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Grain & rice manufacturing app for IQF grains
IQF Rice Preparation
Key supplier to the food and beverage manufacturing industry, Kiril Mischeff imports, stocks and processes one of the widest ranges of food ingredients available in the UK.
We are particularly renowned for our fruit and vegetable ingredients, ranging from fruit juices and fruit purees to IQF Vegetables and IQF Fruit.
Other popular ingredients for food manufacturers include speciality oils and vinegars, pizza ingredients, tomato products, herbs, spices and seasonings, and pasta, grains and pulses. We source our exceptional range from trusted global suppliers, with our partners assessed against a strict approval process to ensure quality of both product and service.
Most items are available from UK and European stocks, and can be supplied in a range of packaging options from 5/10kg to bulk truckloads, depending on the product and the needs of your business.
Speak to our sales team today to learn more about how we can help supply your manufacturing lines.
OPTIONAL IQF PARBOILING
To prepare rice, some opt for parboiling before rice milling. With parboiling, rice is soaked in water and steamed while it is still brown rice. This gelatinizes the starch in the rice kernel, causing the starch granules to melt together. To allow water to enter the rice, heat is applied to cause the crystalline structure to be diffused. This step increases randomness in the starch structure and decreases the number and size of crystalline regions. It allows nutrients from the outer bran to precipitate into the grain itself, preventing the loss of nutrients during milling and improving the shelf life of the rice. This step also mends cracks in the rice.
IQF RICE MILLING
After parboiling and drying, the grain structure becomes compact. The content of vitamins and minerals is also enhanced and the moisture content is reduced by 13%. The rice is ready to go through the milling process, which reduces it to about 68% of its harvested weight. Milling creates firmer, more separate rice grains that are more stable, less brittle, and less susceptible to overcooking than regular-milled white rice.
Parboiled-milled rice, regular-milled rice, and brown rice can all be cooked and dried before packaging to provide prepared food that has a very short consumer preparation time (90 seconds to 15 minutes). With instant, quick-cooking and boil-in-bag products, the rice is blanched in hot water, steamed, and rinsed. Then the product is placed in a dehydration oven until the moisture content reaches about 12%. When the moisture level of the rice is increased using steam or water, it forms cracks or holes in the kernels. This allows for fast cooking when the rice is re-cooked because water can easily and quickly penetrate into the grain. For frozen rice, the cooked grains are then individually frozen before packaging for an easy to use and delicious product.
Stickiness and IQF Rice
It’s easy to prepare the perfect rice when cooked in small batches on your home stove. The problem rice processors have is making 10,000 pounds of rice per hour while maintaining consistent quality. The biggest challenge that needs to be overcome is the stickiness of rice after it is processed. The degree of stickiness depends on rice variety, blanching time, length of the washing process, drying process, and hold time after blanching to absorb moisture. Rice stickiness not only creates an undesirable product, but it can also make it difficult to maintain reliable food safety. This is why it is important to have a highly efficient, hygienic, and easy to clean freezer. To prevent stickiness, pretreat your IQF rice by washing it multiple times to decrease the amount of starch. More washing leads to less stickiness and better product separation.
Patented IQF continuous cooking and freezing process
On the basis of our patented continuous cooking and freezing process, we handle all varieties of rice. In fact we are renowned for having the widest product range of IQF rice. No matter if you look for standard long grain white or yellow rice, Asian rice like Jasmin or Basmati, rice for Italian risottos like Arborio rice or specialities like blended rice or rice with spices, we are your all in one partner for your requirements.
PRE COOKED IQF RICE
Turri’s pre-cooked rice are IQF (individually quick-frozen) to preserve flavor, quality and consistency. We procure rice varieties from all over the world to obtain the highest quality and flavors.
QUICK, EASY TO PREPARE PRE-COOKED RICE & BROWN RICE
Our IQF pre-cooked rice are easy to prepare while minimizing waste. All of our products are produced to the highest quality and safety standards. Pre-cooked rice are ideal for ready-made and batch cooking.
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MADE WITH THE BEST INGREDIENTS
PRE-COOKED RICE SPECIALTIES
Turri’s IQF rice is carefully prepared and pre-cooked to perfection. Our process ensures the rice is free-flowing, maintains fine texture and protects natural flavors.
We produce a large variety of IQF pre-cooked rice as trends shift to healthier food options.
White Rice IQF Grains:
Nutritious grains and vegetables, naturally appealing.
- SKU: 10071179653004
- Pack Size: 1/40lb
Simplot Good Grains™ Premium Blends feature nutritious whole grains and colorful vegetables in delicious combinations designed to appeal to the palates of today’s health-conscious consumers. Our IQF White Rice makes it easy to serve only what you need, reducing waste.
- Par-blanched perfection goes from freezer to plate in minutes
- Consistent results—just heat and serve
- IQF for easy portion control
- Serve hot or chill after cooking for cold applications
The IQF technology developed by Octofrost has a number of unique features which bring real value to pasta and grains processors all around the world.
- Adjustable airflow for a quick crust-freezing in the first freezing zone which translates in no lump formation, good product separation and energy efficiency;
- Exchangeable OctoFrost bedplates for gentle handling of soft products and quick and easy cleaning between different product batches;
- Overall easy-to-clean design for a truly reliable food safety;
These are a just a few of the key benefits OctoFrost customers enjoy from this unique IQF tunnel freezer. Learn more by clicking on the video above.
The full control over the blanching temperature and time in the IF Blancher is important for avoiding overblanching of sensitive products like pasta and grains. Further on, with an efficient chilling below 5°C in the OctoFrost™ IF Chiller a good product separation is achieved in the OctoFrost IQF freezer. The fully adjustable airflow in the OctoFrost™ IQF freezing tunnel and the gentle movement of the bedplates ensure no lumps of grains, and no damage of the pasta products.
The rainshower and cross-flow systems which are at the heart of the IF Blancher and Chiller help achieve the quickest heat transfer while the recirculation system optimizes water consumption. The frequency converters installed on each OctoFrost fan in the IQF tunnel, translates in significant energy savings. By decreasing the fans’ speed, the overall energy savings can reach as high as 30% while preserving the product quality.
The quick and efficient blanching and chilling together with the unique aerodynamics of the OctoFrost™ freezer, result into less snow formation when compared to other technologies, which means minimum dehydration and higher yield for the processor.
All OctoFrost equipment has easy-to-clean design for a reliable food safety. Every part of the blancher and chiller which comes in contact with the blanching and chilling water can be cleaned by CIP (Cleaning-In-Place). The free-standing body, lack of joints and exchangeable bedplates of the OctoFrost™ freezer contribute even further to a truly reliable food safety for IQF pasta and grains processors.
Cooking whole grain sorghum can take hours and slow down your manufacturing process. Firm on the outside and soft on the inside, our gluten free IQF sorghum has a texture unlike any other IQF grain that’s perfect in frozen meals, salads, or food service. It can be made with any variety of sorghum for diverse color, texture, and nutrition.