Rice is our staple in every meal. Filipinos are huge rice eaters and one reason perhaps could be because our rich Pinoy dishes go perfectly well with steamed or garlic rice. Actually, I think this is the only country I know of with people who eat Pansit (noodles) with rice!
Recently, I was able to attend the product launch of Rico Corn Rice held at Claw Daddy – BGC. The event had a fun family theme which had a yellow and green motif. So, everyone who attended were pretty much wearing something yellow or green.
Chuckie and me outside Claw Daddy. Thank you Arianne for this photo!
Since it was a family event, there were arts and crafts activities as well as face painting stations for the young ones and “young once” alike.It was enough to get the kids hungry and look forward to eating Rico Corn Rice.
Just to give you a brief background, Rico is not the name of the owner. “RI” stands for rice and “CO” for corn.
First time to see yellow grain!
Rico Corn Rice is infact packed with vitamins and essential nutrients that the human body needs. It does not contain artificial coloring and has no cholesterol whatsoever.
Here are the benefits of eating Rico Corn Rice and why it is more superior compared to regular rice:
1. From natural, vitamin-enriched corn that has a lower glycemic index. It is safe for diabetics and prediabetics.
2. Contains the natural antioxidants beta-carotene and lutein from corn that helps support good eyesight.
3. It has Vitamin B Complex, iron and is high in fiber.
4. Is Aflatoxin safe!
During the launch we were able to sample 2 dishes using Rico Corn Rice:
Both Rico Corn Rice dishes had an al dente texture and were delicious. Actually, there is no taste difference when compared to regular white rice. What I did notice, though, is that Rico Corn Rice was significantly more filling. I actually wasn’t able to finish the entire serving on my plate! If you’re on a diet or if you are diabetic, Rico Corn Rice is definitely for you. Apart from its low glycemic index, it will actually lessen your carb intake. Imagine… after 2 hours of eating, I was still full!
For dessert, we were given Sweetened Rico Corn Rice with Mango Strips.I was kinda weirded out with this concoction at first. I like the milk and mango combination. But with Rico Corn Rice… I was a tad hesitant! But after trying it out, I was pleasantly surprised. 😉
Hooray for Rico Corn Rice! Now we have a better carb alternative!
Here is how to cook Rico Corn Rice:
Boil the suggested amount of water based on the amount of Rico you wish to cook. You can use a rice cooker or caldero.
Pour the desired amount of Rico. NO NEED TO WASH!
Simmer until you achieve the preferred corn rice stickiness and moistness. This takes about 10-15 minutes.
Suggested ratio of Rico to water using a regular rice cooker cup:
RICO – CUPS OF WATER
1 – 1 1/4
2 – 2 1/3
3 – 3 1/4
4 – 4 1/2
5 – 5 1/4
6 – 6
Adjust water proportion to suit desired Rico Corn Rice consistency. If Rico is washed, the amount of water used must be reduced.
For recipes using Rico Corn Rice, check here: http://www.rico-cornrice.com.ph
1kg = Php70.00
3kg = Php125.00
5kg = Php300.00
You can buy Rico Corn Rice at the following establishments:
It will soon be available at all leading supermarkets.