Posted by: suzan | January 4, 2012

Rice Select – Products Worth Reviewing and Giveaway

There’s nothing more satisfying than a bowl of rice with your favorite Asian stir-fry. Or a plate of buttered rice with your favorite baked fish. Or seasoned rice in your favorite burrito. No matter how you use it, rice is a versatile, delicious, and healthy food. Rice can be enjoyed by virtually anyone of any age and it’s easy to eat, easy to prepare, and easy to store. And when you eat whole grain brown rice, you get even more health benefits than regular white rice. No matter what kind of rice you eat and cook with, it’s easy to see why rice has become a popular staple in most households across the world.

I’m particular to all kinds of rice but I particularly love brown rice. Brown rice is a whole grain and all of the grains in the rice is retained, nothing taken out. Brown rice has a natural nutty texture and flavor and I particularly enjoy it as fried rice. You can also use brown rice to substitute white rice in any of your recipes and you’ll find a delectable delight to the new texture and flavor. Brown rice can be used in many recipes and although it’s a bit rougher in texture and taste, once you begin eating brown rice, you’ll find yourself wanting more of it because of it’s unique flavor and texture.

Without a doubt, rice, either white or brown, has quickly become a household favorite throughout the world. Although it is known to have originated in Asia, many other counties eat rice as either a main dish or as a side dish. In Asia, rice is usually eaten steamed or as a porridge. In Southern America rice is enjoyed as a side dish usually flavored with something else. And in the US, because of its diversity of people, rice can be enjoyed virtually in any way – whether it be steamed, fried, or flavored. When I discovered a rice company that makes exceptional, delicious, and natural rice grown in the US, I’m happy to support them. Rice Select has become a favorite brand in our household because they make an assortment of organic and naturally-grown rice right here in the United States. Their rice are also grown from non-genetically-modified grains and they proudly support the Non-GMO Project. Rice Select also supports sustainable agriculture by developing high yielding rice varieties that require less pesticides, fungicides and water resources as well as organic foods by developing new organic products. Rice Select’s production facilities operate pollution-free and use only minimal processes to mill and package nutritious, high quality, all natural food products. Rice Select’s PET jars are also re-usable and recyclable and BPA- free.

Rice Select is a company based in Texas and they have been in the rice-growing business for over 30 years, which started with their famous Texmati Rice. Texmati Rice is basically a combination of basmati rice and traditional American long grain rice. The result is rice that’s a bit fragrant, chewier, and fluffier. Rice Select makes both non-organic and organic versions of their Texmati rice which also comes in brown rice. I’ve tried their organic Texmati rice in both white and brown and I have to say, that their brown Texmati rice is incredibly delicious and unlike other traditional brown rice. It’s a bit nuttier in texture and flavor but it’s also slightly fluffier than other traditional brown rice. My son also enjoys brown rice and I’m so glad since brown rice is a bit more nutritious.

Rice Select is a leading maker of rice in the United States. But they don’t produce just rice – they also make whole wheat couscous, Texmati with red rice and beans, Texmati with red rice and lentil, Texmati with brown and wild rice, pearl couscous, orzo, Texmati Mushroom Medley, Texmati Vegetable Medley, and Risotto. So I’m sure you’ll find something that will fit your exquisite palatte. All of their rice are grown in the United States and they are completely natural without any added colorings or preservatives. Their products are also non-genetically modified and kosher and they support many programs and charities such as the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Rice Select was kind enough to send me samples of their organic white and brown rice and their regular Texmati white and brown rice. It was a sincere delight to try all the varieties with our meals at home. Sometimes I made fried rice with them, sometimes we just ate them steamed. No matter how you enjoy your rice, you’ll find something delightful with Rice Select’s rice as well. Rice Select has also generously offered 3 LUCKY readers of Happymomblogger the chance to win their very own far of Rice Select rice! The winners will each receive 1 FREE product coupon to pick up their own choice of rice at their favorite grocery store (you can find stores near you on their website: So how do you win this fabulous prize? Read below to find out!

Here’s how to enter in the Rice Select giveaway:

(Please note, the rules have changed slightly. Please read carefully before entering)


#1 entry – “Like” Rice Select on Facebook: and write on their wall that you are entering the contest at Happymomblogger: Please put Happymomblogger as the heading.


#2 entry – Become a follower:!/happymomblogger and “Tweet” me @happymomblogger that you are entering the Rice Select giveaway. Become a follower of Rice Select:!/riceselect and “Tweet” that you are entering the contest at Happymomblogger.

#3 entry – Visit and tell me what products you would like to try.

#4 entry – Subscribe to my Blog.

#5 entry – Vote for me at Top Mommy Blogs using the link provided below.

You can enter as many times as you like but you MUST enter in the Mandatory entry to qualify. The more you enter, the more chances your name will be drawn.  You can enter by telling me the 5 entries in the LEAVE A COMMENT box. Please be sure to give me your name and email address so that I may contact you if you win. Contest is open to residents of US only. 18 years and older please. Please be sure to provide a physical address and not a P.O. Box. Only 1 contestant per household please. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of prize. Any violation of the rules will deem your entry as disqualified.

Contest Start Date: January 3, 2012

Contest End Date: January 17, 2012. CONTEST CLOSED. WINNER WILL BE SELECTED. Congratulations to Julie M., Dave L., Eugenie W. for winning the prizes!

Only 3 winners will be chosen at random and I will post the winners names on my blog.


Disclaimer: The product(s)were sent to the author for review by the manufacturer/PR. All reviews on “Happymomblogger” remain unbiased and unpaid and are the sole decision of the author. The opinions of these product(s) were not influenced in any way, shape, or form. As always, please read the ingredients carefully when trying new products. 

Please read the labels and ingredients carefully and follow all manufacturer’s instructions (if any). The products selected for the giveaway were generously donated by the companies/PR to help readers learn more about their products. The winner’s choice in using/consuming these products are entirely up to the winner and will not hold the author and her family liable nor the companies/PR liable. These products are made with non-toxic ingredients but always be safe with what you use and consume.


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  6. I would love to try: Tri-color Couscous and Texmati Brown Rice Organic and Royal Blend Texmati with Red Rice & Beans.

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  22. I’d like to try Organic Whole Wheat Couscous

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