Sometimes it feels like there are not enough hours in the day. It can be difficult to find the time to cook a proper meal, especially if you have to juggle work and family life. 

Our Carolina® Ready to Heat rice varieties are very convenient and can make preparing meals quick and easy. The delicious base for your meals will be prepared in just 90 seconds.  These microwavable pouches are literal lifesavers and foolproof. 

First things first, let’s get a grasp on Carolina® Ready to Heat Rice prep.

Microwave Preparation for Carolina® Ready to Heat Rice 

The first thing you will want to do when preparing your Carolina® Ready to Heat Rice, is to squeeze the pouch before it is unopened to ensure that the rice is  separated and any clumps are removed. Then, to ventilate the rice you’ll need to tear the top of the pouch.

For 90 seconds heat the rice on a high setting. The contents will be hot, so take care while removing them. 

Now that you are an expert at preparing Carolina® Rice in the microwave, let’s look at some fantastic recipe options that can be whipped up in a flash.

Carolina® Ready to Heat Rice Recipe Ideas

Carolina® Ready to Heat rice varieties offer several fast and easy recipe options. Making a yummy mid-week snack or a delicious meal has never been easier.

What to Make with Carolina® Ready to Heat Cilantro Limón Jasmine Rice 

This special rice adds aroma and citrus flavor to our coveted dish of Shrimp Rice Medley. This recipe, along with several others, can be modified and made to your special liking by adding ingredients like extra cheese or veggies to give it that special touch.

For a meal that is sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face try our Chicken Burrito Rice Bowl which is ready in a flash. 

If you are craving nachos, this quick and simple Nacho Rice recipe served with pinto beans is ready in only 5 minutes and no flavor will be lost with our rice! With this recipe feel free to use your preferred meat of choice. 

Nacho Rice

This easy Spiralized Veggie and Jasmine Rice Bowl  recipe is another dish that calls for Carolina® Ready to Heat Cilantro Limón Jasmine Rice. With your base ready in only 90 seconds, you have time to focus on the delicious homemade dressing!

Ready to Heat Jasmine Rice Recipe Ideas

Carolina® Ready to Heat Jasmine Rice is an ideal option if you want perfect rice in a flash.  Serve it with these Cheesy BBQ Chicken and Rice Quesadillas for a filling snack. If you are a vegetarian go ahead and swap out the chicken for a meat-free alternative like black beans, tofu, or the protein of your choice. Leftover rice is never an issue since it can be used in guacamole or salsa.

To start your morning off right, you can prepare this: Grated Egg Breakfast Rice Plate. If you are feeling extra hungry in the morning you can always opt to add more eggs.

Grated Egg Breakfast Rice Plate

This Mediterranean Style Rice Bowl  is also a great option to serve with our Carolina® Ready to Heat Jasmine Rice. Get creative and add your favorite veggies and cheese to make this recipe even more special.

Recipe Ideas for Ready to Heat Garlic & Olive Oil Jasmine Rice

Add a touch of Mediterranean flavor to all of your meals using Carolina® Naturally Flavored Garlic & Olive Oil Jasmine Rice. With hints of garlic and olive oil, you can add delicious taste to all of your meals in no time. If you are craving a salad, toss with vegetables and beans to make a vegetarian Rice and Chickpea Salad.

Or, use it to make this Rice Mac and Cheese recipe that will sure to be a hit with the whole family. 

Creamy Rice Mac and Cheese with greens
Rice Mac and Cheese

Using Carolina® Rice Varieties at Mealtime

Other Carolina® Rice varieties like white and brown rice can work just as well to create quick and easy meals in the microwave.

Rice Preparation

The ratio that you should use is 3:1, so 3 cups of water for every 1 cup of rice. In a microwave safe bowl, combine the rice and water. If you are using a high setting then heat for ten minutes. If you are using a medium setting then heat for 20 minutes. 

Make sure your microwave is up to par because it will be very busy preparing plenty of quick and easy meals. Stay tuned to Carolina® Rice for more meal tips.

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