Carolina Gold rice has excellent flavor, texture and aroma, and these qualities make it very versatile when it comes to cooking. Although Carolina Gold rice is a staple ingredient in dishes like gumbo, pirloo and red beans and rice, it can also be used in unexpected ways. I have fond memories of Carolina Gold in traditional Lowcountry recipes, but as I expanded my culinary repertoire as a chef, I began to expand my use of Carolina Gold rice to include internationally influenced dishes like this twist on arancine.
Carolina Gold rice is an integral part of the culinary history of the South, and it adds a distinctively Lowcountry flavor to any recipe. It’s ingredients like this that add a sense of place to a dish and give it that soul-satisfying quality that transport you to a time or place close to your heart.
Pimento Stuffed Carolina Gold Rice Balls
from Chef Mark Steuer of Carriage House, Chicago, Illinois.