Food of the Seventies, Rice Fries

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Rice fries: Thay came frozen in a bag, but instead of potatoes they were made of rice. available in mid to late 70's. One of a kind flavor. Very tasty.
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Karin - March 26, 2008 - Report this comment
I used to LOVE LOVE LOVE Rice Fries!!! I'm surprised that it hasn't come back, they were probably healthier than regular fries. I've looked everywhere online and haven't found any...but I'll keep hoping!
RLH - May 31, 2008 - Report this comment
Uncle Ben's made them. Great taste. They lasted one, maybe two years tops, then poof! Gone from the freezer cases.
Rose - February 14, 2009 - Report this comment
My sister & I LOVED these. I seem to remember three flavors. I'm thinking one was cheddar and another was butter & herb but I'm not sure of the third one.
H - June 08, 2009 - Report this comment
They sell these at the A&W's in Japan and Okinawa. Loved these. They used to think I was crazy when I went in and ordered 3 or 4 large fries and 2 large root beers. Wish they would bring them back here in the states.
Carol - September 18, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved Rice Fries, brings back memories.
ALK - September 29, 2009 - Report this comment
I believe they were Orieda and I have looked for them for years!!! They were great!!!! I can see them but have yet to find them!!!
Mike - October 19, 2009 - Report this comment
I thought I was the only one that missed them swo much. I keep hoping they will come back .... maybe even as a health food
make it happen - December 27, 2009 - Report this comment
I LOVED rice fries. You would think they are much healthier then regular fries. Who will bring them back? HELP!
ReRe - January 14, 2010 - Report this comment
I wish someone would start making YUMMY RICE FRIES again. I thought the ones we used to get came in a red white and blue bag? BOY THEY WERE GOOD!
gandc - December 31, 2010 - Report this comment
my hubby and I are like everyone here, we loved the american rice fries and then poof, wish someone would make again
Greg S - February 06, 2011 - Report this comment
I loved those fries like everyone else, I would think they would be a big seller if brought back to the market!The right person has to get involved.
Ellen - April 16, 2011 - Report this comment
I loved rice fries. They were unique and I've never found that flavor again. I can't believe no one at Whole Foods has thought of bringing them back!
madmax - April 19, 2011 - Report this comment
I thought I was the only one who heard of them. I had them when I lived in the Chicago area. I think the front of the bag said RICE FRIES with one word red and the other blue. Me and my bro loved them so much that when my mom made them, she had to evenly divide them up between us. There is a product called rice fries now that is made from rice flour. That is not what I assume the rest of you were talking about either! I want the REAL rice fries!
Ellis - May 14, 2011 - Report this comment
Rice Fries were da bomb!!! I can still remember their flavor, texture and how good they were! Why oh why did they stop making them?? I too look in the freezer section just hoping someone out there decided to bring back this awesome, good-for-you food!! Step up Uncle Ben!! We want our Rice Fries Back!
Lynda - June 02, 2011 - Report this comment
I'm glad I'm not alone. I loved rice fries too. It would be great if they came back!
Kate - June 02, 2011 - Report this comment
They were one of the best (legal) things about the 70's
Craig Robinson - June 23, 2011 - Report this comment
Thank God my wife & I aren't alone!Love those rice fries! Will someone please bring them back? We have waited way too long!!!
David McGuire - August 02, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember Rice Fries, Mom made them quite often, I remember she used to call them either Uncle Sam Fries or Yankee Doodle Fries, maybe because of the Red White and Blue package.
SophiaD - September 14, 2011 - Report this comment
OreIda rice fries! Talk about delicious. Would love to see Whole Foods or someone take them up.
sue - March 07, 2012 - Report this comment
I also thought I was the only one that remembers them! Yummy!
Jen - April 29, 2012 - Report this comment
I also remember a frozen plastic bag of rice with what I think was spinach and was very tasty. It was already cooked, but we would have to put the plastic bag in a pot of boiling water on the stove for some minutes before it could be eaten. My sisters and I would buy so many of them, they were so GOOD. Then they disappeared. I was reminding my sisters about it just last week and decided to Google to see whatever happened and am seeing all these stories. Honestly, I cant remember the name. I just wish they WOULD come back.
Michelle - May 06, 2012 - Report this comment
Back in the early 80's "Rice Fries" , now it is 2012...and I Still look for them. The were the BEST FRIES in the World!!!
Shelle - July 23, 2012 - Report this comment
I LOVED rice fries! Does anyone know where you can buy them now? I keep looking for then and hoping Costco or BJ's gets them in so I can stock up.
Doug Wells - January 27, 2013 - Report this comment
like everyone else in the comments I've read here I too dearly loved American Rice Fries. I've looked and looked online and in stores for years to no avail.
Nicole - February 04, 2013 - Report this comment
I too love those rice fries. I've been thinking about them for years and years. We need to write to the company made them and hopefully can get them to put them back on the market
KATHY - February 12, 2013 - Report this comment
Norma - April 18, 2013 - Report this comment
Yumm , So loved these fries. My husband and I comment about how we wish they would bring them back. PLEASE BRING THEM BACK. You will not regret it.
Kym - September 04, 2013 - Report this comment
I'm thinking that rice fries are the fries I have been missing too. The ones I remember looked like Oreida Crispers but with an onion taste. Has anybody seen a picture of these online???
Kym - September 04, 2013 - Report this comment
SunCrisp Fries..We can eat em by the ton Tastiest fries under the sun Made by Uncle Bens! Found the commercial on youtube. Now if only Oreida made the Crispers in Onion flavor...
chuck dunning - September 16, 2013 - Report this comment
The rice fries at The Submarine in Woodfield mall in Schaumburg Il were the greatest thing since sliced bread. I believe that Simplot made them. Please bring them back.
K D - March 15, 2014 - Report this comment
Cant believe so many people know about and miss rice fries. Thought they were a Chicago area thing. Guess not. Anyone tried making them with any of the online recipes?
Michelle - September 07, 2014 - Report this comment
I LOVED rice fries! Ore Ida use to make them too. Then they disappeared. Can someone start making them again?
Dee jordan - April 21, 2015 - Report this comment
Rice fries were the best !! Nothing compares to them. I don't remember who even made them. Please bring them back !!!
Marie - June 18, 2015 - Report this comment
They were by American (something) - I FOUND the recipe on the internet about 15 years ago and have it somewhere; it started with "boil 20 lbs of white rice with ??? water and ??? milk and ???butter and salt for - like - 45 minutes... I wish I could find it again!! Of course, I never made it, but the recipe was direct from the company.
patti wollner - July 15, 2015 - Report this comment
I remember them in a red white and blue bag frozen , they were so good, didn't last very long at Port National Foods maybe 1year. Wish they came back
Fran - August 22, 2015 - Report this comment
Had rice fies at Orlando Science Center on special occasion of a group for Nerds celebration.
stuff - February 02, 2016 - Report this comment
I remember eating bags of these way back in the day. They went away and came back but they were not as good. I wish the original were still made
Jeff - June 27, 2017 - Report this comment
These were the best fries, I'm thinking of trying to make them, yes I believe the ones I ate were called sun crisp back then.
Nancy - July 25, 2017 - Report this comment
I worked for a subsidiary of the company that made American Rice Fries in the mid 1970s. It was headquartered in Chicago. They also pioneered the original hot pocket sandwich. We sold them from a mobile pizza truck service that I worked for. The fries were awesome!
Lin - January 03, 2018 - Report this comment
We lived a hour away from the Twin Cities during the 70s and always were a test market for McDonalds (McRibs),and for the rice fries. I still look for them in the freezer aisle. Maybe someday.
Derrin Bond - April 07, 2018 - Report this comment
You know, like all of you, I loved those delicious rice fries. But instead of reminiscing about the past, we should all be Petitioning Orieda, Uncle Bens and any other Company that would consider re-introducing rice fries to the marketplace. If we all start Calling and emailing them, then Perhaps they'll Make us all very happy again. They are healthier than potato french fries. I can't ever finish even a small order of Potato fries. But rice fries? They probably don't have a size big enough! shall we allgive it a try...... hmmm?
KIMI - May 23, 2018 - Report this comment
Cindy - May 25, 2018 - Report this comment
I have been hoping like crazy they would make a comeback! I loved the inion flavored rice fries!
Stephanie - October 12, 2018 - Report this comment
They were delicious! I still look for them every once in a while. Wish someone would bring them back!
lynne - December 27, 2018 - Report this comment
Here's a recipe that I think comes close • 1 and ½ cups short-grain sushi rice • 3 cups water • 2 tablespoons mirin • 1 and ½ tablespoons rice-wine vinegar • 1 tablespoon salt • Rice flour (for coating fries) • Oil for frying Combine sushi rice, mirin, rice-wine vinegar, and 1 tablespoon salt in a medium saucepan with 3 cups of water and bring to a boil. Cover with a lid wrapped in a damp cloth and reduce to a simmer. Cook for 20 minutes or until done. Remove from the heat and let sit for 15 minutes. Line an 8-by-8-inch baking dish with plastic wrap. Firmly press the rice into the pan, using a potato masher dipped in cold water. Refrigerate until set, preferably overnight, but at least a couple hours. Remove the rice from the pan and, using a chef’s knife dipped in hot water to prevent sticking, cut into fry shapes—roughly ½ inch-by 4 ½-inch rectangles. Heat oil in a pan deep enough to just about cover the rectangles. Allow oil temperature to reach 350°F. Place rice flour on a plate, then dredge the rice rectangles in the flour and transfer to the oil, being careful not to crowd the pan. Cook until golden and crispy, about 5 minutes total, turning once; transfer to paper towels and season with salt. Repeat with more batches, depending on the size of your pan.
Karen - April 18, 2019 - Report this comment
Miss those so much! Somebody...?

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