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Food Guide

Pecan Rice

Buying Tips

Buy pecan rice in the packaged-grains section of grocery, health food, and specialty stores. Pecan rice is sold in bulk at health food stores. When purchasing pecan rice in bulk, look for intact kernels that aren’t broken, scratched, or damaged.

Varieties

Pecan rice is available in white and brown (unprocessed) forms. White rice sets off food flavors more distinctly, while brown rice has a higher fiber content and takes longer to cook.

Preparation, Uses, & Tips

Rinse 1 cup of rice and drain well. In a heavy saucepan with a lid, combine rice with 2 cups (500mL) of water and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium, and simmer, covered, until tender (about 30 minutes for medium- to long-grain white rice, 40 minutes for brown rice, 20 minutes for arborio or short-grain rice, and 1 hour for wild rice). Add toasted pecans and dried cranberries to cooked rice. Cook in seafood or chicken stock instead of water, and stir in mussels, shrimp, and other shellfish.

To reheat cooked rice, for each cup (200 grams) of rice, add 2 Tbsp (30mL) liquid. Cover and heat four to five minutes on top of range or in oven. In a microwave oven, cook on High about 1 1/2 minutes per cup (200g).

Storing

Store rice in a cool, dry area in a sealed glass or plastic container, away from the open air and moisture. Cooked rice can be refrigerated for up to seven days, or stored in the freezer for six months.

Nutrition Highlights

Aromatic rice, 1 cup (200g) (cooked)

  • Calories: 205
  • Protein: 4.25g
  • Carbohydrate: 44.5g
  • Total Fat: 0.442g
  • Fiber: 0.632g

*Good Source of: Iron (1.9mg)

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The information presented in the Food Guide is for informational purposes only and was created by a team of US–registered dietitians and food experts. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements, making dietary changes, or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires December 2020.