Medium Grain White Rice

Enriched White Rice

Carolina® Medium Grain White Rice is enriched to ensure that it holds onto more of those natural vitamins and minerals found in rice. Perfect for making a meal for your family or friends, our trusted brand provides you with quality products. In addition to being Gluten Free, this product is free of sodium, cholesterol, and saturated fat so that you can stick to all of your goals while enjoying delicious meals. Our Non-GMO Project Verified rice is also suitable for vegan and vegetarian diets.

Long Grain vs Medium Grain Rice

With a wide variety of options, there are many types of rice to choose from. Carolina® Medium Grain White Rice is shorter and wider than regular Carolina® Long Grain White Rice and contains more starch, so the grains become soft and slightly chewy and form a more compact texture.

Whereas long grain rice is looser and works better for salads or rice pilaf, medium grain rice is perfect for all of the recipes you want to be more compact and absorb lots of flavor.

Make sure to take a look at our guide to all of our different rice varieties and what makes them unique!

Cooking Instructions

The ideal ratio of rice to water for this variety is 2:1, meaning two cups of water for every 1 cup of rice. You can cook this rice over the stove, in the microwave or using a rice cooker or Instant pot.

To cook over the stove: Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a 2 quart heavy saucepan. Add olive oil and salt, if desired. Stir in 1 cup rice, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until all water is absorbed.

To cook in the microwave: In a 2 quart microwave safe dish combine 2 cups water and 1 cup rice. Add olive oil and salt, if desired. Cover and microwave on HIGH for 5 minutes. Reduce setting to 50% power, microwave for 15 minutes or until all the water is absorbed.

NOTE: We recommended only preparing 1 cup rice at a time in the microwave. Microwave ovens vary, so these cooking times are approximate.

Recipe Meal Ideas

Side Dish: Serve this rice as a simple white rice side dish or learn how you can enhance the flavor naturally using alternative cooking liquids like broth or juice and mix in all kinds of ingredients. Take a look at our guide to leveling up white rice for more tasty ideas!

Main Dish: The medium grains make this rice great for naturally more compact dishes like Italian risotto or Spanish paella. However, it also works perfectly in rice bowls, oven-baked casseroles and as a filling for tacos, burritos or stuffed peppers.

Dessert: Of course, we didn’t forget about a rich and creamy dessert like rice pudding, rice hot cakes with chocolate or something more international like a rice atole or a homemade horchata drink.

Other Varieties

For other similar varieties, try our Carolina® Parboiled Medium Grain Rice specifically crafted for paella dishes, or Carolina® Medium Grain Arborio Rice for Risotto.

Available Sizes

80 oz (2.27kg),320 oz (9.07kg)

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