White Rice

Mahatma is America's favorite long grain rice. For over 93 years, Riviana Foods Inc. has been packaging and marketing rice for the U.S. consumer. Known for its consistent high quality, Mahatma rice is the preferred brand among many families. Mahatma rice is available in a variety of sizes from 1lb. to 20lb. It's easy to prepare, economical, versatile, and a healthy complement to any meal.

Mahatma rice is grown in the U.S.A. and is Kosher approved. Families can trust Mahatma to cook into fluffy white rice. Mahatma rice is naturally sodium free, cholesterol free, and fat free.

The Mahatma brand of rice was introduced in 1932. Having many of the table characteristics of the India Patna, it was named "Mahatma" which means "outstanding" or "superior" in character. The Genie character was first used in an advertising campaign and called "Little Man." It became a registered trademark for the Mahatma brand in February 1955.

  • Cooking Directions

    On the Stove

    Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a 2 quart heavy saucepan. Add margarine and salt, if desired. Stir in 1 cup rice. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until all water is absorbed.

    In the Microwave

    In a 2 quart microwave safe dish combine 2 cups water and 1 cup rice. Add margarine and salt, if desired. Cover and microwave on HIGH for 5 minutes. Reduce setting to 50% power, microwave for 15 minutes or until all the water is absorbed. **It is recommended that only 1 cup rice be prepared in the microwave at a time. Microwave ovens vary. Cooking times are approximate.

    Cooking Directions and Other Serving Suggestions

    For drier rice, use 1 3/4 cups water. Or, for moister rice, use 2 1/4 cups water.

    For cooking rice in excess water, click here. If you have a pressure cooker, here are some quick tips for cooking rice.


    If you would like to prepare larger quantities of rice, download our Cooking Large Amounts (PDF) helpful instructions.
  • Nutrition Facts

    Serving Per Container Varies By Package Size

    Serving Size1/4 Cup (45g) (Makes 3/4 Prepared)

    1 lbs | 2 lbs | 3 lbs | 5 lbs | 10 lbs | 20 lbs | 25 lbs

    (about servings (cups) per bag,  bags per container)

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories   150  Calories From Fat   0
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 0g 0%
        Saturated Fat 0g 0%
        Trans Fat 0g
    Cholesterol 0mg
    Sodium 0mg 0%
    Total Carbohydrate 35g 12%
        Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
        Sugars 0g
    Protein 3g 6%
    Vitamin A  0% •  Vitamin C  0% •  Calcium  0% •  Iron  8% •  Thiamin  15% •  Niacin  8% •  Folic Acid  20% •  

    Enriched long grain rice [rice, niacin, iron (ferric orthophosphate), thiamin (thiamin mononitrate ), folic acid]
  • Other Information

    Products labeled YES under the ‘Gluten Free’, ‘MSG Free’, ‘Preservative Free’, or ‘Allergen Free’ columns reflect a product which does not contain or are ‘free’ of that item.

    Products labeled YES under the ‘US FDA Labeled Allergens’ columns reflect products which contain that item.


    No Preservatives Yes
    Gluten Free Yes
    MSG Free Yes

    US Food & Drug Administration Labeled Allergens

    Crustacean Shellfish No
    Milk No
    Fish No
    Eggs No
    Peanuts No
    Tree Nuts No
    Soy No
    Wheat No


    Kosher ** Yes

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