What is Calrose rice?


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Calrose rice is a variety of medium-grain rice grown mainly in the Sacramento Valley of California. About 85 percent of all rice grown in California is Calrose.

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The name "Calrose" is a combination of "cal" for California and "rose" for the medium-grain shape. It was developed at the Rice Experiment Station near Biggs, California.

Calrose rice has soft grains that stick together and absorb flavors well when cooked. It is a versatile rice, used for Mediterranean and Asian cuisine such as paella, risotto and sushi. It is also a good all-purpose table rice and ideal for use in soups and salads.

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