Alter Eco sources all of their products from small farm cooperatives in regions where farmers are working to protect traditional cultivation methods and maintain family-size growing operations. (They also provide some of the most delicious, sustainably produced chocolate, coffee and rice we’ve tasted.) This Thai rice comes in four varieties, from the familiar jasmine to the protein-rich ruby-red rice, which is not only tasty, but packed with all the body-alkalizing nutrient benefits of unprocessed whole grains. Served up with a little healthy protein and some steamed veggies or a salad, it makes an elegant meal. Available at your local natural grocery, a 16-ounce box costs about $4. Have a look at their full line of sustainably produced food and coffee at www.altereco.com.