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MMMM -- Edamame chicken stir fry is a good-for--you dish featuring from products grown
in Arkansas. (U of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture photo by Kerry Rodtnick.
Styling by Julie Thompson)
July 14, 2014
STUTTGART, Ark. – Love edamame, but don’t know what to do with it? The 2014 Arkansas
Rice Expo has the answer.
This year’s Rice Expo is set for Friday, Aug. 1, at the Grand Prairie Center, 2807
Highway 165 South, in Stuttgart.
The expo will feature a cooking demonstration of this year’s signature dish, Edamame
Chicken Stir-Fry, which is made from rice, chicken, edamame, broccoli and carrots.
The dish is chosen because “all of the ingredients can be grown in Arkansas,” said
Leigh Ann Bullington, Cross County extension agent for the University of Arkansas
System of Agriculture. That’s why this dish is special, she said.
Edamame Chicken Stir-Fry is also healthy and delicious.
“We want attendees to learn that rice fits in a healthy diet,” said Bullington, who
will be doing the demonstration.
Although it sounds fancy, it only takes 10 to 15 minutes to prepare, once rice is
cooked, she said.
What’s cooking at the expo?
Edamame Chicken Stir-Fry cooking demonstration is at 8:30 a.m.
Two other healthy and delicious dishes will also be demonstrated at the Rice Expo.
Garlic Herb Spread cooking demonstration will be at 10 a.m. by presenter VeEtta Simmons
followed by a demonstration of Ambrosia Rice by Dana Kelly at 11 a.m.
All three dishes highlight different main ingredients, which are vegetables, herb
Living Well with Rice Cooking Demonstrations will be at Salon B Stage 1, which is
different from last year.
In another stage, three horticulture seminars on vegetable production, fruit production,
and herb production will also take place.
The best rice recipe contestants from around the state will also be presenting their
dishes in the Rice Recipe Contest. The first-place winner’s recipe will be featured
at next year’s Rice Expo cookbook.
Youths can also enjoy a passport adventure and science, technology, engineering and
math activities presented by Arkansas 4-H.
To find out more about the 2014 Arkansas Rice Expo, visit http://aaes.uark.edu/research-locations/rice.aspx or
follow us on Twitter at @ARiceExpo.
The Cooperative Extension Service is part of the University of Arkansas System Division
of Agriculture and offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race,
color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital or veteran status,
or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
All meetings and activities announced in this news release are open to all eligible
persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability,
marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Persons with disabilities
who require alternative means for communication of program information (large print,
audiotapes, etc.) should notify the county Extension office as soon as possible prior
to the activity.
By Kezia NandaFor the U of A System Division of Agriculture
Media Contact: Mary HightowerDir. of Communication ServicesU of A Division of AgricultureCooperative Extension Service(501) firstname.lastname@example.org