Maya, my 5-year-old, loves plain white rice. Ask her what her favorite restaurants are, and she’ll most likely say the Thai place down the street, Raaga, an Indian Restaurant, or Layalina, a Lebanese restaurant. Why? Because they all serve white rice with basically every entrée!
I don’t really understand it, as I find plain white rice to be kind of bland. (Okay, really bland.) What worries me sometimes is that she doesn’t get enough fiber in her diet. This is why I love Uncle Ben’s new Whole Grain White Rice. 1 cup of this cooked rice contains 4 grams of dietary fiber and 4 grams of protein. I don’t know how they do it, but that’s pretty amazing, if you ask me!
Uncle Ben’s new Whole Grain White Rice has the look, taste, and texture of white rice, but is packed with whole grains (almost a full day’s worth in one serving), providing a healthy alternative to plain sides like pasta or potatoes. The rice comes in a variety of flavors from traditional Long Grain to Chicken, Broccoli Cheddar, Taco Style and Sweet Tomato, so you can mix-up meals and still know that you’re getting whole grains on the table. Plus, it’s so easy to make! Simply combine rice and water, bring to a boil, and simmer for around 10 minutes.
Maya loved this rice! I felt like I was tricking her into eating something healthy, but sometimes, as moms, we gotta do what we gotta do, know what I mean? In fact, to help spread the word about the new Whole Grain White Rice, Uncle Ben’s has partnered with Missy Chase Lapine, author of The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids’ Favorite Meals. For moms struggling to get kids to eat enough fruits, veggies and whole grains, Lapine’s tips and recipes can help sneak nutrition-rich foods into children’s favorite dishes.
Sold in plan and flavored varieties, Uncle Ben’s new Whole Grain White Rice is available now at select retailers.