New Items: New Flavors From Carolina® Rice

If you are anything like me, mealtime is always a last-minute preparation occasion. I am either missing ingredients or have simply run out of time to get something on the table for my family. Have no fear, as the newest line of Carolina® Ready to Serve Rice is here to save the day, and some time!

Carolina® Ready to Heat Jasmine Rice is a fast and convenient way to put delicious flavor, with quality you can trust, on every plate. This long grain variety is precooked, but made with no added preservatives and no MSG.  Now, you can enjoy all of the delicious aromatic taste of traditional Thai Jasmine Rice, in less time, and without skimping on quality or flavor. This ready to heat product is microwavable and ready in 90 seconds providing a meal that is not only quick but high value. It’s apparent that Carolina Rice puts their heart and soul into giving you and your family delicious tasting products, using Non-GMO Project Verified Jasmine Rice. It is also perfect for a variety of dietary needs including Gluten Free and suitable for vegan and vegetarian diets.

You can find these tasty varieties in the rice aisle at Price Chopper/Market 32:

  • Jasmine White
  • Garlic and Olive Oil Jasmine
  • Cilantro Limón Jasmine

The real question is…which NEW Carolina® Ready to Serve Rice flavor are you going to try first?

Asian Chicken & Jasmine Rice Salad

This nutritious Asian salad made with a prepared sesame dressing and shredded cooked chicken makes a quick and easy lunch or dinner.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

2 pkg (8.8 oz each) Carolina® Jasmine Rice RTS

1 bag (12 oz) prepared shredded coleslaw mix

1 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken

1 cup shelled edamame, cooked

1 seedless orange, segmented

1/2 cup prepared sesame dressing

2 tbsp lime juice

1/3 cup roasted cashews

Instructions:

  1. Prepare rice according to package directions; let cool. Toss together rice, coleslaw mix, shredded chicken, edamame, orange segments, sesame dressing and lime juice.
  2. Divide among bowls. Sprinkle with cashews before serving.

Tip: Use canned mandarin orange segments for easy preparation.

Burrito Rice Bowl

Perfect for busy nights, this family-friendly chicken and rice bowl only takes minutes to prepare with shredded cooked chicken.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

2 pkg (8.8 oz each) Carolina® Jasmine Rice Naturally Flavored Cilantro Limon RTS

1 cup shredded cooked chicken

1 cup shredded lettuce

1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes

1/4 cup ranch dressing

1/4 cup guacamole

Instructions:

  1. Prepare rice according to package directions.
  2. Divide rice among 4 bowls. Top with chicken, lettuce, cheese and cherry tomatoes.
  3. Drizzle ranch dressing over top. Serve with guacamole.

Tip: Substitute pulled pork, shrimp or black beans for chicken.

Rice and Beans Skillet Dinner

This take on a New Orleans favorite is ready in minutes – so you can let the good times roll.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

2 pkg (8.8 oz each) Carolina® Jasmine Rice Naturally Flavored Garlic & Olive Oil RTS

2 tbsp olive oil

1 onion, diced

2 stalks celery, diced

1 red pepper, diced

2 tbsp Cajun seasoning

1 can (19 oz) pinto beans, drained and rinsed

1 cup tomato sauce

2 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley

2 tbsp thinly sliced green onions

1 tbsp lemon juice

Instructions:

  1. Heat oil in large skillet set over medium heat; cook onion, celery, red pepper and Cajun seasoning for about 5 minutes or until vegetables are slightly softened.
  2. Increase heat to medium-high; stir in rice, pinto beans, tomato sauce and 1/4 cup water. Cook for about 5 minutes or until heated through and sauce is thickened.
  3. Remove pan from heat; stir in parsley, green onions and lemon juice. Divide evenly among bowls.

Tip: For smoky flavor, sprinkle cooked and crumbled bacon over each serving.

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