Seeds of Change Microwavable Rice, Dharamsala Aromatic Indian Rice Blend, 8.5-Ounce (Pack of 6)
Save On Seeds Of Change 6x8.5oz Organic Dharamsala Indian Rice. Hike Up Over 5,000 Feet In The Himalayas And You'll Find A Tibetan Village Called Dharamsala. With Its Proximity To The Prime Basmati Growing Region Of India, We Felt It Was Entirely Appropriate … see full wiki
I discovered this and a few other blends at my local Publix and gave them a try. They are delicious. Exotic actually, and have reasonable nutritional values. I will say that they are a little pricier than the Uncle Ben's Ready Rice blends that compete for shelf space, but these are much lower in sodium than that brand.
What I love about this blend is the mix of spices and herbs that flavor the grains. With the exception of the sea salt in the ingredients everything is certified organic - another factor in my decision to willingly pay a premium price (locally, at the time of this review, it's about the same as online, with no shipping charges.)
Contents are white basmati rice, garbanzos, potatoes, carrots, mung beans, lentils and onions. These are seasoned with an exotic blend of spices that include sea salt, coriander, cayenne pepper, cumin, cinnamon and clove. Note: this blend does contain high oleic sunflower oil and soy lecithin, so if you have issues with those then you may want to avoid this product.
Nutritionally there is a single one cup serving (as opposed to half cup servings in the Uncle Ben's blends) that come in at 230 calories of which approximately 35 are from fat. Actual fat content is 3.5 grams and 41 grams of carbs. Sodium is 480mg - not horrible but a red flag if you have restrictions.
Bottom line: this is a wonderful and reasonably healthy rice blend that has a touch of the exotic from a Tibetan recipe. It goes with practically any main dish and at 90 seconds in a microwave is fast to prepare.
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