Saturday, May 27, 2017

Lotus Foods Rice Review and Giveaway

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I tend to eat quite a bit of rice in my diet. First, because it's a healthy grain. Plus, I'm also gluten-free and it's a good grain for me to have that won't negatively impact my body.

So I usually purchase one particular type of rice brand, so I was really eager for the chance to try out a new kind. I tried out rice by Lotus Foods. You may have seen them in the store or heard of them before! 

What makes Lotus Foods different? Well they work towards improving the lives of the farmers they work with first of all. They use what is called a "System of Rice Intensification." It's a way of allowing farms to "double and triple their yields while using 80-90% less seed, 50% less water, less or no chemical inputs." Basically, more rice, less water. So I tend to be a visual learner, so if you want to know more about what this means, watch this really short video below:


They also partner with small scale farmers, which I think is amazing and I really like working with companies that do that. One thing you can say for sure when you take a look at the rice they have to offer, they have SO many different kinds. 

Organic Forbidden Rice (black rice)
Organic Jasmine Rice
Organic Brown Jasmine Rice
Organic Carnaroli Rice
Organic Jade Pearl Rice
Organic Madagascar Pink Rice
Organic Brown Mekong Flower
Organic Traditional Dehraduni Basmati Rice
Organic Volcano Rice
Organic Red Rice

Wow! Did you even know that there were this many different types of rice? I know I didn't.

Okay so I went with the safe route of trying out the white jasmine rice and brown jasmine rice. I personally love this type of rice. It cooked up wonderfully and the texture was great. I thought the white jasmine rice had a creamy buttery texture almost. I usually make rice dishes with beans, or with peas, or just with mixed grilled veggies on top. It's such a great thing to have precooked and made already in the fridge and I enjoy it a LOT.

Check out all the different kinds of rice Lotus Foods has available and purchase some today.

I'm also very excited to announce that I'm giving away a 30 ounce bag of the Basmati rice and Jasmine rice to one lucky reader. US only. Ends 6/14.

Also be sure to follow them on Twitter, FacebookPinterest, and Instagram.

I received the above items in exchange for my honest review.
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45 comments:

  1. Sounds good to me especially the Organic Volcano Rice™ Heat & Eat Bowl

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  2. Sounds great! I love that they have so many varieties.

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  3. I have never heard of all these! The Madagascar Pink Rice really intrigues me.

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  4. I've bought this product at Harris Teeter, but I don't live near one. Glad to know it's easy to order straight from the source. Had no idea they have such an extensive line.

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  5. I love that they have so many varieties. I would love to try them all.

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  6. All of their rices sounds wonderful. I would love to try their Organic Madagascar Pink Rice. It sounds yummy! dwelchert at yahoo dot com

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  7. The Organic Red Rice sounds really good, as do some of the others. I've never seen or heard of this product before.

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  8. Sounds great! I would like to try the Basmati rice.

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  9. sound good - I especially like the heat and eat sampler bowls since I'm not familiar with a lot of the various kinds of rice

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  10. Everything seems wonderful to try. I would like to try first the Dista's Magic Rice, Imported from Madagascar.

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  11. Wow...what a great variety of rices! I'd get my teen the single re-heat sizes for college. I'd purchase the organic sampler pack for the hubby and I to have a variety to try!

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  12. Their forbidden rice sounds good!

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  13. The forbidden rice looks interesting.

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  14. I think I would want to try the Forbidden rice first. I never knew there was so many rices.

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  15. They have varieties of rice that I've never heard of. It would be nice to try one of the samplers.

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  16. I didn't know about all of these types of rice. I'm flabergasted. I would try the Brown Jasmine Rice...if asked right now...but I might change my mind quickly because there are so many choices. I like rice...and I'm going back and double checking the list again.

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  17. I have tried the Forbidden Rice! I usually mix it with a red and brown. I'd love to try the Brown Jasmine Rice, Imported from Cambodia

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  18. Wow! I had no idea they had so many varieties of rice. I would love to try the Organic Carnaroli Rice. Sounds yummy!

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  19. Wow, I like rice a lot and these sound amazing! I'd like to try each one.

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  20. never had it, but i like the red rice.

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  21. These all sound amazing! I'd love to try and purchase them all!

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  22. I would love to try the organic brown jasmine rice - I love jasmine and didn't even know you could get brown jasmine.

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  23. I would like to try their "ORGANIC CARNAROLI RICE".

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  24. I love their noodles and trust the brand alot. Would love to try the rice.

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  25. I want to try the ORGANIC MEKONG FLOWER RICE.

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  26. I'd love to try them all!

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  27. I want to try the organic jasmine rice

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  28. I LIKE TRYING ALL FLAVORS OF RICE. RICE IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE FOODS.

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  29. I would like to try the Organic Volcano Rice Heat & Eat Bowl.

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  30. Paul Wilbur at Hotmail dot comJune 12, 2017 at 8:58 AM

    The sampler bowls sound great.

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  31. I have never heard of all these! The Madagascar Pink Rice really intrigues me.

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  32. I would love to buy the Organic Brown Jasmine Rice! Jasmine rice is my absolute favorite!

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  33. I seen these at my local grocery store I so would love to try these and I love rice!!

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  34. I'd like to try the Madagascar Pink Rice.

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  35. We love both Jasmine and Basmati. I had not noticed Lotus brand before. I too like the idea of working with small farmers. So many interesting varieties to try!

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  36. Sounds great! Love the blog #catsinthecradleblog:)

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  37. I would like to try the Lotus Foods’ new convenient Heat & Eat microwaveable rice bowls. The Forbidden Rice looks really good. (jozywails@gmail.com)

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  38. They all sound good, but the Jade Pearl Rice is the one that interest me the most

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  39. I would like the ORGANIC VOLCANO RICE.

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  40. Organic Traditional Dehraduni Brown Basmati Rice

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  41. Volcanic rice sounds awesome to me! I have their forbidden rice and absolutely love it

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  42. The Organic Brown Jasmine Rice sounds so good. I love Jasmine Rice!

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