It’s no secret that the key to a balanced diet is a good, old-fashioned, home-cooked meal. A well-balanced plate adorned with an abundance of colourful vegetables, a lean cut of meat and—at the heart of it—a side of fluffy rice. It makes for a meal that’s not only satisfying, but nutritionally complete. It’s a fact that healthier meal choices happen when we cook and eat food made in our own kitchen, as opposed to a restaurant or drive-through.
For thousands of years our ancestors from almost every corner of the globe have used rice as an essential cornerstone of their diets. Today this natural, plant-based whole food continues to be an essential part of the modern diet. It’s rich in complex carbohydrates and dietary fibre—both es-sential attributes for fuelling the mind and the body.
Having a well-stocked pantry filled with staples like rice helps take the guesswork out of dinner time. And when meal prep is easy, the chances of cooking at home with healthier ingredients skyrockets. Rice has the ability to transform itself no matter the menu and is the perfect base for countless varieties of fast, wholesome and creative family meals. It’s the perfect conduit for quickly creating nutritious and diversified meals.