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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:
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.
In large skillet, saute onions and celery in margarine until tender. Stir in remaining ingredients, mixing well. Spoon into casserole; cover tightly and bake at 375 F for 15-20 minutes.
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.
Creamy Cranberry Rice Pudding
Preheat oven to 325 F.
Combine all ingredients, mixing well with a fork. Pour into a buttered 8x8x2-inch baking pan.
Bake 15 minutes, stir gently. Bake an additional 30 minutes or until set.
All-natural, award-winning RiceSelect rice is made with specially bred, nongenetically modified seeds, and their organic products are certified by USDA accredited agencies. And their Texmati rice was featured in Consumer Reports and in the "Chef's Guide Book," an annual directory of the nation's best food products.
For more recipes and information, visit www.RiceSelect.com.
Makes 6 Servings
Serving Size: Makes About 8 Servings
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