Simple & Delicious
Short on grocery shopping time and even shorter on healthy recipe ideas? Keeping your pantry stocked with rice - and a few other ingredients - is one way to keep your family well-fed while giving you a healthful foundation from which to build a wide variety of satisfying, simple meals. Rice is one of those kitchen staples that can come to the culinary rescue for any meal of the day and any part of meal. So, the next time you need a convenient and nutritious dish, give one of these easy-to-fix rice recipes a try.
Choose rice with flavor and nutrition
Five-minute white rice may seem like the best choice when you need a quick side-dish or component for another dish, but the refined white grains won't add anything particularly special to your final meal. Quick-to-cook white rice is devoid of nutrients, pale in flavor, and basically boring.With the intriguing array of different types of rice available, you can choose brown, basmati, wild, jasmine or a mix of grains that will not only give your meals texture and color, these tasty grains also deliver more fiber, vitamins and minerals to your family's diet. They will make your meals more satisfying and also keep your family full longer than processed white grains.Having a wide variety of rice to choose from also gives you the convenience of never having to serve the same dish twice. Peruse the rice aisle or bulk section of your supermarket or natural foods store and choose a different rice every week. You can transform the humble grains into delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner dishes as well as sweet and creamy desserts.
Recipes courtesy of Lundberg Family Farms
Serves 6Little bites of egg, rice and cheese are fun for the kids and can even be elegantly served for a special brunch. Serve with sour cream, tomato coulis or pesto to add scrumptious flavor and color.Ingredients:
Wehani Rice Salad
Serves 6Gorgeous and long-grained, Lundberg's Wehani is a type of basmati rice with deep honey-red color and a lovely nutty flavor. This rice salad makes a gorgeous side-dish or vegetarian meal.Ingredients:
Bavarian Rice Cloud with Bittersweet Chocolate
Serves 10This stunning rice dessert will impress the most hard-to-please family members or guests at your next tasty get together.Ingredients:
Bittersweet Chocolate Sauce
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