On Wednesday, Tommie James, family and consumer sciences educator from Bryan County, will present “Gourmet on the Go-Rice” at Hardy Murphy Coliseum, 600 Lake Murray Drive.


On Wednesday, Tommie James, family and consumer sciences educator from Bryan County, will present “Gourmet on the Go-Rice” at Hardy Murphy Coliseum, 600 Lake Murray Drive.


This free presentation will begin at 1 p.m. in the Home & Community Education room under the green and white awning on the southeast corner of the coliseum.


September is National Rice Month, according to the USA Rice Federation. The typical American consumes an average 25 pounds of rice per year. With its low sodium and trace amount of fat, rice can easily be adapted to fit a healthy lifestyle.


“Gourmet on the Go” is a series of lessons created by family and consumer science educators from the southeast district,” said Sandy Lackey, family and consumer science educator in Carter County. “The goal of this lesson is to utilize foods easily available from the pantry to create healthy, nutritious and quick meals while learning about nutrition, storage, quality, selection, recipes, tips and techniques.”


Topics of discussion will include: the best way to store uncooked rice, reheating cooked rice and the difference between long-, medium- and short-grain rice.