Ang Familia Provinciated ang tipo ng pamilya na maliksi, masigla at always on-the-go. Saan nanggagaling ang energy? Well, kami rin ang tipo ng pamilya na matakaw. Ang motto namin — “Extra rice please!” Tignan niyo naman, ang lulusog namin…
Pero aminin natin na minsan, nakaka-guilty kapag napapasobra ang kain, lalo na ng rice. But there’s now a better, healthier rice alternative. Introducing, RICO CORN RICE!!!
Rico is a breakthrough innovation — made of 100% Philippine Grown Corn, with no additional chemicals. Purong corn, pero hugis rice. Hence, RICE + CORN = RICO!
True, madaming white rice alternatives in the market. May red, brown at black rice pa nga. Well, what makes Rico stand out is that it is vitamin-fortified. It naturally has beta carotene (an antioxidant), lutein (for better eyesight), Vitamin A (for healthier skin), folate (for cell regeneration) and fiber (which aids in alleviating common digestive disorders). But aside from that, it is fortified with Vitamin B, calcium and iron. Kaya kung ako sa inyo, kahit magkaron pa ng pink, orange at green rice, dun na tayo sa yellow corn rice.
I’m sure madami sa inyo, tulad ko, ang curious kung ano ang lasa ng corn rice. Well, last March 22, 2014, my family and I had a chance to taste it at the Rico Corn Rice Media Launch at Claw Daddy, Highstreet, BGC.
We were treated to a sumptuous lunch. Of course, ang theme ng menu is CORN at wala na atang mas sasaya pa kina E1, E2 at E3 na tila pinaglihi lahat sa mais.
Grilled corn for starters.
Kung nandito pa si Mother Earth, I’m sure makikipag-agawan ‘yun.
Favorite niya rin ‘to e. 🙂
Nacho corn chips for appetizer
Because it has the look and mouthfeel of regular rice, pwedeng pwede ang Rico kasama ang favorite niyong ulam. And it can also be used in any rice recipe tulad ng paella, arroz caldo and yes, even champorado!
Rico went well with the flavorful chicken and the tender barbecue ribs served to us.
Si E3, na super choosy when it comes to her rice, also enjoyed.
Tignan niyo naman! #IntenseAngSubo
Ako naman, na sumusubok umiwas sa carbs, felt no guilt at all sa pag-enjoy ng Rico dahil sa sarap niya PLUS the fact that it’s healthy.
Rico has low glycemic index compared to white rice and even whole wheat bread.
Teka, ano nga ba ibig sabihin ng glycemic index? In layman’s terms, it measures how quickly your blood sugar level rises after eating a particular type of food. And because Rico has a low glycemic index, it’s perfect for diabetics and prediabetics like Atekupungsingsing. Hindi na magshu-shoot up ang blood sugar level niya even after consuming rice. After learning about this sa launch, agad siyang bumulong sa’kin, “Bili tayo niyan ha!”
Also because of the low glycemic index feature of Rico, mas nakakabusog siya at mas matagal ka bago magutom, which is good for people trying to lose weight. At alam kong marami sa atin ang kabilang dyan!
Aside from being healthier and tastier, Rico is even easier to prepare! Ms. Kareeza Cristobal of Rico Corn Rice demostrated how to cook it in just 3 easy steps — BOIL, POUR and SIMMER!
1. BOIL the appropriate amount of water.
(Important Note: Hindi na kailangan hugasan ang Rico, di katulad ng ordinaryong bigas. Less hassle!)
CUPS OF WATER
|1||1 and ¼|
|2||2 and 1/3|
|3||3 and ¼|
|4||4 and ½|
|5||5 and ¼|
2. POUR the Rico in the boiling water.
3. SIMMER for 10 – 15 minutes.
After cooking Rico, pwede na siyang kainin as is or you can fry it to make it even yummier. Ms. Kareeza showed us how Rico and La Filipina Corned Pork can be easily combined to make a yummy fied rice.
Habang ang mga adults were having cooking lessons, the kids were also having a grand time at the different activity booths specially prepared for them by Rico Corn Rice.
The cute kiddies making animal puppets at the Arts and Crafts Booth
Face Painting Booth
Siyempre MAIS ang pina-paint ng feeling bagets na Tita P.
Ang saya! Not to mention the games and prizes sponsored by Rico Corn Rice and La Filipina! Nanalo nga sina E2 and E3 sa “Bring Me” game.
E3 even won the grand prize for the Instagram Photo Contest! Ito ang kanyang winning shot…
Everyone, from Father Thunder, Atekupungsingsing to the kids, enjoyed the afternoon. Thank you Rico Corn for the fun time and for sharing with us how WITH RICO CORN RICE, HEALTHY JUST GOT YUMMY!!!
Rico Corn Rice is currently available at Ever, Pioneer Supermarket, Landmark, Hi-Top and Sta. Lucia. Soon to be available in all leading supermarkets.
Fly at bumili na! Para bukas, ganito na rin ang lunch niyo sa bahay! 🙂