I am going to give a little insight into the lives of a 100% gluten free household. In our household, I will estimate that we are at least 75% homemade due to limitations either of quality, options available, etc… Before going gluten free, I can say without hesitation that our family was not committed to any companies. We used to be like the average consumers, shopping for the best prices to save money. The days of saving money aren’t necessarily over, but it is more of a challenge. Gluten free living requires a bit of faith in the companies claiming they are what they say they are, so my dedication to companies has increased. I wish there were more companies like the one offering this giveaway. Gluten free living doesn’t mean we deserve over-priced or lower quantities because we are on a special diet. They seem to understand Gluten free customers are for life; as a result, we are offered delicious products at affordable prices.
On to Riega Foods as a company…
*They are located in North Kansas City, Missouri, Riega Foods, LLC is a dietary health company that develops, imports, and markets great tasting and high quality foods. Riega Foods focuses on bringing unique foods to consumers with special dietary needs related to food allergies, medical issues or health concerns.
*When a person has special dietary needs it is important to know what is in your food and where it is made. That is why we fully disclose all ingredients and clearly list what other common allergens causing ingredients are used in the facilities where our foods are made. With the Riega brand we even give you a quick reference stamp in the upper right hand corner of our packaging. This stamp quickly lets you know if our foods are appropriate for you.
*Riega Foods understands that those with gluten intolerance need lower levels of gluten in their food than the FDA currently allows. That is why we will not sell a single product labeled as gluten free that is not tested and confirmed to contain less than 20 ppm of gluten.
As for the products…
Here is a simply delicious recipe provided by Riega Foods:
Cheesy Mexican Rice:
~1 Cup Brown Rice
~1/2 Small White/Yellow Onion – Chopped
~1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
~Dash Pepper & Salt
~1/2 Cup Favorite Salsa
~1 1/2 Cup Water
~1/2 Cup Frozen Corn
~1 pack Riega White Cheese Sauce Mix (Yellow or Pepper Jack would work)
Place medium sauce pan on medium/medium high heat. Add oil, onion,
brown rice, pepper and salt then saute for about 3 minutes. Do not
brown onion or rice (only sweat them together). Add favorite salsa,
water, and corn then stir and bring to boil. Turn down to low, cover
and stir occasionally to avoid sticking. Cook until rice is tender
and water is approximately 90% absorbed (about 15 minutes). You may
need to add in slight amount of water as you cook the dish. When rice
is to desired tenderness you want it to be pretty moist, then remove
from heat, add Riega Cheese Sauce, mix and serve. The addition of the
cheese sauce will add a creaminess to the dish and absorb the extra water.
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On to the Giveaway…
Thanks to Riega Foods I will have 2 winners! 4 boxes of cereal (cornflakes, multi-grain, coffee flakes, and choco stars) & 8 cheese sauce mix packets for each winner will be chosen by Random.org
*To enter: Let me know in the comment section:
what your favorite Riega Food product is (or one you are excited to try)?
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Enter to #win Riega Food Prize Pack from @hippie_mom ends Jan. 31 http://bit.ly/i4Emeh #giveaway #contest
*Giveaway entries must be received by January 31, 2011 no later than 11:59 pm (central) to be eligible and open to United States residents
*Please make sure contact information is available, so I can find you if you win!
*Note: Riega Foods provided the products for review and giveaway, but I have provided my own opinions of the company/product with no further compensation from Riega Foods.