As a young child, my father was a rice farmer in Crowley, Louisiana; “The Rice Capital of America”. Now as an adult I live in Arkansas, rice producing state.
Arkansas is the nation’s largest rice growing state, producing half of the nation’s rice and nearly nine billion pounds annually. Arkansas ranks first among rice producing states.
Rice production is concentrated in the eastern half of the state. The top five rice producing counties are Arkansas, Poinsett, Cross, Lawrence and Lonoke. Arkansas rice is sodium, cholesterol and gluten free. Rice has only a trace of fat and has not trans fat or saturated fat.