Unless you’re on a low-carb diet, or are a Kearneyite, odds are you like a nice serving of rice now and then. Rice is universal and ancient, a staple of some of the oldest cultures on this planet. What you may not know though, is that California, especially the Sacramento Valley, produces more rice than just about anywhere else on Earth.
This isn’t news to too many of you. If you’ve been calling Sacramento home for more than a few years you’ve caught on to the fact that rice grows here in more abundance than genital warts on Lindsey Lohan. What may be new to you, though, is the new, revolutionary, healthy, and tasty Sacramento product, Rice Expressions.
Grown in the Sac valley and packaged in Pacific Palisades, Rice Expressions aren’t just boxes of rice, they’re boxes of cooked rice. Wait, they’re not just boxes of cooked rice, they’re boxes of frozen, cooked rice. Wait, they’re not just boxes of frozen, cooked rice, they’re boxes of frozen, cooked, brown rice. Yes that’s right, that signaler of healthy dieting and new age obnoxiousness, brown rice.
Have you ever tried to make brown rice at home? I’ll put this generously and say that it’s a pain in the gluten. Brown rice takes forever to cook, is easy to ruin, and winds up tasting like sawdust when you’re done. Rice Expressions, however, are pre-cooked, microwaveable (3 minutes and you’re done), and delicious. I don’t even bother with the San Francisco treat anymore, dear friends. I prefer the Sacramento taste explosion.
Look for Rice Expressions in the frozen section of the natural food aisle of your local mega-mart.