Rice is grown in seven American States

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American Rice Growing States
Arkansas
Arkansas
Arkansas is the largest rice producing US state of them all and is situated in America's deep south. It's also the biggest chicken producing state.
California
California
California is the second largest rice producer in America. It grows long grain rice as well as wild rice and medium grain rice used for sushi.
Texas
Texas
Alongside the cattle ranches you'll also find rice farms. Texas farmers raise cotton, corn and sugar cane too.
Louisiana
Louisiana
Gumbo and jambalaya are two of the best-known Cajun/Creole recipes to be found in this state's regional cuisine. Rice is important to both dishes so not surprisingly they grow it here too.
Mississippi
Mississippi
Many of the best known dishes in Mississippi are characterised by strong African influences, which you'll find in the soul food available here.
Missouri
Missouri
The two most important ingredients for an original Kansas barbecue, namely rice and pork, are produced in Missouri.
Florida
Florida
American rice grows particularly well in the hot and humid Florida climate, so don't be surprised to see a rice farm if you visit this state's famous Disneyland attraction.

  The Americans have been farming rice since the late 17th century. So if you thought the hamburger, which didn't come along until the 20th century, was an American heritage, you now know where tradition truly lies. And it's not just 'American' rice either.

Grown in seven States, each with its own distinctive culture and traditions, this booklet will introduce you to the many ethnic groups that combined their histories, expertise, culinary skills and sheer hard work, to bring this rich heritage into the present day.


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