it's always been about more than just rice...
Our company has been in business for over 107 years, and staying true to our core values, we launched the Laura’s Farm brand with a commitment to excellence and to the people and communities we serve. At Laura’s Farm, we are partners with a miller and a co-generator of electricity that burns the discarded rice hulls to make electricity! Through this partnership, we turn the hulls into clean sustainable energy, and have greatly limited the number of hulls that go into landfills.
As responsible stewards of the environment, our company has been green for decades and are now pleased to be giving back to help feed the hungry. At Laura’s Farm, charitable giving is an integral part of who we are and that is why there is a donation attached to every sale we make. For every five pounds of rice we sell, we donate a pound to a charity feeding those in need. With this initiative we can provide nutrition for those who are less fortunate and struggling to find their next meal. As a female and family-owned business, we have always been on the forefront of progress, and we know that rice is the most efficient way to deliver nutritious carbohydrates anywhere in the world.
To where do you donate rice?
The rice donations from Laura's Farm go to Feeding America and other organizations across the U.S. Our donations benefit their needs both locally and nationally.
How much waste is reduced through your sustainable milling process?
Our partners have incinerated 4,000,000 tons of discarded rice hulls, enough to cover 600 acres of landfill! We are continually researching and testing additional sustainable milling practices.
Do I need a rice cooker to cook Laura's Farm rice?
Although many people enjoy the convenience and consistency of using a rice cooker, our rice can be made on your stovetop using a pot with a lid, or any other method called for by your recipe.
Why did my rice turn out sticky and mushy?
There is no one-size-fits-all method for cooking rice. There are two main things that affect the rice result: rice starch absorbs water to 90% and softens out by the heat, which is called gelatinization. If there is too much additional water, the grains become overcooked, mushy, and sticky. Always get your water to a boil and cover/simmer according to directions.
Is Laura’s Farm rice kosher?
Yes, Laura’s Farm rice is kosher.
How many calories are in a serving of rice?
One serving (1/4 cup of uncooked rice) contains 160 calories.
What is the shelf-life of Laura’s Rice?
Once opened, rice should be stored in a cool, dry place in a tightly closed container that keeps out dust, moisture and other contaminants. If these conditions are met, Laura's Farm premium long grain rice can last up to two years in your pantry or cupboard.
Is Laura’s Farm rice gluten free?
Yes, Laura’s Farm rice is gluten free.