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What is Basmati Rice?

When browsing at grocery stores or on food websites, you may have come across basmati rice.  Basmati is a special rice with a delicate flavor that should not be paired with everything like regular white rice cab be. So, just what is basmati rice and when you should you use basmati over white rice? Basmati rice is a type of rice grown in the Himalayas and Pakistan. It is a long grain rice that is characterized by a light nutty flavor. Basmati can be found in the gourmet section of your supermarket or at a Middle Eastern grocer. Basmati is a rice…

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Get Inspiralized! (The Interview)

Today we are launching our Food Innovators Series! At The Real Co., we believe that farmers are celebrities and that as Hippocrates stated, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”. This series will introduce you to people who live that ethos and are changing the lives of others with that knowledge. We will discuss their origin, journey and the impact that they are having on their communities. Nancy M. from The Real Co. recently interviewed Food Innovator Alissandra (Ali) Maffucci, a star in the food revolution.She is a major force in the shift towards plant based eating and is…

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Friend or Fad? Himalayan Pink Salt Slabs

Maybe you’ve seen them at your favorite kitchen, grocery store such as HEB, or trending on the internet, but what exactly is a Pink Salt Slab, where do they come from, what are the uses and benefits, and more importantly…is this just another cooking fad? Let’s answer a few of these questions! What is it and where is it from? A Himalayan Pink Salt Slab comes from…the Himalayas! Okay, you probably already guessed that… It is at it’s most basic definition a surface you can cook or serve food on. But unlike anything you’ve ever used, a salt slab is actually 100% created by nature! (With…

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Quick and Easy Basmati Rice Pudding

As you celebrate the end of Summer and begin to enjoy the first hints of Fall, this fast and simple recipe is perfect with it’s mix of both warm and cool weather favorite ingredients! Recipe by Jamie Relei Ferguson Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups The Real Co Basmati rice1/2 cup coconut cream1 tsp sugar1 tsp vanilla extract1/4 tsp The Real Co Himalayan Pink RockSalt Optional add ins: Orange, juiced Orange, zested Mango, diced Fresh mint sprigs, for garnish Cinnamon Ginger, grated if fresh Unsweetened Coconut shreds   Directions: Cook rice by desired method, set aside and let coolCombine all ingredientsGarnish with optional add ins…

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Healthy Cowboy Caviar (exclusive Long Beach Jazz Fest Recipe)

This year we had the honor of being part of the Long Beach Jazz Festival where we demonstrated and had tastings of various healthy recipes anyone can make using The Real Co. Single Origin, non-GMO Pink Himalayan Salt, Raw Cane Sugar, or White Basmati Rice.  Healthy Cowboy Caviar Recipe adapted and inspired by Cookie and Kate http://cookieandkate.com/2015/cowboy-caviar-recipe/  Photo from Cookie and Kate. Ingredients: The Caviar 2 cups The Real Co. Basmati Rice 2 (14-ounce) cans black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained, or 3 cups cooked black-eyed peas 1 (14-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained, or 1½ cups cooked black beans 1½ cups fresh corn kernels (about…

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