By Emma Lundberg
Did you know that there are more than 120,000 different kinds of rice? Rice is typically described as either white or whole grain brown; however, rice actually comes in many different colors, shapes, textures, sizes and flavors. Each distinct kind of rice is called a variety, and at Lundberg Family Farms we produce 17 different varieties, each with its own characteristics and cooking purposes.
This summer, I’ll introduce each Lundberg variety to you through the Intro to Rice blog. Each post will include a variety history, some fun info and, of course, delicious recipes and nutritional facts. But before we get out our rice cookers, let’s first learn a little more about how new rice varieties are selected and developed at Lundberg Family Farms.
Diversifying our Selection of Grains
Jessica Lundberg, who manages the nursery at Lundberg Family Farms, explains the nursery's role at the farm: “The ...