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Simple Cooking Tips and Inspiration from Success®

Simple Cooking Tips for Mealtime Success

Homemade meals don't have to be boring or dull in flavor. In fact, you'd be surprised at how easy it is to prepare delicious food without falling into a repetitive cooking routine where everything tastes the same! All you need is a bit of creativity and you can learn how to choose the best ingredients to get the job done.

Grain-based meals fit every schedule and can be reinvented into different meal preps – including breakfast to get the day going, a sweet treat for an energetic snack or a fresh salad for a relaxed dinner. Starting with Success® Boil-in-Bag Rice and Quinoa varieties, you're only a few mix-ins, flavor boosters, and seasonings away from enjoying a proper, quality meal – let's dig in to some cooking tips to elevate your homemade dishes!

Looking For a Quick Lunch to Make?

Meal Builder

Start off with your favorite grain base, add in a few ingredients, and you're bound to prepare successful meals in no time! These Meal-Building ideas are meant to make cooking a bit easier and show you how simple it is to create delicious yet quality meals.

Craving a bowl of creamy Broccoli and Cheese Rice? Easy! Boil your choice of rice or quinoa, add some diced chicken to cooked grains and combine with broccoli florets, milk, and shredded cheese. For a melty result, pop in the oven until the cheese is melted.

Add Variety To Your Rice

Mix and Match Ideas

Making a meal can be as easy as mixing different components like vegetables, sauces, and protein into your preferred grain base. Prepare a few individual components in advance, store, and use this fun guide to mix and match while creating different and delicious meal options every time.

Moroccan Inspired

Enhance your grains with the flavors of Morocco by mixing and matching delicious spices, stir-ins and cooking liquids you probably already have in your pantry! Try these Moroccan inspired suggestions using Success® Boil-in-Bag Basmati Rice for an extra treat.

  • Spices: cinnamon, cumin, paprika, saffron, pepper
  • Liquids: honey, olive oil, harissa, green tea
  • Pantry Items: chickpeas, dates, lentils, olives, almonds

Italian Fest

Travel around the globe from home by trying new flavors. Check your pantry for some of these tasty ingredients, combine with your favorite Success® Rice and put together a tasty Italian-inspired meal. Buon appetito!

  • Spices: oregano, bay leaf, parsley, rosemary, sage and basil
  • Liquids: olive oil and chicken broth
  • Pantry Items: fresh or canned tomatoes, cannellini beans, mushrooms, artichokes, sardines and capers

Southwestern Flavors

For a southwestern inspired Rice Bowl, try your hand at this tasty mix! Start off with a rice or quinoa base and add what you have on hand:

  • Spices: Cumin, Garlic Powder, Chile Powder, Chipotle
  • Liquids: Salsa (to drizzle), Chicken Broth (to cook the grains in)
  • Pantry Items: Black Beans, Diced Tomatoes, Corn, Green chilies, Jalapeños, and Pinto Beans

Indian Flare

Did you know? By combining a few ingredients and using the right spices you can enjoy your favorite Indian-inspired flavors from the comfort of your home.

  • Seasonings: Cardamom, Turmeric, Star Anise, Fennel, Coriander, Bay Leaves, Garam Masala, Curry Powder
  • Liquids: Ghee (to sauté spices)
  • Pantry Items: Chickpeas, Nuts

Speedy Recipes for Busy Routines

Skipping meals won't ever be an option again by making these speedy recipes part of your routine. Wholesome meals in a flash, without the hassle, using Success® Boil-in-Bags. With a few ingredients and a tasty rice base, arranging a delicious dish is fairly easy – like these Speedy Spanish Rice or Easy Fried Rice recipes.

Do you know what these two recipes have in common? The slender, fragrant grains of Success® Jasmine Rice.

Speedy Spanish Rice
Quick and Easy Fried Rice

Mexican Fiesta!

We can’t ever get enough Mexican-inspired recipes! With the vibrant colored-ingredients and incredible taste, Mexican food is, without a doubt, an all-time favorite. Mexican food might get a bad rap for being too elaborate with complicated ingredients, but our easy to whip up recipes prove that wrong.

Seasonings and spices are essential for cooking Mexican recipes. With enough fresh lime, chili powder, salt and pepper, you’re nearly there for a tasty Taco Bowl or an easy to whip up Rice Salad with Grilled Corn. With minimal prep and a whole lot of flavor, these meals will be ready just in time for your next Cinco de Mayo fiesta.

Mexican Grilled Corn Salad
Taco Bowls

Brunch Fever

Prepare yourself for the start-of-the-week madness with a relaxing Sunday Brunch. Rice and shine with a delicious brunch spread amid fresh fruit, greek yogurt and why not, an orange mimosa.

A delicious BRUNCH comes from combining Breakfast with Lunch, so don’t be shy about preparing both sweet and savory dishes. Save it for a special occasion like Mother's Day or for the greatest kickstart to a cozy and relaxing weekend at home. How do these rice recipes sound?

Sausage Egg and Cheese Muffins
Vanilla Raisin Rice Pudding

Make Snack Time Count!

Not sure what you should be eating for snacks? There’s a long list of snacks you can make at home to brighten up the hours in between meals and bring some extra joy to your day. Ditch the vending machine and try your hand at these perfect bite-sized meals that are great on-the-go.

With sweet and savory options, we’ve got something for every palate. What’s your top-pick?

Chocolate Rice Pudding
Quinoa Pizza Bites
Rice Balls

Tasty Sides for Summer BBQs

No sizzling BBQ is complete without a spread of tasty sides. Even when it's hot outside, summer is always the best time for grilling. If you’re aiming to host like a pro, the BBQ host responsibilities go beyond finding the perfect steaks.

Look no further and make these delicious recipes a staple for Grilling Season – don’t forget about the corn on the cob!

Hidden Spinach Quinoa Sloppy Joe Casserole
Garden Spinach Dip
Cheese Fondue Casserole
Asparagus & Orange Quinoa Salad

Quick Guide to Stuffed Vegetables

Stuffed vegetable recipes are great when trying to kick your meals up a notch! If you're imagining savory stuffed bell peppers you’re on the right track– they're an all-time classic for a reason – but there are a lot more perfect-for-filling vegetable options out there!

Master Stuffed Vegetable Prep

Whether you decide to explore juicy stuffed tomatoes or zucchini boats, there are a few steps you should always follow when it comes to stuffing vegetables. Take note and let the stuffing begin!

  1. Hollow out the veggies and precook if needed (steam in the oven or microwave to soften).
  2. Prepare your filling using your preferred grain base. For zero-waste prep, mix the hollowed out portion of your vegetable back into the filling.
  3. Arrange your veggies on a baking tray and scoop enough filling into the hollowed out section – be careful not to overfill them.
  4. Top with cheese for creaminess and with crunchy ingredients for an added layer of texture – panko breadcrumbs, crackers, nuts or seeds.

Try our favorites below or use them for inspiration!

Chicken Pesto Stuffed Peppers
Zucchini Boats Stuffed with Rice and Sausage
Garden Stuffed Tomatoes
Mean Green Stuffed Portobellos
Chile Rellenos
Looking For a Quick Lunch to Make?

Looking For a Quick Meal to Make?

If you’re looking for quick lunch or dinner ideas, we're here to inspire you! We’ve got a fool-proof 3 step plan that will help you get a quick and great tasting meal on the table in near record time any day of the week. Simply use the fresh, frozen and pantry ingredients you already have on hand and follow these three easy steps:

  1. Prepare some 10 minute Success® Boil-in-Bag Rice or Quinoa
  2. Use any fresh or frozen veggies and/or canned goods you have on your shelf or tucked away in your freezer.
  3. Lastly, sprinkle in some spices from the pantry or drizzle on one of your favorite sauces.

And just like that, you’ve got a delicious and hearty lunch to enjoy at home or take with you on the go!

Add Variety To Your Rice

Add Variety To Your Rice

Seasonings and spices are the true game changers when it comes to flavor. Rice's neutral flavor makes it possible for you to mix it with a plethora of condiments. You can also enhance the natural flavor of your grains by cooking Success® Boil-in-Bags in liquids other than water. We'll guide you through some of our favorite options!

Rock your Spices

Go beyond plain rice and try different flavors by seasoning the grains by stirring in some of your favorite spices.

  • Add cumin for a peppery taste
  • Add chile powder or crushed chile flakes for a bit of heat
  • Add garlic powder for a savory flavor
  • Add cardamom to elevate the aroma
  • Add 5-spice seasoning for an Asian-inspired flavor
  • Add saffron to give the grains an orange tint
  • Add dried oregano or thyme for an herbed flavor

Get Creative With Liquids

Cooking your Success Boil-in-Bags in different liquids is another way to boost flavor and have some fun in the kitchen. Here are some creative ideas to enhance your meals by simply cooking your rice in more than water.

  • For a citrus fruit frenzy, combine one part water and one part pineapple or orange juice
  • Give your rice a savory flavor and salty touch by adding in a bit of soy sauce to the pot
  • Cook grains in store-bought or homemade broth for extra chicken, seafood or veggie flavor
  • For a Japanese inspired meal, cook your grains in green tea
Global Flavor Combos to Switch Up Your Meals

Global Flavor Combos to Switch Up Your Meals

If you're short on creativity or simply not used to cooking without following a recipe, creating flavor combos is a safe way or fast-pass to preparing something delicious and a meal you'll actually enjoy.

A great source of inspiration is the global culinary scene! Arrange flavor combos including typical ethnic ingredients (like sriracha sauce or jalapeños) to switch up your favorite Success® Boil-in-Bag. Here are some of our world-cuisine-inspired favorite flavor combos:

Tex-Mex Tastiness

For a Tex-Mex inspired rice bowl, start boiling Success® Jasmine Rice and put those canned goods you stocked in your pantry to good use!

  • Diced Green Chiles + Corn Kernels + Taco Seasoning.

End by squeezing the juice of a lime or serve with lime wedges.

Italian Inspired Bowls

Take your tastebuds on a trip to Italy with these flavor combo ideas plus your favorite rice – don't be shy and sprinkle as much Parmesan as needed, we won't judge!

  • Olive Oil + Garlic + Parmesan Cheese + Pepper Flakes
  • Cream + Tomato Sauce + Parmesan Cheese + Basil Leaves

Mix rice with your choice of these Italian-inspired ingredient selections and enjoy as a side or a main dish.

Greek Goodness

If you're looking for a refreshing, light meal, try this Greek-inspired flavor combo served over any of our rice varieties or try it with our Tri-Color Quinoa.

  • Garbanzo Beans + Artichoke Hearts + Olives + Capers + Feta Vinaigrette

To spice things up a notch, add crushed red pepper.