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Do you love rice, but fear it isn’t ‘nutritious’ or has too many carbs? Perhaps you should try RightRice? I received a professional sample box with 4 of the 6 different varieties of RightRice flavors and decided to give them a whirl.

What is RightRice?

The rice is made from vegetables including lentil and chick pea flour, rice flour as well as vegetable powders from bell pepper, tomato, onion, garlic and chili peppers. It also has a few spices and other flavors added in.

RightRice flavors include original, Spanish, cilantro lime, garlic herb, Thai curry and lemon pepper. It is ridiculously easy to cook, too. You boil water, add the RightRice and remove from heat. Cover the rice and let it stand for 12 minutes. Then fluff with a fork, let it sit a few minutes, then serve.

Nutritional Profile

In addition to being lower in carbohydrates than regular rice (30 grams per serving versus 40 grams), the rice is much higher in protein and fiber.

White rice has 1 grams of fiber per serving, while brown rice has 2 grams. RightRice provides 5 grams of dietary fiber. The rice is also much higher in protein- a whopping 10 grams per serving over 2 grams in traditional rice.

If you know anything about blood sugar maintenance and appetite control, fiber and protein are key to managing both. Soluble fiber from lentils and chick peas is also beneficial for lowering cholesterol.

How to use RightRice

RightRice had a mildly spicy flavor and paired well with seasoned black beans, sauteed peppers and cilantro. If you’re looking for a more nutritious grain for your next meal, RightRice is nutrigirlapproved!

Spanish RightRice and Black Beans

Ingredients:

One (7 oz.) pouch Spanish RightRice

1 Tbsp. canola or corn oil

1/2 red or yellow bell pepper, diced

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 tsp. cumin

1/2 tsp. seasoned salt

1 tsp. minced garlic

chopped cilantro (optional)

Directions:

  1. Cook RightRice according to directions and set aside.
  2. In a medium pot, heat the oil, then add chopped peppers and sautee for 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from pot and set aside.
  3. In same pot, add black beans, cumin, seasoned salt and garlic and simmer on medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes.
  4. Serve 1/2 cup RightRice with 1 or 2 Tbsp. sauteed peppers and 1/2 cup seasoned black beans.
  5. Add chopped cilantro and serve.

Makes 4 servings. 

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For more information, check out http://rightrice.com 

 

 

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