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California Rice Oil Company® was formed in 1999 with the goal of providing the highest quality rice bran oil, as a healthy cooking medium and replacement to trans fats. We literally searched the globe and found Thailand was home to the highest quality rice bran oil as much as Italy was known for its olive oil. It was extremely important that we created a lasting, quality partnership and we were delighted with what our research discovered. Thailand being a Genetically Modified Free country and Americas oldest Asian Ally we considered ourselves fortunate but much hard work laid ahead. Today we have over a decade in a proud partnership with our supplier in Thailand. Our oil is extracted and refined from GM Free rice in Thailand and packaged here in the USA creating jobs in both countries and being part of the global community. We believe rice bran oil is vastly superior to traditional cooking oils and may be considered a nutraceutical (food as medicine) oil that is perfect for all your healthy cooking needs. Rice Bran Oil is quickly becoming a favorite in commercial frying to replace hydrogenated oils that contain trans fat. This is due to rice bran oils health, flavor and performance benefits. We are sure you will be as pleased with our product and its quality as we are.

Some of the benefits of California Rice Oil are:

  • A source of vitamin E complex, antioxidants and other micronutrients to help fight free radicals and combat the effects of aging. Rice bran oil has more of these components than other cooking oils. The components of rice bran oil give it an outstanding shelf life.
  • Rice Bran Oil has the best balance of saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats as recommended by such organizations as the American Heart Association and the World Health Organization. It's an oil of choice for possibly improving serum cholesterol levels and helping prevent cardiovascular diseases.
  • The viscosity of our oil is very light and the flavor delicate. Foods cooked with California Rice Oil absorb up to 20% less oil! Less oil absorbed results in reduced calories, better, lighter tasting food and enhanced flavor and palatability. Less oil absorbed also makes it more economical.
  • Rice Bran Oil is hypoallergenic. For those who have an intolerance to other cooking oils this is an excellent alternative.
  • The actual cost of California Rice Oil to the consumer is not significantly different than other high-grade vegetable oils on the market.
  • Rice bran oil is a naturally occurring source of many antioxidants such as Tocopherols, Tocotrienols, Gamma Oryzanol, Phytosterols, Polyphenols and Squalene.
  • Rice bran oil has a very high smoke (burn) point, making it perfect for deep frying, pan or stir frying and is a premium choice for the replacement of hydrogenated oil containing trans fat now being used in deep fryers.
  • Rice bran oil creates less polymers than other oils meaning better flavor and easier clean-up.


The quality of our oil starts with the testing of our bran to insure only the best raw material is used. The equipment used to extract and refine our oil is the best available and two onsite labs continually check for quality and consistency. We are committed to bring you the best possible product and service.

California Rice Oil Company has received praise from many prominent chefs and Alternative Medicine Magazine rated Rice Bran Oil as one of the healthiest oils in the world. We have been featured in many magazines and newspapers such as Fine Cooking, Sunset Magazine, Healthy Cooking, Woman's World and many others. Testimonials from institutions such as the University of Oregon state how versatile our oil is and how they use it from their salad bars to the deep fryers.

You can find more information on Rice Bran Oil and specific information about the benefits of tocotrienol vitamin E and other antioxidants listed on our Understanding Fats page.