USA Rice Twitter Party – #USARiceCan

Join us and share your tips as we talk all things rice  on Nov 19 @ 8pm at the #USARiceCan Twitter Party.

We’ll be sharing recipes, discussing nutrition, talking about how to cook and use different types of rice, and asking you to share your tips and tricks to making the perfect rice dish. Hope you can join us! (oh, and take a moment to RSVP, there are prizes!)

Did you know that nearly 70% of the rice consumed in Canada comes from US farms? How about the fact that Canadian wild rice, while lovely, is not a true rice but the seed of an aquatic grass? So, strictly speaking, USA Rice is the closest to “local” rice we can get.  Farms in the US are producing over 40 varieties, and if you ate rice this week there is a good chance there a US Farmer who grew it for you.  There’s lots to talk about when it comes to rice, and we haven’t touched on recipes, buying, varieties, storage… well, you know me, I could go on. (and on!)

So instead I’m co-hosting a cross-Canada twitter party about rice on November 19 at 8pm (est).

Twitter Party

#USARiceCan Twitter Party:

Date: Wednesday November 19th, 2014
Time: 8pm – 9pm EST
Twitter Party Hashtag: #USARiceCan
Hosts: @bewitchinkitch @CaraRosenbloom @alexaclark @chancesmommy
Special guest: @USARiceCan

USA Rice will be giving away 5 USA Rice prize packs to lucky participants. Make sure you follow @USARiceCan and RSVP below to be eligible.

Our hosts

Randa Derkson – @BewitchinKitch – Randa is a work-at-home mom who resides on the North Coast of British Columbia. When she’s not chasing her two year old son, scrubbing crayons off the wall, or studying to be a Holistic Nutritionist; you can find her blogging over at The Bewitchin’ Kitchen. She enjoys DIY projects, cooking and working on her health goals.
Christine McNaughton – @ChancesMommy – is a city girl gone country (or at least trying to)! English teacher turned farmer’s wife, mom to a preemie, and now Social Media Community Manager and Project Manager, Christine blogs about life in the Rural North and shares snippets of her culture (Filipina-Caribbean-Chinese-Canadian). She loves cooking and entertaining large dinner parties, growing her family’s food, injecting a little “flava” by incorporating locally-grown ingredients into traditional Filipino, Chinese, Caribbean dishes, and making bento lunches for her daughter. Her Instagram sums up what she’s all about: Family, Food, Fun.
Alexa Clark – @AlexaClark – Alexa is an Author and Content Strategist who started working in the food industry at 5 selling organic vegetables at the Saint John City Market. Since then she has worked front of the house, back of the house and from farm to fryer. She blogs about food and her life on Alexa is also the author and publisher of CheapEats Restaurant Guides, Founder & Host of the Secret Pickle Supper Club and Co-Chair of Second Harvest’s gourmet fundraiser Toronto Taste.
Cara Rosenbloom – @CaraRosenbloom – Registered Dietitian Cara Rosenbloom is the president of Words to Eat By, a nutrition communications company based in Toronto. A passionate foodie, Cara loves to cook, eat, educate and entertain about all things ingredient-related. Cara is one of the top trusted nutrition experts in Canada — and her website at earned kudos in 2014 as one of the top 100 nutrition resources online.

And of course, our Special Guest

USA Rice – @USARiceCan – The USA Rice Federation is the global advocate for all segments of the U.S. rice industry with a mission to promote and protect the interests of producers, millers, merchants and allied businesses. More information on USA Rice at

Remember to follow @USARiceCan and RSVP above to enter for your chance to win one of the five USA Rice prize packs. Everyone is welcome to join in on the conversation, however prizes are for Canadian participants only.

Alexa Clark

Alexa is a digital marketer and author with over 20 years in digital & interactive communications in the food and tech industries. Alexa's CheapEats Restaurant Guides, for both Toronto & Ottawa, were Canadian best sellers. She is a recognized authority on social media and has been named one of Canada's 20 Leading Women in Social Media.

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