Sunday, September 12, 2010

Celebrate National Rice Month By Entering to WIN $500 Worth of FREE Groceries

by Janis Brett Elspas

Do your kids love or loathe rice? Don't forget to LEAVE a COMMENT below this post as well as to read on to enter for your chance to win $500 worth of Groceries!

Whether it's white or brown, flavored or plain -- Asian, Southwestern, or Persian style -- I love cooking with rice for my family.  Luckily, my kids enjoy it just as much as I like making it for them, since we eat it 1-2 times every week on average.  One of my teenage daughters has served rice at our table as well with a wonderful Costa Rican banana and meat dish she makes.  You can even make fun edible shapes with rice as we have done for dinner to make it more kid-friendly for those little ones of your own who might not be so enthusiastic.

Rice is an ideal and versatile food if you think about it, acceptable to vegans, vegetarians, and meat-eaters alike.  Not only that, but because it doesn't need refrigeration in its dry grain, uncooked state, it is a food that's easy to store for months at a time so it's on hand whenever you need it. That's not even to mention how healthy, good tasting and economical at just 10 cents a serving it is.  When you are preparing a variety of meals for your family, like I do, that is all very important for sure.

So, when the USA Rice Federation (USARF) approached me to help them spread the word that September is National Rice Month (NRM), I naturally said yes.  Moms like you can get in on the fun, too, as USARF is running its Bowl Us Over contest all month.  All you have to do is submit your most original ideas for creating great tasting and healthy rice bowls to enter for your chance to win up to $500 worth of groceries or an Aroma (r) Rice Cooker.

Details: USA Rice Federation's Bowl Us Over Contest runs from September 1 until September 31, 2010.  First place winner will receive a prize of $500, second place is $250, third place is $150; seven runners-up will each receive an Aroma (r) Rice Cooker.  Enter the contest now here.

BEFORE entering the giveaway, BE SURE to COMMENT BELOW THIS POST and tell if your kids love or loathe rice. Looking forward to everyone's responses to this.

FTC Disclosure:  I wrote this blog post independently without influence from the USA Rice Federation and have received an Aroma (r) Rice Cooker.  Other than that, MommyBlogExpert did not receive any other compensation for this post.  See complete FTC Disclosure information that appears at the bottom of MommyBlogExpert's main page and at the bottom of every individual post on this blog, including this one.


  1. My daughter loves rice! Most kids want to go out for ice cream -- not our daughter. She asks to go to Chinese restaurants for a side of steamed rice. Seriously!

  2. Brenda,
    Rice really is healthy and tasty, isn't it? My own kids love it, but I'm surprised that some kids don't care for it. What's NOT to like about rice, right?