Rice Recipes From Mrs. Stoney's 1901 Carolina Rice Cook Book (As Published In"The Carolina Rice Kitchen" by Karen Hess)

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These recipes utilize one of South Carolina's most profitable staple crops: rice. Taken from a more recent cookbook, they are typical of the types of dishes made by women in the 17th and 18th centuries and highlight the French influence in South Carolina.


Hess, Karen.  The Carolina Rice Kitchen: The African Connection. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1992.

Correlating SC Social Studies Academic Standards:

8-1.1 Summarize the culture, political systems, and daily life of the Native Americans of the Eastern Woodlands, including their methods of hunting and farming, their use of natural resources and geographic features, and their relationships with other nations.

8-1.3 Summarize the history of European settlement in Carolina from the first attempts to settle at San Miguel de Gualdape, Charlesfort, San Felipe, and Albemarle Point to the time of South Carolina’s establishment as an economically important British colony, including the diverse origins of the settlers, the early government, the importance of the plantation system and slavery, and the impact of the natural environment on the development of the colony.

8-1.4 Explain the growth of the African American population during the colonial period and the significance of African Americans in the developing culture (e.g., Gullah) and economy of South Carolina, including the origins of African American slaves, the growth of the slave trade, the impact of population imbalance between African and European Americans, and the Stono Rebellion and subsequent laws to control the slave population.

8-1.6 Explain how South Carolinians used natural, human, and political resources to gain economic prosperity, including trade with Barbados, rice planting, Eliza Lucas Pinckney and indigo planting, the slave trade, and the practice of mercantilism.

Note: Although this document was originally posted as part of a lesson specifically designed to teach the above standard, other Social Studies Standards may apply.

Lessons Using This Document:

Lowcountry Rice Planting and Cooking