92 episodes

During each episode, your hosts Michael and Lesley will explore the world of U.S.-grown rice through the eyes of the people who know it best – farmers, millers, researchers, marketers, exporters and end-users.

Whether it’s amazing achievements in sustainability and conservation, exciting promotional strategies, or innovative technology, we’ll get deep into the weeds to tell the story of U.S. rice. Whether you’re a seasoned ag industry professional or just looking to learn more about the rice in your pantry, The Rice Stuff has something for everyone.

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    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

During each episode, your hosts Michael and Lesley will explore the world of U.S.-grown rice through the eyes of the people who know it best – farmers, millers, researchers, marketers, exporters and end-users.

Whether it’s amazing achievements in sustainability and conservation, exciting promotional strategies, or innovative technology, we’ll get deep into the weeds to tell the story of U.S. rice. Whether you’re a seasoned ag industry professional or just looking to learn more about the rice in your pantry, The Rice Stuff has something for everyone.

    Rice: It’s Not Just for Dinner

    Rice: It’s Not Just for Dinner

    Michael and Lesley explore some non-table uses of rice from pet food to panko and from snacks to sake. They are joined by Rick Rhody and Rodrigo Batista from Farmers' Rice Cooperative and Exceedient Foods; farmer and marketing expert Ali Cox of Noble West; and Dallas Anthony and Robert Smith from Stabil Nutrition. They talk about the bright future for rice, the dark secret of what's in the trunk of Michael's car, Lesley's upcycling, robotic dogs, and Olympic rowing. That's right.
    www.stabilnutrition.com
    www.exceedientfoods.com
    www.farmersrice.com
    www.planetricefoods.com
    www.wearenoblewest.com
    With special guests:
    Dallas Anthony, CEO, Stabil Nutrition, Robert Smith, VP R&D, Stabil Nutrition, Rick Rhody, President & CEO, Farmers' Rice Cooperative, Rodrigo Batista, Director of R&D, Farmers' Rice Cooperative, and Ali Cox, Founder, Noble West
    Hosted by:
    Michael Klein and Lesley Dixon

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Being a MyPlate National Strategic Partner

    Being a MyPlate National Strategic Partner

    USDA's MyPlate program is a vital public health program designed to help Americans eat healthy, balanced diets. Strategic Partners, like USA Rice, amplify important nutrition messages. USDA's Dr. Caree Cartwright and Yetunde Akingbemi join Michael, Lesley, and Cameron to talk new nutrition education. Also, does anyone remember Time for Timer?
    With special guests:
    Dr. Caree Cotwright, Director of Nutrition Security & Health Equity, USDA-Food & Nutrition Service and Yetunde Akingbemi, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, USDA-Food & Nutrition Service, Center for Nutrition Policy & Promotion
    Hosted by:
    Michael Klein, Lesley Dixon, and Cameron Jacobs, USA Rice

    • 35 min
    Rice Roots in South Carolina

    Rice Roots in South Carolina

    In this episode, hosts Michael Klein, Lesley Dixon, and Dr. Steve Linscombe delve into rice farming in South Carolina, from the 1700s to today. They cover rice's role in shaping the character of the American South, the unique requirements of farming rice in an east coast tidal region, and the recent resurgence of Carolina Gold. Guests from White House Farms, Clemson University, and the University of South Carolina provide insights into both historical and modern-day farming techniques in the Low Country.
    With special guests:
    Brian Ward, President, Carolina Gold Rice Foundation; Assistant Professor, Clemson University, David Shields, Chairman, Carolina Gold Rice Foundation; Professor, University of South Carolina; Author, and Don Quattlebaum, South Carolina rice farmer and owner of White House Farms
    Hosted by:
    Michael Klein, Lesley Dixon, and Dr. Steve Linscombe

    • 54 min
    Taking a Victory Lap: Celebrating Successes in the Rice Industry

    Taking a Victory Lap: Celebrating Successes in the Rice Industry

    High performing people & organizations often don’t celebrate their victories before tackling the next project. We take a breath for this episode to focus on important successes in the industry that benefit us all. First, Adam Shea of Riceland Foods is back, and he’s brought Austin Brown to talk about their Carbon Ready Program that is saving water, reducing GHGs, and putting money in farmers’ pockets. Then Louisiana farmer Fred Zaunbrecher stops by to talk about his shift from diesel power to electricity for water pumping on his family farm. Yay us!
    With special guests:
    Adam Shea, Riceland Foods, Austin Brown, Riceland Foods, and Fred Zaunbrecher
    Hosted by:
    Michael Klein, Lesley Dixon, and Steve Linscombe

    • 40 min
    Addressing Grain Characteristic Concerns With FECARROZ

    Addressing Grain Characteristic Concerns With FECARROZ

    Latin America is an important destination for U.S.-grown rice, but consumers there have different expectations for their rice than U.S. consumers. In this episode, Michael & Lesley talk about this with Sarah Moran, Chief Operating Officer at USA Rice. Meanwhile, Asiha Grigsby sat down with Kamal Dieck, President of FECARROZ, the Central American Rice Federation. Then LSU rice breeder Dr. Adam Famoso stops by to talk about the successes he has had establishing new varieties for this market.
    With special guests:
    Sarah Moran, Chief Operating Officer, USA Rice, Kamal Dieck, President, FECARROZ, and Dr. Adam Famoso, LSU AgCenter
    Hosted by:
    Michael Klein, Lesley Dixon, and Aisha Grigsby

    • 40 min
    Sake All Day

    Sake All Day

    The Rice Stuff's most prolific recurring guest, Cameron Jacobs, tells Michael and Lesley all about his adventures at the American Craft Sake Fest in Hot Springs, AR. Turns out, sake brewed with U.S.-grown rice pairs well with almost everything. Plus: sumo wrestlers!
    With special guests:
    Weston Konishi, President, Sake Brewers Association of North America and Ben Bell, VP, Origami Sake
    Hosted by:
    Michael Klein, Lesley Dixon, and Cameron Jacobs, USA Rice

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

DryCreekFarm ,

The Rice Stuff

Great information and in an enjoyable format. Enjoy it every time.

InlandCapeRice ,

Diverse and Informative

Great listen to stay up to date on current events in the rice industry. Quality information for a consumer wanting to learn more about US Grown Rice or an expert within the industry!

NiceRiceGuy ,

Top shelf

Thoroughly enjoyed E2: Had always thought of rice as water-intensive. Good to know the industry and technology are advancing other, less-water-use intensive. Plus, processing / milling efforts.

Looking forward to more discussions of biodiversity.

Very helpful to us rice aficionados! More sustainability coverage!

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