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Minute Ready to Serve Brown Rice

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Minute Ready to Serve Brown Rice
 
4.1

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5.0

Pick Minute Brown Rice!!

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from USA

Comments about Minute Ready to Serve Brown Rice:

I'm a huge fan of brown rice and love it from a lot of different brands even more than white rice, but out of everything I love it from Minute the most. It really is so simple to make when you pour it in the pot and boil, and because it's as basic a brown rice as you can get you can have it with any meat and vegetable combination you want. My favorite is with roast chicken or chuck roast and corn, and I even get beef and chicken broths to make my own rice soups! Definitely try out Minute Brown for a bunch of different recipes and you won't be disappointed!

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  • I received a sample
 
4.0

minute instant rice

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from Lakeville, MA

Comments about Minute Ready to Serve Brown Rice:

o.k. I mean this is not as good as home cooked rice in your rice cooker or pot but, the convenience just makes up for it - I take it for lunch sometimes - healthy option for you.  You have to try it well worth the cost.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Brown rice is now ready in 60 seconds!

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from Camp Lejeune, NC

Comments about Minute Ready to Serve Brown Rice:

I love brown rice, but I don't like to cook it.  It takes so much longer to cook than white rice, I usually don't bother with the brown.  I recently discovered **Minute Ready to Serve Brown Rice **at the grocery store and had to check it out for myself.

The package claims to be ready in 60 seconds without having to add any ingredients.  That sounded too good to be true.  Wholesome brown rice, ready in one minute?  A package of **Minute Ready to Serve Brown Rice **includes (2) 4.4 ounce cups.

I followed the directions and removed the film at the top of the cup and cooked it in the microwave for one minute.  I removed it from the microwave and skeptically took a bite.  It was a little hard, but tasted like brown rice.  I predicted it to turn out like those bags of soggy rice you boil in water  - they never tasted like real rice to me.  This didn't taste like that, but it is a little too firm for me.

One of the plastic cups is a perfect single serving.  Since you only get two cups in a package, you better be cooking for two or stocking up on your **Minute Ready to Serve Brown Rice**!  These aren't cheap either.  You are definitely paying for convenience here, whether or not it is worth it is up to you.  The disadvantage are the texture and the fact that there is sunflower oil and salt added to the rice which increases the sodium, fat and calories.

**Minute Ready to Serve Rice **is also available in these flavors:


- White Rice

- Chicken Rice

- Brown & Wild Rice

- Yellow Rice


**Ingredients: **long grain brown rice, water, sunflower oil, salt, soy lecithin

**Nutrition **(1 container): 170 calories, 4.5g fat, 175mg cholesterol, 28g carbs, 2g fiber

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

For quick snacks or side dishes.

By 

from Oak Park, IL

Comments about Minute Ready to Serve Brown Rice:

I must confess that I have become something of a rice snob.  [Trader Joe's excellent frozen rices][1] just sort of moved into my culinary life and took over, although [Success Rice][2] has also proven to be a winner which did not take up freezer space.  Poor old Minute Rice became lost in the shuffle until recently when they came up with something new:  ***Minute Ready to Serve Brown Rice***.

**I Wonder How They DO That!**

Somehow the folks at Riviana Foods, Inc. have managed to process and pack cooked Minute Rice in sealed 4.4 oz. plastic cups which do not need refrigeration.  If the basics of boiling water still baffle you, you can still enjoy ***Minute Ready to Serve Brown Rice*** by just peeling the plastic seal back (sometimes easier said than done!) and heating the cup of rice in the microwave for a minute.  I must say that I was not expecting much more than convenience and ease of preparation, but I was pleasantly surprised by the chewy, tasty kernels which rival some of the best brown rices I have tasted (including some from Oriental restaurants).

**STATS:**

One 4.4 oz. cup of ***Minute Ready to Serve Brown Rice*** is considered to be a single serving which contains 230 calories with 40 calories from fat.  There are 3.5 grams Total Fat, zero each Saturated Fat, Trans Fat, and Cholesterol, 150 mg. Sodium, 40 grams Total Carbs, 140 mg. Potassium, 2 grams Fiber, zero grams Sugars, and 5 grams Protein along with 2% (D.V.) each Iron and Folate and 15% each Tiamin and Niacin.  I must say that it was very refreshing to see such a nice, short ingredients list:  water, whole grain brown rice, sunflower oil, salt, and soy lecithin (used as an emulsifier).

**TASTE TIP:**

***Minute Ready to Serve Brown Rice*** may not be practical for a family meal or dinner guests but it is ideal for a take-along lunch component for the office and as a single person, I can testify that this is perfect for those occasions when I want just **one** serving of rice **without** leftovers.  Those who like spicy things might enjoy this: heat a cup of ***Minute Ready To Serve Brown Rice*** and empty into a soup bowl, top with your favorite [fresh salsa][3] , and a scattering of Mexican-type shredded cheese.  Heat in the microwave long enough for cheese to melt, then top with a dollop of sour cream if you prefer. 

**MY VIEWPOINT:**

***Minute Ready to Serve Brown Rice*** will probably have a place in my kitchen from now on but -- even though prices may vary from place to place and good coupons are out there -- I don't think it is as economical as other types of rice.  If I'm not mistaken, [Trader Joe's excellent frozen rices][4] are a better deal and just as easy to prepare so I'm not totally giving up on them (or [Success][5] either).  I was also disappointed to see that the cups were manufactured with a type of plastic which is not recyclable here in Illinois.  Still, in spite of these cons, I've got to say that I enjoyed ***Minute Ready to Serve Brown Rice*** very much and do recommend it as a snack or quick lunch or supper.

 

 


[1]: http://www.viewpoints.com/Trader-Joes-Organic-Jasmine-Rice-review-4feb8
[2]: http://www.viewpoints.com/Riviana-Foods-Success-Boil-In-Bag-Whole-Grain-Brown-Rice-review-bfd66
[3]: http://www.viewpoints.com/Walmart-Marketside-Fresh-Garden-Salsa-review-06028
[4]: http://www.viewpoints.com/Trader-Joes-Organic-Brown-Rice-review-5cba
[5]: http://www.viewpoints.com/Riviana-Foods-Success-Boil-In-Bag-Whole-Grain-Brown-Rice-review-bfd66

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Minute Ready to Serve Brown Rice is quick and yummy!

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from Upland, CA

Comments about Minute Ready to Serve Brown Rice:

If you are in a bind and need a quick side dish, Minute Ready to Serve Brown Rice is just the fix for you.  It is convenient and easy to make.  You can add additional ingredients to make it your own.  I like to add a pinch of garlic and onion powder to give it a kick.  A little soy sauce never hurt either, especially if you are cooking an Asian meal.  It is great to use as a single serving or combine a few for a larger portion to serve.  Either way, it is a quick and healthy side dish that everyone will love.

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  • I received a sample

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Minute Ready to Serve Brown Rice is on my list of staples

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from Belle Mead, NJ

Comments about Minute Ready to Serve Brown Rice:

Minute Rice always had a place in my pantry as one of the ingredients I often turned to. Now, Minute has created individual servings of rice, including my favorite, better-for-you, **Minute Ready to Serve Brown Rice**. Now when I need a side dish, or an ingredient for a main dish, I can just microwave a carton or two and have what I need in a minute. The carton doesn't need to be refrigerated, so it doesn't take up valuable refrigerator space.

My only complaint would be the serving size. The package describes the serving size as one container per person. However, I usually cook for two and find that one container is plenty for both of us.

The rice can be eaten plain as a side-dish, or can be added to for a main dish. You can add beans to make a complete protein, or tuna, vegetables, salsa... the possibilities are endless!

Any rice, including brown rice, can be difficult and time-consuming to cook from its raw state. Thank goodness **Minute Ready to Serve Brown Rice **removed all that hassle!

 

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Does not take time at all

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from Des Moines, IA

Comments about Minute Ready to Serve Brown Rice:

If you like rice, but don't want to take the time to wait on cooking rice and need something quick, Minute Rice Ready to Serve is great. The brown rice is quick, easy, and tasty. This also comes in Chicken Rice Mix.

My husband could eat rice everyday and for a change sometimes, I put this in his lunch with some Kippers and he loves it. No adding water or anything, all he has to do is pop it in the microwave for one minute and it is ready. He is an individual that does not have alot of time to put something together at lunch. Actually he wants to be able to just eat it straight from his lunchbox, but realizes if he wants variety he can do one simple step.

This also has no cholesterol, which is something we need to keep an eye on.

Comes in packages of two and is reasonably priced. Right now there are coupons on the inside of the package.

You like rice, need it quick and one serving this is worth the money.

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