If you’re a foodie like me, you’ve most likely heard about the abundant benefits of multi-grain meals. Mixing wholesome grains together is always a great culinary delight, whether it be for the aesthetic appeal of using a mixture of color, shape and texture or simply elevating the flavor in each bite.

Although, if you’ve tried it yourself, you already know that it’s not as simple as it seems to mix and match any grain, on account of varying cook times or contrasting flavors and textures, etc. That’s where I’ve found the ultimate solution, RiceSelect® Royal Blend®s, crafted based on research and using the best, high quality and all-natural products. They work wonders for the serious home cook in order to add layers of flavor, taste and not to mention — they’re incredibly eye-catching.

Piqued your interest? Keep reading to find out more about some of my preferred rice blends.

What Is a RiceSelect® Royal Blend®?

These grain blends are specifically designed to be delicious and cultivated for home cooks as thoughtful and discerning as you and I. Unique in quality and agricultural innovation, each blend starts with Texmati® Rice, an aromatic cross between American long-grain white or brown rice and basmati rice. Paired perfectly with complementing grains to ensure that every creation lives up to your culinary standards.

If you’ve attempted mixing grains before to no avail, rest assured there is a blend for you. Whenever I want to add something special to enhance my meal from a simple bed of white rice or want to serve up an unforgettable meal with an abundant combination of grains, I rely on Royal Blend®s. You’ll undoubtedly raise your culinary experience.

Each of these three blends boasts a distinct aromatic quality and textural uniqueness. As a result, they’ve become an essential option for professional chefs and serious home cooks alike.

Traditional Rice Blend

Royal Blend® Texmati® White, Brown, Wild & Red Rice

Give all of your dishes a distinguished look and flavor with this gourmet combination. Comprised of a blend of Texmati® White, Brown, Wild, and Red rice, these grains are especially great for those who enjoy traditional white rice with a sophisticated layer of whole grains.

I’ve put together a few of my absolute favorites using this traditional Royal Blend® and a practical guide on how to cook with it below.

International Recipe Ideas

Indian cuisine at its core is focused on diversity of flavor and vibrant colors. Give this authentic Indian Royal Blend Chicken Biryani your own personalized touch by simmering with a Royal Blend® of grains. Made with perfectly browned chicken and a yogurt-tomato herb sauce, this dish is bursting with flavor.

When I’m in the mood for some takeout, this Garlic and Vegetable Fried Rice hits the spot. Rivaling your favorite Asian restaurant with a sophisticated touch is simple if using a signature blend of RiceSelect® Royal Blend® Rice.

Plant-Based Meals

I try to make at least one vegetarian meal every now and then and I’ve found that grain blends are ubiquitous in all my favorite plant-based staples.

Using a blend of white rice with whole grain varietals like brown, wild and red rice gives these vegan Grilled Veggie Burgers not only a beautiful color but unbeatable flavor and nutrients. Seasoned with a homemade barbecue spice rub, they make for a meat-free meal that’s filling, rich, and loaded with lots of delectable toppings.

Whole Grain Blends

These whole-grain blends are hearty and wholesome combinations that provide a harmonious mix of tastes and textures.

Royal Blend® Whole Grain With Texmati® Brown & Wild Rice

With an unforgettable aroma, texture, and taste, this blend is made with Texmati® Brown Rice, Wild Rice, soft white wheat and rye berries. A unique chewy texture and a delicious nutty flavor making my everyday meals feel like a delicacy.

Royal Blend® Whole Grain With Texmati® Brown & Red Rice

With polished pearl barley and nutrient-dense rye berries, this whole grain blend of Texmati® Brown Rice and Red Rice offers an enchanting aroma and a sophisticated texture. I love to set my meals apart with lesser known grains like red rice. It gives me an opportunity to experiment in the kitchen with ease, knowing that the combination of flavors and textures will work beautifully.

Ideal Stuffing Recipe Ideas

I sometimes tend to save the most spectacular ingredients for special meals during the weekend, but these blends make it easier to indulge on even busy weekdays. For the perfect starter, I surprise friends or family with these Wild Rice Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms to get the meal going with a bang.

Or, I use it as a tantalizing filling for chicken breast or other roast meats like this Royal Stuffed Pork Loin to share as the pride centerpiece of my weekend or festive holiday spread. Paired with a variety of different flavors and stuffed to perfection with a whole grain Royal Blend® of Texmati® Brown & Wild Rice, this beautifully tender meat is truly something to celebrate on its own.

Oven-Baked Dishes

My oven-baked dishes were never as elegant as with this Royal Seafood Bake. It’s ideal for a simple and smart meal.

Celebratory Dinner Spread

Of course, foodies like us love hosting dinners and gatherings at home. I enjoy all of it, from choosing the menu to tableware. When preparing something as luxurious as this Duck with Royal Blend Rice, I make sure to use a white serving tray to really highlight the gorgeous colors of my dish.

How To Cook Royal Blend® Rice

With simple cooking instructions, the results are abundant in flavor, no matter how you choose to plate your rice, as a side, a bed, or a key ingredient in an immaculate gastronomic creation.

Cooking Royal Blend® Traditional Rice
The ideal water to rice ratio is 1 ½:1 meaning 1 ½ cups of water for each cup of rice.
Flavor Tip: Add ½ tsp salt and 1 tsp butter or olive oil if desired.

  1. Bring water to a boil, add salt and butter/oil, if desired.

  2. Stir in rice blend, cover, and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 15 minutes or until water is absorbed.

  3. Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes.

Whole Grain Royal Blend®s
The ideal water to rice ratio is 2 ½:1 meaning 2 ½ cups of water for each cup of rice.
Flavor Tip: Add ½ tsp salt and 1 tsp butter or olive oil if desired.

  1. Bring water to a boil, add salt and butter/oil, if desired.

  2. Stir in rice blend, cover, and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 45 minutes or until water is absorbed.

  3. Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes.

Use it as-is for a delicious bed, side dish, or use this recipe inspiration to get your creative juices flowing and get you on your way to enjoying a gorgeous meal!

Serve up a bit of spontaneous brilliance with these incredible culinary combination grain blends from RiceSelect®.

Make sure to follow RiceSelect® on Instagram for more show-stopping recipe inspiration like in of our shrimp and rice recipes, using a variety of different rice, grain and pasta options like pearl couscous recipes and orzo recipes. Also, take a look at their cooking tips for home chefs to find the answers to questions like what is the best rice for risotto? Or, how to roll homemade sushi rice! Everything you need for an unforgettable meal.