5 years ago

The story behind Lunds & Byerlys grains and rices

Julie Griffin, our Director of Private Brands, shares the story behind our delicious grains and rice blends:

Fresh, high quality, artisan rices, rice blends and grains (many of which are whole grains) make up this culturally authentic collection. From the familiar to the exotic, these grains and rices will provide you with healthy, delicious mealtime inspiration.

Boxed Blends

Choose from many chef-crafted blends that combine grains, rice and artisanal ingredients in perfect balance and cook consistently every time. These blends make it easy for you to take your favorite recipe and kick up the flavor a notch. Some selections accommodate special dietary needs, such as a base for vegan and gluten-free meals. Each blend offers a unique flavor profile, texture and stunning appearance.

If you’re looking to add more whole grains to your diet, many of these grains are just what you’re looking for. Whole grains are complex carbohydrates rich in antioxidants, B vitamins, vitamin E, magnesium and fiber. The term “whole” means that all three parts of the grain are present: Germ, bran and endosperm. Whole grains include oats, corn, bulgur, brown and wild rice, amaranth, quinoa and many more.

Eating more whole grains can lead to a number of health benefits. According to the Whole Grains Council, eating more whole grains is associated with reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and some cancers. It can also help us control weight and maintain proper levels of cholesterol and blood glucose.

Pantry Items

It’s a collection of pure rices and whole grains to use as a base for main dishes or as wholesome side dish accompaniments. These are nutritional powerhouses, filled with nutrients, vitamins and minerals. All varieties are easily incorporated into your favorite entrée or side dish recipe.

Curious about trying a new grain but not sure where to start? Try one of these recipes!