Explore the Tiny, but Mighty Rice Grain with USA Rice
Did you know grains are one of the five food groups that provide us with essential nutrients and form the basis of a healthy diet. Food such as enriched and whole grain rice are among this food group. A diet that includes the consumption of rice is linked to increased nutrient intake and reduced risk of disease. In fact, rice provides more than 15 essential vitamins and minerals, including folic acid, B vitamins, potassium, magnesium, selenium, fiber, iron, and zinc – all of which greatly improve our diet quality and help prevent disease.
Our friends at USA Rice know just how important the tiny but mighty rice grain is, so we’ve partnered up to help you‘Think Rice’and inspire you to try some new rice recipes!
Here’s How You Do it!
1.) Download or print the Think Rice Coloring Book or Rice in the Classroom Activity Books.
2.) Download and print the K- 6th grade Rice Posters.
3.) Review and complete the activities to discover:
Where rice is grown in the U.S.
The benefits of brown rice
Types of rice
4.) Tell your parents about all the new things you learned about rice and find a rice recipe to try!
Are you ready to try a new rice dish at your next family meal? Try out USA Rice’s Mexican Skillet Ricefor a fun and easyrice dish. Feeling inspired? Explore more rice recipes through their rice recipe database.
About USA Rice
USA Rice is the global advocate and trade association for all segments of the U.S. rice industry. Representing those responsible for producing 20 billion pounds of sustainably-grownrice annually, USA Rice works with consumers, schools, feeding programs, foodservice operators, and retailers to increase awareness of U.S.-grown rice and promote the benefits associated with rice consumption. To learn more, visit www.thinkrice.com