Monday, May 31, 2010

Giveaway: Uncle Ben's Whole Grain White Rice

When I was in college, one of my favorite cheap meals was white rice with a can of vegetables (usually corn) mixed in. Even now, when I recreate that college standby I get a little nostalgic for my roommates. That wasn't a very healthy meal though, for lots of reasons.

Now that I am an adult though, our family has been eating whole grain bread for at least a few years. I stopped buying white bread about the time Charlotte was born. It was an easy transition and now I find white bread sandwiches pretty boring because of the lack of texture and flavor. I tried to make the switch to brown rice in our quest to be healthier, but it has been a less smooth transition. Brown rice just doesn't have the same mouth feel as white rice.

Fortunately, Uncle Ben's has a solution coming in July that pairs the fiber of brown rice with the taste and texture of white rice. This makes me happy, especially since I am back on Weight Watchers again and need to make sure I get lots of fiber in my diet.

Advantages to this new rice product extend beyond the 5 grams of fiber though. This rice cooks in about 10 minutes! This is a good thing for busy moms like me (even if I am busy by choice and not because I have to be). These will be available in stores in July and the flavor choices will include Broccoli Cheddar, Taco, Sweet Tomato, Garden Vegetable and Creamy Chicken.

I was lucky enough to receive some extra boxes of this new rice along with an Uncle Ben's apron to giveaway. The winner will receive 1 apron and 2 boxes of Uncle Ben's Whole Grain White Rice.

How to Enter: There are four ways to enter and you can do any of them you like, for up to four entries:

  1. Leave a comment telling me how you like to eat your rice.
  2. Subscribe to my RSS feed, and leave a 2nd comment telling me you did so, or already are subscribed,
  3. Link to my giveaway on your own blog, leaving another comment with the permalink to you post, or
  4. Share this giveaway on Twitter and leave a 4th comment letting me know you did (copy & paste this suggested text: Win a Uncle Ben's Gift Pack from @FamilyMusings
That's it. 4 ways to win and 1 lucky winner. This giveaway will end Sunday, June 13th at midnight. Read all contest rules here.

FTC Disclosure: 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. I also received some additional samples and and another apron that I shared with a couple of friends.


  1. i've started to have my rice with butter. healthy, i know!

  2. I cook the rice in chicken broth and top with soy sauce

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  3. I like to eat my rice with butter and salt and pepper, or sprinkled with parmesan cheese :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  4. What a great change for your is so difficult here to eat healthy. I know when we go home to the states for the first time we will be stocking up on foods to bring back with us:) Good for you!!!!

  5. I like to eat my rice in recipes like spanish rice, chicken stirfry

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  9. I love just plain white rice.

  10. I like it in stir fry and spanish rice

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  12. I like rice pudding.
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  13. We eat plain brown rice with a lot of our meals.

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  14. We like to use rice to make a stir fry!

  15. I just eat it plain and cook it with a little bit of salt and oil.


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