Originally posted by sauceman
Anyone ever tried Creole Rose rice from Louisiana? I've been using it for a couple of months and have been quite pleased with the results. Comes in an old-style cloth bag, too.
Fred, where do you obtain this rice. I saw cloth bags of rice in Sam's Club this week, but didn't look at them.
I buy the premium California medium grain rice used in my friend's Asian restaurant (in 50 lb. bags at his price). I use a lot of rice. I've been buying my rice through the restaurant for years, as everything white in grocery stores here is par boiled. My coop refuses to sell white rice, so plain white rice must be purchased from the Asian markets or somewhere like a Sam's club.
Who would have thought that white, unprocessed rice would be unavailable in the big Kroger stores of the Upper South?
Incidentally, one time the 50 lb. bag I picked up was different. The rice was grown in California, but packaged and sold by an Asian firm. I thought it tasted somehow different, but delicious, so I checked the bag, and sure enough, the rice kernals were coated with corn syrup.
My restaurant friend had decided to sample a bag (and got one for me), unawares of the sugar coating. Neither of us ever used that brand again, but it sure was good.