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:
- Leave a comment telling me how you like to eat your rice.
- Subscribe to my RSS feed, and leave a 2nd comment telling me you did so, or already are subscribed,
- Link to my giveaway on your own blog, leaving another comment with the permalink to you post, or
- 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 http://bit.ly/unclebens)
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.