Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A Recipe For Success®

I love food. I love to eat and I love to cook, or at least I used to love cooking and still enjoy it at times. Now that I have 2 children, both of whom are autistic, and a house to take care of, and a blog to run and countless other obligations to worry about all at the same time, cooking has become more of a chore than a passion, which is actually quite sad.

Now I look for any shortcut to get a meal on the table quickly, but I don't want to sacrifice quality, flavor or nutrition to do it. That's why I was so excited when I was offered the opportunity to write a sponsored post for Success® White Rice.

I have always been a huge fan of rice. I love practically every flavor and variety. Whether as a side dish or as part of a main dish, rice it one of my favorite foods. While I fancy myself a good cook, I am embarrassed to admit that rice was one food I often had difficulty with. I know, how hard can it be to cook rice? Well I don't know, but mine comes out too hard or too mushy and it drove me crazy.

With practice I can make decent rice now, but while trying to help my son with homework and pick up 14 different messes and answer the phone, etc. I am not able to make rice(that is edible) too. That's what is so perfect about Success® Rice, it does the work for me.

Success® Rice is the original no measure, no mess boil-in-a-bag rice that cooks perfectly every time in only 10 minutes. It can be made on the stove-top or in the microwave. That is a huge convenience since I have only 1 large burner(the 3 small ones never cook right).

I still usually use the stove-top, just because I don't normally cook anything in the microwave, but knowing I can is awesome. Since it only takes 10 minutes, I can cook it while I prep the other items in the meal. I can create anything using Success® White Rice, and it is so wonderful for casaroles and jambalaya, but I use it even more frequently as a side dish.

We have Success® Rice at least twice a week, and it is a huge favorite. My go-to dish using Success® White Rice is Cilantro-Lime rice. It is so easy to make and can be eaten as a side or added to a meal(like burritos).

There are only 3 ingredients(besides salt & pepper if desired).

Since the bags are so perfectly portioned and easy to cook in multiples you can easily alter the recipe to feed as many as needed. I use:

2 bags of Success® White Rice
Juice of 1 lime(or 2 Key limes)
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Just add 2 bags Success® White Rice to water and bring to boil.
Once boiling, cook for 10 minutes.

While the rice is cooking, Juice the lime(s) and chop the cilantro.
After 10 minutes, the rice will be cooked to perfection. Drain water and allow bags to drain. Then cut the bags open and pour the rice into the pot.
See how perfect the rice came out? mine never looks that good without Success®.

All that is left to do is add the lime juice and cilantro to the rice and stir to combine. Add salt and/or pepper if desired(I add a bit of salt), and enjoy.
This rice is fantastic. It takes almost identical to the rice used in one of my most favorite made-to-order burrito places. I love being able to make my own and enjoy it anytime I want without having to overpay or leave the house.

Success® White Rice is not only great-tasting, it is Gluten-Free and a great source of complex carbohydrates. It is available in two sizes to accommodate any household size(or rice addiction).

If for some reason you are not a huge fan of white rice, Success® still has you covered. Success® Rice comes in 4 fantastic varieties. Success® White Rice(or course), Success® Brown Rice, Success® Thai Jasmine Rice and, my favorite, Success® Basmati Rice.

With  Success® Rice I can cook like a pro without having to know how to cook like a pro. There is something for everyone and all my recipe needs. Success® even helps me find inspiration with over 300 recipes on All of the recipes look amazing, and I cannot wait to try them ALL(like I need an excuse to eat more rice).

Success® Rice is also one of the brands participating in a sweepstakes from O, The Oprah Magazine! To enter, visit There you will submit the entry form and pin with inspiration from the "How Are You Cooking This Fall" Promo Pinterest Board. For doing so, you could win culinary-themed prizes!

I would love to know your thoughts on Success® Rice. Have you ever used it? Do you plan to know? What is your favorite variety of race? I would also love it if you would share your favorite rice recipe. I am always looking for new ones to try. If you have anything else to share, please leave me a comment. I love connecting with you all.

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf Success® Rice.*
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