Texmati Rice {Giveaway}

*This giveaway is now closed. Scroll down to see the winner!*

As you may already know, I am very, very picky about the products I will accept for review and giveaway on Savvy Eats.

When I’m approached about reviewing a food product, I ask myself four things:

1. Does this product fit into my “ethical eating” ideals?

2. Can I find a comparable product locally?

3. Does the company practice growing habits or buy from suppliers with growing practices that I can stand behind?

4. Is this a product I would buy and eat on a regular basis, if I like the sample?

Only when the answers to all four of these questions are positive do I accept the product. I don’t want to compromise my values or waste your time recommending a product that isn’t great.

When Rice Select emailed me about reviewing their rice, I was hesitant. What was so special about rice? I could just get it in the bulk bins at the co-op or grocery store, right?

Wrong.

I peppered the PR people with questions about the product and its processing. I loved that Rice Select’s products are all GMO-free. They go to great lengths to ensure that all of their products are of the highest quality possible. I loved that the rice undergoes minimal processing before being packaged into recyclable containers.

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Plus, the white rice in the bulk section of our co-op wasn’t quite measuring up for me. Don’t get me wrong, I love the variety available and the brown rice is great. I love the texture that brown rice lends to stir-fries and the like, and we usually eat brown rice over white. But sometimes, with things like curry, nothing beats a bed of soft and fluffy rice to soak up the sauce and help cut the spice. And I still hadn’t found a white rice I really liked…until this Texmati rice.

I first used the Texmati rice (the first successfully-grown basmati rice in the US) they sent me on Sunday with my red chickpea curry, and it made for the fluffiest white rice I have ever cooked.

On Monday, I served more of the Texmati rice with some tikka masala (recipe to come). Once again, the rice was soft and fluffy and perfect.

So while I’ll keep buying my brown rice at the co-op, I think I’ll be buying Rice Select rice as my white alternative from now on.

Happily, Rice Select has generously offered to share the rice love with one of you! One Savvy Reader will receive Texmati rice in a RiceSelect tote.

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To enter, just leave a comment below telling me your favorite way to eat rice! Simple as that.

I’ll randomly select a winner on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 12.

*Sorry, this product will only ship to readers in the United States.*

*This giveaway is now closed. The winner is… *

brandi October 5, 2011 at 9:39 am

we eat a LOT of rice. I love it in risotto and underneath a spicy curry. and with chili! always, always with chili.


Congratulations, Brandi! Email me your shipping information, and we’ll get you your prize!

Comments

  1. says

    favorite ways to eat rice:

    1. in Sushi.
    2. sitting cross legged in my recliner, watching something ridiculous on TV [a la Bravo or E!]
    3. covered in sauce of one sort of another [I am the queen of condiments after all. Nicholas refers to my fridge as “a whole world of condiment” – as in, “you went in to a whole world of condiment, and returned to me with honey mustard and sweet pecan bbq sauce?” ]

  2. says

    I love to eat rice under a huge pile of roasted veggies… It makes a great, easy week-night meal and let’s me use all the best veggies for the season! Thanks for sharing and I’ll keep my eyes open for the tiki masala recipe! I’ll be excited to try it- always looking for an easy way to make it at home!

  3. Liz says

    My favorite way to eat rice is underneath a ladle of a spicy turkey chili I make in the slow cooker – the best rice for it to me is short grain brown. Actually, I’ve been wanting to try that brand of rice! πŸ™‚

  4. says

    I can’t decided between sushi and risotto as my favorite way to get rice into my mouth.

    The Rice Select’s Arborio makes for a prett fantastic risotto.

  5. says

    My favorite way to eat rice is with some kind of stir fry. Preferably the sweet and sour with tofu variety. Oooh or Mango with sticky rice.

    Fun Fact: I’m pretty sure I never ate rice, or stir fry….or maybe even Chinese food….until my senior year in high school. Now it is one of my favorite foods. πŸ™‚

  6. Cellabella says

    My mother-in-law uses Texmati rice but I didn’t realize how ethical they were! I’d love to win, some of my favorite ways to eat rice is to make a coconut curry dish and spoon it over the rice so it soaks up all the sauce πŸ™‚

  7. Kiersten says

    Oh my goodness, Julie. How did you know that chicken tikka masala over rice is my absolute favorite? Can’t wait for that recipe!

  8. Kristie says

    Plain old cheesy rice is probably my favorite, but I eat rice with most meals just because it’s delicious and easy to cook up a big batch of! πŸ™‚

  9. Anne Weber-Falk says

    Plain and simple. Just a little bit of salt and a pat of butter. Rice is my favorite side dish. I always take my rice home from the Chinese restaurant too!

  10. says

    I love rice plain. I love it more in stir fries, filled to the brim w/ veggies and tofu. But my favorite way of eating rice in beneath a steaming hot curry. Indian food is the BEST!

    Thanks for the chance to try this delicious-sounding rice!

  11. Stephanie says

    Rice-mmm

    I love to eat rice broccoli and tofu. It is like the health trinity for me.

    i also just love how pretty it is.

  12. says

    Honestly, my favorite way to each rice is rice pudding. Nice, thick rice pudding with a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg. My son and I like to share this treat together.

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