The Board of Directors of Riviana Foods has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.165 per common share. The dividend will be paid on 9 April 2002, to stockholders of record at the close of business on 5 March 2002. Based in Houston, Texas, Riviana Foods Inc. is one of the largest processors, marketers and distributors of branded and private-label rice products in the US. Principal brands include Mahatma®, Carolina® and Success®. The company has additional food operations in Central America and Europe.