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Product Talk: Brown Rice


When I was in college I had a roommate that absolutely loved rice. I felt like we had rice at every meal! She would always pull out her rice maker and every night she would fix us a different kind of rice; rice was her thing.

Rice is a popular food in many cultures. Think about it every time you go to a Mexican restaurant it never fails whatever meal you order you’re more than likely going to get rice as a side dish. Another culture that rice is popular in is the Caribbean culture. In the Caribbean, they add green peas and coconut to their rice, which makes a delicious sweet treat!

When strolling down the rice aisle you’ll see a range of NuVal scores, you’ll find scores anywhere between 2 and 91 with the average score being a 39. Full Circle Brown Rice has a score of 82, which is an excellent score! Try this Caribbean Coconut Rice recipe with Full Circle Brown Rice!

Caribbean Coconut Rice
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Serves: 6

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cup water
1 cup Full Circle Basmati Brown Rice
1/2 cup Full Circle Fat-Free Milk, warm
1/2 cup shredded sweetened coconut
2 tsp Food Club Ground Cinnamon
1 tsp Food Club Salt
1/2 cup Food Club Frozen Petite Peas, thawed
Toasted coconut, to garnish

Directions:
In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add rice to boiling water, reduce heat, cover and let rice simmer for 25 to 30 minutes. In a blender, combine warm milk and shredded coconut; blend until smooth. Add milk to saucepan with rice and let cook for 15 minutes or until milk is absorbed. Stir in cinnamon, salt and peas and let rice cook for 5 minutes. Garnish rice with toasted coconut.

Nutritional Information: Calories per Serving: 157, Fat: 3 g (2 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 401 mg, Carbohydrates: 29 g, Fiber: 3 g, Protein: 4 g

© 2011, Brookshire Grocery Co.  Nutrient counts are rounded to the nearest whole number.  All dietary and lifestyle changes should be supervised by a physician.


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