Heidi C. Wilkinson, USA Rice Federation, Houston, Texas; Elaine T. Champagne, U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service, Southern Regional Research Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
RICE: Chemistry and Technology, Third Edition
Overall rice consumption in the United States has been rising steadily for the last few decades. Per capita consumption has grown from around 15.75 lb per person in marketing year 1984–1985 (USA Rice Federation, 1996) to 27.09 lb in 1999–2000 (USA Rice Federation, 2000) Use in all areas measured in the Federation's report, including for direct food use (consumer and foodservice use as table rice), in processed foods, and in beer, has generally risen (Table 1). The use of rice in various value-added rice products is in large part responsible for the increase in U.S. rice consumption since the mid-1990s.