Tuesday, March 5, 2013


I have a very picky eater in my house; a beautiful, 17-year-old teenager. She has always been a picky eater, even as a baby.  Her diet mainly consists of chicken, french fries, mac & cheese, and pizza, with a burger every now and then. The only  vegetable she will eat is corn. 

While I also like chicken, french fries, mac & cheese, and pizza, there are other foods that I also enjoy.  The only problem is...I am a single mom, and although I have two girls, April (above) is the only one left at home.  Soooo, if I want to enjoy other food besides chicken, french fries, mac & cheese or pizza, I am left with a lot of leftovers, which usually end up in the refrigerator where they are soon forgotten.  And that poses a big problem, because it is such a waste, especially since money is tight. 
I love rice (April doesn't), and I discovered rice in a single serve container.  Last year, I came across Minute® Ready to Serve Rice.
Minute® Ready to Serve Rice comes in plain white, brown & wild rice, and chicken flavored. While all three are delicious (the chicken is a little salty for my taste), I prefer the plain white rice.  They also have Spanish rice, multi-grain rice, new jasmine rice, Italian rice, yellow rice, and pilaf rice mix, but I haven't tried all these varieties. 

Since my daughter only eats chicken, french fries, mac & cheese, and pizza, I usually serve Minute® Ready to Serve Rice with chicken.  Here is a picture of our supper tonight.

Yes, it is very simply and quick to fix.  I had rice, with butter.  April had french fries.  I usually prefer my rice with butter, but it is also good with gravy.

The best thing about Minute® Ready to Serve Rice is that it is fixed fast in the microwave (just  60 seconds), and it is a single serving, so no leftovers. 
Another way I like to eat Minute® Ready to Serve Rice is in the morning with butter and sugar...don't turn your nose up until you try it, because it tastes so good...warm rice, with butter and a little sugar...YUM!!

Minute® Ready to Serve Rice is a healthy and convenient option for the busy mom and working professional who wants more than your typical sandwich for lunch.

And while rice and chicken are so good together, I might have to try rice with french fries, mac & cheese, and pizza.
Minute® Ready to Serve Rice is an ideal portable solution for lunch or breakfast because you can eat it on the go, straight from the cup. In just 60 seconds, you have fully cooked rice for any meal or snack. You’ll never get bored with your lunch since there are 10 flavorful and wholesome varieties. If you’re looking for a healthy option, Minute® Ready to Serve Rice provides easy portion control since it’s conveniently packaged in two individual single-serve cups.

Visit http://www.minuterice.com/ for recipes, including Minute® Ready to Serve Stir it Up recipe ideas and more information about the Minute® Rice family of products.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute® Ready to Serve Rice.


Anonymous said...

This was a great way for me to introduce my kids to brown rice. I could fix it in a hurry and then I'd mix it in with chicken or veggies.

DelSheree Gladden said...

I love minute rice. I hadn't seen the little bowls before. Those would be great to take for lunches at work. Thanks for the post!

ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

I love rice--was my lunch all while i was preggers =) The little bowls are super.

Christy Garrett said...

I love using the instant rice. It is easy to make and you can make as much or as little as you want. :)

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

Rice is staple food here in Asia, so we don't have the instant kind. :)

Courtney G said...

These are great for the portion control. I'll look for them:)

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