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By KATE SHATZKIN | March 30, 2009
When you're buying Uncle Ben's 90-second rice packs, it pays to read the fine print. The Whole Grain Brown version has just a trace of sodium, but if you go for the medley of brown and wild rice, which says in small type on the package that it's "perfectly seasoned with herbs and spices," you'll end up with 730 milligrams sodium per cup. Kate Shatzkin Uncle Ben's Ready Rice Whole Grain Brown Per cup: 240 calories 5 grams protein 3 grams fat ...
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Dan Rodricks | May 13, 2014
Allow me to clear up something for Maryland voters: Jon Cardin is not Ben Cardin. Jon Cardin is a lawyer and a member of the Maryland House of Delegates from Baltimore County. Ben Cardin is a member of the U.S. Senate; he's the junior senator from Maryland. Jon Cardin is running in the June 24 primary for state attorney general. Ben Cardin is not running for anything this year. Jon Cardin is 44 years old. He is Ben Cardin's nephew. Ben Cardin is 70 years old. He is Jon Cardin's uncle.
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By Maria Hiaasen | July 9, 1997
Item: Uncle Ben's Pinto Beans and RiceWhat You Get: 7.5 ounces, or about 3 servingsCost: $1.79Time to Prepare: about 25 minutes, microwave or stovetopReview: Pleasantly surprised at the abundance of beans in this dish, I was also relieved that it wasn't too spicy for kids. (Mine downed it as a side with a hastily prepared taco dinner. Grown-ups might prefer it with a touch of chopped fresh cilantro.) "Perfect for meatless meals," reads the box, but with less than 10 percent of a day's requirement of protein, I'd serve it with grilled meat or top with cheese.
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Susan Reimer | November 8, 2010
To steal a theme from Ronald Reagan, "It is Thanksgiving again in America," and we are in for a miserable holiday. You know the kind of holiday I'm talking about. Where manners and tradition require you to break bread with people who irritate the living daylights out of you, including the two or three who can be counted on to do something so unpleasant as to make the day dreadfully memorable. The kind of holiday where divorces and remarriages and loans that never got paid back and thank-you notes that were never sent create a seething undercurrent that is as ready to bubble to the surface as the fat under the turkey's skin.
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By Susan Hipsley and Susan Hipsley,Special to The Sun | May 14, 1995
Just about everybody has fast food on the brain these days. But "fast food" is a beast of many manifestations.Americans love the wrapped, bagged and drive-through variety. National Restaurant Association spokesman Jeff Prince says fast food sales continue to increase annually and account for almost 50 percent of all food eaten in dining establishments.If it's so soaked with fat that the greasy residue on the bag could lube an entire battleship, so be it. According to surveys, people will still buy it because it's convenient and inexpensive, it can be taken home, and the clean-up time is mere seconds.
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By Molly Dunham Glassman and Molly Dunham Glassman,Sun Staff Writer | January 6, 1995
Toddlers and preschoolers are a discriminating bunch, though you wouldn't know it by some of the schlock that publishers are cranking out for the 2- to 5-year-old set.What separates the good from the bad? In even the simplest of picture books, something should happen. It might not qualify as a plot, but there should be a sequence of events put together logically.The exceptions are "naming" books, chock full of objects that a toddler can add to her brain's fast-growing inventory. The illustrations or photographs should be large and sharp.
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Dan Rodricks | May 13, 2014
Allow me to clear up something for Maryland voters: Jon Cardin is not Ben Cardin. Jon Cardin is a lawyer and a member of the Maryland House of Delegates from Baltimore County. Ben Cardin is a member of the U.S. Senate; he's the junior senator from Maryland. Jon Cardin is running in the June 24 primary for state attorney general. Ben Cardin is not running for anything this year. Jon Cardin is 44 years old. He is Ben Cardin's nephew. Ben Cardin is 70 years old. He is Jon Cardin's uncle.
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Susan Reimer | November 8, 2010
To steal a theme from Ronald Reagan, "It is Thanksgiving again in America," and we are in for a miserable holiday. You know the kind of holiday I'm talking about. Where manners and tradition require you to break bread with people who irritate the living daylights out of you, including the two or three who can be counted on to do something so unpleasant as to make the day dreadfully memorable. The kind of holiday where divorces and remarriages and loans that never got paid back and thank-you notes that were never sent create a seething undercurrent that is as ready to bubble to the surface as the fat under the turkey's skin.
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By Ellen Hawks and Ellen Hawks,SUN STAFF | January 7, 1998
If you like rice and salad and tend toward vegetarian meals, try the rice-salad recipe given below. This week's second recipe is for matzo meal rolls.Susan Marie of Forest Hill wrote that she wanted a rice salad that was once printed on an Uncle Ben's rice box. The dish had several different vegetables in it.Her answer came from Doris Wachter of Baltimore, who noted that the recipe -- called pebble salad -- was from a contest sponsored by Uncle Ben's rice.Barbara Waddell of Catonsville requested a recipe for matzo meal rolls.
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By Joanne E. Morvay | June 2, 1999
Item: Uncle Ben's rice mixes What you get: 3 servings Cost: About $1.40 Preparation time: About 15 minutes on stove top Review: When I was growing up, Uncle Ben's rice was a staple in our house. So I was pleased to see that the company has updated some of its recipes, added additional flavors and, best of all, shortened cooking times. The new recipe for the Chicken & Broccoli rice offers broccoli flavor so pleasantly mild it might have converted George Bush.
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By KATE SHATZKIN | March 30, 2009
When you're buying Uncle Ben's 90-second rice packs, it pays to read the fine print. The Whole Grain Brown version has just a trace of sodium, but if you go for the medley of brown and wild rice, which says in small type on the package that it's "perfectly seasoned with herbs and spices," you'll end up with 730 milligrams sodium per cup. Kate Shatzkin Uncle Ben's Ready Rice Whole Grain Brown Per cup: 240 calories 5 grams protein 3 grams fat ...
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By Ellen Hawks and Ellen Hawks,SUN STAFF | January 7, 1998
If you like rice and salad and tend toward vegetarian meals, try the rice-salad recipe given below. This week's second recipe is for matzo meal rolls.Susan Marie of Forest Hill wrote that she wanted a rice salad that was once printed on an Uncle Ben's rice box. The dish had several different vegetables in it.Her answer came from Doris Wachter of Baltimore, who noted that the recipe -- called pebble salad -- was from a contest sponsored by Uncle Ben's rice.Barbara Waddell of Catonsville requested a recipe for matzo meal rolls.
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By Maria Hiaasen | July 9, 1997
Item: Uncle Ben's Pinto Beans and RiceWhat You Get: 7.5 ounces, or about 3 servingsCost: $1.79Time to Prepare: about 25 minutes, microwave or stovetopReview: Pleasantly surprised at the abundance of beans in this dish, I was also relieved that it wasn't too spicy for kids. (Mine downed it as a side with a hastily prepared taco dinner. Grown-ups might prefer it with a touch of chopped fresh cilantro.) "Perfect for meatless meals," reads the box, but with less than 10 percent of a day's requirement of protein, I'd serve it with grilled meat or top with cheese.
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By Susan Hipsley and Susan Hipsley,Special to The Sun | May 14, 1995
Just about everybody has fast food on the brain these days. But "fast food" is a beast of many manifestations.Americans love the wrapped, bagged and drive-through variety. National Restaurant Association spokesman Jeff Prince says fast food sales continue to increase annually and account for almost 50 percent of all food eaten in dining establishments.If it's so soaked with fat that the greasy residue on the bag could lube an entire battleship, so be it. According to surveys, people will still buy it because it's convenient and inexpensive, it can be taken home, and the clean-up time is mere seconds.
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By Molly Dunham Glassman and Molly Dunham Glassman,Sun Staff Writer | January 6, 1995
Toddlers and preschoolers are a discriminating bunch, though you wouldn't know it by some of the schlock that publishers are cranking out for the 2- to 5-year-old set.What separates the good from the bad? In even the simplest of picture books, something should happen. It might not qualify as a plot, but there should be a sequence of events put together logically.The exceptions are "naming" books, chock full of objects that a toddler can add to her brain's fast-growing inventory. The illustrations or photographs should be large and sharp.
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By Joanne E. Morvay | June 30, 1999
Item: Uncle Ben's Rice Bowls Cost: About $3.25 What you get: 1 bowl serving Preparation time: 7 to 8 minutes microwave, 45 to 55 minutes conventional oven Review: Uncle Ben's TV commercials for these new frozen rice entrees show actors in the throes of passion over the 10 varieties available -- a sort of mini soap opera built around rice. While I wouldn't go to such lengths, I will say the dishes we tried offered good, authentic flavor. The Spicy Beef & Broccoli offered a nice blend of the main ingredients along with fluffy white rice.
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By Joanne E. Morvay | January 24, 2001
Item: Uncle Ben's Mexican Style Bowls What you get: 1 bowl Cost: About $3.89 Nutritional content: Southwest Style Chicken - 330 calories, 5 grams fat, 1 gram saturated fat, 1,810 milligrams sodium; Beef Fajita -- 300 calories, 4.5 grams fat, 1.5 grams saturated fat, 1,130 milligrams sodium Preparation time: 7 minutes in microwave, 1 hour in conventional oven Review: These Mexican Style meals are among Uncle Ben's newest offerings. Style seems to be the keyword here. This is stick-to-your-ribs fare that's a bit Americanized - like Mexican food made by my Polish grandmother.
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