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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Clean Eat Recipe :: Restaurant-Style Mexican Brown Rice and GIVEAWAY!

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We haven't had a giveaway in a while, so we are very excited to have partnered with the ever so yummy, Planet Rice, to bring you one of my favorite brown rice recipes and a chance for you to win sprouted rice from Planet Rice to try yourself.

Let's talk about Planet Rice first... they are owned and distributed by LaGrande Family Foods, a local, family operated farm system to the Sacramento Valley of California, who has been cultivating their crop since 1924.  Planet Rice is a bit different - it's sprouted rice which means it's chock full of nutrients, cooks faster (think only 30 minutes!), and tastes AMAZING! Planet Rice also contains GABA, gamma amino butyric acid, an amino acid found in fresh foods like peaches and green snap peas. In people, GABA acts as a neurotransmitter that may lower anxiety, increases the sleep cycle for a deeper sleep, lowers blood pressure and increases additional cardiovascular functions.

On to the recipe...


Restaurant-Style Mexican Brown Rice

Ingredients
2 cups Planet Rice Brown Rice
1 medium yellow onion, peeled
1 clove of garlic, peeled
1 14-oz can organic tomatoes
1 cup organic, low sodium chicken broth
1 cup water

Directions
1. Place yellow onion, garlic and tomatoes in a blender and puree.
2. Over medium-high heat, bring tomato puree, chicken broth and water to a boil.
3. Add rice, stir and cook on low with lid on pot for 40 minutes or until most liquid has evaporated.
4. Remove from heat, stir and enjoy!

On to the giveaway...

Win a few bags of Planet Rice and try it out for yourself! Just enter via the Rafflecopter widget below and you will be on your way to winning! There will be two winners, announced on Saturday, September 14, so be sure to get your entries in as soon as possible! 

10 comments:

  1. With all of the healthy benefits of sprouted grains, why WOULDN'T I want to try it?!

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  2. I want to try this rice for the GABA! I've never heard of it before, but it sounds super beneficial!

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  3. I have been eating sprouted grain bread for years but would love to try this!

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  4. Yummy!!! I love me some Mexican rice...definitely going to try this out, and have to go on the lookout for this rice!

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  5. I want to try this rice because it has such great health benefits! It would be a great addition to my diet!

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  6. I LOVE Mexican food... so any "healthy" options are greatly appreciated! YUM!

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  7. I luv yur blog and rice!!! I'm so grateful for the opportunity to win sprouted rice!!

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  8. I'm very interested in both the health benefits and the taste.
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    {in the contest I am Margot Core on the Rafflecopter}

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  9. We LOVE Planet Rice - the lightly milled brown rice! I can't wait to try this recipe...it sounds yummy. Thank you!

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