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"The Problem Solver"... solves even your toughest processing problems, naturally

“The Problem Solver”… solves even your toughest extrusion and emulsification problems, naturally.


Nu-RICE® is a patented hypoallergenic extract from rice bran. This natural processing aid helps hydrate ingredients and create a variety of emulsification solutions to create easier and faster processing. You’ll also be able to declare ‘rice extract’ on your label rather than other chemical-sounding words.





NU-RICE Provides Faster Hydrationfruit-loops

  • Improves water distribution
  • Improves uniformity
  • Improves texture

NU-RICE Binds Water & Oil

  • Create emulsification solutions by emulsifying oil in water
  • Increases expansion of extruded products
  • Increases extrusion output
  • Replaces soy lecithin or mono & diglycerides
  • Drum dry release agent

Case Studies:
Corn Curls (Texas A&M)
Difficult to Extrude Corn
RVA Study
Emulsion Study
Extrusion Hydration Aid
Holding an Emulsion
Lecithin Replacer
Oil Migration Control
Potato Sticks
Rice Crisps (Wenger)
Spiral Pasta (Crosswind)
Sugar Pellets (Crosswind)
Nu-RICE as Release Agent
High Protein Rice Crisps

Data Summary Sheets:
Sheeted Snacks (Corn, Wheat, Multi Grain, Gluten Free)
Nutrition Bars
Margarine & Spreads
Sauces, Gravies, Marinades, Salsas & Pasta Sauces
Release Agent
Dietary Supplements Mg Stearate Replacer

For EU regulatory compliance statements, please click here.

Spec Sheets & Nutrition Analysis:
Natural Nu-RICE® Spec Sheet
Organic Nu-RICE® Spec Sheet
Natural Nu-RICE® Nutrition Analysis
Organic Nu-RICE® Nutrition Analysis

Review specifications, nutrition analysis and FAQs in the table below.
For Safety Data Sheets (SDS), click here.

Q. Is Nu-RICE® a powder?
A. Yes, it is a water-soluble spray-dried powder.

Q. When is Nu-RICE added?
A. Nu-RICE works best when blended with dry ingredients prior to adding water.

Q. Can it replace mono and diglycerides?
A. Yes in extrusion and in most other applications.

Q. Can it replace soy lecithin?
A. Yes, in most applications. It is hypoallergenic and does not require an allergen statement like soy.

Q. How much will it increase the output in extrusion?
A. Typically 10-12%

Q. What increase in expansion should I expect, when extruding direct expanded products?
A. 10% (10% reduction in bulk density)

Q. Does it have an effect on color?
A. No, not at typical use rates. It is a natural light tan color and does not affect the color of the finished product.

Q. Does it affect the taste of the finished product?
A. No. Nu-RICE is used at 0.25-2% and has no impact on flavor of the finished product.

Q. Does it work on all extrusion equipment as a processing aid?
A. Yes, short or long barrel; low shear or high shear; twin screw or single screw

Q. Does it work in baked or fried products (extruded products)?
A. Yes.

Q. What is the typical dose/use rate?
A. 0.25% – 1% with the average around 0.50%

Q. Can I use it in organic or natural products?
A. Yes, it is available in conventional and Certified Organic.

Q. Do you have a broker or agent in my area?
A. Contact info@ribus.com for a broker or agent in your area.