November 20, 2023

Traditional Carolina Gold Rice Cooking Instructions


  • Bring 6 cups of salted water to a boil. And preheat your oven to 300 degrees.
  • Add 1 cup of Tidewater Grain Co White Carolina Gold Rice to the water. Bring back to a boil. Reduce heat to a medium simmer. Stir, but DO NOT cover the pan.
  • Cook the rice in the simmering water for 12-15 minutes.
  • Drain the rice in a fine mesh sieve or colander and rinse the rice in cold water.
  • Spread the rice onto a foil or parchment paper covered baking sheet; place in a 300 degree preheated oven.
  • After 5 minutes, season the rice the pepper and dot generously with 2 Tbsp. of butter. Return to the oven for 5 mins, more.
  • Remove the rice from the oven and fluff with a fork before serving. Enjoy as is, or add your choice of fresh herbs or spices.

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