Why: These days, home cooked meals are scarce, and time is always of the essence. And so are whole grains. Here's a quick (90 seconds!), whole grain Calorie Bargain.
The Health Bonus: Whole grains are good for you (for reasons like dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals, etc...).
What We Liked Best: A short cut to whole grains? Even better!
What We Liked Least: Some members of our tasting panel aren't crazy about eating microwaved foods. (But they were happy to see that you can also prepare this product stove top!! NOTE: This takes just a bit longer than 90 seconds,) Also, this was one of the only ones that we thought was great--the others have too many "unknown" ingredients for our taste.
What It Replaces: White rice, cous cous, or "regular" brown rice that takes over 30 minutes to prepare.
The Price: Suggested retail of about $1.99.
Offerings: There are 12 varieties of Ready Rice, but they are not all DietDetective.com Calorie Bargain picks. The Whole Grain Brown is our favorite.
Where to Buy: Most major supermarkets.
Serving Size: 1 cup (140 g)
Servings Per Container: 2
Calories from Fat: 35
Total Fat 4g
Total Carbs 41g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Ingredients: Oh, how nice and simple these are: water; whole grain parboiled brown rice; canola oil and/or sunflower oil.