Piper King was one of 25 finalists selected from hundreds of entrants from Kindergarten through eighth grade. Entrants from across the U.S. submitted videos of themselves and their families preparing a rice-based dish and highlighting the fun and creative way they cook together. Piper King was selected as one of five grand prize winners and awarded with a $30,000 school cafeteria makeover, a $15,000 cash prize for the family and a hometown celebration at Edgewood Elementary School with UNCLE BEN'S® Brand representatives, public officials and their community.
"Piper is an artist and she loves to cook but she has always been a picky eater," said Rebecca King. "When Piper helps in the kitchen, she is more involved in the food and becomes more open to trying new things."
For more information on the Ben's Beginners™ Cooking Contest, kid-friendly cooking tips and the winning recipes, visit unclebens.com.
About the UNCLE BEN'S® Brand
The UNCLE BEN'S® Brand, the number one rice brand in America, is proud to offer a wide range of rice dishes with flavors and textures that will help bring more to your meals, both for savory main courses and convenient side dishes. The UNCLE BEN'S® Brand offers a wide variety of white, whole grain brown, and flavored rices in cook times ranging from 30 minutes to 90 seconds, as well as rice for food service operations such as restaurants, schools and hospitals. The first mass-produced parboiled rice, UNCLE BEN'S® Brand is the top-selling branded rice in the United States and products can be found in more than 100 countries worldwide. The UNCLE BEN'S® Brand products are manufactured by Mars Food North America, part of Mars, Incorporated. For more information, visit unclebens.com.
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