Tilda has launched a new Steamed Rice Range into Foodservice to help chefs, caterers and vending operators offer the nation’s favourite rice meals whilst staying Covid safe.

The convenient and microwaveable pouches are now readily available in foodservice to help the growing number of operators who want to provide tasty rice dishes with maximum flavour, but minimum contact.

The range includes the champagne grain, light and fluffy Tilda Pure Basmati Rice; nutty and wholesome Wholegrain Basmati that’s packed with fibre for extra nutrition, as well as spicy Peri Peri Basmati which combines birds eye chili with smokey paprika, and fragrant Coconut Basmati Rice that boasts long, slender grains infused with fresh coconut.

Available now, the new steamed range is perfect for kitchens in need of a speedy and safe rice offering, whilst being the perfect solution for vending machines, food-to-go, room service, or within isolation or education food kits. The 250g packs can be microwaved in just two minutes or stir-fried as part of a recipe – all with minimum handling and no waste.

Best of all, the available range is 100% gluten-free, vegan and made using only natural ingredients and the finest flavours.  Operators and caterers can elevate their plates by offering tasty, nutritious rice dishes in minutes.

Annette Coggins, Head of Foodservice, Tilda UK said of the new Steamed Rice range:

“In a time when hygiene and minimum contact is so important, these pouches are the safest and tastiest rice solution for chefs and caterers to use. The nutritional benefits that come from each grain is astounding and the Steamed Rice Range houses all these fantastic values, as well as the quality and flavour that has made Tilda rice a chef favourite and household name.”

As well as supporting Covid-safe kitchens, the launch of the new Steamed Rice range will mean operators can cater for the growing demand for healthier and plant-based dishes, especially on-the-go. Following the last year’s events, consumers are even more focused on their health and the food they eat. With seven million people in the UK maintaining a vegetarian diet and a further 3.5 million people following a vegan lifestyle*, Tilda’s Steamed Rice range can help caterers offer delicious and nutritious plant-based dishes in a quick, easy and convenient format.

Annette adds:

“Rice is the perfect solution to offer consumers a high-quality and nutritional base for their meals, whether it is vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free or packed with meat and protein! Our newly available Tilda Steamed Rice range opens up a whole new world of possibility, whilst providing meals that will support general health and well-being, wherever and however they’re being enjoyed.” 

Rice plays an integral role in many cuisines and the newly available Tilda Steamed Range lends itself perfectly to caterers to bring flavourful dishes to their menus. Alongside the new and exciting pouches, Tilda’s Speciality Rice range includes the nutty and aromatic Basmati & Wild, deliciously creamy Arborio Risotto Rice from Po Valley and the naturally fragrant Jasmine Rice. Tilda’s full range and a whole host of inspiring recipes can be seen at www.tildafoodservice.com.

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