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U.S. Rice in the Culinary Classroom

“U.S. Rice in the Culinary Classroom: The Complete Guide for Food Educators and Professionals” is a comprehensive rice curriculum that contains all the essential information for teaching culinary students the fundamentals of rice in a foodservice operation. Topics include the key role of rice in cuisine, along with tips for properly selecting, cooking and handling rice.

The course is presented from the perspective of the professional chef and is divided into four modules. Download course PDFs, PowerPoint presentations and additional resources below.

What is Rice: History & Production

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All About Rice: Science, Types & Nutrition

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Cooking Rice: Basic Methods

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Rice in Cuisine: International Recipes

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Additional Resources

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U.S. Rice in the Culinary Classroom PowerPoint presentations with video clips and highlights from live cooking demonstrations are available upon request.

Culinary educators may also request a copy of the teaching tool U.S. Rice in the Culinary Classroom to be mailed.

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CIA Chef Demos

With The Culinary Institute of America chef-instructors as your guides, the following videos will help you perfect your techniques for making some of the world’s classic rice dishes. You’ll also discover some uses for rice that you may never have imagined.

Risotto: Beet and Pancetta Risotto Topped with Herb Salad and Goat Cheese

Rice Stuffings: Roasted Portobello Mushrooms with Rice, Parmesan, Thyme, Oregano and Bacon

Rice Bowls: Lemon Grass Tofu Rice Bowl

Rice Bowls: Miso and Soy Glazed Salmon Rice Bowl

Rice Bowls: Beef Satay Rice Bowl

Pilaf: Brown Rice Wild Mushroom Pilaf

Paella: Chicken, Chorizo and Saffron Paella with Olives, Red Peppers and a Hazelnut Picada

Jambalaya: Smoked Chicken and Andouille Sausage Jambalaya

Sushi: Maki Sushi

Fried Rice: Mongolian Barbecued Pork Fried Rice

Using Whole Grain Rice: Seven-Rice Tabbouleh Salad with Green Lentils, Fava Beans, Tomatoes and Cucumber

All About Rice: Learn everything you need to know about U.S. rice and its use in the foodservice kitchen.