We are often asked about the best way to season rice. While rice is a blank slate, choosing the perfect seasoning for rice often depends on which kind you’ve got, which will also help you determine how you’re going to use it. Fragrant long grain rice is right for Asian seasonings. Sweet and starchy short grain rice is a terrific base for Spanish food like paella. Wild rice, native to the Great Lakes region of the northern US and southern Canada, is a natural backdrop for hearty peppers and bold berries.