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This Is My Favorite Brand of Rice to Buy

updated Apr 19, 2021
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My pantry is a little bit like Pokémon when it comes to whole-grain rice varieties: “I gotta catch ’em all.” My shelves are stocked with long-grain brown rice, brown Basmati rice, wild rice, and even a wild/brown rice blend. While I clearly like to mix up the specific grain from time to time, every single rice I buy is from the same brand: Lundberg Family Farms.

Why Lundberg Farms Is My Favorite Brand of Rice to Buy

Trying nearly a dozen different kinds of whole-grain rice led me to the conclusion that Lundberg Family Farms speaks my rice love language. In addition to tasting delicious, this rice consistently cooks up to fluffy, al dente perfection (read: It’s never mushy). It also smells divine while simmering in a pot on the stovetop.

Aside from being beyond easy to cook on the stove, Lundberg Farms rices are also slow-cooker friendly and work great in the Instant Pot too. Another major plus is that I can find this rice at pretty much any supermarket I go to (not to mention, it’s also available Amazon). I am also a huge fan of Lundberg’s advocacy for sustainability, and ensuring that their cultivation methods take into account “the soil, water, air and wildlife around us.” While pouches of Lundberg Farms cost more per ounce than other rice rice brands on shelves, I find that the end result is so worth it. 

Credit: Heather Williams

Of all the different choices that Lundberg Farms offers, ranging from brown, black, red, white, and wild rice varieties, the Wild Blend is my favorite. I love how it’s full of protein, fiber, and antioxidants and has a delicious, nutty chew to it. Plus, the savory-sweet flavor pairs well with just about any ingredient you can think of. In the warmer months, I love to batch cook Lundberg rice and enjoy paired with raw veggies, greens, balsamic vinegar, and a lean fish like wild-caught halibut, cod, or tuna.

Buy: Lundberg Farms Wild Blend Rice, $22.94 for 4 pounds

Do you have a go-to brand of rice? Tell us in the comments below!