Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Natural, Single-Origin Food Products From The Real Co. #Foodie

Recently our family discovered The Real Co. This company offers three food products that are all natural, organic, and single-origin. I'll be honest, it's something I never really considered before, but The Real Co has made me more aware of things such as how many middle men there are for most foods we buy and eat. We were able to try all three products from the Real Co, and they were delicious!



The first product we tried was the white basmati rice. I actually used this to make some Mexican fried rice, and it turned out very well. This was my first time eating basmati rice, so I was very pleased to see that the entire family enjoyed that flavor, and we won't have any issues using basmati rice in the future. I'll share the recipe below for this Mexican rice, but first let me tell you about the other two products.

The Himalayan Pink Rock Salt was another new one for me. In fact, I was amazed at all the health benefits of this salt! Did you know it can help lower blood pressure, improve circulation, help your intestines absorb nutrients, and prevent muscle cramping, just to name a few benefits?! It's very easy to use; it comes crushed and ready to sprinkle on any food, or even use in food preparation. Definitely something you'll want to try!



The last product is the raw cane sugar, again a product I have never used before. If you're familiar with raw cane sugar, then you know the darker the sugar, the more rich the flavor. As you can see by the pictures, this is a nice molasses-colored sugar that definitely gives you that great flavor. It dissolves quickly in hot or cold beverages, so even if you're wanting to add a bit to your iced tea, it will dissolve. 



As you can tell, we were very pleased with all three products from The Real Co. If you're looking for organic, natural, single-origin food products, I recommend you check them out. And now, as promised, here's the recipe for Mexican Rice using The Real Co's white basmati rice!


Ingredients:
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil 
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic 
  • 1 onion, diced 
  • 1 1/2 cups basmati rice 
  • 1 can tomato sauce 
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups vegetable broth 
  • 1 can corn
  • 1 bag frozen peas & carrots 
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder 
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin 
  • 1 can diced tomatoes





Instructions:
Heat olive oil, add garlic and onion and sauté until onions are translucent. Stir in rice, toast 2-3 minutes. Add in tomato sauce and broth, simmer 2 minutes. Stir in corn, carrots and peas, chili powder and cumin. Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until rice is cooked. Add tomatoes, serve immediately.


2 comments:

Jackie said...

I've never heard of Himalayan Pink Rock Salt, but would love to give it a try. The rice recipe you shared looks delicious!

Tammy Woodall said...

I'm going to have to try the Himalayan Pink Rock Salt. This is the first I had heard of it, but very surprised at all the health benefits it offers. Thanks for this important post.