23 May, 2010

Uncle Ben's Blog Tour (+ Review and Giveaway!)

I was asked to participate in a Blog Tour for Uncle Ben's and there is no way I'd pass up the opportunity for rice! Especially a new type of rice. What's that? New rice? Yes, my friends. Uncle Ben's created a rice that looks and tastes like white rice, but in actuality is whole grain rice! Wicked cool. I definitely know what it's like for my child to look at something brown and absolutely refuse to try it. (And I must say, I was like that for some time when I was little too, so I can't blame her.) WIth this, they think they are eating the white stuff when really you are getting nutrition into their needy little bodies.

Uncle Ben's is even pairing up with Missy Chase Lapine, author of "The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids' Favorite Meals". If you have issues getting your kids to eat healthy food, definitely check her out. She's got some great ideas!

Now, onto my review of this rice. It's honestly really good! It seriously does taste and look like white rice. I made my go-to favorite - Cheesy Mexican Rice - and it tastes just like it does when I make it with white Minute Rice. (Sorry, no pictures. I need to get better and remembering to take pictures with stuff like this!) And, it only takes ~10 minutes to make, which is great. And for the really good part... want to win some?! Of course you do!

Leave me a comment to enter to win 2 boxes of rice AND an Uncle Ben's apron! Any random comment will do. For extra entries:
**Please remember to leave a separate comment for each one, or you only get one entry

--Leave me your favorite recipe that includes rice
--Follow this blog
--Follow me on Twitter, and tweet about this giveaway, with a link to the giveaway
--Add my button to your site
--Blog about the giveaway and leave me the link
--Leave a comment on one of my non-giveaway posts [tell me which you left your comment on... please?]

I'll pull a winner using random.org. All entries up until midnight MST on Monday, May 31st will count, so be sure to comment before the cut-off.

Oh, and by the way, I wrote this review while participating in a blog campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Uncle Ben’s and received samples to facilitate my candid review. Mom Central sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, my opinions are strictly my own and were not influenced by the free stuff. :)

16 comments:

  1. We are a rice luvin family-thanks for the giveaway

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  2. follow your blog

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  3. I follow you and your blog! haha

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  4. Oh, we use so much rice in our house! This is great!

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  5. I would love to win this. Please include me in the giveaway


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  6. I follow your blog


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  7. I follow on twitter as Prairiebelle and tweeted

    http://twitter.com/Prairiebelle/status/14754529201

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  8. We eat rice at least twice a week!
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  9. I'm a blog follower
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  10. I follow you on Twitter @sgrant2005 and Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/sgrant2005/status/14953235242
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  11. I blogged:
    http://thegrantsgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/05/everyday-mommy-uncle-bens-giveaway.html
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  12. I would love to try their new rice- I use it so often in cooking.
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  13. I am a follower via Google friend.

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  14. One of my favorite recipes with rice is:
    1 Cup rice
    1 can cream of chicken soup
    1/2 C milk
    4 chicken breasts (or Pork chops)
    sliced carrots
    asparagus spears
    salt,pepper & Italian seasoning to taste
    drizzle with olive oil
    Put it all in a casserole pan/glass dish for 1 hour at 375.
    It is a yummy dinner for 4.

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