SACRAMENTO, CA – Those of us in the foodisphere often find ourselves in a place where we have to explain that rice is more than a steamed side served with Chinese take-out or a major component of Sushi. Time and again we create and share recipes ranging from jambalaya to rice and beans to show the versatility of culinary staple.
While I love to playing the role of the culinary explorer, after running into Ken Lagrande of Sun Valley Rice, in California, I discovered that rice isn’t just limited to uses in the kitchen.
Anyone who has done a charity walk or run knows that the acronym RICE is a key part of the post-event for participants who strained or sprained a knee or ankle. The acronym RICE is for Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. Rice, the grain, can play a role in the recovery period. Keep a zipper bag of ice in the freezer to use as an icepack. Unlike traditional ice packs, the loose nature of the rice allows it to form itself around the sore body part.