Uncle Ben's Kitchen Kickoff Party

Wednesday, July 7, 2010
A few weeks ago, I volunteered, through Mom Central, to host an Uncle Ben's Kitchen Kickoff Party with a few of my friends. I was sent an apron, measuring scoops, boxes and boxes of brown rice, paper goods, coupons, recipes, and fact sheets and several other fun goodies such as a memo cube and a gift card.

After I sent invites, I got to work on the menu. I have some tried and true favorite recipes with which I always serve brown rice including chicken stir-fry and black beans with rice. I also asked several participants to make suggestions for some of their favorite recipes which use rice as a main ingredient or as a side. We also made one of the recipes from Uncle Ben's Web site.

Some of the recipes I (or a guest) prepared in advance and a few we prepared as part of the party including mushroom and spinach stir-fry. Everything was delicious. I love brown rice. I stopped using white rice long ago. This party convinced most participants to make the switch to brown rice as well. The nutritional qualities of brown rice far outweigh those of white rice. It's a smart choice for your family.

I assembled a swag bag (see photo above) for the participants which included boxes of rice, a rice scoop, a recipe and a fact sheet, and coupons. The guests loved these. I purchased the bags, but everything else was provided by Mom Central. Isn't it always fun to leave a party with some free stuff?

Look for the recipes and pictures of the food in an upcoming post.

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Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a Kitchen Kickoff campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Uncle Ben's. Mom Central sent me a gift card and other Uncle Ben's items to thank me for taking the time to participate.

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