Giveaway: 2 free bags of Mahatma rice for 3 lucky winners!

Do you love using rice in your recipes? Mahatma Rice has two new rice products – Mahatma Basmati rice and Mahatma Jasmine rice. I’m a member of Bzz Agent and they sent me a bag of each type of rice to try along with some free coupons to pass along to others. Three lucky winners will each win a coupon for a free bag of Mahatma Basmati rice and a free bag of Mahatma Jasmine rice (up to $4.25 value for each bag).

Both types of rice are known as “fragrant” or “aromatic” rice because of the aroma that is emitted while cooking.  Each 2 lb rice package is available in a convenient E-Z open and E-Z pour spout. 

If you read my Menu Planning Monday posts, then you know that we use a lot of rice in our meals, and I am so excited to have the opportunity to try these two products.  I decided to do a search using the Mahatma recipe finder and the two recipes I’m going to try first are the Lime and Cilantro Beef Salad (using the Jasmine Rice) and the Pineapple Fried Rice (which can be made with either rice).

Here are the details on the giveaway if you’d like to try this rice for yourself!

The giveaway starts today and will end at 11:59 pm CT on Wednesday, March 31st. I will announce the three winners on Thursday, April 1st. The winners will be chosen randomly using

You will have 24 hours to provide me with your contact information (when you post to enter, you must leave your e-mail address or some other way for me to contact you!).

Here’s how you can enter to win:

1. Visit the Mahatma recipe finder and let me know what recipe you’d like to try if you win the free rice!

2. Subscribe to my blog (You must activate your subscription to validate your entry). Please post a comment letting me know that you subscribe.

3. Follow my blog through Blogger or become a fan on Facebook. Leave an entry letting me know that you’re following!

4. Blog about the giveaway on your blog. Be sure to come back and post a link to your post!

Please create a separate post for each of your entries. If you win, you need to provide me with some way to contact you. (Remember, if you post a comment as “anonymous” you need to include some sort of identifying information or your entry will not be valid). If you’re accessing this through a live feed somewhere else, you will need to actually come here to enter the giveaway.

Good luck!


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  2. Elliot + Brandy Wilson says:

    Fresh herb and Jasmine risotto sounds excellent.



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  5. The Bookworm says:

    I'd love to try the 5-Spice Chicken with Minted Rice!


  6. The Bookworm says:

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  7. The Bookworm says:

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  8. Anonymous says:

    i would like to try shrimp and saffron rice salad.
    i'm your blog follower and subscribed to your blog.

  9. NancinaT says:

    I'd make the Suppli al Telefono. I love suppli!!! I remember eating these in Italy, but not knowing they have fillings in the middle. Imagine my horror one time biting into one filled with beef and peas! (It was yummy, just surprising!!)

  10. I would love to try the Coconut Shrimp and Rice Salad. I think my husband might die if I made that one night!

  11. I am subscribed to your blog.

  12. I am already a subscriber. 🙂

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  14. The chinese fried rice sounds good

  15. Heather Corral says:

    I also follow you on FB!

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  16. Heather Corral says:

    I think the Baked Chicken and Rice looks yummy!

  17. the kids would like the Old Fashioned Chicken and Rice Soup

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  19. Lori Sifuentes says:

    Email subscriber.


  20. Anonymous says:

    Arroz con pollo (I grew up eating it)

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  21. I would love to try the Raspberry Salmon with Ginger Rice which can be made with either of the rices. I love getting your e-mail updates.

  22. Espresso says:

    I subscribe via blogger.

  23. Carolsue says:

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  25. Kristine Michelle says:

    I'd like to try the Conquistador Spinach Salad
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  26. Kristine Michelle says:

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  27. I'd like to try the Aromatic Rice.

  28. mhowardsaratoga says:

    Hello! I follow you and wuold love to try the Apple Rice Pilaf. thanks for doing this! we could use it!

  29. Mrs. Weisser says:

    I want to try the Pineapple Fried Rice!

  30. Laurie D says:

    I follow your blog and would try the following recipe:

    Island Pork with Tropical Rice and Spicy Apricot Drizzle

    savethosepennies at aol dot com