October 11, 2011 - Fearlessly Archived - Still a fun read, price & availability may have changed.
Three Minutes to Delish!
Here at Trader Joe's, we've made it a bit of a mission to make rice-prep faster and easier. Is it too immodest to say that we've been wildly successful in this effort? Well, then, so be it, because we just love our frozen, fully cooked rice products so much. By George, we're proud of ourselves, and we want to scream it from the rooftops! Given the absence of available and accessible rooftops at the moment, we've decided to write about it instead.
Trader Joe's Rice Medley is the newest in our lineup of frozen, fully cooked rice options. It's a blend of brown rice, red rice and black barley (okay, not technically rice, but work with us here), packed into pouches (three pouches per box) and ready to eat after just three minutes in the microwave. This particular blend makes an excellent side with chicken or fish, provides excellent companionship to a stir-fry, and adds depth and texture to soups and stews.
One of the most impressive features of our Rice Medley is the fact that it manages to blend three very different grains, with three very different cooking times, into a single package where everything is cooked to the ideal flavor and texture at the same time. If you were to cook all of these grains separately, with the goal of getting them all to the table at the same time, you'd have your work cut out for you. We've done that work here, so you don't have to. And we've brought it to you at a terrific price, too. We're selling each 30 ounce box – that's three 10 ounce pouches – for $3.49. You'll find it in our freezers.