Here are some facts about Uncle Ben’s New Whole Grain White Rice:
- It has the look, taste and texture of white rice, but is packed with whole grains (almost a full day’s worth in one serving). The reality is most moms have a hard time getting their kids to eat “whole grain” anything (I can’t even get my Hubby to eat whole grains most of the time!). If they see “wheat, or brown” anywhere on the packaging prior to mom cooking it, they’ll say they don’t like it even before they try it.
- A quick 10-minute prep time. Genius. Healthy great tasting food, that can be made quick for busy families.
- The rice comes in a variety of flavors from traditional Long Grain to Chicken, Broccoli Cheddar, Taco Style and Sweet Tomato, so you can mix-up meals and still know that you’re getting whole grains on the table. They are all high quality sides that are a healthy alternative to white pasta or potatoes.
We had this for dinner the other night, and everybody liked it a lot. I made mine in the rice cooker, which probably wasn’t the best option, it was a little moister and stickier than the Basmati rice I usually make. It wasn’t quite white in color like white rice usually is, but it wasn’t brown like whole grain rice either, more of an in between color. If you’re making the traditional rice, that might be a tip off to your family, that it’s not “white rice”, however it shouldn’t be noticeable in any of the flavored rices.
Normally, I am horrible at remembering to put my rice on so that it will cook in time for dinner. Usually it takes between 25 and 40 minutes for the kind I use, to cook in the rice cooker. Again when I made the Uncle Ben’s Whole Grain White Rice, I forgot to put it on, until my husband was nearly done grilling the meat. Doh! But the rice cooked up super-fast and it had a great taste.
I received a couple boxes of Uncle Ben’s New Whole Grain White Rice to share with one of my readers.
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