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.