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Battle of the Blands – Family Dinner With Soy Vay

Brown Basmati Rice

There's a battle going on and we want to know which team you will choose! In the Battle of the Blands with Soy Vay – will you choose to go with Team Rice or Team Tofu? Are you, your family and friends more of a steam rice, brown rice and/or Jasmine rice type of group, or is tofu your bland of choice? As for me and my family, we are #TeamRice all the way! Nothing against tofu, I think it's great. But for us, rice just seems to compliment more options of food and it's so easy to prepare.

Rice has always been part of our traditional meals. I would say that about 3 out of every 5 meals we prepare consists of rice. Is the past year or two, we've specifically started going with Brown Basmati rice instead of plain white rice. The reason for this switch is because of it's health benefits; it's gluten-free, contains no fat, cholesterol or sodium. There are numerous other benefits to eating Basmati rice. I can honestly say, we have witnessed the difference it's made on our physical condition. If you've never tried Brown Basmati rice or just Basmati rice overall, here's one of the most simple ways to prepare it – in a rice cooker.

Brown or regular Basmati Rice
Olive oil
Sea Salt

1 cup of rice
Mix in a teaspoon of olive oil and stir into the rice
Add 2 cups of water (2 cups of water for every 1 cup of rice)
A dash of sea salt for flavor

Rice Cooker

That's it! There are other variations of preparing Basmati rice. Some use butter rather than olive oil for a slightly different taste. Other's also prefer soaking the rice in water for 15-minutes prior to cooking for a more moist texture. All these methods, in my opinion, taste great. Other reasons why our family prefers basmati rice is also because it smells great when cooking and it's not sticky and heavy like other types of rice.

Before Soy Vay

One or our favorite dishes to eat with Basmati Rice is salmon flavored with Soy Vay Teriyaki flavored sauce accompanied with veggies, preferably sautéed asparagus and steams broccoli. D-licious!

Soy Vay Teriyaki Sauce

Soy Vay Bottle

So what do you prefer? Rice or tofu? Let's play, Battle of the Blands! Visit watch the awesome Team Rice and Team Tofu videos and vote to let us know if you are #TeamRice or #TeamTofu. May the best BLAND win!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Soy Vay. The opinions and text are all mine.

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1 Comment

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    Angel Tan
    March 11, 2016 at 1:25 AM

    I’d go for rice over tofu. And I prefer brown over white rice. Brown rice is a highly nutritious kind of rice. When cooking brown in particular, I do soak it in water first. I like your way of adding olive oil and sea salt. I might try it on my next batch of brown rice.

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