The Art of Random Willy-Nillyness: Success Rice Review and Giveaway! - CLOSED

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Success Rice Review and Giveaway! - CLOSED

I have to admit that I was a little reluctant to do this review for Success Rice. I love rice. You can even call me a riceaholic. I grew up eating rice almost everyday and it's one of my favorite foods. Why was I reluctant? Because folks, I am a Rice Snob. Yes, a snob about rice.

I grew up eating my mom's and granny's rice. Making rice was a whole event. They would finely chop onions and green peppers then saute them. Next came the rice. They would saute the rice until it was a translucent. After that a little achiote (annatto seed) was added for color and flavor. Then they would add the water, let it boil and then let it simmer for 20-25 minutes. It was delicious. But making rice the family way is time consuming and I am lazier than sin. I gave up making it that way a long time ago. Ultimately, I bought a rice cooker that makes great rice without any work on my part.

So when I was asked to review Success Rice, I thought that maybe this was like those other brands that I avoid. I received my coupon and went to the store. I had three choices: white, brown and jasmine. I always eat white rice. I am not a fan of brown rice. I like jasmine rice but never make it because I wouldn't even know where to start.

Once home I decided to make an Asian chicken with the Success Rice and fresh veggies as a side dish. I marinated the chicken in Wishbone Asian dressing. I went to the garden and grabbed some fresh green onions and green peppers and cooked them up with mushrooms and carrots.

The Success Rice was easy to make. The box comes with 3 bags of rice. I made one because I am dieting and eating less and that was enough for the two of us. You boil water, pop the bag in for 8 minutes and it's done. That is a lot faster than the steamer and actually easier.

The taste? It was great! It had that subtle taste of jasmine that paired well with the chicken and veggies I made. We actually liked it - a lot. Now, Tom will eat anything but since I am a rice snob I was surprised I liked it. My rice usually comes out sticky and lumpy. I actually like it that way. But Success Rice was perfectly cooked and it wasn't sticky or lumpy at all.

Who knew I would find an "instant" rice that I would actually like and use again? Well, I did. So thank you Success Rice for knocking me off my high horse. LOL

Now you can try Success Rice as well. I have 5 coupons for one box each of Success Rice to giveaway. So that means 5 of you will be able to try Success Rice!! Woo-hoo, 5 winners. All you have to do is read the rules and enter.

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130 comments:

  1. I have to admit Im a rice snob too! But never say never right? I found the Successful Crab and Rice cakes to be looking really yummy, might have to try that.
    I tweeted, Im following and I subscribe.

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  2. i would love to try the Butternut Squash Soup with Brown Rice. It loos interesting.

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  3. I would love to try the Apple and Brown Rice Cereal recipe- we always have rice for lunch and dinner but haven't tried it for breakfast! Thanks so much!

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  4. Ive always wanted to make this: Successful Crab and Rice cakes
    Maybe now I can.... Thanks~

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  6. Cappuccino Rice Pudding sounds so good

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  7. I want to make the Cranberry Pecan Brown Rice Stuffing. I think it sounds extra tasty because it's FREEZING in my office today.

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  8. I would really love to try the Monterey Jack Chicken & Rice Bake. That sounds really tasty. Thank you!

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  9. I like CHICKEN ENCHILADAS SUISAS one!

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  16. I'll have to try Country Stew ... it got 5 stars so you can't beat that!!

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  19. The Apple and brown rice cereal sounds great! I'll have to try it.

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  21. would like to try the spanish rice recipe!!

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  22. I like the idea of Cinnamon Rice!

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  35. I would really like to try the Monterey Jack Chicken & Rice Bake, thanks clallen at ntin dot net

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  42. I like the Cranberry Becan Brown Rice Stuffing recipe

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  43. I would love to try the Chicken and Rice Pot Pie! Yum! Thanks!

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  44. aromatic pesto rice sounds tasty!
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  49. Ohh..the chicken fried rice recipe looks fun! We don't eat pork (I know, I know, I never met a Puerto Rican that didn't eat pork either, my hubby is crazy) and the chicken fried rice from the chinos is so much more expensive. Maybe I should start making my own!

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  50. I follow and tweeted! @PoshNicole

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  51. The baked stuffed snapper sounds SOOOO yummy!! Loving some rice at our house!! :)

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  55. I'd like to try the Monterey Chicken and Rice Bake!

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  56. I've been using Success Rice for several years so you don't have to sell me! Great tasting rice , in 10 minutes, in an easy to clean pot, with no lumps? Whats not to love? ;-)
    I do love new casserole recipes though and I'll be trying the
    Cheesy Ham and Rice Bake. Since I live alone I split casserole recipes up into 2 bread tins~ one to eat and 1 to freeze. Fast food doesn't have a thing on me! Thanks for the chance!

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  60. I learned that Success has Jasmine rice which sounds yummy and I'd love to try.

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  61. tweet~http://twitter.com/hondaray6/status/4172090209

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  62. I would like to try the Monterey Jack Chicken & Rice Bake!

    Thanks!

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  63. When posting my first comment a few days ago, I forgot to do this!

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  64. When posting my first comment a few days ago, I forgot to do this!

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  65. I would like to try the Spanish Rice recipe.

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  66. I follow Success Rice on Twitter - Janetfaye

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  74. Tweeting 4 ya~http://twitter.com/hondaray6/status/4314848908

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  75. I'd like to try their bbq tex mex recipe. Thanks for the chance.

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  76. I'd like to try the bbq tex mex recipe. Thanks for the chance.


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  77. Sounds like rice is pretty healthy! "It is a good source of complex carbohydrates and can help you achieve a reduced fat diet" --Michelle, blogattoday[-at]gmaildotcom

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  78. I'm following your blog!! =D --Michelle, blogattoday[-at]gmaildotcom

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  79. I follow Success_Rice on Twitter! I'm @sweepstakesgirl! --Michelle, blogattoday[-at]gmaildotcom

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  80. The All-American Chicken and Rice Pot Pie sounds delish!
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  85. Faved on Technorati (zanesmommy)
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  86. tweeting for rice!
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  87. tweeted again~http://twitter.com/hondaray6/status/4366891682

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  88. Dear Ms Random; Here's a random thought for you: A mouse chewed a hole in my rice bag this summer. I guess I should get a new one before winter! ;-)
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  89. tweet http://twitter.com/hondaray6/status/4419155825

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  90. My fave recipe is the Homebaked Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli with Rice. Yum!!

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  100. I like the
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  102. tweet http://twitter.com/hondaray6/status/4499838619

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  103. I didn't make it to the recipe section of the site because I got side-tracked by the "Feed 4 for $10" recipe challenge. What a COOL contest! justjulieATgmailDOTcom

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  104. I'm now following @Success_Rice justjulieATgmailDOTcom

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  111. I would love to try the Chinese Chicken And rice Salad recipe. It sounds yummy.
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  112. Okay- getting serious here~ I have 20 pounds of shrimp in the freezer and am ready to try new recipes! Bring on the rice! ;-)
    Tweeting 1 last time!
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  114. I like the sounds of the Vegiful Sweet and Sour Chicken.
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  115. I follow you on twitter and I tweeted.
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  116. I follow Success Rice on twitter - ncschools
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  119. GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANKS FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION!! WINNERS ANNOUNCED SOON.

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