FAQ – General Frequently Asked Questions

Can I put rice in a garbage disposal?

We do NOT recommend you put rice, raw or cooked into your garbage disposal. Rice expands when you add water and cook it in a pan and it does the same inside your pipes or garbage disposal.

How do you cook Mahatma® Whole Grain Brown Rice in 30 minutes?

Instead of preparing whole grain brown rice with the traditional 45 minute cooking method, try our 30 Minute Cooking Method. Prepare up to 2 cups of brown rice; bring 10 cups of water to a boil. Stir in rice. Return to a boil. Cook, uncovered for 30 minutes. If desired, 1 tablespoon tub margarine and 1 teaspoon of salt per cup of rice can be added to the water while cooking. Drain water. Serve.

I’ve heard a lot of news reports regarding arsenic in food products — what about arsenic in rice?

Arsenic is a naturally occurring chemical in soil and water. Low levels of arsenic can be found in all grains, not just rice, worldwide. Arsenic found in water is 100 percent inorganic, which is harmful when ingested in large amounts, whereas the majority of the arsenic in rice is the organic type. U.S. rice is a safe and wholesome food. There has been no incident in which arsenic in U.S. rice has led to any reported human health problem. For more information, visit: http://arsenicfacts.com/.

What are green kernels in Mahatma® Whole Grain Brown Rice Rice?

These are immature kernels of rice, and have the same nutritional value as mature grains.

Where can I get a coupon for Mahatma® White Rice?

From time to time, we may offer coupons for our products online through our website or with other vendors. You may find coupons in your local grocery shoppers or if you are part of their loyalty/reward program. For individual requests for coupons, please visit the Contact Us page on this website and send us a note.

Where does your rice come from?

We purchase our rice from farmers in Arkansas, California, Florida, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, and Texas. Our jasmine rice is imported from the country of Thailand. Our basmati rice is imported from India and Pakistan.

Why does Mahatma® Whole Grain Brown Rice come in such a small size?

Brown Rice is packaged in smaller sizes because it has a shorter shelf life than white rice.