Delta Blues Rice

Single variety rice grown in Mississippi and sold directly by the farm

Sure, it’s easy to know your tomatoes come from the community garden, berries from Berkshire County, grass-fed beef from Lancaster, PA—but knowing where your rice comes from is a little harder. From the Mississippi Delta comes an effort to bring rice straight to the table: Delta Blues Rice. The Arants’ multi-generational farm grows corn and soybeans—which are sold to make products like crayons—but rice is …

Cauliflower Rice Recipe

Chef Nikki Bennett offers up a tasty alternative to satisfy white rice cravings

Along with a host of other processed grains, white rice has fallen out of our daily routine in the search for a simpler and less processed diet. Craving something similar, we reached out to the experts for an alternative—in this case our friend Nikki Bennett, executive chef of NYC’s raw vegan restaurant Pure Food and Wine. Bennett created the recipe in her own home (her …

Interview: Robin Koda of Koda Farms

We get the history behind Kokuho Rose heirloom brown rice from California's Central Valley

Located in tiny town of South Dos Palos in the heart of California’s Central Valley, Koda Farms grows Kokuho Rose, one of the only heirloom rice strains grown in California. Now helmed by siblings Robin Koda and Ross Koda, the century-old rice farm was originally founded by their grandfather Kiesaburo Koda, a descendant of rice traders and the son of a samurai-turned-rice miller. The budding …