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PRODUCT TALK: UNCLE BEN’S READY RICE


Ready RiceWhen I was growing up, I never appreciated my mom’s rice.

Plain, white rice.

Simple, right?

Apparently not for me.

Rice should be one of the first things you learn to cook. Boil water. Add rice. Simmer. Done. For some reason, I never quite mastered this art. My friend from Korea even tried to show me how to measure one fingertip’s worth of water above the level of rice, then cook. It didn’t work. My rice always turned out chewy, sticky, crunchy or burned.

My mom was visiting from Virginia over Christmas last year, and I purposely planned a meal that had to be served over rice so I could watch her make it. Guess what? She does it the EXACT same way I do. Why does hers taste so much better and come out all light and fluffy?

I admit, I gave up.

Luckily for me, Uncle Ben’s makes Ready Rice! It comes in pouches that microwave in 90 seconds. Yes, you read that right…90 seconds, and it comes out light, fluffy and full of flavor without spending 20 minutes simmering sticky stuff.

It also comes in a multitude of flavors. We like the Long Grain & Wild Rice the best, with the Creamy Four Cheese being a close second. It also comes in Basmati, Brown Basmati, Butter & Garlic, Cajun Style, Chicken Flavored Whole Grain Brown, Garden Vegetable, Jasmine, Original (just as good as mom’s), Red Beans & Rice, Rice Pilaf, Roasted Chicken, Spanish Style, Teriyaki Style and Whole Grain Brown.

They are delicious! Grab a pouch and try them out today.

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