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New Quinoa Products

posted by RiceSelect on 8/05/2016Comments(0)

Quinoa is an ancient grain produced mainly in the Andes region of South America. Its consumption dates back to about 3000BC. Quinoa was referred to by the Incas as “the mother grain”. Quinoa is technically not a grain but a gluten-free seed; it’s used, however, in the same way as other whole grains.

South of the Border Salad Bowl

posted by RiceSelect on 7/22/2016Comments(0)

It was a perfect confluence of events. I was invited to a dedication at a local yacht club, complete with naval officers and Girl Scouts, and asked to bring a side to share. I had just loaded up with fresh corn, heirloom tomatoes, peppers and tomatillos (it’s true, I have been to five farmers market in six days – it’s that time of year – and no, I don’t have a problem, but thanks for your concern)! And then a fabulous box filled with RiceSelect Texmati Rice appeared on my doorstep awaiting a review (two thumbs up), courtesy of culinary friends at Mambo Sprouts. The wheels were already turning. Rice. Grilled Veggies. Salad Bowl. Rice & Grilled Veggie Salad Bowl. Voila! A summer salad jammed packed with flavor was born.

Italian Rice Pie

posted by RiceSelect on 7/15/2016Comments(0)

Although this dessert is often referred to as Italian Easter Pie there is no reason you have to be Italian or even wait until Easter to enjoy a slice. Flavored with citrus and cinnamon, the pie makes a refreshing anytime treat.

Mozzarella Stuffed Arancini

posted by RiceSelect on 7/12/2016Comments(0)

I love cooking all kinds of comfort food and since I'm Italian {on my Dad's side, of course} I have grown up eating hearty Italian meals. I have tried Arancini, or Italian Rice Balls, before but I've never made them myself. I guess at the time they seemed a little intimidating. But when I was sent a few containers of RiceSelect's Texmati Rice to try, I figured I would give the recipe a try. And let me tell y'all....they were super easy to make and tasted even better than the restaurant version!

Summer Rice Salad

posted by RiceSelect on 7/09/2016Comments(0)

Fragrant rice, grilled corn, fresh blueberries and juicy tomatoes make this Summer Rice Salad a super flavorful side dish for any summer picnic or BBQ. You can have the leftovers for lunch too!

Mango Bok Choy Fried Rice

posted by RiceSelect on 6/23/2016Comments(0)

I receive a weekly delivery of organic produce. I unpack the box every Friday and lay everything out on the counter. This helps me shape my menu for the upcoming week and often I get inspiration from what is next to each other. In my last delivery I had some beautiful bok choy sitting next to a mango and that’s how this recipe came to be. Fried rice is much like stir fry in that the most time-consuming part is prepping the ingredients but once you start cooking, it comes together quickly. This vegan fried rice dish is quick, easy and most importantly, delicious!

Lemon Basil Risotto

posted by RiceSelect on 6/16/2016Comments(0)

Is it me or is it really starting to feel like summer? Lemon Basil Risotto is the perfect light, summer side dish. With zesty lemon and fresh basil, the flavors are out of this world. This post is sponsored by Texmati Rice in collaboration with the Mambo Sprouts Blogging Network.

Horchata Ice Cream

posted by RiceSelect on 6/06/2016Comments(0)

Horchata Ice Cream is so refreshing and delicious! Inspired by the Mexican agua fresca, this real food ice cream is rice milk infused with hints of sweet cinnamon. Have you ever had Mexican “fresh waters” a.k.a. aguas frescas before? Aguas frescas are the perfect thirst-quenching drink on a hot summer day. They’re usually full of bold flavors and poured over a glass full of ice. Sweet, icy deliciousness!

Grilled Bacon Sriracha Meatball Skewers with Coconut Rice

posted by RiceSelect on 5/25/2016Comments(0)

Grilling season is here! Time to take the BBQ out of storage and invite family and friends over for a platter of Grilled Sriracha Meatball Skewers with Coconut Rice and Asparagus. This whole meal is so easy, you will actually be able to relax and enjoy your own party!

Buffalo Chicken Arancini

posted by RiceSelect on 2/11/2016Comments(0)

Buffalo chicken arancini is our favorite game day food without the mess. Rice is a deliciously versatile food – and really – it is so much more than just a side dish! Why not make rice the star of your next meal with our recipe for Buffalo Chicken Arancini?

Kimchi Rice Cakes with Beef Bulgogi

posted by RiceSelect on 2/05/2016Comments(0)

Turn leftover rice into a completely new dinner with crispy Kimchi Rice Cakes with Beef Bulgogi. Despite the fact that I’ve been cooking for two people (and before that just one person) for over 10 years, there are some dishes that I can’t manage to make without a bunch of leftovers. I’m not counting the meals that I actually want to get leftovers from, such as casseroles and baked pasta dishes but just your average nightly dinner.

Pumpkin Rice Pudding

posted by RiceSelect on 8/21/2015Comments(0)

Rice pudding. Have you ever made it? Have you ever even eaten it? Before last week, rice pudding had never touched my lips. Rice to me was always the unimportant layer under the main dish. Wow, was I missing out. I used Matt’s grandma’s rice pudding recipe to create this unique Pumpkin Pie Rice Pudding where the rice isn’t just a lost-on-the-plate ingredient. No, the rice here, along with your favorite fall flavors, takes center stage.

Butternut Squash Risotto with Bacon, Maple and Sage

posted by RiceSelect on 8/21/2015Comments(0)

Rethink rice by adding seasonal fall flavors to risotto! Butternut squash, bacon, maple and sage perfectly complement the creamy texture of Arborio rice and create a unique and flavorful meal! Butternut squash is my favorite fall flavor. Yes, you read that right. While I love pumpkin, butternut squash is like pumpkin’s long lost cousin that doesn’t get enough credit as it deserves. I love the sweet, nutty flavor, and it is a perfect complement to the creamy texture of Arborio rice. The butternut squash thickens the rice to the perfect consistency, and the other ingredients add exceptional flavor.

Gluten Free Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Corn Risotto

posted by RiceSelect on 8/21/2015Comments(0)

Rice deserves respect… main dish respect. Create an unforgettable meal with this Gluten-Free Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Corn Risotto! People. I’m guilty. Like really guilty. I don’t know why I neglect rice the way I do. It’s delicious… and way under-utilized in my kitchen. Kinda like me spending so much time on the bench for my basketball team when I was a kid. Way under-utilized.