We are big rice lovers – it’s a regular menu item in our home. Spanish rice, fried rice, rice and gravy… you name it, we love it. Although I can’t seem to get the family as excited about brown rice. I happen to enjoy the rich, nutty flavor myself, but haven’t been able to convert them over just yet.
I have to admit — it’s been years since I’ve tried Minute® Rice products. I can remember my mom cooking with it when I was growing up. We’ve always bought the regular, long-grain rice that takes much longer to cook, but I was curious as to how much of a difference their really is. As a mom of 5 that works full-time outside the home, I am always looking for foods that are not only delicious, but also convenient, easy to prepare, and that don’t cost a fortune.
My all-time favorite food is salad. I can eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And actually have on many occasions. So, I decided I would whip up a tasty, light rice salad using Minute® Rice brown rice. This salad is so colorful and gorgeous as you can see. It’s so pretty, it makes you WANT to eat it. And I figured if I added lots of the other goodies into it that my kids like, they may actually eat the brown rice and not notice.
I was thrilled with the ease and amount of time it took to prepare the rice — just boil your water, stir in the dry rice, cover and simmer on low for 5 minutes. It was THAT simple! And the rice came out so fluffy with no sticking whatsoever. Why didn’t I try this years ago?!
I hope you try this recipe for Fiesta Rice Salad — it’s chock full of fiber-rich black eyed peas, sweet corn, buttery avocado, and crunchy veggies! The original recipe is made using black beans, but the hubby neglected to tell me that he used the can I was saving just for this salad. I also added in black olives and a few slices of hard boiled egg for some added flavor and extra protein.
What recipes do you like to make with Minute® Rice?
Minute® Rice is so quick and easy to prepare and is great pantry staple. When meal time seems like a hassle, Minute® Rice is a go-to ingredient your whole family will love and allows you to have more quality time doing what your want with your loved ones.
Leftover rotisserie chicken or veggies from a meal earlier in the week? Minute® Rice can easily be paired with some of your leftover ingredients to make a quick, easy and wholesome meal your whole family will love in just a matter of minutes.
Visit http://www.minuterice.com/ to create a great main meal or side dish for your next family get-together or potluck.
* This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute® Rice.