Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Lundberg Rice Review (and Rice Cooker Giveaway)



As you can see, I'm really into rice. Lundberg is also one of my favorite brands! 

Here's a bit about the company - they can trace their roots all the way back to 1937 when founders Albert and Frances Lundberg moved to California, in the Sacramento Valley. Albert's four sons grew up to sell the rice their family had been growing and three and four generations later the company is STILL in the family. How cool is that? Read more about the Lundbergs over on their about page. 



Well, I was so happy to try out this amazing VitaClay Rice Cooker  and I can't wait to tell you about it. My first impression? WOW this thing is huge. It takes up a lot of counter space and it's just...really really big. 

I just tried it last night for the first time (I was daring and made some red rice they sent me). I made a cup of rice and followed their instructions on how to make it. I didn't rinse the rice as they recommend - I just added a 1/4 cup more water (which they recommend you do if you don't want to rinse the rice). 

The one major plus? It is so easy to use. I literally just put the rice and the water and hit the button for "rice" and hit start. It was done within 30 minutes! 

Side note: I also really like red rice by the way. It has kind of a nutty taste to it and was AMAZING with refried beans.

And one other plus is that while this is behemoth in the kitchen, it doesn't heat up the kitchen that much at all. I loved that. I can't wait for it to get near 80 and see how I feel cooking rice with this.

And one other major plus, this rice cooks up really nicely. I was able to just spoon out all the rice without any of it sticking. And this cleans extremely well too.

I haven't tried anything else with it actually. I am imagining one day I will be brave enough to cook up beans with it. But I'm just happy I have a really easy way to do rice. The only thing is that while it has a way for you to set this to start on it's own, I'd recommend starting it around a time you know you will be home by the time it's done. Apparently if you leave the rice on warm too long, it may dry the rice out. So I'd say, if you get home around 5:30pm from work or something, start this at 5pm (it's really quick to cook) (and I'm assuming you are only cooking rice of course!).

Anyways, I also had the chance to a review a few different things by Lundberg. And like I said, I LOVED the red rice I got the chance to try. I love their wild rice too. It's really flavorful and almost buttery tasting (tastes amazing with grilled onions).



Overall, if you are looking for a trust worthy and reliable rice brand, you must choose Lundberg. They're one of my favorites and they're practically everywhere I shop. Purchase your VitaClay Rice Cooker today  and make sure you purchase some Lundberg rice to go with it! Find out where they are in a store near you. 

Best of all, I get to giveaway a Vitaclay rice cooker to one of my lucky readers! Ends 6/30. 

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

  1. This...
    ORGANIC WHOLE GRAIN & WILD RICE – WILD PORCINI MUSHROOM looks yummo!!

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  2. I would probably try the Organic Sprouted Korean BBQ Rice.

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  3. I just opened a bag of Lundberg Red rice for dinner last night! I would love to try some of the rice pastas, too. The Spinach and Rosemary sounds yummy.
    Mary Beth Elderton

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  4. I think I would also love to try the ORGANIC WHOLE GRAIN JAMBALAYA.

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  5. I would love to try the Organic Sprouted Toasted Coconut Rice.
    Thank you!

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  6. Their RED RICE & QUINOA CHIPS – AGED WHITE CHEDDAR look yummy!

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  7. The toasted coconut rice looks very delicious and tasty.

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  8. Rice Syrups sunds really interesting!

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  9. I like the RED RICE & QUINOA CHIPS – FRENCH ONION.

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  10. I had no idea how many products Lundberg made. The ORGANIC SWEET DREAMS RICE CAKES – DARK CHOCOLATE is something I'll be looking for on the shop shelves.

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  11. The Organic Countrywild Rice Bowl looks good to me

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  12. Organic Salted Caramel Rice Cake look super cool thanks

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  13. I bet I would love the toasted coconut rice!

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  14. The French Onion Tortilla chips looks good.

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  15. The Organic Whole Grain Jambalaya looks like one I would like to try.

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  16. The Red rice and quinoa chips in the cinnamon flavor look really amazing!

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  17. I would like the Organic Cinnamon Toast Rice Cakes they sound delicious.
    Cathy Truman

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  18. Organic Salted Caramel Rice Cake

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  19. I would love to try the Organic Crabby Rice because I love crab legs and lobster.

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  20. The Sprouted Vegetable Fried Rice sounds amazingly good. Sound perfect with some vegetables for a chinese food dinner.

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  21. The organic whole grain seems interesting to try

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  22. The organic whole grain seems interesting to try

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  23. I would love to try the Chili Verde rice!!

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  24. I think the sprouted chile verde rice looks really delicious.

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  25. I would love to try their Red Rice & Quinoa Chips in French Onion! http://www.lundberg.com/product/red-rice-quinoa-chips-french-onion/ Thanks for the super giveaway opportunity.

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  26. I would love to try their pearl rice. Their sprouted, toasted coconut rice looks amazing too.

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  27. the ORGANIC WHOLE GRAIN JAMBALAYA looks good to me.

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  28. Lundberg short grain brown rice in the orange bag is my absolute favorite rice!!!

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  29. The Rice and Seasoning mixes look really good, the tortilla chips look so tempting, and I'm totally wanting to try those syrups!

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  30. the quinoa chips look very good....lots of choices, as it all looks appetizing.
    Rice is one of my favorites.....especially the brown rice. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  31. I'd like their vegetable fried rice!

    mia2009(at)comcast(dot)net

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  32. I want to try the RED RICE & QUINOA CHIPS – FRENCH ONION.

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  33. I would love to try the rice and wild rice wild porcini mushroom

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  34. I would like to try the ORGANIC RED THAI JASMINE RICE and the ORGANIC WILD BLEND
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  35. gosh....I am totally head over heals for this product. Would love to win....thank you for having this giveaway. I would like to try a slow cooker rice meal using your product.

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  36. I would love to try the Chile Verde Rice!

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  37. I would love to try the ORGANIC WHOLE GRAIN & WILD RICE – WILD PORCINI MUSHROOM.

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  38. i think the vegetable fried rice looks wonderful

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  39. I want to try the burgundy red rice

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  40. I would love to try the ORGANIC CALIFORNIA WHITE BASMATI RICE, yum!

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  41. The Chile Verde rice looks amazing.

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  42. I would like to try the Organic Brown Basmati and Wild Rice mix.

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  43. I like the Frozen Arancini – Gouda & Mozzarella!

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  44. Vegewtable Fried Rice- gotta try it

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  45. Snacking is always a concern here, so those flavored tortilla chips might be a good thing to try.

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  46. The red rice and quinoa chips look delicious.

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  47. I think we got one of these somewhere rice cooker and I love rice but it really kicks my blood sugar up

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  48. I would love to try the SWEET DREAMS BROWN RICE SYRUP. It sounds interesting.(jozywails@gmail.com)

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  49. I would like to try the RED RICE & QUINOA CHIPS – FRENCH ONION.

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  50. I would pick ORGANIC SALTED CARAMEL RICE CAKE.

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  51. Their RED RICE & QUINOA CHIPS – PINK HIMALAYAN SALT looks good to me

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  52. The Chile Verdi Rice looks good to me.
    Laurie Emerson

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