Indulge in Worlds of Flavor with RiceSelect™

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From Japaneses sushi to American jabalaya, rice is a versatile grain that's essential in many global cuisines. Every variety has its own distinct flavor, aroma and texture. RiceSelect™ believes that creating the most delicious dish possible starts with the right rice.

Our bloggers developed nutritious and delicious recipes utilizing one of three Royal Blend®varieties from RiceSelect: Royal Blend® Brown, Red & Wild, Royal Blend® with Flaxseed and Royal Blend® with Quinoa. Check out their recipes and be sure to enter for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card!

The Taste the Flavors of the World from the Comfort of your Kitchen Sweepstakes run from 10/7/2013 through 11/7/2013 and is only open to individuals who, at the time of entry deadline, are legal residents of the United States and are 18 years or older. Click here to read the official rules. Winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries. Good luck!

Coconut Lime Quinoa Rice Salad + A Giveaway!

We are big rice eaters here at our house. Because I don't eat potatoes, or very few, we eat a lot of rice. I am always looking for fun new ways to dress it up. We are also big fans of quinoa. When RiceSelect™ sent some of their new Royal Blend® Rice Blends I couldn't wait to check them out. One of the blends is combined with quinoa so I decided that was the one. I think a lot of people are still a little scared of quinoa. They aren't really sure what it is, how to cook it and they think it looks strange....more

Graveyard Rice Pudding Parfaits using RiceSelect™!

It's no shocker that I'm a total carboholic. I love the stuff. I could easily polish a plain baguette for dinner, and I always get multiple servings of any grains at the table, be it rice, pasta, or more bread. It's my kryptonite. My poison. My cherry on top. Enchiladas are basically nothing without the tortilla. And those people who choose to eat burgers without the bun--not for a gluten reason, but just as a preference--you make my heart cry....more

Stuffed Acorn Squash (and $100 visa giveaway!)

With Fall being everywhere lately, I have been craving the comfort foods of Thanksgiving. But with it being over a month away, I needed to figure out a way to have those flavors now without making a full Thanksgiving dinner in October. Not that I am against Thanksgiving in October...but Jorge might look at me like I'm a little crazy if I sit down with a whole Turkey for just the two of us....more

RiceSelect™ Rice and Lentil Soup

Growing up, it was customary to have a meat, vegetable and some kind of grain, whether it was pasta or rice, for dinner. I’ve always eaten rice in a variety of ways, alongside chicken or fish, in a vegetable stir fry, as a side to tacos or enchiladas, stuffed inside peppers, or in a hearty soup. Soup is my favorite way to serve rice because I love the texture it adds and the way that it transforms soup from an appetizer into a filling, well-balanced meal....more

Cheesey Sausage and Rice Skillet and a Giveaway!

The idea was to create a recipe that showed how we eat healthy while indulging in the flavors of the world. Here's the sad part: every time I thought about what I should make I kept coming back to those Hawaiian haystacks. You'd think that with all the different foods I've made over the years, I'd be able to come up with something a little more exotic!? Apparently not. Having "Hawaiian" be part of the name threw me off-- it's falsely exotic....more

A Kinda Sorta Red Beans and Rice Recipe

What do I mean by a "Kinda Sorta Red Beans and Rice Recipe?" Well, it kinda tastes like an 'official' red beans and rice dish but it sorta doesn't just have red beans in it...or smoked sausage. No, I didn't use some weird bean substitute (like tofu), there are actual beans in there and the smoked sausage was replaced with some lamb merguez sausage that I had in my freezer....more

Spiced wild rice mix with cauliflower

We Dominicans love rice. It's no wonder that we hear "it's not lunch without rice" all the time. The sad thing is that we always stick to the same kind of rice. The long-grain rice that is used in traditional Dominican cooking is one of about 40,000 of varieties of the grain. You read right, 40,000! What I love in this spiced wild rice mix with cauliflower -- besides the lovely flavor -- is that it includes 4 of these less-known varieties. And I didn't have to mix anything....more

Garden Squash Explosion Solution: Rice-Stuffed Squashes

These rice blends are as lovely to look at as they are to taste, and I love the idea of going beyond plain brown rice. As soon as the weather turns cool I opt for whole grains more frequently, and one of the ways I like to use them is for stuffing veggies....more

Recipe: Healthy Rice Salad Packed with Raw Veggies and Fresh Greens

In the 15 minutes it takes the rice to cook, you can turn a simple side dish into a healthy, colorful, flavor-packed feast. A pile of fresh vegetables and herbs is stirred into the hot rice then tossed with a simple olive oil and lemon dressing. It's delicious warm, cold, or at room temperature....more

Cinnamon Spiced Rice - The Perfect Side Dish + A Giveaway!!

I don't know if I've ever mentioned it, but I eat a lot of rice for breakfast. A lot. In some cultures it's probably common but nothing like the morning cuisine I grew up with. And I'm not really sure when my husband and I started making large batches of what we call "morning rice", but it sort of just evolved.Now, we don't make just plain white rice, we doctor it up with all kinds of flavors. Honestly, our rice dishes are rarely the same concoction, which makes mornings pretty exciting around here....more