My friend Nao Ueda over at GreenAR by the Day recently contacted me to see if I was interested in participating in a bulk purchase of Arkansas rice. The only Arkansas rice I knew of was from Riceland, and I knew I could get that at Kroger. This was gourmet rice, she said. They don’t sell it at grocery stores in Arkansas. She assured me it was of superior quality and that I would not be disappointed.

This 2.5 pound bag of Della Gourmet Jasmine Rice cost me approximately five dollars.