Our Favorite Recipes for Carolina Gold Rice

Five new takes on the South's grandfather grain: Carolina Gold Rice
Recipes for Carolina Gold Rice
You only need four cups of pumpkin for this risotto, so choose a small one or use any hard winter squash like butterkin, butternut, or acorn. Don’t be afraid to cover the risotto from time to time; it helps cook the rice more evenly.

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Red Rice with Okra

This Lowcountry standby works beautifully with Carolina Gold rice. For a heartier serving, stir in one pound of shrimp tossed in Old Bay seasoning when you add the okra.

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Herb-Roasted Whole Fish with Carolina Gold Rice Middlins

A whole roasted snapper always wows dinner guests. When buying a whole fish, plan on one pound per person. Middlins are the broken bits left over from milling rice–they can take on a creamy texture when cooked, ideal for sopping up tomato gravy. Check out this method for preparing middlins from Carolina Gold rice.

 

Recipes for Carolina Gold Rice

Shellfish Purloo

Careful not to over-stir, lest you disrupt the delicious layer of toasty rice that forms at the bottom of the pot.

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Carolina Gold Rice Pudding with Bourbon Plum Compote

This isn’t your mom’s set-it-and-forget-it rice pudding. Think of it as a sweet risotto (read: lots of stirring). So pour yourself a glass of wine, you’re gonna be here for a while.