Thursday, September 10, 2009

USA Rice introduces teaching tool for chef educators

The USA Rice Federation has introduced "U.S. Rice in the Culinary Classroom: A Complete Guide for Food Educators and Professionals," a rice curriculum for culinary educators. The tool includes all the essential information for teaching culinary students how rice is grown; its role in foodservice operations and international cuisine; and how to properly select, cook and handle rice.

The learning tool is divided into four modules that include objectives, lesson plans, activities, topic content and review and quiz questions. Educators can use each module individually to complement their own syllabus or together to form a complete curriculum. The tool also includes PowerPoint presentations on with video clips from cooking demonstrations.

"U.S. Rice in the Culinary Classroom" and the accompanying PowerPoints can be downloaded from