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By the U of A System Division of AgricultureAug. 12, 2016
(Newsrooms: Downloadable images of the entries may be found here:
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STUTTGART, Ark. – A refreshing lemon rice dish earned Martha Feland of Cabot a victory
in the 2016 Arkansas Rice Expo recipe contest.
Second place went to Sharon Traylor of Union County with her Fresh Spring Rolls. Lynne
Sharpe of Cleburne County took third place with her Rice Parfait.
The competition also featured two youth contestants whose efforts landed them in the
Feland’s recipe will be published in the 2017 Arkansas Rice Expo Recipe Book.
Sharpe told Bowen that, “I really enjoyed being there in the recipe contest and learning
so much about rice. I was talking to Sharon Traylor and I told her that now I look
at every recipe and think how it would be with rice added to it. She said she does
the same thing!”
“Each year, the competition has become tougher,” said Dianna Bowen, Lonoke County
extension agent for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, and
contest chair “The recipes become more varied and subtle and the settings more fine-tuned.
It was a great competition.”
This year’s contest was judged by Donna Bemis and Peggy Miller of the Arkansas State
Women’s Committee, William Ginnochio, a culinary instructor at Pulaski Tech, and Pat
Walker, meteorologist at KARK-TV. Their choice for first place was unanimous.
“I want to thank our judges for their time, effort and palates,” Bowen said. “This
contest would not be possible without them.”
Wednesday was a pretty good day for Feland who also placed third in the Rice Expo
tabletop centerpiece competition with an innovative display that included rice panicles,
hulled grains and ceramic birds.
For more information about rice production, contact your county extension office or
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal
access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to
participate or need materials in another format, please contact (email@example.com) as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.
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