Louisiana and
Texas Rice Kitchen

The Louisana and Texas Rice Kitchen was located between the Six Nations Stockade and the Forestry Building. It had two purposes: promote the rice growers of the southern U.S.; and sell products made with rice to increase its familiarity among Exposition visitors not from the South. It was a companion to the Texas rice exhibit in the Agriculture Building.

At this time, rice was largely a regional product. If others in the U.S. knew about rice, it may have been through rice pudding. The Rice Association of America spent $10,000 to build the little building and promoted it to such an extent that it was always crowded.