One of my goals for 2013 is to take better care of myself. You know, exercise more, drink more water, give up my Diet Dr. Pepper addiction once and for all, and to make better eating choices. My main problem has never been over-eating, it's been skipping meals altogether. ( I know...this is horrible to do!) So I have been making a conscious effort to stop whatever I am doing and take time for a balanced breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It's soooo easy to just grab some chips or other convenience foods, but I must resist and eat "real" food.
Thankfully, I recently stumbled upon the perfect speedy lunch solution. Minute Ready-to-Serve Rice! These convenient meal-starters come in a wide variety of flavors, and are all ready to eat in 60 seconds. Yes, this rice is cooked to perfection in just one minute....Not the 20-30 I am used to when cooking standard rice.
I just had some delicious, colorful, and most important, QUICK Mexican Rice Salad for lunch the other day. I used Minute Ready to Serve Rice in plain old white variety. I would have loved to try one of the more amped up flavors like Spanish Rice or Yellow Rice Mix. Sadly, my local grocery store was all out of everything but the white. Gives me something to look forward to next time, I suppose!
My Mexican Rice Salad is so easy to make. It can be vegetarian, or you can stir in some diced chicken or maybe even shrimp. Have fun! Switch things up! Get creative. Food is a wonderful way to express your own unique personality, so never be scared to change things up a bit.
Speedy Mexican Rice Salad Recipe :
About Minute Ready to Serve Rice :
Minute® Ready to Serve Rice is an ideal portable solution for lunch or breakfast because you can eat it on the go, straight from the cup. In just 60 seconds, you have fully cooked rice for any meal or snack. You’ll never get bored with your lunch since there are 10 flavorful and wholesome varieties. If you’re looking for a healthy option, Minute® Ready to Serve Rice provides easy portion control since it’s conveniently packaged in two individual single-serve cups. Visit http://www.minuterice.com/ for recipes, including Minute® Ready to Serve Stir it Up recipe ideas and more information about the Minute® Rice family of products.
***Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute® Ready to Serve Rice.***
3/7/2013 11:36:25 pm
This very similar to a salad I make for the summer months and I would add lots of mushrooms
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