Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks: Uncle Ben’s Brown Rice
Please try Uncle Ben’s Brown Rice before you decide you don’t like brown rice!
Every so often I add to my list of Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks, the blog feature where I talk about products I use myself that I’d happily buy over and over again. This week I realized I’m long overdue in giving an official pick to my very favorite brown rice, Uncle Ben’s Brown Rice. Brown rice has always been considered a healthful food, but last year the FDA added brown rice to the list of foods that can officially categorized as whole grains. I’ve always liked brown rice, and Uncle Ben’s uses long-grain brown rice which separates nicely into grains when it’s cooked and is never sticky or clumpy. This is the brown rice for people who think they only like white rice!
Brown rice can go bad rather quickly compared to white rice, and I buy the big bags of Uncle Ben’s Brown Rice, so I keep the rice in a plastic jar in the freezer. (I cut the label off the bag and tape it to the jar, because I’m into labeling things like that!)
I use my beloved Zojirushi Rice Cooker to cook my rice, but if this ultra-deluxe rice cooker isn’t in your budget, any type of rice cooker will do. I’ve also had good results just cooking the rice according to package directions.
The latest recipe that made me think about Uncle Ben’s Brown Rice is these Stuffed Green Peppers with Brown Rice, Italian Sausage, and Parmesan.
More Tasty Dishes to Make with Brown Rice:
Brown Rice Casserole with Leftover Turkey, Mushrooms, Sour Cream, Cheese, and Thyme
Greek-Inspired Leftover Brown Rice Casserole with Red Pepper, Onions, and Feta
Stuffed Zucchini with Brown Rice, Ground Beef, Red Pepper, and Basil
Brown Rice Salad with Leftover Turkey, Red Cabbage, and Pecans
Lentil Soup with Ground Beef and Brown Rice
Chicken Soup with Collard Greens, Carrots, and Brown Rice
African Inspired Crockpot Soup with Peanut Butter, Chiles, Brown Rice, and Lentils
Full Disclosure and Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks:
I’ve been buying Uncle Ben’s white and brown rice for years, and they have no idea I’m writing this post about their rice. The food and kitchen products I feature for Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks are almost always things I have purchased myself, but if I do feature a product I received as a sample, I will always disclose that in the post, and I will never feature a product unless it’s something I would happily buy myself.