Friday, November 18, 2005

Product Review: Rice Select Royal Blend: Texmati White, Brown, Wild, and Red Rice

Royal Blend is a mixture of Texmati white, brown, wild and red rice made by Rice Select. I don't buy a lot of this type of product, where basically they have already devised the "recipe" and all you have to do is cook it, but for some reason this caught my eye. Then a few days later I happened to catch a post on The Savory Notebook where Alysha gave it a good review, and the next time I was at the store it was on sale, so it seemed like I was meant to buy some.

Of course you know I had to kick it up a little from the package instructions. I put 1 cup of the rice mix, 1 T butter, and 1 tsp. chopped fresh thyme in a pan. I poured in 1 1/2 cups homemade chicken stock and brought it to a boil. Then I simmered it the recommended 15 minutes with a lid on and let it sit for 10 more minutes, still with the lid on.

This was really good. It is somewhat of an instant rice product, so it's not something you would want to eat all the time if you're following a low carb or low glycemic eating plan. However the mixture contains wild rice and red rice, both of which are very low on the glycemic index. The package said that 1/3 of a cup of uncooked rice is a serving, but the 1 cup I cooked made 4 generous servings and was 90 carbs, for a total of 22.5 carbs per serving. That's pretty low for this type of product. I thought this was a good value for the money, especially since I bought it on sale and only paid $4.49 for a 21 ounce container. I would buy it again to use as a quick side dish.


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1 comments:

lisaSD said...

Homemade chicken stock???!! Wow!

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