Cooked rice is a food that is on our meal plan often as it is a side my kids will actually eat. We enjoy comforting foods over rice such as chili, stir fry and stew plus I complement Mexican night with Mexican style rice, Spanish rice on pork nights and stuff chicken with broccoli and rice occasionally.
I was thrilled to see Minute Rice, our favorite rice brand, has a new product in the freezer aisle called Minute Steamers! Minute Steamers are fully-cooked rice that steam in the microwave in a self ventilating bag. How simple is this for busy families?
I received three varieties of the seven available and tried them immediately. In about 4 minutes I had rice for our meals. We don’t eat white rice often, but I do use if for my stuffed peppers so knew this was a recipe I was going to make. Usually I buy boil-in-a-bag rice so the Minute Steamers White Rice made the process shorter for my stuffed peppers.
I also received Broccoli & Cheese Rice and Whole Grain Brown Rice. All tasted fresh providing the same as the boxed version I buy. Even the broccoli stayed crunchy! The difference? No dirty pots, pans, waiting for water to boil or having to add additional ingredients or waiting for the rice to finish. Besides the three varieties we received Minute Rice Steamers also include:
-Brown & Wild Rice
-Mac & Cheese
Families will welcome the convenience of the rice that steams in minutes for effortless sides to complement meals and have 4 ingredient meals you can make with the Minute Steamers to help make meals for your family even more effortless from soups, casseroles, salads and more. The bags are a bit small, so if you have a large family or hungry teens, one will most definitely not be enough. They were enough for our family of 4 with two small kids. We enjoyed a quick and easy bowl of broccoli cheese soup made from a bag of Minute Steamers Broccoli & Cheese Rice, yum!
For more information on Minute Steamers and recipes visit www.minuterice.com
Disclosure: We received free coupons to try Minute Steamers, however all opinions and thoughts 100% my own