Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Enjoy a Quick Family Meal with Minute Rice

Are you a busy mom that is looking for a great way to cook a wonderful dinner quickly? Well minute rice is something that you must have in your home. It is a great ingredient that will help you make a quick meal that your family will love. 

 Minute Rice has been a staple in pantries and the American diet since 1949, and the good news is we are only getting better with age! We offer a variety of products to suit all kinds of lifestyles and level of cooking skills out there.
Here are some great recipe ideas from Minute Rice

Lunch Ideas:
Provencal Rice Salad
Serves:  2 (about 1 cup each)         


1 container Minute® Ready to Serve Multi-Grain Medley or Minute® Ready to Serve Brown Rice
1 can (6 ounces) canned tuna, drained
4 cherry tomatoes, halved
4 black olives, sliced
2 tablespoons red wine vinaigrette
1 cup salad greens

 Directions: Prepare rice according to package directions. In a medium bowl, combine rice, tuna, tomatoes, olives and vinaigrette; mix well. Serve over greens and/or with pita chips.

 Hawaiian Rice

Serves:  2 (about 1 cup each)         


1 container Minute® Ready to Serve White Rice or Minute® Ready to Serve Jasmine Rice
1/2 cup cooked low sodium ham, cubed
1/2 cup fresh or canned pineapple chunks
1/4 cup cooked green peas or sugar snap peas
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon soy sauce

 Directions: Prepare rice according to package directions. In a medium bowl, combine rice, ham, pineapple, peas, sesame oil and soy sauce; mix well. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and chopped cilantro, if desired.

 Dinner Recipe Ideas:
 Yummy Orange Chicken and Rice 
Makes 4 Servings

1 jar (12 ounces) orange marmalade
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup water
2 cups cooked chicken, grilled or roasted (Alternative: try 2 cups of cooked turkey)
1 large orange, washed and thinly sliced
1 cup frozen sugar snap peas, thawed
2 cups cooked, Minute® White Rice or Minute® Whole Grain Brown Rice

 1. In a small sauce pan add in: marmalade, orange juice and water. Simmer until blended and reduced about 50 percent. It should be like syrup.

2. Add chicken, orange slices and peas until all are hot.

3. Serve over rice. If desired, sprinkle with slivered almonds.

The recipes sound wonderful! I was very fortunate to be able to try out Minute Ready-to-Serve Rice, a great time saver for a busy working mother like me. There were so many great flavors to choose… I went with the delicious sounding Minute Ready-to-Serve Rice Italian Rice.

My life is very hectic, I am on the go all the time from morning to night. I am up in the very early morning hours and then I am off to work, and as soon as work ends it is time for my full time job as a mom. By the time I am home and I pick my daughter up I have just about an hour to help her with her homework and get dinner on the table. Yes it can get a bit crazy at times. Luckily I had an easy meal idea for tonight’s dinner. It was a super easy recipe with 3 ingredients! Yes only 3! It is super easy and very good. (I did not have any fresh veggies in the house, I know, I know bad mommy… next time I make this I will add some steamed broccoli to the ingredients).
All you need is:

Chicken Sausage (5 links)

2 packs of Minute Ready-to-Serve Rice Italian Rice

Cheese of your choice (1/2 cup)

Cook the chicken sausage in a pan, I cube the sausage, my family likes it smaller and it is easier to eat.  Cook the Minute Ready-to-Serve Rice Italian Rice following the easy directions. Get out a casserole dish, add the rice, cooked chicken sausage and top with cheese. Bake for 5-10 minutes at 350 degrees just wait for the cheese to melt. 

This is easy and makes a very quick and tasty meal. This meal took 15 minutes from package to table. My family loved the Italian rice flavoring, with the mixture of the chicken and cheese it was a delicious combination.  Rice for us is a staple in our meals, a great addition that can go with just about anything. From a spicy fried chicken rice, to a sweet rice pudding.
There is just so much you can do with rice. And being a very busy person Minute Rice is the only way to go for us. This rice gives you precious time that you need to do other things. There is no reason to slave over a hot stove making rice, not when Minute Rice has rice ready in literally minutes ( they do not call it Minute Rice for nothing…). You will love the taste and the ease of these great rice products. If you are trying to stick with your New Year’s resolution to live a  healthier lifestyle in . Changing your eating habits is the first step to achieving the healthier lifestyle you are looking for , and  Minute® Rice brings tasty meal options to the table that can help make over mealtime for you and your family. 

If you are a busy stay at home mom, or a busy working mother like me, Minute® Ready-to-Serve Rice is ready in just 60 seconds and comes in individual single-serve cups, making portion control simple. These handy containers will be so easy to just throw into my work bag, and bring it for a quick lunch at work, or on the go.Minute Whole Grain Brown Rice and Minute Ready-to-Serve Rice can be found in your local Walmart and other major grocery stores.  
Ready to Serve is available in 10 varieties, listed here
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Minute Rice products are sold at all major supermarkets
Make sure to connect to Minute Rice via Facebook  for more recipes and some great information.

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Tonya said...

I've always loved Minute Rice. I want to give the Yummy Orange Chicken and Rice a try!

Ashley S said...

YUM! Orange chicken and rice sounds so delicious.

TheSuburbanMom said...

Quick and easy - sounds great for a busy school night. Honestly, I never thought of adding ingredients to a rice cup like that to make it a full meal. Great idea.

Pam said...

Yum! I am always looking for ways to make my meal time easier. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us.

Tesa @ 2 Wired 2 Tired said...

Those recipes look fantastic and so simple. I can't wait to try them sometime.

Dawn Lopez said...

Wow, that looks delicious! I totally need to make this, thanks for the recipe!

Unknown said...

DROOL! That looks good. I was just eating Minute Rice last night. :)

Anonymous said...

We love Minute Rice, so quick to make a nice meal.

Julie Kieras said...

I'd love to try that orange chicken

Kristyn said...

yum! that sounds so good right now!

Andrea Hatfield said...

The orange chicken sounds so good! I love rice and Minute Rice is one of my favorite brands. Thanks for the recipe!

Anonymous said...

I would like to make the BLT RICE Salad recipe!

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