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Celebrate Rice Month with Tasty Recipes From the Food Factor

by Ms. Susan M. Collins-Smith, MSU Extension Service

Video by Susan Collins-Smith and Michaela Parker

Rice is one of Mississippi’s four largest row crops, and September is National Rice Month!

So, let’s celebrate with some great tasting rice recipes that have been featured on the blog.

This one-dish Italian Ground Beef with Rice comes together quickly for a weeknight dinner.

Leftover rice is perfect for our Fried Rice Makeover. It’s also a great way to get all your servings of vegetables for the day.

Caribbean Casserole fits the menu if you are watching your calorie and fat intake. With brown rice and black beans, it’s a good source of fiber, too.

Rice isn’t just for savory dishes. There are plenty of sweet treats to be made with rice, such as Crispy Rice Peanut Butter Bites. If your children like to join you in the kitchen, they’ll enjoy helping make these no-bake confections.

Believe it or not, the holidays are right around the corner. If you are planning your menu, consider trying Orange Wild Rice with Raisins and Apples. It might just become a family favorite.

If you want to support Mississippi rice growers, you’re in luck.

Delta Blues Rice is grown, artisan milled and packaged by the Arrant family in Ruleville. Their products can be purchased from their website.

You can even find Mississippi rice in your local grocery store! Look for Par Excellence parboiled rice from Producers Rice Mill, Inc.

Want more recipes, tips and information about simple and nutritious foods? Check out the food section of the blog.

Be sure to follow The Food Factor on Facebook and Twitter!

And if you like our recipes and videos, we’d love for you to share them with your friends! It really helps!

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