Quick-cooking brown rice can easily wind up blown out and mushy, but this brand maintains a firmer, chewier texture during the cooking process. The flavor is ever so slightly oily (in a good way). It could stand up to crumbled goat or feta cheeses, or heartier herbs like thyme.
TASTE TEST AWARD: Uncle Ben's Ready Rice Brown Basmati
Nice and chewy with good grain separation. The flavor is more neutral, so this rice might be better as a whole-grain foundation for a dish like a casserole or stir-fry.