Questions? We have answers!
Can I use Minute Rice® in any recipe that calls for regular rice?
It depends, if a recipe calls for a bed of rice, no problem! Simply prepare Minute Rice® separately according to package directions. However, if the recipe has rice mixed in with other things, the same substitution cannot be made.
How do I cook Minute Rice® White or Brown rice in a rice cooker?
First, spray your rice cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Then, follow the Minute Rice® package directions for your selected serving size. Combine rice and water in the rice cooker and turn the rice cooker on. That’s all there is to it!
How do I reheat my Minute Rice® leftovers?
Leftovers can be reheated in the oven (350°F for refrigerated dishes, 400°F for frozen), cook top or microwave, until heated through. Add more liquid, if necessary.
Can I reuse the Minute Rice® Ready to Serve plastic cup?
Yes, Minute Rice® Ready to Serve cups can actually be reused as a measuring cup! The cup is equivalent to about 1 cup.
Do I have to rinse my rice before cooking it?
No, you do not have to rinse Minute Rice®.
Should I adjust the cooking time of my casseroles when I use Minute® Rice?
Although Minute® Rice cooked on top of the stove only needs 5 minutes of cooking time, when using Minute® Rice in casseroles don’t adjust baking time.
How do I store my Minute Rice® leftovers?
Prepared dishes made with Minute Rice® can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. They may also be frozen, while ensuring cookware is freezer safe.
How should I store MINUTE® Rice?
Store package in a cool, dry place in the original box or other container, which permits circulation of air.
How should my MINUTE® Rice be stored if it hasn’t been opened?
The proper way to store MINUTE® Rice is at room temperature, in a cool dry place.
This will insure that the product is perfect for consumption when opened (but used by the “best when used by date”).
I’ve had my MINUTE® Rice in my pantry for a while now. How can I tell if it has expired?
Our products are stamped with a production code date and a BEST BY date. As an example, your box may be stamped as follows: 103M2 04 07:50
103 = Julian Date (103rd day of the year)
M2= is the plant code and year produced
04= is the packaging line number
07:50 = is the time (in military time = 750am)
To assure the best quality and flavor, we recommend that you use this product within two years of the date stamped
What is the shelf life of Minute® Ready to Serve?
From the date of manufacture, our Minute Ready to Serve products have a shelf life of one year.
What’s the difference between regular rice and Minute Rice®?
Minute Rice® has simply been pre-cooked for you to make cooking quicker. Minute Rice® has no additives or preservatives; it’s everything you know and love about rice, but quicker!
Are there any additives in Minute Rice® White or Brown rice?
There are no additives in Minute Rice® White or Brown rice, it is simply pre-cooked natural rice.
Does Minute Rice® use pesticides on its rice?
We understand your inquiry regarding the use of pesticides, and we assure you that even though no agricultural commodity is ever completely free of pesticides, we test our products for pesticide residual on a regular basis. All pesticides used by farmers who supply rice to Catelli Foods’ facilities are approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and are only used according to label directions. To assure this, samples of rice purchased by Catelli Foods are analyzed for pesticide residues in the Quality Assurance lab.
All of our products are maintained according to the regulations established by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Also, the importance of proper pesticide usage is continually being impressed upon rice farmers and silo operators by the United States Department of Agriculture, the Food and Drug Agency and the Environmental Protection Agency.
In addition to our caution toward pesticide residue, we are constantly testing and improving our products because we want to offer the best product possible.
Can I feed Minute® Rice to my dog or cat?
Definitely, in fact Minute® Rice is an excellent food choice for both healthy and sick dogs and cats.
Can I put rice in a garbage disposal?
We do NOT recommend you put rice, raw or cooked into your garbage disposal. Rice expands when you add water and cook it in a pan and it does the same inside your pipes or garbage disposal.
Why are my Minute® Ready to Serve rice cups so hard to open?
Since this is a shelf stable product the integrity of the seal is what keeps the product safe and fresh. Therefore we must have a very tight seal so that our customers get the highest quality possible. If you have trouble removing the film, you can carefully use a knife or scissors to cut around the inside edge of the lid to completely remove the film.