This Month’s It’s All Rice at MKT. Celebrates Hawai‘i’s Go-To Grain

(Sponsored) KAHALA MKT. by Foodland’s monthlong event highlights all things creatable, imaginable and delicious about the beloved starchy staple.


Its All Rice Mkt Bowls Murmura

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Are you ready to take your love of rice to the next level? KAHALA MKT. by Foodland is, with It’s All Rice at MKT., a monthlong celebration of all things creatable, imaginable, delicious and wonderful about Hawai‘i’s favorite go-to grain and its many tasty global varieties.


Throughout August, stop by KAHALA MKT. by Foodland to discover the joy of all things rice with curated local and international products, ready-to-enjoy eats and more. From truffle bacon musubi to a mouthwatering jambalaya recipe to locally brewed sake and more, you’ll find new ways to love the diverse staple.


Rice to Meet You

Customers entering KAHALA MKT. by Foodland will be greeted by a fully loaded display of the store team’s favorite made-in-Hawai‘i rice finds, which include: several varieties of Japan-grown, locally polished rice from The Rice Factory Honolulu; okoshi from O‘ahu confectioner Huff ‘n Puff Delights, available in a range of local flavors; and Hawai‘i’s first-ever commercially made sake, crafted by Islander Sake Brewery. Elsewhere in the store look for KAHALA MKT. by Foodland’s brand-new, collectible “Have a Rice Day!” canvas tote and other cool rice-related items such as paella pans, rice bowls, musubi molds, a multitude of international rice varieties for home cooking and more.


Plus, Aug. 8 through 17, spend $75 or more at the store and you’ll receive an It’s All Rice at MKT. rice paddle free, while supplies last.


Everything in Its Rice Place

Its All Rice Mkt Murmura Puffed Rice

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KAHALA MKT. by Foodland’s hot-food counter, grab-and-go section and bakery are where you’ll find a mouthwatering and imaginative selection of rice-infused and -inspired prepared foods created by “Mr. Rice Guys” Chef Keoni Chang and Chef de Cuisine Brian Nagai. Enjoy crave-worthy onigiri creations, such as taegu kim chee musubi, “Philly” musubi and truffle bacon musubi, plus dishes such as Mr. Rice Guys’ lemongrass chicken ginger rice bowl and roasted pork curry rice bowl, available at the hot-food station. Pastry Chef Brian Sung is keeping the bakery section filled with ready-to-eat bags of his tasty take on murmura, the traditional Indian puffed-rice treat, in Indian curry and furikake arare flavors.


In addition, et al. joins the It’s All Rice at MKT. celebration with a three-course “Just Rice” tasting menu featuring a short rib arancini; “chazuke” risotto with Tristan lobster tail, diver scallops and Manila clams; and crispy butter mochi with puffed rice, available with optional specially paired sake for each dish.


Go Home, Cook Rice … From Around the World!

Its All Rice Mkt Seafood Paella

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Chefs Keoni and Brian are sharing their own easy-to-follow recipes for tasty rice dishes from around the world online now at And KAHALA MKT. by Foodland has every ingredient you’ll need to make every one of these special rice dishes. Recipes and ingredients for two more rice dishes from the chefs — a delectable Italian risotto and savory Puerto Rican arroz con gandules — are also waiting for you to get straight to cooking at home.


Be sure to check out throughout August as well for more It’s All Rice at MKT. video stories, recipes and happenings. And keep visiting the KAHALA MKT. by Foodland website in the months ahead for even more monthlong food- and ingredient-centric celebrations like It’s All Rice at MKT.