Wednesday, December 26, 2018

How to Make Tteokguk Soup (...for New Years!)

Katie shows you how to make Tteokguk Soup! This the traditional soup we make during the 1st of the year. Its made of rice cake slices, egg, and other toppings. We included soup dumplings ;) Typically, you make this soup with anchovy-kelp stock. But we switched it up for our neighbors. It tasted on-point with our vegetable stock.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Christmas Rice

Hello everyone, today's recipe is a simple rice dish you can make for the holiday season to add some color to your plate. I know some of you may be saying that rice is not in any way a Christmas dish but I like to eat rice and I can assure you there will be some on my table come Christmas. Anyways this should be a good side to your baked chicken etc. Give it a try just to change things up.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Chicken and Rice - Great Recipe for Large Groups and Holiday Parties!

This fail-safe chicken and rice recipe are perfect for holiday entertaining since it's easy, affordable and feeds a large group. Also, everyone loves it!

Monday, December 17, 2018

Harvesting Rice in Virtual 360º Action! | Harvest 2018

Come along on this virtual tractor ride and let's start harvesting rice! Experience the 2018 California rice harvest in virtual 360º action. You control your perspective.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

I Learn How to Harvest Rice by Hand at the Rice Experiment Station!

In this episode of Rice Farming TV I learn how to harvest rice by hand at the Rice Experiment Station in Biggs, California. After a bit of October rain put a pause on our own 2018 rice harvest operation, I decided to visit the test plots at the experiment station. A small team were cutting the rice using only a sharp knife. They would carry small bundles of rice to a stationary harvester type piece of equipment to separate the grain from the straw.

These small test plots at Rice Experiment Station are used to breed quality new California rice varieties. Key traits are being developed through these breeding experiments; such as high yielding, quality milling and great tasting properties.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Simple Rice Pilaf Recipe - Fragrant Rice

Simple Onion, Garlic, Tomato Rice Pilaf. Serve as a side to your favorite entree. This super easy to make side dish tastes great with Steak, Kebabs, Curry and much more!! So try it out!

Thursday, November 29, 2018

How to make Korean Breakfast Banchans

Daniel shows you how to make some breakfast banchan. Start your day with some rice and side dishes! Most of these can be made the night before and heated up in the microwave in the morning. Here are some suggestions, but make them your own!

Friday, November 23, 2018

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Death by Harvest: A Story of Tractor Breakdowns!

Tractor breakdowns prevented a smooth second half of our 2018 California rice harvest. It was rare having all three of our harvest combines cutting rice at the same time.

In this harvest video you'll see our Claas Lexion 585R, John Deere CTS 2 and John Deere 9660 CTS. With all the mechanical trouble, breakdowns and slow progress we also decided to buy a lightly used Claas Lexion 750.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

California's Unique Tractor: The "Bankout" aka Auger Wagon

The "Bankout" aka auger wagon, grain cart or chaser bin is certainly one of California's most unique tractors. Welcome to our farm and ride along with me during our 2018 rice harvest.

The bankout was developed by Al Pike of Richvale, California, in the heart of the northern Sacramento Valley's rice fields, in the 1960s. The bankout featured in this harvest video was originally purchased by my grandfather in the 60s and has been used on the family farm ever since.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Cheesy Zucchini Rice Recipe

A little bit of chicken broth, rice, cheese, and zucchini, yep that's pretty much all it takes to make this flavorful cheesy zucchini rice side dish. It's a really pretty and simple side dish that pairs well with grilled meats. I'm always looking for ways to add in more veggies without actually tasting them too much and this side dish does a great job at that.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Korean Garlic Fried Rice! (Under 5 Minutes)

Daniel shows you how to make Garlic Fried Rice It's one of the easiest fried rice to make. All you need is garlic and soy sauce. The two together work beautifully. With a touch of butter, it becomes the perfect side-dish do any main dish. Pair it with steak or some grilled veggies.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Cutest Little Harvester You've Ever Seen!

The Almaco SPC-40 seed research plot combine cuts a trial field at the Rice Experiment Station in Biggs, CA. The experiment, lead by Farm Advisor Luis Espino of the University of California Cooperative Extension, is of various fungicide treatments on rice. The goal is to find which fungicide treatment delivers the best yield and best quality of rice.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Friday, October 12, 2018

Halloween Onigiri Rice Balls

In this video, I'm going to show you how to make "HALLOWEEN" rice balls.
This is easy to make a vivid color with these ingredients.
You can make these rice balls for bento or HALLOWEEN PARTY.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Thai Fried Rice Recipe with Shrimp (Khao Pad Goong)

Thai fried rice is a very typical street food dish in Thailand and you'll find it at any restaurant you go to. It's quite easy to make, and it's usually pretty tasty as well. You can order Thai fried rice with any kind of meat you want, but probably the most popular version is with shrimp, which we will be making in this recipe right here.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Rice Harvest 2018 In California Begins With A Sprint!

The 2018 rice harvest in California has started! Our 3 harvest combines are in the rice fields cutting about 80 acres a day. That means we're in the cab cutting for about 9 hours per day. The crop year was smooth and most the rice is standing. Let's hope for a smooth harvest as well.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

14 Hours Of Planting Rice!

Before the tractor work started and life got busy, I thought I would be able to depict each process of planting rice. This is chiseling. Here is discing and here is land-planing. I was wrong. I'm just too busy with other tasks involved in putting in a rice crop.

So follow me throughout this typical 14-hour workday as we are 2.5 weeks into planting rice here in Northern California. We got a late start due to the late rains so we are in high gear all the time!

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Monday, September 24, 2018

How To Make Egg Fried Rice- Bachelor Boys

How To Make Egg Fried Rice, Bachelor Boys Making Quick and Easy Egg Fried Rice, Country Food

Friday, September 21, 2018

How to Make Puffed Rice

Today I am making puffed rice, but this recipe can be used to easily puff almost any type of grain you can think of at home. This recipe for popcorn rice or muri is it also known is easy.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The 1989 Rice Harvest!

The 1989 California rice harvest was one to remember. Early fall rains created poor cutting conditions and extended the harvest late into fall.

The slow cutting and down rice reflects the harvest we had this year in 2017. However, instead of rain we had intense heat which cause rapid overgrowth of the rice plant which took it down and created slow difficult cutting conditions.

In 1989 Pops harvested 1,000 acres of rice with 3 Massy Ferguson MF 760s.

Today we have a John Deere CTSII and 9660 CTS as well as a Claas Lexion 595R. We farm 1,600 acres of rice.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

How To Make Horchata - A Refreshing Mexican Rice Drink

My Horchata Recipe is a refreshingly delicious rice-based Mexican drink made with milk, cinnamon, sugar and vanilla extract. Served over ice and a dusting of ground cinnamon will quench your thirst.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Mochi Donuts | Easy Gluten Free Donuts

I show you how to make mochi donuts! These are easy gluten-free donuts that have amazing chewy texture. I show you how to make them with some rice flour, eggs, milk, sugar, matcha, and cocoa powder. One of the best parts is that these don't need to proof, so you can easily make these in a little over an hour.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Creamy Avocado Cilantro lime Rice

Try this Avocado Cilantro Lime Rice- this rice is AMAZING! so creamy and it tastes like guacamole! very easy to make and very healthy.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Easy Chicken Fajita Rice Bake

Here is what you'll need!

Servings: 6-8

Fajita Seasoning
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper

½ onion, sliced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 green bell pepper, sliced
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup rice, long grain
2 cups chicken broth
1½ pounds chicken tenders

Lime wedge

Preheat oven to 375°F/190°C.
In a medium bowl, combine spices to make fajita seasoning, or use store-bought.
In a large bowl, combine, onion, peppers, and chicken.
Add oil and seasoning, and mix until seasoning is fully incorporated.
In a casserole dish, add rice and chicken broth. Then lay down all veggies and chicken.
Cover the dish with foil and bake for 50-55 minutes until rice is fully cooked.
Serve with tomatoes, cilantro, and cheese, if desired.

Friday, August 31, 2018

How Much Rice Can One Plant Produce?!

Due to the size of our rice farm, I've never considered how much rice can one plant produce. I always calculate in acres. I know who much a single rice field can yield but never thought about how much a single plant can yield. That was all until I received a great question from a viewer on Rice Farming TV. He asked, "How many kernels of rice does the average plant produce?"

To find the answer we will simply count the rice kernels (or seeds) that a single plant is producing. Each rice plant makes a seed head that is comprised of spikelets or blooms, forming grains of rice.

Numbers of how much rice a plant produces is dependent on a variety of factors: the rice farmer, rice variety, region the rice was planted (soil type and weather patterns), and more.

I just thought this was such a great question that I needed to dedicate an episode of Rice Farming TV to it. Let me know if you have any questions about rice production or farming rice in California.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Onigirazu (Rice Sandwiches Recipe)

Onigirazu is a new type of Onigiri (rice ball).

Unlike Onigiri (rice ball), Onigirazu can be prepared quickly without making into a triangular or a ball shape but just by wrapping rice and the fillings in Nori seaweed sheet.

I think it is a great idea that you can wrap more fillings than the regular ball-shaped Onigiri. Also, it looks very pretty like sandwiches!!!

Saturday, August 25, 2018

How Rice Is Farmed In BRAZIL!

Joinville is located in the second most southern state of Brazil, Santa Catarina. This is how they grow rice in the region. It's a bit different than back home in that the ground, due to rain, is always wet. I meet a local rice farmer who introduces how the ground is prepared, what equipment is used and how the rice is harvested.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Rice Cream Recipe from Epcot's Norway Pavilion

Now you can enjoy the famous Rice Cream at home! This sweet rice pudding has been topped with a special strawberry sauce to create a chilled treat your family is sure to love!

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Breakfast Recipes : Eggs and Rice Recipe

Breakfast Recipes : Eggs and Rice Recipe

How To Make Pizza With A Rice Crust

See how to make rice crusted pizza. This is the perfect pizza for those who can't or don't want to eat a bread crusted pizza. This was so much fun making this pizza with the comedy duo of Slice n Rice!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

12 Hours of Harvesting Rice!

Spend the day with me as rice harvest continues here in California. During the early morning I will perform the daily maintenance on the harvest combine (check oil, grease and clean), phone in for an interview with RFD-TV and eventually start cutting rice when the early morning dew dries.

Monday, August 13, 2018

5 Favorite Birds Found in California Rice Fields and Farms!

Jim Morris tells us his 5 favorite birds that are found in California rice fields and farms. Jim is the communications manager of the California Rice Commission (links below) and frequently photographs birds and wildlife across the northern Sacramento Valley.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Agriculture In The Classroom: How Rice Is Grown!

The California rice production process is quite complicated but these kids are asking all the right questions. Through Learn About Ag: California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom (CFAITC) I was put in contact with a third grade class in Sacramento who were very eager to learn about how rice is grown in the USA. During my visit to their school, they had excellent questions about the growing process, harvest, animals, weeds and had all kinds of intelligent thoughts. So much so that I wanted to share them with you.

I hope you enjoy spending time with these kids as much as I did.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Dissecting A Rice Plant In Search Of Its Head!

In this episode of Rice Farming TV I'm going to dissect a rice plant in search of its head. The rice fields have made quite a bit of progress as they are in the reproductive phase. The "head" of the rice plant I'm referring to is the panicle or the spikelets and hulls that will eventually fill and form rice kernels. We call this phase "heading out".

Rice plants are self-pollinating so I'm going to show you, in slow-motion, the pollen by shaking the plant.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

5 Weird But Useful Tools For Farmers, Gardeners And Really Anybody!

I just received a package in the mail with "5 weird but useful tools for farmers, gardeners, and really anybody." I'm always looking for cool tools, gadgets and accessories to use on the farm and around the rice fields. You never know what new product will help with efficiency and productivity. For the most part, these tools are just weird.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

How To Make The BEST Taiwanese Braised Pork Rice

Braised pork rice (Chinese:卤肉饭; pinyin: lǔròufàn) is a popular rice dish commonly available throughout Taiwan. While the flavor of this dish may vary from one region to the other, the basic ingredients remain similar such as minced pork, soya sauce and served on steamed rice. This dish is so easy to cook and technically you can just prepare this one dish and your meal is settled.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

How Healthy Are My Rice Plants?!

In this episode of Rice Farming TV, I will determine how healthy my rice plants are. A Color Leaf Chart will help me decide if I need to apply additional fertilizer to my rice fields. The optimal fertilization of rice is important because it not only ensures the overall health of the plant but it will also help achieve a maximum yield.

The color leaf chart is a tool used throughout California rice production by many different rice farmers.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Friday, July 20, 2018

3 Healthy Rice Recipes For Weight Loss

3 Healthy Fried Rice recipes full of healthy fiber, protein, good fat and good carbs, full of flavor and full of vegetables, you make these delicious healthy fried rice recipes at home in less than 20 minutes.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Rice Harvest 2018 | How Rice Is Harvested In Brazil!

Learn how rice is harvested in Brazil during the 2018 rice harvest. I'm in Joinville, Santa Catarina driving down Rodovia do Arroz (Rice Highway), through the Villa Nova rural district of the city, looking for a rice farmer harvesting rice.

In the southern states of Brazil, due to the climate, farmers are able to harvest rice twice a year. In February it's their first harvest and what rice seeds fall behind will serve as the second crop.

There's a lot of ripe rice out there but with daily rains, farmers are having a difficult time keeping the harvesters cutting. The combine used by this Brazilian rice farmer is a New Holland Harvest Combine.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

How Rice Is Planted In California: Breaking Ground!

Planting rice in California is easy. What I mean is that the seeding of rice is easy. You call the local crop-duster, tell him the ground is ready and to fly on the rice seed. The difficult part, which is time-consuming, critical and taxing is preparing the ground--getting it ready for the rice seed. In this video, I will give you an overview of how a California rice farmer prepares his rice fields for seeding. Enjoy.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Cheesy Broccoli and Rice Casserole | Cooking Tutorial

We've revamped the old-school version of a classic casserole. This recipe trades frozen broccoli and canned soup for fresh, wholesome ingredients. It takes just a bit more time, but the results are absolutely irresistible.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

A Quick Tour Of Northern California Farmland!

We're going to take a quick tour of Northern California farmland because I want to update you on the growth stages of our rice. In order to do that I'll pull a rice plant from our earliest seeded rice field and a plant from our last seeded field. This will give us a great side-by-side comparison.

In order to get from these two fields, we'll need to drive through the county which will give me the opportunity to show you the diversity of agriculture in Northern California. We'll pass by corn fields, sunflowers, almond orchards, tomatoes and, of course, rice!

Also, I want to show you a Killdeer (bird) nest with newly hatched eggs. I'll explain how adult Killdeer uses the broken wing act to lure predators away from their nests and hatchlings.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Bacon And Egg Fried Rice

Serving Size: 4

3 large eggs
8 ounces bacon
1 medium onion
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
5 cups cooked rice
Salt, to taste
Black pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce

Green onions, chopped

Beat three eggs in an empty bowl, add a bit of salt until well-combined.
Cut bacon into 1-inch pieces and dice the onion finely.
Heat oil in either a wok or nonstick frying pan over medium heat, and add beaten eggs. Gently scramble the eggs, when the egg is almost done, remove from wok, and set aside.
Add bacon to the wok and allow it to render down and become crisp. Once the bacon is done, take it out of the wok and set aside, along with the scrambled eggs.
Add the diced onion to the wok and stir-fry until translucent. Then add the cooked rice, make sure the rice is fluffed and cooled, and stir-fry for 2 to 5 minutes. Use a spatula to break up any clumps. Add the salt, pepper, sugar, and soy sauce. Stir for another minute or so.
Once there is steam coming off the rice and is completely heated through, add scrambled eggs and cooked bacon.
To serve, sprinkle with green onion. Enjoy.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe

Here is a recipe that I have fine-tuned for about a year now. I love the rice Chipotle serves so much, that is really becoming a focus of mine to do right. I am quite satisfied with how this tastes. Oh, and using a fresh lime is truly important. Though there are many recipes out there that also claim to be the copycat, I get the best results doing it the way I show you in the video.
Please adjust flavor and seasoning since most people will have slightly varying ideas of the amounts. Good luck! Thank you for stopping by

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

How To Make Spanish Rice

The ingredients:
Long Grain White Rice
Olive Oil
8 oz Can of Tomato Sauce
Chicken Bouillon
Garlic Powder
Chopped Onion
Onion Powder
Black Pepper

Do NOT stir the Rice after adding Water!
Do NOT Open Until 100% Done!

(or it will be Completely Ruined)

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Pork Belly Rice Balls

This is a super easy recipe with just three ingredients, four if you count the kimchi juice that I squeezed out of the kimchi leaves. It's also a great way to use up any leftover rice, kimchi or veggies that you may have the fridge. Soybean sprouts or spinach would be great mixed in with the rice. Hope you enjoy these balls!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Garlic Butter Shrimp and Rice | Dinner

Let's be honest, the last thing you want to do at the end of a busy day is to spend hours making dinner. You have laundry to do, kids to take care of and a glass of wine that needs your attention. This Garlic Butter Shrimp and Rice recipe is what you make when you're looking for a delicious meal that comes together quickly. 20 minutes is all you need to have this tasty dish on the table.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Savory Italian Sausage Rice

Savory Italian Sausage rice is simple and delicious. The type of sausage use is entirely up to you. I really like a sausage that's savory and zippy. In other words, something that has a kick to it. The veggies are also a matter of personal choice. It is important, however, to add the tomatoes, green onions, and celery at the end of the cooking process as they add a sense of freshness.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Our Rice Plants Growth Stages Are Amazing!

Learn about our rice plants growth stages through the first 3 weeks after planting. Our 2018 rice crop was seeded in the month of May (between the 6th and 26th) after a late start due to spring California rains.

It's a great feeling to have all the tractor work completed and all our rice fields planted. I hope to give you a good idea of how rice is grown in California with this video.

Friday, June 8, 2018

How To Make TACO RICE (Okinawan Recipe)

Taco rice is a popular Okinawan dish that contains ground beef, lettuce and tomatoes served on a bed of rice. It has even been a staple on the local Okinawan school lunch menus since the early 90’s and can also be found sold at convenience stores.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

How We Plant Rice: Learning How to Farm is Nice (it rhymes)!

Learn how to plant rice in this rhyming episode of Rice Farming TV. From tractor work to flying on the rice seed with crop-dusters I'll explain every step of the planting process. Learning how to farm can be fun! I hope you enjoy the agricultural education and the tractor videos.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Gluten Free Rice Pizza Crust With Tomato and Mozzarella

Rice pizza crust with tomato sauce and fresh mozzarella. A gluten-free alternative to the traditional pizza. Kids will love the creamy base!!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Monday, May 21, 2018

How To Make Vegetable Rice - A Quick And Easy Recipe!

A quick and easy, step by step recipe for making vegetable rice which can be served as a main course or as part of a course meal with curry and bread. This recipe will serve 4 people as the only main dish or up to 8 people as part of the main course.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Rice Cutlets using Leftover Rice | Indian Snack Recipe

Learn to make rice cutlets in an easy and quick way. I made them by shallow frying them on a skillet, which is quite healthy rather than deep frying. So Do try and share your feedback with us.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

How To Drive A Tractor In Virtual 360º Action!

Learn how to drive a tractor with me during the 2018 rice planting season. Enjoy this tractor ride on the rice farm while we pull behind us a plow chisel. This is the first operation of the crop year! We use the pull chisel to rip the dirt thus exposing it to the air, allowing it to dry out. Let's turn this ground into a rice field and I think after this video you'll be ready to be a real rice farmer!

Saturday, May 12, 2018

6 Different Rice Recipes

Rice Recipes Fried Rice, Pineapple Fried rice, matra pulao, vegetable rice, corn pulao, lemon rice.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Breakfast Idea: Rice Egg Bowl!

Daniel tries out a trending breakfast bowl recipe. It's very simple to make and includes all of your favorite breakfast items + rice! Think of it as a breakfast risotto. Perfect for a lazy weekend brunch or breakfast for dinner.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Tractor Work Gears Up On The Rice Farm!

Tractor work starts on the rice farm thus kicking off the 2018 crop year. We are breaking ground with our tractors, prepping the soil to plant rice seed. We are running a Case Magnum 340 and two Case Magnum 260 tractors. Each tractor has a chisel plow, used to rip the ground deep. This is the first step in preparing the soil, turning it into a rice field.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Rice Cakes 4 Ways | Delicious Nutrition

Rice cakes are one of my favorite healthy and quick snacks. In this video, I share my 4 favorite ways to eat them!

Monday, April 30, 2018

I Learned How to Make Sushi and You Wont Believe the Hardest Part!

My wife and I learn how to make sushi rolls at home from a professional sushi chef. We are most interested in our favorite sushi rolls like the California Roll and Spicy Tuna Roll. Aside from how to roll sushi we learn how to cook rice for sushi, what tools and ingredients we need and all kinds of great tips.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

How To Make Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls Recipe) | OCHIKERON |

Rice ball is called "Onigiri" in Japanese. Mostly it's shape is a triangle and you can either mix ingredients into rice or fill your favorite ingredient in the rice ball, or both!

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Tractors Are Ready to Plant Rice But Where's The Water?!

Our tractors are ready to plant rice but without much rain, we have to ask: where's the water? Here are 3 key Ingredients for planting rice in California: tractors, dirt, and water.

1. Tractors: I'm going to explain how we service our tractors and planting implements so that once we enter the fields we can run most efficiently. Included in our tractor fleet is a Case Magnum 340, 2x Case Magnum 260, Case 240, Case 7240 and a John Deere 9660. We've changed all the engine oil and replaced all the filters. We also serviced our pull-chisels, discs, and land-planes--all planting implements to be pulled behind our tractors.

2. Dirt: In a previous episode of Rice Farming I explained how we drain the winter water off our rice fields that were decomposing last year's remaining straw. Once the March rains let up we will allow the fields to continue to dry until we can enter with our tractors and planting implements.

3. Water: With far less than average rainfall in California things we not looking good going into March. Lake Oroville Dam sits at a 59% capacity of average. The snowpack in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, above the lake, was at a dismal 7% of average. Luckily all this rain and snow we are getting in March has boosted that snowpack up to 39%. What does that mean for us and our 2018 rice crop? I explain in the second half of this episode.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Masala Rice Recipe

A flavored and spicy rice recipe prepared with dry spices and vegetables. it is a one-pot meal and hence an ideal lunch box recipe and easily appreciated by kids and all age groups. the rice is infused with spices and masala with choice of veggies and hence served by itself without any side dish but tastes great with raita recipes.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

From California Drought To Flooded Fields!

Northern California rains raised flood concerns and definitely delayed our rice planting season! We went from California drought to flooded rice fields. At one time, with no rain, we were worried about having enough water to farm. Now in April, we keep getting rain in the north state...

These storms were welcomed here in drought-stricken California. However high flows in rivers and our region's irrigation system allowed water to back-up into our nearly dried out rice fields. Our tractors are ready but now the fields need to dry back out.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

How To Make Champorado

Champorado is a Filipino Chocolate Rice Porridge that's great either hot or cold. Get the full recipe on

Monday, April 9, 2018

Lazy Rice!

California rice harvest is just ahead but this 2017 crop is extremely lazy! Lazy? It's almost all laying down due to, what I think, was high temperatures in the 100+ºF range. The rice plants grew too tall and fell over. This can also be attributed to over fertilizing but we used less fertilizer on this field than last year. And last year we cut the rice standing up!

Friday, April 6, 2018

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Easy Garlic Rice Recipe

Garlic Rice Ingredients:

3 Tbs. Salted Butter
9 to 12 Cloves garlic (approximately 2 heaping Tbs)
2 cups Jasmine rice
3 cups Water
1 Green onion

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Chef Robert Irvine's Healthy Rice Recipes 3 Ways

Rice is often referred to as the forbidden carbohydrate, but that's a misnomer. Rice can make a great base for a protein-rich meal. Turn a boring carb into an exciting entrée with these three recipes.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Corned Beef Kimchi Fried Rice - Food Wishes

Learn how to make Corned Beef Kimchi Fried Rice! Whether you're using up leftover corned beef from St. Patrick's Day or leftover rice from a takeout order, this amazingly tasty dish is the perfect way to go.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Aerial Tour Of California Rice Fields and Lake Oroville Dam!

Let's take an aerial tour of California's rice fields, Lake Oroville Dam and Grey Lodge Wildlife Refuge. The northern Sacramento Valley has a lot of beautiful sights but we will stick to what predominately makes up Butte County.

I stop by the Williams Flying Service airstrip and hop into a 1967 Cessna 182 with ag-pilot Shawn because the crop-dusters won't fit two people safely.

As the areal tour of California Starts, we can see the Sutter Buttes nearby. We continue to fly over my uncle's equipment yard and eventually to some of the rice fields my pops and I farm. I point out how many acres some of the fields are.

We then fly over the Grey Lodge Wildlife refuge that is surrounded by rice fields. The Sierra Nevada Mountain Range is off in the distance as we follow the feather river, over Oroville and reach the Lake Oroville Dam. We get a great shot at how low the water level of the lake sits as well as the spillway, which is still under construction.

Taking this birds-eye-view, the areal tour gives us a great perspective of how large the rice fields are and how low Lake Oroville lake.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Sunday, March 4, 2018

How a Harvest Combine Works!

How do Harvest Combines work is a question I get a lot during rice harvest. I'm always too busy to explain, in more detail how our harvesting machines work. Before we put in this year's rice crop and way before harvest 2018, I want to open up the harvester and show you inside.

I hope you find it interesting learning how a harvester works and how combines are made. The Claas Lexion harvester that we run on our rice farm is a Lexion 585R.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Japanese-Style Fried Chicken Rice Burger

Japanese-Style Fried Chicken Rice Burger
Serves 1

Chicken Thighs
Soy Sauce 1 tbsp
Mirin 1/2 tsp
Garlic 1/2 tsp
Ginger 1/2 tsp
Flour 2 tbsp
Potato Starch 2 tbsp
Mayonnaise 3 tbsp
Honey 1/2 tbsp
Japanese Mustard 1 tsp
Miso 1/2 tbsp

1. Put chicken thigh in a bag, add soy sauce, sake, mirin, garlic, ginger and marinate in the refrigerator for about 1 hour.
2. Put potato starch powder and soft flour in the bowl and mix well.
3. Heat frying oil to 350°F, add chicken and fry. Cut off oil for paper etc when it turns darker.
4. Make mustard mayonnaise. Put mayonnaise, honey, japanese mustard, and miso in a bowl and mix well.
5. Make Rice Buns. Put rice in a container. Wrapped in seran wrap, press with a small tool to shape it. In the same way, create three more.
6. Put the sesame oil in a frying pan and bake rice buns. After they become golden, take them out.
7. Green leaf on one side of chicken, cover with mayonnaise, put the rice bun on top,
8. Enjoy!

Monday, February 26, 2018

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Make Restaurant-Style Mexican Rice

If you've ever attempted your favorite Mexican restaurant's rice at home and failed, raise your hand. Well, you can put it down now, because this one is my all-time family favorite and I think it will become yours, too. To be honest, I like it so much better than the rice usually served when I dine out.

Friday, February 16, 2018

How To Cook Perfect Rice Every Time

Rice Pilaf
Servings: 4

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 shallot, finely chopped
1 cup white long grain rice
3 tablespoons white wine
1¾ cups chicken stock
Pinch of salt

  • In a small pot over high heat, add the olive oil.
  • Once the oil begins to shimmer, add the shallot, and cook until it begins to brown, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the rice and stir to fully coat with oil and shallots. Add the wine and stir to combine.
  • Add the chicken stock and salt and bring to a boil.
  • Once boiling, put a lid on the pot and reduce the heat to simmer. Cook for 18 minutes.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and let steam for 10 minutes.


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Why I Eat White Rice?! Unhealthy Diet?

♥ White Rice! Bad Carbs? Belly pooch? Weight Gain? Stay away from it? Why then would I eat white rice? Watch this video through.
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♥ Joanna is a certified Personal Trainer (ACE), Women's Fitness Specialist (NASM) and Nutrition Coach (VN). Common facts we tend to hear about Brown Rice VS White Rice. Are they true?! 1) Brown rice is low in Glycemic Index & white rice is high in GI. 2) Brown rice is higher in fiber & protein compared to white rice. 3) Brown rice takes much longer to digest compared to white rice. 4) Brown rice is more nutrient-dense than white rice.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Regular Vs. Basmati Rice - Nutrition Guide

Regular Vs. Basmati Rice - Nutrition Guide - as part of the expert series by GeoBeats. The major difference is in the aroma and the flavor of the two different kinds of rice. Here you have regular, long grain, white rice which can be used in any application for cooking rice. Both the Basmati and, here is the Basmati, both the Basmati and the regular rice, they take about the same amount of time to cook but the difference is the Basmati, which is this one. They look very similar. So it is always good to label them if you have one or the other in the house so you can tell them apart. Also if you give it a little sniff you can tell the Basmati from the plain, long grain rice. Basmati is more of a unique flavor. So anytime you want to incorporate that uniqueness to a dish, that nuttiness, that earthiness then you would incorporate the Basmati into a dish. I would not recommend Basmati for something like dessert, like rice pudding or something like that because it is going to overpower that sweetness that you're going to get from the other ingredients in a dish like that. But really, regular rice can be used in just about any application.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Coconut Jasmine Rice -- Lynn's Recipes

Lynn demonstrates a really delicious side dish, Coconut Jasmine Rice. This would be perfect with salmon, but great with any main dish. This recipe is from Publix. 1 cup jasmine rice 1-1/4 cups chicken stock ¾ cup coconut milk 1 teaspoon sesame oil ¼ cup fresh sliced green onions ¼ teaspoon kosher salt Place rice, stock, coconut milk and oil in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer rice 18-20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Fluff rice with fork; stir in green onions and salt. Serve. Printable Version:

Thursday, February 1, 2018

How to Make Shrimp Fried Rice!! Chinese Fried Rice Recipe

Learn how to make shrimp fried rice at home just like you get at a take-out joint or restaurant! This is quick, easy, and you can customize it to your taste. And if you don't like shrimp, this recipe works just as well using chicken, pork, beef or vegetarian. What you'll need: 1 Tbsp peanut or vegetable oil 1/2 tsp sesame oil 1 large egg 1/3 cup frozen peas and carrots 2 Tbsp chopped onion 1/2 pound 41-50 shrimp, peeled, deveined and thawed 3 cups cooked rice (1 cup uncooked, cooked as seen here: ) 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp sugar 1 Tbsp lite soy sauce 1/2 tsp mushroom flavored DARK soy sauce See video for instructions.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Rice Planting by Air - Go Pro

Seeding rice fields by air in Northern California. All footage shot by the Go Pro Hero 3.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

How To Cook Perfect Fluffy Rice | Jamie Oliver

This quick & simple rice recipe is so easy guys. No need for a rice cooker - just a mug, a pan and boiled water. I'll show you the basic absorption method then give you some great ideas for flavored rice to go with loads of different dishes. Let me know how you do your rice in the comments box below and check out these other great videos on Food Tube for incredible dishes using rice: Fish Tikka Curry | Kerryann Dunlop Turkish Chicken Kebab | Aaron Craze Chilli Con Carnage | DJ BBQ

Sunday, January 21, 2018


Richvale Natural Foods is a family company with over 100 years and 5 generations of growing California rice, we are dedicated to providing your family with the best natural and organic rice products available. We provide point-of-origin tracing on our packages to ensure that you know exactly where your food was grown and packaged.

Using our own milling equipment on-site, guarantees you get the freshest best-tasting rice and rice products on your table.

We look forward to producing California rice for the many years to come and invite you to enjoy our families delicious products grown and produced, for you.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Welcome To Our New Blog

Welcome to the new blog for the Richvale Natural Foods company. We intend to share much about our product and history and much more. See you soon!