Weekend Before Thanksgiving Giveaway – Free Minute Rice Steamers and Kitchen Pack with Lots of Kitchen Tools

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by Cassie

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.com for many more quick and easy recipes.

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

Portable Cooler

Kitchen Timer

Cutting Mat

Oven Mitts

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.

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Alex & Cassie

{ 88 comments… read them below or add one }

Diane W November 17, 2012 at 8:27 pm

The “fried” rice is wonderful, I prepared this easy dish last month and my grandkids could not get enough of it! Great product! Would love to win one of your generous prize sets!


Melanie Fuller November 17, 2012 at 8:30 pm

I would like to try the Spanish Rice. Thanks!


sandy weinstein November 17, 2012 at 8:52 pm

i would love to try the brown rice steamers, i love brown and wild rice….also like the portable cooler, these come in so handy when out shopping…. thank you


Mary November 17, 2012 at 9:19 pm

I would like to try the mac and cheese and the fried rice steamer. But they all look good!!


Katie November 17, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Sounds like a great last minute meal solution–we’re always looking for new ways to sneak brown rice into the dinner line up.


Loretta McCollum November 17, 2012 at 9:55 pm

I would love to try the whole grain brown and wild rice with vegetables.


Melissa November 17, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Would love to try any of them. With triplet four year old boys I am always on the lookout for healthy timesavers. Love your site!


Jeanne GRUVER November 17, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Very excited to try these new products, especially the brown rice and the white rice.


Rum November 17, 2012 at 11:35 pm

As my old Cajun roommate used to say, “It ain’t a meal, unless you got rice”


Liz Sidener November 17, 2012 at 11:36 pm

I love steamers. Excited to try the Mac and cheesr and Spanish rice.


Heather Worrell November 18, 2012 at 12:45 am

You can never go wrong with rice- it dresses up every meal!


Elizabeth Walker November 18, 2012 at 7:45 am

my kids would love to try the mac and cheese, but I’d love to try the fried rice!


CHRIS November 18, 2012 at 7:58 am

Would love to try the Spanish rice.


Karen Palmesano November 18, 2012 at 8:29 am

I love Minute Rice, and I think I would really like the brown & wild rice steamer. These products will make meal preparation much easier, with many choices!


Cheryl W. November 18, 2012 at 9:41 am

A quick recipe idea that comes to mind to use with the Minute Rice steamers is to heat and warm a can of Stew and pour over the rice.


Christy A November 18, 2012 at 10:03 am

The south of the border turkey dinner sounds delicious! I would love to win this prize pack and try it!


Bree Nance November 18, 2012 at 12:02 pm

My husband & I have 4 children, so I know that these Minute rices would be awesome to have on hand! I’d love to try all the flavors, my children especially like white or brown rice with butter, sugar, and cinnamon for a quick & yummy dessert.


Christine Spears November 18, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Would love to win this prize pack and be able to try this out.


Melva November 18, 2012 at 12:06 pm

I just love minute rice, use all flavors and use in many recipes.


virginia geist November 18, 2012 at 12:49 pm

like to try the brown and wild rice


Jennifer Mays November 18, 2012 at 1:05 pm

I’m excited to try the brown rice steamers. They look yummy!


Glenda November 18, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Minute Rice is great! I use it all the time!


Ronalee Duncan November 18, 2012 at 8:36 pm

I can’t wait to try the spanish rice



Catherine Morton November 19, 2012 at 12:46 am

What a great give-a-way! Looks like it has everything you need to prepare for the great deals you will find, from baggin everything up to taking it home for a great meal. From the cooler to the cutting board…I have to say I like the cooler. I will have something to keep my free Minute Rice Steamers cold. Thank you for your blog.


Angie November 19, 2012 at 5:16 am

I would like to try the brown rice. We are big brown rice eaters here! and a HUGE fan of quick healthy meals!


Robin November 19, 2012 at 6:52 am

We love rice in this house. I am always looking for new ways to prepare it. Thanks!


Brenda H November 19, 2012 at 7:51 am

I would love to try the Spanish rice!


Angelia Brooks Gregory November 19, 2012 at 8:16 am

I would love to try the Spanish rice.


Jenice November 19, 2012 at 8:27 am

Love your site and love Minute Rice!


Carrie November 19, 2012 at 8:36 am

I would like to try the brown rice.


Kay A November 19, 2012 at 8:50 am

My family loves Spanish Rice!


Erin November 19, 2012 at 8:56 am

I’ve not tried any of these steamers, but would love to check them out!


Eileen Bennett November 19, 2012 at 2:21 pm

I am excited to try the new Broccoli and Cheese Rice. I am super busy most nights (like most people) and these make for a quick meal added with chicken or fish. The best part is that they don’t seem like last minute meals. They are so easy to make and taste like they took a long time to cook. I would love to win the prize pack. Thanks for putting out offers like this. Eileen


Becky November 19, 2012 at 2:44 pm

I love taking rice and dumping veggies in with it with a little chicken broth and steaming it, and a shake or two of Mrs Dash.


Debbie P November 19, 2012 at 3:28 pm

I’m excited to try the spanish rice.


Patty S. November 19, 2012 at 7:30 pm

The Spanish rice!


j-me November 20, 2012 at 10:42 am

cant wait to try all your enticing products


christy November 20, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Would love to try this! Our household of 13 LOVES rice!


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