Rice Adds Delicious Flair To Holiday Meals
(NAPSA) – If you’re looking for tasty ways to mix up your holiday menu, try making room for rice.
The nutrient-dense ‘energy food’ is light on calories, has no saturated or trans fats and can provide a welcome change from pasta or potato side dishes. Plus, rice can be made in the microwave, freeing up space on your stove top for other holiday foods. More reasons to rave about rice include:
- Brown rice is 100 percent whole grain, and just one cup provides two of the three recommended daily whole grain servings.
- Rice is gluten-free and the least allergenic of all grains.
- Rice is a versatile and delicious partner to other healthy foods such as fruits, vegetables and beans.
You can find plenty of festive rice recipes-from holiday side dishes to delicious desserts-at Web sites such as www.All Recipes.com. Additionally, Rice-Select, the makers of the well-known Texmati rice, offers more than 100 recipes using rice ranging from Jasmati and Texmati to Arborio and Royal Blends.
Made with Texmati white, brown, red and wild rice, Royal Pecan Rice Bake is a tasty side dish to serve with poultry, pork or beef.
Try this recipe for a Creamy Cranberry Rice Pudding. Made with Arborio rice, it makes a sweet addition to a holiday party or a delicious ending to a family meal.