Dinahann, TJ's is a small regional market. Here's the link:
My two favorites are TJ's Brown Rice Medley (this is my all-time favorite), with California Rice Trilogy, coming in a close second. They are sturdy, nutty, wild-rice mixtures that leave regular brown and white rice lacking. But when I'm in a real hurry, I do use the quick-cooking kind -a trick I learned when I took a microwave cooking class in the early 80's, is to throw in a boullion cube with the water. It provides an extra flavor boost if you don't mind the salt.
Wow, now I'm jealous. We have no fun stores in Texas to shop at, only Kroger and Albertsons.
I saw Trader Joe's on the food network. Looks like a great place to shop.
I second the bouillion cube and you can get low sodium ones. It does give it extra flavor.
Sometimes I substitute chicken or beef broth from a can for my water when I make rice.
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rosie, I'll use chicken broth too. It definitely makes a diffrence.
roses, I'll try the bullion cube idea.
The brown rice I made the other night was Success rice. I remember using that brand as a newlywed (looong ago), but I haven't made plain rice in a while. My family prefers rice-a-roni, with all its high-fat goodness.
Dinahann, my California family ships me a Trader Joe's care package every couple months. If you know of something you want, let me know and I'll have them throw it in. I can meet you down at the Piggly Wiggly and give it to you.
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