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Welcome to the Rice Association

The Association is the representative organisation for the UK rice sector.

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About us

The Association is the representative organisation for the UK rice sector. Despite not being grown in the UK the rice industry is worth over £900m annually. There are 13 mills milling rice here in the UK with rice imported from around the world including Europe, Asia and North America.
 

Sales of rice have gone up 450% since the 1970s with 88% of households in the UK buying rice to cook at home.

Here on our site you can find out:

  • how rice is grown and milled;

  • the many different varieties of rice and their individual characteristics; 

  • the nutritional value of rice; 

  • some top tips to help you cook with rice; 

  • a selection of recipes with inspirations for quick and tasty midweek meals, dinner party delights and everything in between. 

Highlights

The UK is nation of foodies, and rice is a product which has capitulated itself right into our hearts and our homes. Sales of rice have gone up 450% since the 1970s.
 

Not only do we eat a lot of rice, we also think about it quite some too .. So, if you want to satisfy your curiosity and get answers to your rice-based wonderings, you've come to the right place! Here you can find out ...

Rice Recipes

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Code of Practice for basmati rice

The  scope  of  this  Code  of  Practice  is  restricted  to  the  labelling  of  Basmati  rice and seeks to safeguard  the  reputation  of  Basmati  rice  as  a premium rice with its own special properties, and deplore any attempt to adulterate  Basmati  rice  or  make  false  claims  about  its  geographical  or  botanical origin.

The  Code  of  Practice  lays  down  the  minimum  specifications  for  basmati  rice (Oryza  sativa  L.)  sold  in  the  UK,  and  applies  to  prepacked  as  well  as  non-prepacked rice, and where rice is used as an ingredient in another food