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Taste Test Tuesday: Minute Ready to Serve Rice

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Finding creative ways to kick up your lunch, dinner or even a snack can be challenging. But Minute Rice is here to help you out. Sometimes you are looking for something sweet but you don’t want to eat that cupcake or pull out that stash of candy bars that’s in your desk drawer. Grab a cup of fruit and some Minute Ready to Serve Rice. We’ve chosen the Brown Rice because we like the nutty flavor and it’s healthy. Adding fruit to your meals not only cuts your sweet tooth craving but allows you to get the nutrients that you need in your everyday meal options.


Alternative Peach Cobbler


Sliced Peaches

1 Cup of Minutes Ready to Serve Rice

Cinnamon, optional

Brown Sugar, optional


 1. Cook the Minutes Ready to Serve Rice in the microwave as directed.

 2. Heat peaches in 20 intervals or until warm.

3. Combine peaches and rice. Sprinkle with cinnamon and brown sugar and enjoy.

This is a great afternoon snack or dessert. I tried cooking the peaches on the stove and in the microwave, both worked great. While making this, the kids smelled the peaches and came running into the kitchen. I had to make more so they could have some. If you have problems getting your kids to eat rice, add some fruit to it. This took all of five minutes to make and it was yummy. If you want a more cobbler-like taste, add some granola and a dollop of whipped cream.

Minute Rice has great recipes for you to choose from. It makes dinner a fun experience and it’s quick and easy too. They have great flavorful varieties of rice that can be made in under 5 minutes. Take a look at what they have to offer and you won’t be disappointed.

Minute® Ready to Serve Rice is an ideal portable solution for lunch or breakfast because you can eat it on the go, straight from the cup. In just 60 seconds, you have fully cooked rice for any meal or snack. You’ll never get bored with your lunch since there are 10 flavorful and wholesome varieties. If you’re looking for a healthy option, Minute® Ready to Serve Rice provides easy portion control since it’s conveniently packaged in two individual single-serve cups.

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute® Ready to Serve Rice.

Day 20: ‘Sugar Cinnamon Sticks’

This one was definitely a test, not because of the what’s involved only because I wanted chocolate mixed in somehow, don’t judge me. I have been on a chocolate kick all month. So I will post this recipe, feel free to omit the chocolate portion if you like.

Sugar Cinnamon Sticks

Prep: 45 minutes
Bake: 8 minutes

1/3  cup  butter, softened
1  cup  sugar
1  tsp.  baking powder
1  tsp.  ground cinnamon
1/2  tsp.  salt
2    eggs
1  tsp.  vanilla
2-1/4  cups  all-purpose flour
1-3/4  cups  slivered almonds, toasted and ground (about 7 oz.)
3  oz.  white chocolate, chopped
1  Tbsp.  shortening
1/3  cup  red cinnamon candies, crushed
1/3  cup  coarse decorating sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line large baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside. 
2. In mixing bowl beat butter on high 30 seconds. Add sugar; beat until combined. Beat in baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Beat in eggs and vanilla. 
3. In medium bowl combine flour and almonds. Beat as much flour mixture as you can into butter mixture. Stir in remaining flour mixture. 
4. On lightly floured surface roll or pat dough to 14×7-inch rectangle, about 1/2-inch thick. Cut in half, making two, 14×3 1/2-inch rectangles. Cut crosswise into 1/2-inch wide sticks. Use a metal spatula to transfer to baking sheets, placing 1 inch apart. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until firm and edges are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets 1 minute. Transfer cookies to rack to cool completely. 
5. In small heavy saucepan melt chocolate and shortening over low heat, stirring constantly. In wide shallow bowl combine crushed candies and sugar. Dip sticks in chocolate then in candy mixture. Place on waxed paper to set. Makes 56 sticks. 
6. To store: Place cookies, separated between waxed paper, in airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days.

Happy Baking!

Day 4: ‘Snickerdoodles’

Cinnamon and Sugar always go well together. Try it on french toast, applesauce and even cookies!!! Today’s recipe is Snickerdoodles. Gotta love these!!

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1.      Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). 
2.      Mix the shortening , sugar, and eggs until creamy. Mix the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt in another bowl. Blend the wet with the dry ingredients using a wooden spoon until well-blended. 
3.      Roll the dough into the size of small walnuts. 
4.      Prepare the cinnamon and sugar mixture by mixing the cinnamon and sugar. 
5.   Roll the cookie dough into the cinnamon and sugar mixture until coated and place onto an ungreased cookie sheet. 
6.   Bake 6-10 minutes watching to make sure they don’t burn. They should be very lightly brown and still soft looking on top. When they cool, they will crack a little on top. 
Happy Baking!