The grand prize winner of the USA Rice Federation's annual "Healthy Rice Bowls Contest" was Sylvia Kravitz, product developer for San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD). Her rice bowls entry included sweet and sour shrimp, teriyaki chicken with Asian vegetables, beef with broccoli and fajita chicken. For the grand prize, she will receive $250 toward her school's education fund, two Aroma rice cookers and will be featured on
San Diego Unified School District students grab a healthy rice bowl for lunch

USA Rice also awarded two runners up: Mark Baida, executive chef for the Los Angeles Unified School District, with his orange chicken brown rice bowl with steamed broccoli and carrots; and Rachel Kovich, foodservice director for University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, with her Asian rice bowl bar that included Mongolian beef and sweet and sour chicken with a choice of brown or white rice, pot stickers and vegetables.

The USA Rice Federation sponsors the "Healthy Rice Bowls Contest" so school foodservice directors from across the country can share their ideas and success stories for serving healthy meals for school lunch. For more on the winner and other entries as well as recipe ideas, visit .