FAQ – General Frequently Asked Questions

Why does Carolina® Whole Grain Brown Rice come in such a small size?

Brown Rice is packaged in smaller sizes because it has a shorter shelf life than white rice.

Where does your rice come from?

We purchase our rice from farmers in Arkansas, California, Florida, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, and Texas. Our jasmine rice is imported from Thailand. Our basmati rice is imported from India and Pakistan.

Where can I get a coupon for Carolina® White Rice?

From time to time, we may offer coupons for our products online through our website or with other vendors. You may find coupons in your local grocery shoppers or if you are part of their loyalty/reward program. For individual requests for coupons, please visit the Contact Us page on this website and send us a note.

What are green kernels in Carolina® Whole Grain Brown Rice Rice?

These are immature kernels of rice, and have the same nutritional value as mature grains.

I’ve heard a lot of news reports regarding arsenic in food products — what about arsenic in rice?

The US Food and Drug Administration continually monitors the US food supply, including rice, to assure that the food we consume is safe. Current science points to rice as a nutritious food that contributes only trace amounts of arsenic to the human diet. There are no scientific studies that link rice consumption to adverse health effects. The safety of our Carolina® rice remains a top priority.

How do you cook Carolina® Whole Grain Brown Rice in 30 minutes?

Instead of preparing whole grain brown rice with the traditional 45 minute cooking method, try our 30 Minute Cooking Method. Prepare up to 2 cups of brown rice; bring 10 cups of water to a boil. Stir in rice. Return to a boil. Cook, uncovered for 30 minutes. If desired, 1 tablespoon tub margarine and 1 teaspoon of salt per cup of rice can be added to the water while cooking. Drain water. Serve.

Can I put rice in a garbage disposal?

We do NOT recommend you put rice, raw or cooked into your garbage disposal. Rice expands when you add water and cook it in a pan and it does the same inside your pipes or garbage disposal.