Organic Couscous from Lundberg Family Farms: Review and Giveaway (Ends 5/29) CLOSED

Friday, May 14, 2010 Posted by Dina N

Eating healthy is important in my family. Whole grains are right at the top of the list, along with fruit, vegetables and lean protein. I love couscous, and was excited to learn about a new variety made from brown rice!

Lundberg Family Farms is a family-owned and operated business that has been growing great tasting rice since 1937. Today, the third Lundberg generation continues the heritage of farming with care for the soil, wildlife, air and water. The company offers more than 150 rice products.

The Roasted Brown Rice Couscous from Lundberg Family Farms is a great wheat-free alternative to traditional couscous. The couscous is gluten free and made with 100% organic brown rice. It comes in four flavors: Plain Original, Savory Herb, Roasted Garlic & Olive Oil, and Mediterranean Curry. The Plain Original is USDA certified organic and the other three are certified organic by the California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF). The couscous is made by gently crushing the rice into tiny granules and fire roasting them to add an extra nutty flavor.

Couscous is very easy to prepare. Since this product is brown rice and not wheat, it needed a few more minutes on the stove. The recommended cooking time is 13-15 minutes. On my gas stove, about 12 minutes were enough. The first variety we tried was the Mediterranean Curry. My daughter summed it up perfectly: deeeeelicious! I usually add some stir fried onions, garlic and veggies to plan couscous but the Mediterranean Curry did not need any additions. This is my personal couscous favorite! One serving provides 150 calories, 1.5 g of fat, and 3 g each of protein and fiber.

The other three varieties were similarly flavorful and delicious. We ate the Savory Herb and the Roasted Garlic & Olive Oil plain and added some veggies to the Plain Original. They made for wholesome side dishes, and my whole family loved them. And I feel good knowing that they are getting the nutritional benefits of 100% whole grain.

Lundberg Family Farms can be found at their online store and at select retailers. Connect with the company on Facebook.

The Giveaway
Try all four types of  Roasted Brown Rice Couscous from Lundberg Family Farms - one of my readers will win four (4) boxes, one of each delicious flavors!

To enter, please browse their selection and comment below what product(s) you'd like to try.

For extra entries, you may do any or all of the following:
  • check out these recipes and share what you'd like to make; 
  • take a look at the store locator and tell us where you can buy Lundberg Family Farms products near you;
  • follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway – you can do this once a day, feel free to copy and paste: "Win 4 boxes of delicious #organic roasted brown rice couscous! #Giveaway ends 5/29 @aitmama #contests #win http://tiny.cc/xz005";
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The deadline to enter is May 29, 2010, 11:59pm EST. A winner will be randomly selected and notified by e-mail. They will have 72 hours to get back to me, or alternates will be chosen. Open to those 18+ with mailing addresses in the U.S.

Disclosure / Disclaimer: No monetary compensation was obtained for this post. I received complimentary product samples to facilitate this review. The opinions expressed in this post belong to me and my taste buds, and may differ from yours.

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  22. Maureen said...

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  23. Maureen said...

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  24. Maureen said...

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  104. ~ Noelle said...

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