Founded in 1911, Riviana Foods is one of the largest providers of branded and private label rice products in the United States. The company processes, markets and distributes rice products. It provides products under various brands, such as Mahatma, Success, Gourmet House, Water Maid, Carolina and Minute. The company offers River, a brand of rice that is used in casseroles, stews, soups and desserts. The company maintains test kitchens, laboratories and pilot plant facilities. The company has restaurant chains and food service companies in the U.S. Riviana Foods is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ebro Puleva , which is a Spanish food company.