THE DAINTY STORY
Dainty, the proudly Canadian rice company, has been sourcing rice from around the globe for over 135 years. Today our goal remains unchanged; we expertly choose a tasteful variety of rices to provide you with an easy to prepare and affordable meal component. Our mission is to foster a simpler life beholding strong values, starting with cooking for loved ones and maintaining a balanced diet.
Robert Reford, an Irish immigrant, adventurously sourced rice in the Orient, South East Asia, Europe, and South America.
“The first cargo of uncleaned rice ever imported into Canada arrived today (May 26, 1882) aboard the SS Africa, from Burma (now Myanmar), consisting of 1,700 tons. The milling capacity of the Mount Royal Rice mills is sufficient to supply three times the wants of the Dominion.” – The Montreal Gazette 26 May 1882.
Since 2015 the company is owned by the