There are two things I struggle with when it comes to mealtimes in my home: figuring out what to serve in my limited time schedule and serving something healthy the kids will enjoy. My husband and I have gotten into the routine of setting up a meal plan for the entire week before grocery shopping. We try to pre-prepare as many items as we can in order to save time (a crucial element in a family with two working parents). Living in New Orleans, Monday dinners are obvious….red beans and rice. I love this dish because both of my daughters LOVE it and they usually clean their plates.
Recently, I received a sample of Uncle Ben’s Whole Grain White Rice to try in my home. Uncle Ben’s describes this new addition, “Our Whole Grain White Rice gives you all the goodness of whole grains with the taste and texture of white rice you love.” A good source of fiber, Uncle Ben’s Whole Grain White Rice contains 45g of whole grains per serving!
I secretly swapped this rice for our usual Boil in Bag White Rice in our Monday dinner and no one noticed AT ALL. The taste and texture were the same and I felt good knowing that my kids were getting some whole grains in their diets!
The Uncle Ben’s Whole Grain White Rice also comes in chicken, cheddar and broccoli, sweet tomato and taco style varieties! We will definitely be checking these out soon!