In Louisiana, so many of our dishes have rice as an ingredient, or are served over rice. Extra long grain rice is the best variety. We serve our gumbo over rice, our shrimp creole over rice, and jambalaya is a rice dish with your choice of meat or shrimp cooked with it, along with onion, celery and bell peppers......also known as the Cajun holy trinity of all food! Rice lasts just about forever, and is so cheap, why not buy a large bag like this? I do store it in an air tight container, though. Don't want any bugs getting any of my precious rice!