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Mississippi Rice

Northwest Mississippi is proud to be home to the majority of rice producers in Mississippi. In 2012, the rice crop contributed $124 million in value to the state’s economy and accounts for thousands of jobs, both on and off the farm. Rice also ranks among the state’s top agricultural exports.

Rice is nutritious, economical, blends well with any food pairings and is easy to make. Best of all, rice is cholesterol- and sodium-free and has no trans or saturated fat. Rice is also gluten-free and is the least allergenic of all grains.

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Shrimpy Rice Brunch Bake

3 cups cooked rice
1 (16-ounce) package frozen uncooked (26/30 count) shrimp, peeled and deveined, defrosted and drained
1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, cut into quarters
1 (6-ounce) package Canadian bacon, diced
1 (16-ounce) jar Alfredo pasta sauce
Vegetable cooking spray

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine rice, shrimp, artichokes, Canadian bacon and pasta sauce in a large bowl. Pour mixture into a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate coated with cooking spray. Cover with aluminium foil and bake in preheated oven 30 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 5 minutes. Makes 6 servings.