Lucky You! A Lundberg Rice Giveaway!

Lundberg rice samplerWe’re stocking up on some of our favorite pantry basics in anticipation of all the cooking we’ll be doing for the upcoming holidays

To help you do the same, we’ve arranged for another Lundberg Rice Giveaway! Five lucky Appetite for Health winners will score a Lundberg Rice Sampler packed with $32 worth of rices, rice blends, rice chips and more! To enter, see below.

Easy, tasty and healthy, rice is a favorite go-to food for us when we’re busy. Try a new variety of rice or a rice blend–our Lundberg Rice Sampler boasts a bevy of rice products—some of which we’ll bet are new to you.

Not familiar with Lundberg Family Farms? They’ve been farming rice and creating rice products in Sacramento Valley since 1937. They are pioneers in the rice business (they have even created an awesome new re-closeable stand-up pouch that keeps their rice upright on the shelf—so much easier to see, store and use).

If you’re looking to change things up a little this Thanksgiving, check out the Lundberg Family Farms website. It’s packed withinformation and recipes that will help you use their wide variety of products. They’ve even got a whole section just for holiday recipes! And here’s something to get you started—a novel stuffing recipe that features Lundberg’s Black Japonica rice (LOVE!). And get this, it contains no butter or added fat of any kind.

Black Japonica™ Stuffing

Can be used to stuff poultry or vegetables like bell peppers, cabbage leaves, onions, eggplant, or winter squash.

  • 1/2 cup Black Japonica™ cooked according to package directionsLundberg black japonica rice
  • 6 slices of bread 3 white 3 black (or rye) toasted and cubed or torn
  • 1 med chopped onion
  • 3 celery sticks chopped
  • 3 c Chicken broth
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp ground rubbed sage


In a sauce pan, pre-cook the onion and celery in the broth until soft. Beat 2 eggs and sage in a large bowl. Add bread onions and mix with eggs. Add liquid and cooked rice mix until blended. Put stuffing in buttered casserole dish and bake until brown at 350 degrees.

Makes 6 servings.

Lundberg logoIf you’d like to try and win one of 5 Lundberg Rice Samplers  (each a $32 value!), here’s what you need to do: “Like” Lundberg on Facebook and sign up for our enewsletter and  “Like” Appetite for Health on Facebook too. Then be sure to  leave us a comment below this post (not on Facebook please) telling us how you like to rice it up at holiday time. Enter by Tuesday, Nov. 13th at midnight. 

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This contest is open to US residents only please. All AFH Terms and Conditions apply.



  1. says

    I like to “rice it up” by preparing a bed of pilaf for our turkey. It absorbes any juices that escape during the meal and it is heaven in a bowl at breakfast the next morning.

  2. says

    We like making what my family always called “holiday rice”: you saute onions and garlic in olive oil, add the rice, sliced almonds, raisins, and shredded carrots, then you add water and salt to taste and cook until rice is perfectly cooked. You can also add a cinnamon stick to perfume it, it goes well with the sweetness of the raisins (which get deliciously plump!) and carrots.
    It is funny to think about this rice, because someone always made when we used to get reunited at my grandmother’s house for Christmas, and now I make it at home.
    I also like to sprinkle pommegranate seeds on top of mine just for a more festive look! This always makes me smile as I remember the best part of my life, the days of family together at grandma’s house :-)

  3. Athena R says

    I already do all three things. I like to rice it up during the holidays with wild rice stuffing. I also like to make rice salad and a healthier rice pudding.

  4. TammeraSirois says

    My all time favorite 😉 “Rice It Up”
    Homemade vanilla pudding , rice ( cooked), cinnamon , nutmeg , and organic dried cherries!
    Touch of whipped Creme 😉

  5. Terry B says

    Rice, Rice Baby! Rice is so universal… it can be incoroporated into a variety of dishes. I especally like it in stuffed green bell peppers!

  6. Jim K. says

    Rice is one of the simplest things to make by just boiling water. After that I just add a little butter with peas, corn, or whatever I’m in the mood for and I’m good to go.

  7. Brenda Riley says

    Rice is so versatile. I’ve eaten it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I’ve been exploring different types of rice and like almost all of them. Brown and wild rices do take a bit more cooking, but are well worth the time!

  8. says

    I love to add brown and wild rice to the stuffing- adds texture. I also make a broccoli, rice and cheese casserole that the family loves. Rice is great because it absorbs flavors so well.

  9. MaureenK says

    To shake it up a it this holiday season, I was thinking of making some home-made rice milk to substitute for milk and cream in my recipes…so winning this package might give me a different-tasting option as well as some great other ingredients for my table!

  10. jey says

    My kids are not a big fan of mac and cheese but they love rice and cheese. For desserts we would make a fall spiced rice pudding with cinnamon, nutmeg ect.. it will also be great for leftover turkey to make a yummy soup.

  11. Cheryl M says

    Love the wild rice mix. Been going out of my way to find it for special occasions for years! Would love to try their other products!

  12. LeeAnn P. says

    I like both FB pages and am an email subscriber. I’m really the only one in my family that likes potatoes or stuffing so I usually make a couple or rice dishes as substitutes!

  13. Heather Vongsavanh says

    If my husband could, he would eat rice at least 3x/day. We love rice, too. Our favorites are sticky rice and coconut rice with mangos. I like a variety, but I’ve never had the Japonica type. Would love to try.

  14. Shari W says

    Liked, subscribed & liked. Lundberg rice is my favorite! Rice pudding is traditional at our Thanksgiving. And I’m trying to create a new stuffing recipe …. with no gluten, so rice is being featured. I don’t have it quite right yet – but I’ll get there!

  15. Laura Eichenlaub says

    I wish I saw rice at more holiday dinners – I prefer little seasoning or extras with my rice, I like to let the rice toot its own horn :) A little butter or oil and salt/pepper is how I love my rice! What a fantastic give away!

  16. katie says

    I “Like” Lundberg and Appetite for Health on Facebook I have sign up for your enewsletter.
    I like to rice it up at holiday time by serving rice cakes topped with pumpkin butter, and coconut flakes I also like Mixing fresh cranberries and walnuts in wild rice, and making brown rice hot dish with.garlic squash and green beans..

  17. Rebecca Lord says

    My hubby has just gotten on a rice kick and I love it, finally I can ditch the mashed potatoes, I love to make stir fry….I am really getting the hang of it and experimenting more and more with it
    Also, a chicken corn casserole with rice at the holidays is my favorite

  18. Jeremy says

    I like you both on Facebook as Jay Cee and am a continuing newsletter subscriber. Rice? I am half Korean so I grew up eating a lot of rice. I love eating plain rice sometimes. Rice cakes lightly browned in olive oil sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar and hickory bark syrup… Mmmm Mmm!

  19. says

    I like both pages on facebook (Louis H Uffmire) and I am on your email list. I like to add chopped nuts (walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds) to my rice or curry to had some spice
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  20. Jessica S. says

    I can’t eat gluten, so rice is my go-to grain! It’s perfect for sweet and savory dishes during the holidays, and it’s a great way to make recipes more nutritious!

  21. Robin Wilson says

    We love rice as a part of our meal and as a way to use our leftovers to make even more delicious meals. From stuffing to soup it is family favorite any time!

  22. michele malone says

    we eat rice all year round, but I think rick and leftover turkey would make a wonderful soup.

  23. says

    My son loves rice and will eat it 3 times a day. Will be making him stuffed pepper soup, stuffed peppers, stuffed cabbage, rice and stewed tomatoes and a bunch of different casseroles while he’s home for the holidays!

  24. Lori Williams says

    I like Lundberg and AFH on Facebook! I also get your newsletter! Me and my husband love rice! Whatever I cook, I can always count on my darling hubby to ask, “got any rice with this?” We just recently realized there us more varieties than just brown rice, and so I have been trying to buy a different kind each week to try. It has been very interesting and yummy. If we don’t mix it up with what i made on our plates, or if it isn’t already mixed in, we love rice with butter, sea salt and pepper as a side dish!! This package of everything rice products from Lundberg looks awesome. My hubby is a diabetic and one of our sons has celiac, and I am gluten intolerant, so rice is most definately a daily staple in our home. Thanks for the giveaway!

  25. Ineke Ojanen says

    Use a rice blend to make a turkey and vegetable soup. Also, brown basamati rice with dried fruit, nuts and spices for a tasty side.

  26. Joe G says

    Love making rice pudding for the holidays and rice it up! We use holiday spices like nutmeg and clove….

  27. Sheila K. says

    I like you and Lundberg and I’m a newsletter subscriber. For the holidays I make a brown rice/lentil/diced tomato mix that everyone enjoys!

  28. Eliza Klinger says

    I like AFH and Kundberg on Facebook
    FB name Eliza Chadley Labayen Klinger
    I subscribe to your email newsletter
    I would love to use this rice to make stuff peppers or a rice casserole…yum!!

  29. Mary says

    I love all kinds of rice. I also enjoy always trying new dishes to make with fish,chicken,turkey and beef. :)

  30. Teresa C. says

    For the holidays my family “rices it up” by making a wild rice stuffing. Much healthier and tastier. Also every Christmas morning we have a crockpot full of rice pudding. I already “liked” both pages and have signed up ages ago for the AFH newsletter. Also shared on my FB page. Thanks for another great giveaway!!

  31. shelley says

    going to try and gluten free rice stuffing this year . and i love to crush up lundberg wasabi rice chips and use them for breading eggplant, tofu and veggie burgers!!

  32. Lisa Richardson says

    My sister in law makes rice dressing that is to die for. I only get it once a year, and I look forward to that. Nobody makes it like she does!!

  33. Cheryl Boyce says

    Rice Pudding..YUMM!!!! Turkey & Rice Casserole is expected at my house the day after a Turkey is prepared.

  34. Dana Montgomery says

    LOVE their Pumpkin and Rice soup recipe. It’s an easy, gluten free recipe that hits the spot during the holidays!

  35. Andra Eads says

    I like bothy AFL and Lundberg on FB. Shared this contest with my friends on FB. I love to have rice as an option along with potatoes during the holidays.

  36. Jill K. says

    I’m usually assigned the cranberry-orange relish, but maybe they’d let me add another dish if I make something yummy with Lundberg Family Farms rice. Great products!

  37. Jennifer S. says

    I love to “rice it up” during the holidays with my rice pudding. It’s a recipe that’s been handed down in my family and it’s the one time a year my entire family gets to enjoy it.

  38. Kathryn D. says

    I “likd oth and I am already signed up for the newsletter.

    During the holiday season, I use rice in a more unorthodox way; for my gingerbread houses! I use a mix of Basmati and Jasmine rice for snow on the base of my gingerbread houses. The varying whitenss and shape of the two types of rice give the fake snow a more authentic look.

  39. April says

    We love to add rice to every meal – it’s quick and easy and goes great with our veggie and fish dinners. This year for the holiday’s we’re going for rice blends, but are also adding pumpkin rice medley dish to Thanksgiving for the vegetarians among us!

  40. Teresa Fowler says

    My four boys love it when I make rice, cheese, chicken and peas. Their favorite meal and it actually fills them up :)Thank you

  41. Barb E. says

    These look like great products. I would love to win this and give it as gift basket to a gal I know that is battling cancer. She’s a single mom of 4 small children. I know she would love this and it would give her a little lift. Thanks for considering!

  42. Rebekah M says

    I love making fried rice, stuffing it in a turkey, or putting it in pretty peppers and baking them!

  43. Karin C. says

    I make a special rice dish that is the main course. It is Panamanian style with olives, ground beef and scrambled eggs. My family begs for it.

  44. Cynthia says

    I love making beans and rice. Or chili over rice. And with the cold weather, that’s what’s for dinner!

  45. Karin H says

    My rice steamer never rests! Love the organic rice, veggies, and mushroom gravy! Looks like a lot of other great ideas posted that we will need to try!

  46. tabitha a pittz says

    Im on a glutten free diet so holiday meals are hard for me to prepare or partake in. Rice is always a great substitute and this would be an awesome giveaway to win just in time for thanksgiving and christmas

  47. Dorothy Hull says

    Never have tried it, but heard from Mark Martin (NASCAR driver) that black rice is very healthy and good for you. Would love the opportunity to try it.

  48. Bonnie K says

    I like both you and Lundberg on facebook and subscribe to your newsletter.

    I like having the wild rice pilaf with cranberries and nuts during the holiday meals.

  49. says

    I recently really fell in love with JASMINE rice.. and its making is so easy.. and I do like brown rice.. I would love to try Lundberg Rice.. Thank you so much.. I would love to include some rice in the holidays.. however need some great recipes to try..

  50. Sharon Michalove says

    I’m allergic to wheat, so rice stuffing, rice soups, risotto, etc are a life-saver for me during the holidays.

  51. Gratia Oakley says

    The wild rice blend with some sauteed onion, celery, garlic, and mushrooms. Use it as a side dish or add some fresh italian parsely, sage, rosemary, and lemon thyme from the garden and use it as a stuffing. Hope I win the box : )

  52. Teresa says

    What only for the holidays??? We love rice anyway we can get it…even out 6 year old when he won’t eat anything else will eat rice and I mean any kind of rice, white, brown, wild (which wild rice is his favorite)

  53. Erin says

    “Rice it up” with Vegan Tomato Risotto and meatless turkey with roasted sweet potatoes! Rice pudding for dessert!! Continuing to LOVE your Gluten Free/Vegan options! Thanks!!

  54. LisaH says

    We love lil pumpkins stuffed with a fruit, rice, veggie & spices mix. It makes a lovely presentation dish for our vegetarian table. :)

  55. mom2mima says

    We like rice with so many things… we created a quick and easy ‘go to potluck’ idea — Steam your favorite Lundbergs rice (Hubby likes Basmati…) put in baking dish; cook up a couple (to a few) chicken breasts in a skillet (we prefer cast iron) and chop up to bite sized pieces as you cook (we use a professional spatula, cuts great!) Season with garlic powder and pepper and we LOVE Soy Vay Island Teriyaki sauce (be generous) — Saute in some pineapple chunks; when done pour over the rice, cover and go! ~ Glad to have found you via Lundbergs Facebook Page! Now following you and have subscribed to your blog! Definitely will be sharing with others!! Yummy!

  56. Anthony says

    I make Italian Rice Balls for Christmas and on New Years for our family meals because rice signfies rice and prosperity. It’s a fun way to bring everyone a little good fortune for the year to come.

  57. Diane says

    I grew with white rice almost every night. Now I like to try different kinds of rice. For holidays, or any day for that matter, rice pilaf with a mix of black, brown and red rice is a tasty treat.

  58. JasonMChicago says

    I like cooking brown rice and wild rice for the holidays. I use it in interesting ways like soup and even salads!

  59. Angie says

    I love that rice gives a delicious alternative for those sensitive to gluten and milk, like my sister and I. I’ve even convinced the rest of my family that rice is better! Tough with our Celtic roots! Rice made with vegetable stock or even rice pudding can be found anytime – especially holidays with m family. :)

  60. Dace Carlin says

    I discovered your products not long time ago thanks to PROP37. Before the campaign I thought that we were eating healthy, but when I started to gather information on foods what were in our pantry I was in shock. Thanks to Unprocessed October campaign and companies like yours my pantry looks much much better and feel awesome about food what I’m feeding my family!
    Our thanksgiving will be very different from how it looked the years before. We switched to mostly organic produce and will try a lot of new recipes including Lundberg family rice products.

    Thank you so much for doing great work!

  61. Judy Heinsinger says

    I love rice,but I’ve never had it for thanksgiving so this would be a nice change to have some wild rice with the turkey! It looks much more interesting than the same old white rice and more flavor too!

  62. Michelle Fellows says

    I love ruce and we always have a rice dish for Thanksgiving. Yuumy! I have liked and shared…

  63. Megan G says

    Being asian and slightly gluten-sensitive, rice has been a staple my entire life. Nothing too fancy for the holidays. Plain, and steamed in broth, balances well with well-seasoned beans, meats and vegetables.

  64. Megan says

    I have never made rice pudding and would love to give it a shot this thanksgiving! Thanks for the giveaway!

  65. leda says

    We love everything riceful! For Thanksgiving, we like an acorn squash stuffed with wild rice pilaf and we usually do a pumpkin risotto for breakfast.

  66. says

    My machine crashed, so had to start over….

    Yes I love Lundberg rice. I noticed the new packaging the past weekend.

    I already “Like” Lundberg on Facebook and signed up for your enewsletter and “Like” Appetite for Health
    I tweeted this post at
    I follow @appetite4health as @glutenfreesista
    I shared the post on my timeline
    and my page
    I would love that rice sampler!

  67. says

    I love whipping up rice pudding — with Lundberg’s Mochi — around the holidays. Nutmeg and cinnamon, and coconut cream, with slow-cooked sweet rice. But I also like making rice bowls with kabocha squash, paprika and nutmeg and cinnamon to top it.

  68. aleece says

    We love Wild Rice with anything. I cook it in chicken broth for a little extra flavor, and add some dried cranberries or cherries for a little extra special color and flavor.

  69. Betty Cannon says

    One of our favorite recipe for family gatherings is black japonica rice, baked with mushroom soup and fresh mushrooms. It goes great with so many things. And we also eat a lot of brown rice with steamed fish for breakfast.

  70. Zachary says

    I like to make a Holiday Wild Rice. I add red peppers and green onions to go with the holiday colors and add some other tasty ingredients.

  71. Charlotte Greer says

    I cook brown rice almost every day. We love it. I also like to make rice pudding this time of year. Warm and oh so yummy.

  72. Tracy Petitjean says

    I’ve never cooked rice for holiday dinners. This would be a great way to start since I love rice and have been trying to find new kinds to try.
    I also shared on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest.

  73. Jeannie says

    I’d love to Rice it up, but I have a family who only will eat the traditional holiday foods. I really love Lundberg’s Rice products and buy them exclusively!!!

  74. Diana R says

    I love making a wild and brown rice salad instead of stuffing for Thanksgiving, it is much tastier and healthier. The texture, nutty taste, and health benefits make me not miss good ole bread stuffing at all.
    I like both Lundberg, and AFH on FB and receive AFH’s newsletter :)

  75. Ellen Mark says

    I use your brown rice couscous in my lentil loaf. It is wonderful. And I love your brown rice along with organic beans and organic salsa. I’m always baking with your brown rice syrup. I make lots of applesauce blueberry and banana raisin muffins with 1/2 cup brown rice syrup. Thanks!

  76. says

    Here in South Florida, I don’t see a lot of Lundberg products, but now that I know RICE is on the “menu” this Thanksgiving, I will DEFINITELY start looking for it — sooooo excited!! I don’t eat potatoes or wheat (until GMO’s are labeled in this country!), so rice on the Thanksgiving table is something I’m REALLY looking forward to! :-)

  77. says

    Rice pudding, rice with turkey, ham , gravy, and soup on and on I could go so many options that we make for the holidays around here.We have all friends and family who come so nobody’s alone make rice with everything, but the sad news is I get whats left rice is the last thing that gets past to me .It does not matter what flavor it all taste so Delicious. When I get it.

  78. Naho says

    Wild rice salad and Brown rice & cranberry pudding with ram sauce for thanks giving. of course, Vegan turkey stuffed with brown rice, almonds, Onions, carrots, etc… make Thanks giving more special!

  79. Jill J. says

    My Mom used to make a rice mushroom dish for the holidays with canned mushrooms and canned french onion soup that was absolutely delicious. I would love to figure out how to make it with real fresh ingredients instead of the canned.

  80. Lynn Bulk says

    I like to use rice for stuffing, pilafs and with dried fruits for a dessert. All separate meals of course! Thanks for the giveaway!

  81. Jasmine Blaylock says

    My kids love rice with just about anything. But I would say our favorite is stir-fry over rice.

  82. Juanita Davis Edwards says

    Traditionally, my family just has rice and turkey gravy for holiday dinners. This year, my husband and I are celebrating our first Thanksgiving and Christmas as a married couple, so we’re seeking out new traditions. I’m thinking rice stuffing, wild rice and/or rice pudding will be on the menu.

  83. rachel says

    Every week I make a batch of brown rice mixed with a medley of veggies and soy sauce. I then top it with teriyaki tofu or a fried egg! (liked and signed up for e-newsletter!)

  84. kelly says

    Great Giveaway!!! My family loves rice .. make it several times a week… they like it served with everything!!

  85. Heather A says

    I usually can’t go to see family at Thanksgiving, so I cook for a few friends that I get together with. I love using the rice to mix with lamb, tomatoes and spices for a quick and easy filling for stuffed peppers – which go over really well at a “buffet” type dinner that my friends and I tend to put together.

    During the Christmas season, I’ve used the Lundberg rice to make rice pudding which is a favorite of my mom’s and she always asks me to make it for her!

  86. says

    I like my friend’s rice casserole; she makes it every holiday, and I took down her recipe and cook it for myself as well — using beef bullion, onions and lots or rice– it is DEEEVINE!!!

  87. mnsteph says

    I Like both on Facebook and already get the newsletter and I rice to it up during the holidays by adding rice to some meals like stuffing or rice pudding.

  88. Amy Lynn says

    I love to make rice stuffing! Lundberg are awesome products and I’d love to try out their products!

  89. olivia tokarz says

    I love to make a brown rice casserole with french onion soup, beef consume’, mushrooms and butter! Soooo good! And cheesy chicken broccoli rice casserole! Yumm! :)

  90. Shanon Necochea says

    Rice isn’t a traditional staple of Thanksgiving in our home but I have read some wonderful recipes here and just may try one. Thank You!! :)

  91. Keith Ruff says

    With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, I like to get out my slow cooker and rice things up. I want to eat healthy and this saves me time too so I can truely enjoy the season!

  92. Hannah Farrel says

    We stuff cornish game hens with wild rice in lieu of a turkey. So delish and personalized!

  93. Kara says

    My favorite dish we make for the holidays with rice is chicken sausage gumbo. Anytime of the year I love to make emerald city salad- a blend of wild rice, kale, swiss chard, bell peppers and more. Yum.

  94. says

    We have wild rice soup on Christmas Eve. I make it in the crock pot and then we can enjoy time with family while it’s cooking and not have lots of cleanup. I love that with so many types of rice you can always be making different dishes to keep it exciting!

  95. laurel says

    Interesting basket – I’m going to my recipe book for some ideas! I like to use rice as a side dish and in soups.

  96. Julie A says

    I like to make a baked rice casserole with leftover turkey and lots of veggies. Rice is also good instead of potatoes too. :)

  97. Sandi says

    My sons and I eat a lot of rice. For Thanksgiving a traditional side dish is broccoli, rice and cream of mushroom soup. Then crushed cheese crackers on top. One of our favorites!

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