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Westmill celebrates National Rice Week in style

During National Rice Week, Tollyboy along with the rest of Westmill celebrated the flavours of rice, by sharing rice favourites from every part of the world.

From biryani to jollof, staff at Westmill Foods really got into the spirit of National Rice Week by cooking an array of rice dishes from across the globe using their portfolio of rice brands – including Tolly Boy, Habib and Green Dragon.

Exotic dishes such as macau, jollof, sushi, lamb biryani & pineapple fried rice were on the menu for the fortunate tasters at Westmill this week!

Senior Rice Brand Manager, Steven Perry said: “At Westmill we are in the fortunate position of having a workforce that is representative of the communities and consumers we serve. For National Rice Week we wanted to do something that reflected this in an engaging and meaningful way for all of our employees and what better way to do this than by making authentic rice dishes & by highlighting the versatile nature of rice!’’ 

was Apart from the authentic South Asian, African and Oriental dishes that got everyone’s mouth-watering, there was also a Great British Bake Off style competition held amongst the staff to make the best traditional British rice pudding. The competition was – aptly called ‘The Great Rice Pudding – Off’. (is there no bake? Or is a word missing in the name?)

The excellent and varied standard of dishes cooked so far during National Rice Week goes to show that no matter how diverse we are there is one thing that binds us all - Rice!



Quick Rice Facts:

Rice is the main food for half of the world’s population

Rice is cultivated on every continent except Antarctica

There are over 29,000 grains in one pound of long grain rice

Rice is the symbol of life and fertility, which is why it is thrown at weddings

The Chinese word for rice is the same as their word for food

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