Sunday, December 29, 2019

Tractor Mudding: Stomping California Rice Straw!

Let's go tractor mudding! In this tractor video we are stomping rice straw in winter flooded fields. Yes, the 2019 rice harvest is over and we must deal with the remaining rice straw in the field. Stomping helps incorporate the straw into the mud which in turn helps with the decomposition process. We need a clean field of fertile soil in the spring for our new crop.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Maanchi's Recipe for New Year's Rice Cake Soup

Popular food blogger, Maangchi teaches us how to make rice cake soup, a Korean New Year's Day staple. Maangchi explains how she "shares her spirit through cooking" and the importance of making food for friends to stay connected.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Christmas Fried Rice (Vegan + Gluten Free)

Learn how to make a Stunning Christmas Fried Rice in the 4th recipe of our 5 recipe Christmas special. Join Chef Marc ( and Gourmand Award-winning cookbook author, Chris De La Rosa of as they provide simple step by step instructions for making this vegan and gluten-free fried rice, with festive Christmas colors.

Friday, December 20, 2019

Value of Rice Fields for Birds and Fish

Peter Moyle, UC Davis Professor Emeritus and Associate Director at the Center for Watershed Sciences, talks about the bug buffet that birds, and now possibly fish, can enjoy in the winter-flooded rice fields.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Sunday, December 8, 2019

How to Make REAL Japanese Beef Curry from Scratch

Japanese curry is very different from most curries you might be familiar with. It takes a bit of French sauce technique and Japanese stewing technique and combines it for a unique style of curry.

Curry was introduced to Japan by the British navy which usually had canned curries for ocean voyages, and today Japanese curry in Japan is mainly from packaged curry roux blocks. If you want to make it from scratch, this is how you do it.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Yield Loss during the 2019 California Rice Harvest!

During the second half of the 2019 California rice harvest we started seeing some yield loss. In this harvest video we'll look back through the crop year and find the reason why we're harvesting less rice.