As we approach the end of the summer holidays we need to prepare for the fact that we won’t have as much time to spend cooking. Luckily we ‘ve got you covered with Carolina® Ready to Heat Rice which is ready in just 90 seconds. Today we are going to look at all the different varieties of Carolina® Ready to Heat Rice along with some recipes.

But first, how do you actually cook Carolina® Ready to Heat Rice? 

How to Cook Carolina® Ready to Heat Rice

Cooking Carolina® Ready to Heat Rice is actually very simple. All you need is a microwave, and you can simply cook your Carolina® Ready to Heat Rice in 90 seconds.

For bigger meals, try heating two bags of Carolina® Ready to Heat Rice for 2 ½ minutes instead. Be careful when opening the rice after heating as it will be very hot.

Cooking Carolina® Ready to Heat Rice on the Stove

You can also cook Carolina® Ready to Heat Rice on the stove. You’ll need to pour the rice from the pouch into your skillet and add a couple of tablespoons of water. Keep stirring the rice until you can see that it’s ready.

Now that we can cook Carolina® Ready to Heat Rice, let’s take a look at some of the different types.

Chipotle Jasmine Rice 

If you want to add some spice to your dish, Carolina® Chipotle Jasmine Rice is perfect! This rice variety has a distinctive smokey and sweet taste, it goes particularly well with zesty ingredients like lime, cilantro and garlic. Mix it with some meat and vegetables to make a great tasting rice bowl or a tasty burrito filling!

White Jasmine Rice

Our Carolina® White Jasmine Rice is ready in just 90 seconds and tastes great when cooked with these Buffalo Chicken Meatballs made with store-bought buffalo sauce. Try adding in some jalapeno peppers to really turn the spice in this recipe up. This recipe uses ground chicken, however you can also use beef, turkey or fish if you prefer. If you’ve accidentally made too many, not to worry! These meatballs can be kept in the freezer for a mid-week snack. If you’re still craving meatballs, try making these Tangy Sweet and Sour Meatballs.  

These Cheesy BBQ Chicken and Rice Quesadillas made with wheat tortillas are perfect for entertaining guests. You can serve this dish with guacamole or salsa, if you want to add some dips. For a vegetarian alternative, you can switch out the chicken in this recipe for tofu. 

If you’re looking for a soup you can make with jasmine rice, learn how to make this Pumpkin Coconut Rice Soup with either vegetable or chicken broth. This dish is perfect for just after halloween, if you’ve got some pumpkins still laying about.

Cilantro Limon Jasmine Rice

If you’re looking for the perfect rice to give your side dishes some extra flavor, look no further than Carolina® Cilantro Limon Jasmine Rice. Combine cilantro limon jasmine rice with pineapple and umami flavors to make this Shrimp Fried Rice With Pineapple and Egg in just 15 minutes! To make this dish vegetarian, you can swap out the shrimp for some veggies. 

Garlic and Olive Oil Jasmine Rice

Carolina® Garlic and Olive Oil Jasmine Rice is perfect for adding some extra flavors to your recipes. After trying this rice, it’s sure to become a steady fixture in your home-cooked meals. For another recipe which utilizes this rice, learn how to make this cajun-flavored Rice and Beans Skillet Dinner

Rice and Beans skillet dinner recipe

You can also make salads with Carolina® Garlic and Olive Oil Jasmine Rice, for example this Green Rice Salad With Chicken made with feta cheese and Italian dressing. If you’re following a vegetarian diet, you can substitute the chicken for white beans instead. 

Use Carolina® Rice to make your meals taste great!

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