Rice is nice isn’t it?! Rice as a side dish. Rice salad (great in the summer). Rice pudding for desert. I recently had the opportunity to attend an exclusive event at the amazing George Brown Chef School where I discovered how Minute Rice® can make my life easier. And this Cook With Minute Rice® #Giveaway will be an awesome win for one lucky Parent Club reader…
This giveaway is open to residents of Canada, excluding Quebec.
But first…my host for the evening was Chef John Higgins (the Director of George Brown Chef School himself!). He demonstrated how to make Veggie Rice Lasagna Loaf (link to recipe) using Minute Rice® (pictured top left below). Chef Higgins schooled us on how to infuse flavour into instant rice and demonstrated how to make Pear and Cranberry Rice Pudding (which we – the class – made in one of the extraordinary kitchens at the school).
Rice Cooking Tips from Chef John Higgins, Director, George Brown Chef School
Boil in broth: When boiling rice, substitute water for broth to add flavour to the rice itself and your dish. Chicken broth, beef broth or vegetable stock are excellent choices.
Season early on: For maximum flavour, add the herbs or spices your recipe calls for into the rice’s cooking water.
Enhance your rice dish by adding frozen vegetables. Rather than cooking the vegetables separately, though, condense your cooking time by adding them to boiling water before you begin cooking the rice. Using pre-cut, frozen vegetables is more convenient than cutting fresh vegetables (while still being nutritious), especially when you are pressed for time.
Add zing with zest: For a zesty citrus spin on your rice dish, grate lemon, lime or orange zest into the rice’s cooking water as it’s boiling. Be sure to thoroughly wash your fruit with warm, soapy water before grating the zest into the water.
With “pre-cooked rice” as its only ingredient, Minute Rice® is 100% natural and Non-GMO Project Verified. Available in two varieties – Premium Long Grain White Rice and Premium Whole Grain Brown Rice – Minute Rice® takes only five minutes to prepare for white rice and 10 minutes for brown rice
Available at major retailers, Minute Rice® 100% Natural Instant Rice starts from $3.19 for 350g of instant white rice, and from $4.59 for 600g of instant whole grain brown rice. Access – and share – a Save $1 coupon for Minute Rice® 100% Natural Instant Rice at https://websaver.ca/en_ca/
Cook With Minute Rice® #Giveaway!
Enter for a chance to win a case of 12 boxes Minute Rice® Premium Long Grain White Rice and Minute Rice® Premium Whole Grain Brown Rice ($60 value!). Wouldn’t that make dinner so much easier?!