If you are a Coke drinker like me, then you are probably familiar with My Coke Rewards. This great program rewards you for being a loyal Coca-Cola fan, and also gives you access to exclusive sweepstakes, offers and promotions. The latest promotion through My Coke Rewards is Coke with Meals.
This spring, Coca-Cola wants to help gather your family around the dinner table with Coke with Meals through My Coke Rewards. Take a cue from the warmer weather and let MCR.com spice-up your mealtimes with featured recipes and how-to videos from Chefs G. Garvin and Ingrid Hoffmann or submit your own recipes to inspire others!
I was recently asked to try out one of the featured recipes, and it was not an easy decision to choose which one I wanted to try. If you follow me on Pinterest, you may have noticed some pins of these great recipes like Lime Chicken with Quick Avocado Salsa and Fastest Ever Chicken Enchiladas. Both of those recipes had several re-pins, so I hope some of you were able to try them out in your kitchen.
Since the theme of this promotion is "Get Cooking with Coca-Cola", I wanted to make something that actually had Coca-Cola in the recipe, so I ultimately chose the Coca-Cola Rice. This recipe called for very few ingredients and looked easy enough to make, even for a super-busy mom like me who doesn't have much time to spend in the kitchen.
Prep Time: 5-10 Minutes
Total Time: 20-25 Minutes
- 1-1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 cups long-grain white rice
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3-1/2 cups Coca-Cola
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 3 tbsp sliced or slivered almonds, lightly toasted
- Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat for 1 minute. Add the rice and cook until it is opaque, about 2 minutes, stirring often.
- Add the salt to the cola and stir until dissolved (the salt helps to release some of the carbonation) and then add it to the rice. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium- low, cooking until the liquid has almost completely evaporated, about 15 minutes. Stir in the raisins (and the almonds, if you follow the original recipe) and reduce the heat to the lowest setting. Cover and cook until the rice is tender, about 25 minutes. Uncover, fluff with a fork and serve.
This rice was delicious! We actually made a meal out of it and had it for lunch one afternoon, but it would also make a great compliment to grilled chicken, or even fish. It had a little sweetness to it, and the Coca-Cola gave it great flavor. This was certainly better than any plain rice and I will definitely be making it again!
Visit My Coke Rewards to check out all of the other featured recipes, and make sure you pin or print out the recipes you want to make for your family. While you're there, enter to win a $10,000 Kitchen Makeover and get some great tips on how to make mealtime family time. But hurry, this promotion ends on May 31st!
Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Coca-Cola, but Coca-Cola is not a sponsor, administrator, or involved in any other way with this pin/post. All opinions expressed are my own and not those of Coca-Cola.