12 Rice to the Rescue

Enhance your school nutrition programs with affordable, easy-to prepare, nutritious, and kid-approved U.S.-grown rice! Explore our brand new school foodservice videos, featured recipes, cooking guides, and other school resources. Hear from fellow school foodservice operators and learn how USA Rice can help support you and your school nutrition programs.

Rice to the Rescue

K-12 Recipes

Explore our library of delicious rice recipes that meet child nutrition program requirements for grains in school meals.  We also have a rice cooking reference guide designed specifically for schools.

K-12 Recipes

Rice Teaching Tools

From cafeteria posters to classroom lesson plans, USA Rice offers a variety of materials you can use to teach students (and parents) about the many benefits of U.S.-grown rice.

K-12 Materials

C&U Menu Ideas

U.S.-grown rice allows college and university foodservice operators to inexpensively keep up with the latest dining trends and easily adapt to changing student tastes, diets, and preferences through new menu offerings.

C&U Menu Ideas