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Keeping Your Health In Check Starts With Lunch

El Centro, California (NAPSI) - Taking control of your midday meal can benefit both your health and your wallet. One of the easiest ways to reach your wellness goals is by taking charge of your lunch with simple, flavorful ingredients you can stock in your pantry or desk drawer.

When you just have a few minutes for lunch, Minute® Ready to Serve Rice can be a wholesome solution. In just 60 seconds and with nothing to add, you have delicious, fully cooked rice. Plus, there are a variety of options to change up your midday meal or on-the-go snack. Packaged in individual, single-serve cups, the rice makes portion control simple, too. With whole-grain options such as Brown Rice, Multi-Grain Medley, and Brown & Wild Rice and flavors including Black Beans & Rice and Fried Rice Mix, you can revamp last night’s leftovers, jazz up a boring salad or turn your favorite ingredients into a tasty and filling wrap.

Packing your lunch doesn’t have to be drab or time consuming when you plan ahead and use common ingredients from your fridge or pantry. Try this delicious, satisfying Provencal Rice Salad recipe and challenge yourself to create other healthful lunch options a few days a week.

Provencal Rice Salad

1 container Minute® Ready to Serve—any whole grain variety such as Multi-Grain Medley, Brown & Wild Rice, or Whole Grain Brown Rice

1 can (6 ounces) canned tuna, drained

4 cherry tomatoes, halved

4 black olives, sliced

2 tablespoons red wine vinaigrette

1 cup salad greens

Prepare rice according to package directions. In a medium bowl, combine rice, tuna, tomatoes, olives and vinaigrette; mix well. Serve over greens and/or with pita chips.

Serves: 2 (about 1 cup each)

Learn More

For this recipe and many more, visit www.minuterice.com.