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Posted Mar 21 2011 10:00am

Spanish Rice close up Who loves flavored rice? We do!

Who doesn’t love all the sodium in most flavored rices? We don’t!

And nor should you. That’s why today’s news will make many of you very happy campers – we’re launching Spanish Brown Rice at all Pump locations! (Can you tell we’re a little excited? It’s just that good.)

So as of today, you can have your spicy flavored rice…and eat it, too. Without needing a gallon of water to counter the salt overdose. That’s pretty cool.

How did we get a rice that’s so flavorful without relying on salt? Well, that’s our little secret. But I’m horrible at keeping secrets, so I’m going to let you in on it.

Our own Chef Danny, who’s always finding innovative ways to add a healthful spin to the food we serve, starts by taking long-grain brown rice and cooking it until it’s perfectly tender with a slight bite. Meanwhile, he chops Spanish onions, red peppers, jalapenos, and prepares his “spice packet.” Only this spice packet isn’t made with anything artificial, and it doesn’t come out looking like some suspicious powder-like substance. No, no…this is the real deal. Danny combines chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and a pinch of sea salt. Then he adds it to the peppers and onions, which have been cooked in a little olive oil, folds in the brown rice, and voila! Our new Spanish Brown Rice is ready for some lucky Pump customers.

Guess how much sodium is in 1 serving? Less than 200 mg. Is that good, you may be asking? Well, let’s compare it to the boxed variety. Far East has 640 mg per serving and Zattarain’s has more than 500 mg. I rest my case.

We beat them in fiber content as well. We’ve got 4 grams of fiber per serving and the others have only 1 and 2 grams, respectively. Not too shabby.

So our Spanish Brown Rice has just as much flavor, but since it’s made from scratch with nothing but whole ingredients, it’s much better for you. It’s a pretty special dish, in our opinion. Thanks, Chef Danny.

So why are you just sitting there reading this blog post right now? (Thanks for reading it, btw.) Get up, head over to The Pump, and order yourself some of our new Spanish Brown Rice!

Then let us know what you think here in the comments, whether it be positive or negative. We always love to hear from you.

P.S. For those of you who aren’t into Spanish Rice, you can still get our regular brown rice. That isn’t going anywhere.

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