Friday, September 4, 2015

Basmati Rice with Raisins and Walnuts using Minute Rice Ready To Serve Cups {Giveaway}

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I can't believe school will be starting next week.  The summer just flew by!  With school resuming, we will be back to our regular busy life!  Minute Rice® has a new product to help make these days a little easier with Minute Rice® Ready to Serve (RTS) Cups.

The rice in these cups is already cooked.  All you have to do is take the seal off and microwave for 1 minute.  Minute Rice® RTS Cups are available in 6 varieties.  We were not able to try any of the flavoured varieties because they contain gelatin.  We tried out the Basmati Rice and Whole Grain Brown Rice.  We found the Ready To Serve Cups to be great for controlling portion size.


When I heard about Minute Rice® RTS Cups I immediately thought of lunch!  This would be great to accompany some leftovers!  My husband has been taking them for lunch and loves the convenience.  I liked enjoying mine with some leftover Masoor ki Daal for some classic Indian comfort food....Daal Chawal.  We found the Whole Grain Brown Rice to not be as soft as we would like when following the cooking instructions.  So we drizzled in some water and microwaved it.  It turned out just to our liking!

The RTS Cups also came in handy when one of my boys requests rice with their dinner just when we are about to sit down to eat.  If your kids are old enough to use a microwave, this would be very convenient to get them to make their own meals.

I tried Minute Rice®'s recipe for Basmati Rice with Raisins and Cashews.  The recipe was on the inside of the package.  I didn't have cashews so I used walnuts instead.  It literally took 5 minutes to make and it was great for a quick snack.

Now for the giveaway!  Minute Rice®  is giving one Chocolate & Chillies reader three cases (48 cups) of Minute Rice® RTS Cups.  As the flavoured varieties contain gelatin, the prize will only contain Basmati Rice and Whole Grain Brown Rice.  This giveaway is open to Canadian residents only (excluding Quebec).  Entrants can enter on multiple Minute Rice® online contests but can only win one prize.  Please use the Rafflecopter below to enter.

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Basmati Rice with Raisins and Walnuts
Adapted from Minute Rice®

1 Minute Rice® Ready to Serve Cup – Basmati Rice

Quantities of your choice of:
Raisin
Walnuts (the original recipe used cashews)
Butter
Cinnamon or cardamon (I used cinnamon) 

Heat Minute Rice® Ready to Serve Cup Basmati Rice in microwave, per package instructions.
Add raisins, walnuts and butter.  Stir-in cinnamon or cardamon.  (I also sprinkled in some salt)

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Disclosure: I received free samples to try.  All opinions are my own.

48 comments:

  1. I would use these for everything from side dishes to making fried rice! My dad loves these. He's 74 and never really had to cook his whole life so these are very convenient for him!

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  2. I would use them for my lunches and for quick dinners

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  3. I love rice and I would love to use these for my dinners at work. I only get a quick 15 minute break, so I always need to bring easy, fast meals. I would pair this up with leftovers, put my butter chicken sauce on top, etc. and have a delicious meal in a short time - perfect! They would also be great at home for my little one - for her lunches I wouldn't make a big pot of rice, but she loves rice so these would be a great little portion for her and I to share (she's just a baby, so she wouldn't eat that much and I would eat what she didn't). For her I would probably serve them plain, as a side to whatever else she is nibbling on.

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  4. I would send them to school for lunches.

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  5. I'd use the Ready to Serve Cups when I don't feel like going to the trouble of making a large quantity of rice.

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  6. I used them with stir fry or as a side

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  7. for my hubby for his lunch and as a quick side for dinner

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  8. I would be tossing it in a pan with either hamburger or chicken. :-)

    SueSueper

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  9. I would add a protein and veggie for a quick, yummy lunch

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  10. i would use it as a quick meal if in a hurry

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  11. I would serve the Mexican rice with a plum sauce and stirfry. Might sound crazy but I have tried it before and the flavours mesh well to give a sweet and sour taste! (Suzi)

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  12. I would serve the rice along side homemade stir fry!

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  13. I would eat them just the way they are as they taste so good for quick lunches.

    Londia

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  14. i would use them as quick healthy lunches

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  15. I would use them for a quick lunch and add some veggies and chicken.

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  16. I would use them with Chili.
    Florence C

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  17. I would use them for an easy side dish with chicken,pork,or beef meals!

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  18. I would use them to pop into lunches, so handy for that! (Judy Cowan)

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  19. Looks so delish. MA. I love raisins in my rice. Sweet & savoury. :)

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  20. I would use them as a side dish for my son's school lunches.
    Cheers.

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  21. I would put these in my kids' lunches.

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  22. I'd bring them to work for my lunches

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  23. I would use it as a side dish to chicken and veggies.

    billiondollarprincesss @hotmail.com

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  24. I'd use it for a small serving of rice salad for lunch!

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  25. I'd use the Ready Serve cups as a base for beef curry!

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  26. I would use this when I am just cooking for myself.

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  27. I would use these as a quick side dish for dinner.

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  28. I would use these Ready Serve cups for lunch boxes and also my son would eat them for snacks. He loves Minute Rice. These would also be perfect for RVing!

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  29. I like to use them as a quick side when my husband is out of town for work - no need to cook a single serving of rice in the slowcooker!

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  30. I would use the rice as a side dish to beef or chicken curry.

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  31. I would use the Minute Rice cups for lunches for us with some stir fry veggies, in a wrap with veggies or as part of a salad.

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  32. I would use it as a quick side for whatever meat and veg I was making.

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  33. I would keep them on hand for my stepson (who lives with us and is in his 20s). He eats meals at all kinds of hours so this would be so handy.

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  34. We'd eat them straight up as a side. Rice is our go to side for almost every meal!

    Besos, Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

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  35. I would probably use them as part of my work lunch.

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  36. Our family would eat them as side dishes, the bed of rice under stir-fry, & in casseroles.

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  37. Wow! How convenient! And you're right, this is perfect for leftovers the next day.

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  38. I would use the cups for quick stir frys. We always have veggies on hand so throwing the two together would be so easy!

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  39. I would use it to make some chicken fried rice!

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  40. I would use them for lunches at work

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  41. I think they'd be great to use at lunch. I don't usually eat much rice at lunch but these would make much more convenient.

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  42. I would use them as a quick side dish.

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  43. I would use it for Tomato Rice soup!

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  44. I would use the Ready to Serve cups for quick lunches.

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