Frequently Asked Questions
We know rice, and we’re ready to answer some questions. Here’s several FAQs that some have asked already:
– How do you boil rice?
We have two methods of boiling rice: one is by using a rice cooker and the other is in a pot on the stove. If you are using a rice cooker, follow the manufacturers instructions. If you are using a pot, you will need 2 cups of water for every cup of white rice. For brown rice, the ratio is 2 1/2 cups water to 1 cup rice. Place the amount you would like to cook in a pot, uncovered, and bring it to a boil. Once it is boiling, lower heat to simmer, cover and cook 20 minutes for white rice and 40 minutes for brown rice. As with any cooking, you may adjust the amount of liquid to your preference.
– Where is Cajun Country rice grown?
Each variety of Cajun Country brand rice is grown, milled, and packaged in Louisiana. It’s our commitment to produce a superior, 100% Louisiana product.
– What is the difference between Cajun Country white rice and Cajun Country brown rice?
Brown rice retains the bran that is naturally found around the grain. White rice does not retain the bran layer and, instead has nutrients added to enrich it.
– What is the shelf life of Cajun Country Rice?
Cajun Country rice should keep indefinitely in a sealed container, stored in a cool dry place away from moisture.
– Are there other ways to cook Cajun Country Rice besides with water?
Water can be substituted to cook Cajun Country rice, all or in part, with chicken broth. Another fabulous way to cook Cajun Country rice is to use the uncooked rice in some of our recipes and have an all-in-one-dish course. Two of those recipes are our “Crawfish Rice Dressing” and “Round Steak with Gravy”.
– How should I store cooked Cajun Country Rice?
Cooked rice should be stored in the refrigerator, preferably in a zip top plastic bag, with excess air removed to help retain moisture.
– Can I substitute Cajun Country brown rice in most recipes?
Yes! Your nutritionist would likely recommend that you do because of the heart healthy benefits of the increased fiber that brown rice offers. Brown rice adds a delicious, mild nutty flavor and is easily substituted for white rice. Just remember to add more liquid for cooking. See the question “How do you boil rice?”
– Is rinsing Cajun Country white rice necessary?
It is not necessary to rinse the white rice, although some people prefer to do so when they want to make it less sticky. However, rinsing the rice does remove some of the valuable enrichment that is added to white rice.
– Will adding vinegar to Cajun Country white rice keep it from clumping after it’s cooked?
We have not heard that vinegar would help keep it from clumping; but Evelyn Falcon (co-founder of Falcon Rice Mill) did add a little vinegar while cooking her rice because she said it helped to make her rice look whiter.
– Why does brown rice take longer to cook than white rice?Brown rice takes longer to cook because it has a natural bran layer around it that white rice does not have.
– I see that Cajun Country rice is a ‘Certified Cajun Product’. What does that mean?
For a product to be Certified Cajun, it must be a true 100% Louisiana product. Each Cajun Country rice variety is grown, milled and packaged in Louisiana.
– I can’t find Cajun Country rice in my local market. How can I get it?
There are three different ways to get Cajun Country rice if it is not in your local market: put in a request to your grocery manager, shop online at cajungrocer.com (for popcorn rice) or nolacajun.com (for jasmine rice), and, thirdly, call 1-800-738-7423 to reach our office so we can ship it to you directly.
– Is Falcon Rice Mill still a family owned company?
Yes. Falcon Rice Mill is owned and operated by second and third generation Falcons.
– Besides Cajun Country, what other brands does Falcon Rice Mill produce?
Toro, Falcon, Home Country, Laredo and Jackpot are other Falcon Rice Mill brands.