Sometimes life gets busy and you might not have all the time in the world to plan and prepare your meals. The month of September can be overwhelming with all of those back to school activities, extra hours of homework and diving back into some sort of routine. Luckily for you and your family, Mahatma® Rice offers our Ready to Heat products which are ready in only 90 seconds! Getting back into the swing of things has never been so easy!

We offer you quick and convenient options if you are on the go or have little time to sit around the table. (Sorry abuela, no storytelling tonight!) From Jasmine recipes to flavorful Garlic and Olive Oil rice dishes, (and more) the wide range of choices are endless and there’s something for the whole family to enjoy! Let’s take a look at how easy it is to prepare this rice variety, as well as some delicious recipes to get you started. 

How To Cook Ready to Heat Rice

Since this particular rice is precooked, the total cooking time is only 90 seconds to heat in the microwave or a few minutes over the stove.

Microwave Prep: No need to add water to heat in the microwave, simply Heat on HIGH for 90 seconds and serve for quality rice, fast. To heat 2 bags at once, heat for 2 ½ minutes. Microwave times may vary. Take care when handling and opening the hot pouch. Any unused rice can be refrigerated.

Stove Prep: Gently squeeze the sides of the pouch to break apart the rice and pour contents into a skillet. Add 2 tbsp of water and heat. Stir rice occasionally until heated thoroughly and serve immediately.

With these rice varieties, you can create a wide range of delectable dishes in no time.

Now that you know how to prepare the rice, here are the varieties that Mahatma® has available:

Rice Varieties to use for Under 15-Minute Meals

When it comes to preparing quick and delicious rice meals in under 15 minutes, it’s important to choose the right Ready to Heat rice variety. Here are some popular options:

  • Jasmine Rice
  • Chipotle
  • Cilantro & Lime
  • Garlic & Olive Oil

Let’s break each flavor down and discover exciting and delicious recipes made with each one. 

Exploring Flavorful Jasmine Rice Dishes

The soft texture and subtle perfume of jasmine rice are well known. This rice variety will never lead you astray if you are looking for perfection. If you’re having a family get together or your kids are extra hungry and you need to fix something in a hurry, this Kimchi Salmon Fried Rice will hit the spot!

Another Jasmine Rice option is our Shrimp Fried Rice with Coconut. Filled with yummy shrimp, shallots, coconut and more, your kids will want this on a weekly basis!

Cilantro and Lime Rice Dishes

Our Cilantro and Lime variety is a flavorful combination that goes well as a side dish or as the star of a more elaborate meal like burritos or other Latin-inspired dishes. Craving Tex-Mex? Try our Nacho Rice or our Tex Mex Rice Bowl. The nacho rice is ready in only 5 minutes and is sure to be a hit with the kids on any busy night during the week. 

This craveworthy blend is super easy to make and very versatile for any type of recipe you might imagine. If you’re craving something on the spicier side, Mahatma® Rice has something especially for you. 

Chipotle Flavors

Chipotle is made from smoked chili peppers and gives any dish the perfect amount of heat. As a result, your dishes will benefit from our chipotle-seasoned rice, which pairs best with bold, zesty ingredients like lime, cilantro, and garlic. Chipotle rice is an easy and spicy way to satisfy those cravings and pack on a little heat to your meals! If you’re in the mood for some seafood and don’t have a lot of time to prepare, our Chipotle Rice with Shrimp is ideal. 

If your family really isn’t into seafood and prefer a chicken recipe instead, try this Grilled Chicken and Chipotle Rice.

This meal is like a hearty barbecue in a bowl! Your family will love this option any time of the week for a quick lunch or dinner option. 

Garlic & Olive Oil Creations

Last but not least, we are going to explore our Garlic & Olive Oil Creations that are sure to be a hit with the whole family. These simple grains are seasoned with garlic and olive oil. Also with an added hint of Mediterranean flair, they are a time-saving complement to a quick midweek dinner or weekly meal prep. Serve this ready-to-heat rice with beef, chicken, or seafood for a delicious and simple side dish. Its delicate flavors will not overpower other dishes. In the mood for a salad? Our Green Rice Salad with Chicken. This chicken and rice salad comes together quickly thanks to convenient ingredients like rotisserie chicken, Mahatma® Ready to Heat Jasmine Rice, and frozen broccoli and peas. Serve as a snack, quick lunch on-the-go, or even dinner.

Expanding Your Rice Meal Options with Additional Ingredients

There are countless options for enhancing your rice dishes with additional ingredients when planning your next meal. You can make delicious and filling dinners by jazzing up rice with a variety of sauces and seasonings, as well as adding vegetables and proteins. Here are some suggestions to make your rice meals even better:

Jazzing Up Rice with Various Sauces and Flavors

  • Teriyaki Sauce: Add a burst of umami flavor by drizzling teriyaki sauce over your rice. The sweet and savory notes will complement any protein you choose to pair it with.
  • Curry Paste: Incorporate curry paste into your rice dishes for a bold and aromatic twist. Whether it’s red, green, or yellow curry, it will infuse your rice with delicious flavors.
  • Soy Sauce and Sesame Oil: Create a simple yet flavorful combination by mixing soy sauce and sesame oil. Drizzle it over your rice for a savory and nutty taste.

Adding Veggies and Proteins to Enhance Rice Meals

  • Colorful Vegetables: Increase the nutritional value and visual appeal of your rice meals by adding a variety of colorful vegetables. Bell peppers, carrots, peas, and broccoli are great choices to incorporate into your dishes.
  • Protein Options: Amp up the protein content by including ingredients such as tofu, shrimp, chicken, or beef in your rice meals. These additions will make your meals more filling and satisfying.
  • Herbs and Spices: Experiment with different herbs and spices to elevate the flavors of your rice dishes. Cilantro, basil, garlic, and ginger can add a fresh and aromatic touch to your meals.

By expanding your rice meal options with these additional ingredients, you can transform simple rice dishes into exciting and flavorful creations. Don’t be afraid to get creative and try new combinations and #unfollowlareceta to discover your personal favorites. With the versatility of rice, you’ll never run out of delicious meal ideas!

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