We love rice, in fact, it is a huge staple in our home for it’s nutritious and frugal value. We usually have on hand bulk bags of brown rice as our main rice staple as well as some white rice. We usually also have to plan to take an hour to cook it as it is the long grain and long cook hard rices we typically eat. But we have a rice cooker (highly recommended) to help with the dinner ease and planning.
But one thing we always keep on hand too is the ability to cook rice quickly when we are in a breakfast, lunch or dinner bind. With that, we were introduced to a new product from Minute Rice called Steamers. They are pre-made rice dishes for sides or main course when you top with a protein (like fish or chicken) and can provide a good meal very quickly. We all have to admit that no matter how good we are at menu planning, dinner prepping, etc., there are just some of those days that it doesn’t matter one iota – you need a plan and you need it fast.
They have a few different varieties. We got the opportunity to try three different kinds and our favorite is the brown rice with veggies, but they also have a Spanish and fried rice varieties too.
Another thing that Alex noticed that actually made us quite happy, the packaging is BPA-free. This is important to us and we have mentioned many times how we are trying to replace plastics in our kitchen and else where with BPA free or a glass/stainless steel option. So this was a bonus point for Minute Rice in being conscious about this.
Finally, another attractive thing is that they sell for $1.77 as a family side dish at Walmart everyday. We would probably use two for our family of 7, but this is not a bad price at all for something like this as an everyday price. This means that the price can only get better with coupons and sales, both of which are common on Minute Rice anyway, and so we are confident that it will be the case on these new products too.
So there is a quick and healthier “throw it in the microwave and sit and eat” option that is affordable too. It only takes 4 minutes in the microwave!
In addition, there are thousands of possible quick recipes in using this new product. Here’s more details about the product and quick recipe idea with a link to more ideas!
Minute® Steamers are available in seven different varieties, including:
- Whole Grain Brown Rice
- White Rice
- Whole Grain Brown & Wild with Vegetables,
- Broccoli and Cheese Rice,
- Spanish Rice,
- Fried Rice
- Macaroni and Cheese
To help make mealtime even easier, Minute® Steamers offers Four Ingredient Meals with Four-Minute Steamers, combining some of your favorite ingredients and kitchen staples with Steamers to create yummy, simple meals the whole family can enjoy.
Here’s one recipe below but feel free to visit http://www.4ingredientmeals.
South-of-the-Border Turkey Dinner
- 1 bag Minute® Steamers Brown Rice
- 1 pound ground turkey, cooked and crumbled
- 1 can (11 ounces) southwestern corn blend
- 1 cup prepared salsa
- Prepare rice according to package directions.
- In a medium microwave-safe bowl, combine turkey, corn and salsa.
- Cook on HIGH 2 minutes.
- Stir in rice.
- Add 1 cup shredded Monterrey Jack cheese
- Use as filling in tortillas and top with shredded lettuce and chopped tomatoes.
- Roll into burrito-sized tortillas and serve with sour cream
So now even better, Minute Rice is going to give one of our readers a prize pack that includes coupons for free Minute Rice Steamers as well as a kitchen gift pack that includes the following:
3 coupons to get 3 FREE Minute Rice Steamers of you choice….. and
And MORE (see the giveaway picture above for the more :))
It is EASY to enter! Just leave a comment!
To enter…just leave us a comment below telling us either what product you are excited to try, or any quick recipe ideas that you can think of with these new steamers!
This Giveaway will end on Tuesday, November 20th at 11:59 p.m. MDT.
*The information, Minute Rice prize pack to be given away have all been provided by Minute Rice. We were also given a prize pack to try and keep as compensation – but our thoughts and opinions of this product are completely our own.