The Best 4th of July Ever: 4 Things You Need at Your Independence Day Party

The Best July 4th EverThere’s little doubt that summer’s favorite holiday is the 4th of July. And at Riceworks, we are always excited to celebrate Independence Day with our families. You can’t get any more American than a good old fashioned barbeque, so let’s look at 4 Fourth of July barbeque must-haves:

1. Hot dogs and hamburgers:  You can’t go wrong with these picnic staples. But if you want to do something a little different, you can also grill up some BBQ chicken or kabobs as alternatives. Not a meat eater? No problem! This spicy Mediterranean Black Bean Burger is PERFECT for your herbivore and omnivore friends!

2. Summer’s best fruits: The ultimate way to cool down. Chop up some watermelon, cantaloupe, strawberries, grapes and blueberries for a refreshing fruit salad you can enjoy while watching fireworks or during a quick cool-down break in the shade.

3. Pasta/Potato salad: Everyone loves these classic picnic dishes! Try using a gluten-free pasta or adding a little cayenne powder to your potato salad for an extra kick. Just remember—never leave your potato salad out for more than two hours at a time to avoid spoiling.  

4. Riceworks—of course! No barbeque or family picnic is complete without that extra crunch of a salty snack! Our Sea Salt crisps pair well with virtually any dips or salsa. If you really want to wow your guests, set out some Wasabi, Soy and Ginger or our Sundried Tomato Mediterranean Herbs & Cheese crisps.

No matter what you decide to serve at your 4th of July party, be sure to incorporate these favorites above to ensure you have the best party on the block and the best Fourth of July ever!

Published: Monday, June 29, 2015