- Arkansas ranks #1 in rice production in the United States.
- Rice is planted on 1.3 million acres in Arkansas.
- The Arkansas rice industry contributes one billion dollars to our state's economy.
- Managed rice fields and natural wetlands provide wintering habitat for migratory and wintering waterfowl.
1 lb lean ground beef or turkey
1 16 oz. jar prepared chunky salsa
11/2 cups precooked rice, uncooked
11/2 cups water
1 11oz. can corn,drained
1 cup (4oz.) shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
18 flour or corn tortillas,warmed
Brown beef or turkey in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; drain fat and liquid, if necessary. Stir in salsa,rice,water,corn. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low,cover and simmer 5 minutes or until rice is tender and no liquid remains. Spoon 1/3 cup mixture in each tortilla, top with about 1 tbsp. cheese; roll up and serve.
You can find other recipes and great information about rice at http://www.usarice.com/. Do you have a favorite rice recipe for Arkansas Rice Month?