Thursday, October 7, 2010

Uncle Ben's Rice Review and Giveaway

Rice is such an easy food to dress up in so many ways. It can be used in a main dish such as rice topped with shrimp or even in jambalaya. It is also great paired with chicken or steak as a side dish. Beans and rice is also a great staple item that many people enjoy.

Uncle Ben's is a very successful and famous rice company. They produce many different flavors of rice including creamy chicken, broccoli and cheese, long grain white, and much more. There is a rice guaranteed to please you.

I was sent a variety package of Uncle Ben's products and accessories to try. I received a few packets of long grain white rice, some Uncle Ben's branded sticky notes and pens, a batch of $1 off a box of UB rice, and an adorable flash drive shaped like a box of UB rice.



Tonight I cooked up the creamy chicken rice and served it with sausage.

It was very easy to make and was done in no time, only 10 minutes. When I heard my kitchen timer go off, I could smell the delicious aroma coming from my stove and I knew it was time to eat! :) The rice was very fluffy but was still firm at the same time. The flavor of the rice was creamy and melt in your mouth yummy. It had a very subtle chicken taste to it as well. It tasted really good paired with the sausage. The color of the rice was a light golden yellow. The pens and sticky pads that I were sent were very handy as I will keep them in my computer desk to write down a quick note, or something that I need to remember. The coupons will be convenient in the future when I want to buy a box of Uncle Ben's rice. The flash drive will also be help me when I need to save files or pictures onto it. You can guarantee I will be buying more Uncle Ben's in the future! :)

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  144. Sometimes it's so very hard to come up with sides for my main dishes. I'd like to give these a try out to see if my family will eat them. They are pretty picky.
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