A Long-Grained Love Affair

What’s one common thread you notice throughout our frozen Indian meals?

You'd be correct if you guessed high-quality rice (among other things!). From tradition to nutrition, rice boasts a number of qualities, like being easily dressed up for a dish or eaten plain, offering an affordable source of nutrients, and being a great vegetarian protein option. 

At House of Kajaana, our love and appreciation for rice runs deep. It is a pillar of protein in each of our plant-based meals and a way for us to be creative with flavor. 

When given the opportunity to reimagine how we serve rice with a meal, we immediately knew we wanted to enhance our rice to offer you more flavor and nutrition in every bite. For us, that meant bejeweling our rice with seeds, spices, and superfoods.

We embraced creativity when dreaming up our three rice creations. Centered around their high-quality ingredients, their unique flavor profiles are brought to life with rich flavors and nutrition boosts to deliver antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. While each rice perfectly pairs with its accompanying dish, we truly believe each one can be shared or mixed and matched for a deliciously satisfying feast. 

Get to know our three delicious rice varieties served up in our First Collection of ready-to-eat Indian meals:

PEA AND CUMIN BASMATI RICE, as paired with our Cauliflower Tikka Masala
For this dish, our signature basmati rice is studded with peas and cumin seeds for antioxidant support and crowned with mango-dusted chickpeas and pumpkin seeds for a delicious source of protein and vitamins.
In pairing this rice with our Cauliflower Tikka Masala, each bite of turmeric-roasted cauliflower and bejeweled basmati is a comforting blend of flavor and nutrition. 

BRIGHT TOMATO BASMATI RICE, as paired with our Roasted Butternut Saag
Our beloved saag is served alongside a bright basmati rice made with crushed tomatoes, curry leaves, and mango-dusted chickpeas. Not just to bejewel this rice with beautiful color, these ingredients are rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and protein, so you can feel good about what you’re heating up. 
This aromatic rice pairs perfectly with the warmly seasoned greens and mango-roasted butternut squash for a flavorful, nutrient-rich bite. 

PUMPKIN SEED BASMATI RICE, as paired with our Coconut Malabar Curry
This seed-studded rice features pumpkin and sesame seeds for superfood support and nutrient-rich spinach for added protein. Our plant-based take on Malabar Curry and rice packs hearty flavors, protein, fiber, and joy in every bite thanks to its chef-crafted blend of nutritious lentils, traditional spices, and fresh vegetables.

With our First Collection of meals, we invite you to set your table for a full feast of crave-worthy flavors. We recommend grabbing six spoons to try a little of everything and share the joy.

Every thoughtful addition to our signature rice was met with a dedication to pushing flavor and nutritional boundaries while making responsible choices at every step of the process.

As lovers of rice–using it in our home-cooked dishes and ready-to-eat meals–we appreciate experts' efforts to make rice available and sustainable. To shed light on the generous work of those in the rice farming and research fields, we encourage you to take a few moments to read through this recent New York Times article.

Whether you are rice obsessed like we are or simply enjoy its ease and simplicity, we hope you’ve found a new appreciation for the joy rice can bring and for those making it possible to serve it on our tables.

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