Minute® Ready-to-Serve Rice Review & Giveaway (Now Closed)

 

“Whether you’re a working professional or a stay at home mom, a busy day focused on meetings, errands, and kids can keep you from eating a nutritious lunch. That’s where Minute Rice comes in. Minute® Ready-to-Serve Rice is ready in just 60 seconds and comes in individual single-serve cups, making portion control simple. Throw them in your purse or keep in your desk drawer at work!

 

When the day finally calms down, making a well-rounded dinner might seem like too much work. Minute® Whole Grain Brown Rice is an easy and hearty meal addition that’s ready in no time at all.”

I was graciously provided the opportunity, courtesy of Minute, to try out their Ready-to-Serve rice & pass my experience on to you. I have a hard time with portion control. It’s probably my biggest obstacle in losing the remainder of the baby weight I packed on with my first son.  If there are leftovers I tend to eat them, for that reason I love that Minute® Ready-to-Serve Rice comes in individual servings.  Of course in a house with 3 kids who all have varying tastes individual servings make things easier as well. With the individual servings I find that I don’t waste nearly as much as I used to because everyone can get what they want. On top of all this, as you might have guessed, my house is quite busy at meal time. Thankfully Minute® Ready-to-Serve Rice only takes 60 seconds & it’s done! It’s great to keep a few in the cupboard for those days we’re running low on time.

 

I’m personally a huge fan of Jasmine rice so I was really excited to see that Minute® Ready-to-Serve Rice now comes in Jasmine as well as a large variety of flavors.

 

Ready to Serve is Available in 10 Varieties


Check out a couple of my favorite recipes using Minute® Ready-to-Serve Rice :

 

For a Quick Lunch:

Hawaiian Rice


Hawaiian Rice

Serves:  2 (about 1 cup each)         

Ingredients:

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:

  Orange Chicken & Rice


Yummy Orange Chicken and Rice

Makes 4 Servings

Ingredients:
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

 

Directions:
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.


Where to Purchase

Minute Whole Grain Brown Rice and Minute Ready-to-Serve Rice can be found at your local Walmart and other major grocery stores.

 

You can check out all the Minute Rice products & find more recipes on their site:

 

http://www.minuterice.com/


 

   

Prize: 2 readers will each receive 3 coupons each for a free Minute Rice product.

How to Enter: 2 Step Process!

 

#1  Leave a comment directly on the blog answering the following question:

 

“What is your favorite flavor of rice?”

 

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Any questions connect with me on Facebook or leave a comment & I will get back to you.

 

 

 

Disclosure:  I received the above product in order to facilitate this review. Information & images provided by Minute. Opinions & experience are my own. Yours may vary.

 

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56 Comments

  1. Sandy VanHoey
    Posted April 12, 2013 at 3:43 am | Permalink

    I like the original white rice

  2. McKim
    Posted April 12, 2013 at 10:08 am | Permalink

    I like Spanish Rice.

  3. latanya
    Posted April 12, 2013 at 8:01 pm | Permalink

    jasmine rice

  4. Candice
    Posted April 12, 2013 at 10:05 pm | Permalink

    I like fried rice with vegetables.

  5. Elena
    Posted April 12, 2013 at 10:05 pm | Permalink

    I like brown rice

  6. Carmen S
    Posted April 12, 2013 at 10:06 pm | Permalink

    I like white rice, tastes really good with a little bit of sugar in it :)

  7. Melissa M
    Posted April 12, 2013 at 10:19 pm | Permalink

    I like wild rice

  8. Posted April 12, 2013 at 10:27 pm | Permalink

    White Rice. Thank you. jerri Davis

  9. Carol W
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 12:08 am | Permalink

    I like white rice with butter on it. thanks

  10. Lori Thomas
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 2:12 am | Permalink

    I like White Rice

  11. Maryann D.
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 6:55 am | Permalink

    My favorite flavor would be Whole Grain Brown Rice

  12. Jill A. Collins
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 10:06 am | Permalink

    The brown and wild rice is our favorite to pair with baked chicken.

  13. traci
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 11:22 am | Permalink

    I love rice pilaf and fried rice

  14. kristen m
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

    I love both white and brown rice with a little butter and a hint of salt – i could eat a huge bowl of rice just like that, and actually i have, many more times than i care to admit!

  15. Kathy S
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 4:45 pm | Permalink

    I like white rice the best.

  16. Denise
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 5:30 pm | Permalink

    I prefer Spanish rice, thank you!

  17. Karen Gonyea
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

    I love Spanish Rice :)

  18. kelly nicholson
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

    What’s your favorite flavor of rice?

    i like plain rice…flavors are fine sometimes

  19. Barbara Montag
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 10:27 pm | Permalink

    I like the Brown Rice – thank you.

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    Posted April 13, 2013 at 10:29 pm | Permalink

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  22. Mary Casper
    Posted April 14, 2013 at 5:30 pm | Permalink

    i like plain old white rice

  23. Danai
    Posted April 14, 2013 at 7:54 pm | Permalink

    Spanish

  24. angie
    Posted April 14, 2013 at 10:50 pm | Permalink

    Brown Rice

  25. steve weber
    Posted April 15, 2013 at 2:48 am | Permalink

    I like fried rice the best.

  26. Kayla
    Posted April 15, 2013 at 4:45 pm | Permalink

    Plain brown rice!

  27. Elizabeth Young
    Posted April 16, 2013 at 7:53 am | Permalink

    My favorite rice flavor is chicken, but I most often use brown rice.

  28. Denise S
    Posted April 16, 2013 at 7:59 am | Permalink

    I like white rice.

  29. Stephanie Larison
    Posted April 16, 2013 at 9:19 pm | Permalink

    I like brown rice

  30. Maryann D.
    Posted April 17, 2013 at 4:55 am | Permalink

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  31. Amanda Kinder
    Posted April 17, 2013 at 10:20 pm | Permalink

    I love Spanish rice!

  32. debbie
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 8:33 am | Permalink

    I like fried rice.

  33. Kyl Neusch
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 8:46 pm | Permalink

    wild rice

  34. Danielle
    Posted April 21, 2013 at 12:23 am | Permalink

    I love pork fried rice!!!

  35. Robin
    Posted April 21, 2013 at 3:13 pm | Permalink

    I would like to try the spanish rice

  36. Valerie Taylor Mabrey
    Posted April 23, 2013 at 11:50 pm | Permalink

    i like brown rice
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  37. Anne
    Posted April 24, 2013 at 1:42 pm | Permalink

    Lately I’ve been cooking a lot of brown jasmine rice. It smells so good when it’s cooking!

  38. Jason Nickolay
    Posted April 24, 2013 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

    I love some Wild Rice!

  39. Daniel M
    Posted April 24, 2013 at 4:45 pm | Permalink

    probably fried rice

  40. Susan Smith
    Posted April 24, 2013 at 9:22 pm | Permalink

    I like brown rice

  41. Shannon Smith
    Posted April 25, 2013 at 8:46 am | Permalink

    Fried rice

  42. Rebecca Peters
    Posted April 25, 2013 at 10:39 am | Permalink

    I like brown rice

  43. Lisa Garner
    Posted April 25, 2013 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    I like Spanish Rice.

  44. Virginia Rowell
    Posted April 25, 2013 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

    My favorite is yellow rice.

  45. Debra Hall
    Posted April 25, 2013 at 7:42 pm | Permalink

    i only like plain white rice

  46. Christine
    Posted April 25, 2013 at 9:41 pm | Permalink

    like Wild Rice

  47. Laurie Emerson
    Posted April 25, 2013 at 10:19 pm | Permalink

    I love Spanish Rice.

  48. KarrieMillheim
    Posted April 25, 2013 at 10:35 pm | Permalink

    My favorite is chicken flavored rice

  49. Samii Meyer
    Posted April 26, 2013 at 1:10 am | Permalink

    I love fried rice

  50. carol
    Posted April 26, 2013 at 6:43 am | Permalink

    My fave is what I had last nt……Chicken Fried Rice

  51. susan smoaks
    Posted April 26, 2013 at 12:19 pm | Permalink

    i love yellow rice the most, it’s my favorite flavor or rice, but i try to eat brown rice because it’s best for me

  52. Breanne
    Posted April 26, 2013 at 7:45 pm | Permalink

    I like white rice

  53. Roxann
    Posted April 26, 2013 at 8:00 pm | Permalink

    I like beef rice.

  54. Melissa Painter
    Posted April 26, 2013 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

    Chicken flavored rice

  55. Trisha McKee
    Posted April 26, 2013 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

    I definitely love fried rice!

  56. Vikki Billings
    Posted April 26, 2013 at 9:20 pm | Permalink

    I love fried rice!!!

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