Announcing Cooking For Kids: Rice Event

Cooking for Kids event is a master mind of Sharmi of Neivedyam. As a mother of 3 yr old son I am always in search of kids friendly recipes. Due to this event now I have lots of kids friendly recipe collection. Thank you very much Sharmi for starting this wonderful event. This month I am hosting this event. I am honored to host this event. This month's main ingredient is Rice.

Rice remains a staple food for the majority of the world's population. Rice is very nutritious. This important carbohydrate is the staple food for more than two-thirds of the world's population who rely on the nutritional benefits of rice.

Rice has the following nutritional benefits:
  • Excellent source of carbohydrates: Rice is a great source of complex carbohydrates, which is an important source of the fuel our bodies need.
  • Good energy source: Carbohydrates are broken down to glucose, most of which is used as energy for exercise and as essential fuel for the brain.
  • Low fat, Low salt, No cholesterol: Rice is healthful for what it does not contain. Rice has no fat, no cholesterol and is sodium free. Rice is an excellent food to include in a balanced diet.
  • A good source of vitamins and minerals such as thiamine, niacin, iron, riboflavin, vitamin D, calcium, and fiber.
  • Low sugar
  • No gluten: Rice is gluten free. All rice is gluten free, making rice the essential choice for people with gluten free dietary requirements.
  • No additives and preservatives: Rice contains no additives or preservatives, making it an excellent inclusion in a healthy and balanced diet.
  • Contains resistant starch: Rice also contains resistant starch, which is the starch that reaches the bowel undigested. This encourages the growth of beneficial bacteria, keeping the bowel healthy.
  • Non-allergenic Cancer prevention and diet: Whole grains (such as brown rice) contain high amounts of insoluble fiber-the type of fiber some scientists believe may help protect against a variety of cancers.
  • Rice is a low-sodium food for those with hypertension.
  • It is a fair source of protein containing all eight amino acids.
Source: Rice Trade

Photo Source: Fotosearch

Guidelines for Participation:

  • Prepare any kind of kids friendly recipe with Rice, and post it in your blog from April 1 to May 2, 2009. You can use any type of rice (white, brown, red etc) and any form of rice like flour, puffed rice, flattened rice etc.
  • Provide a link to this announcement and Sharmi's Website. Using logo is optional. You can use any logo.
  • Achieved entries are allowed. Repost that entry within this period and link back to this announcement and Sharmi's Website.
  • Send me an e-mail with the subject line "CFK-Rice" to RecipeCenter(at)gmail(dot)com with the following details:
Your name:
Blog Name:
Recipe Name:
Recipe URL:
Photo (Any size) : Please give file name as a dish name
  • Not having a blog is not excuse. You can email me the recipe and if possible photo too.
  • Multiple entries are accepted and there is no limit to the number of entries.

I will post round up in one week. Looking forward for your participation.


Priya Sriram said...

Wonderful theme Trupti! I love cooking for kids events!! Will surely pitch in! :) Good luck hosting!

Anonymous said...

This is a great idea! Rice is my daughter's favorite. I'll see if I can try to come up with something or maybe my daughter will :)

Vaishali said...

I don't have kids and rarely cook for any, but I'll see if I can come up with something, Trupti.

Megan said...

Hi Trupti

This sounds like fun! I have a hard time getting my kids to eat rice, but this will be a good challenge to help me figure something out for them!


Cham said...

Great choice, I will send something!

Lakshmi said...

Will send one entry for your event Trupti.

KonkaniBlogger said...

That's a lovely theme. Will love to participate.

Saritha said...

Great event trupti.I posted a rice yesterday will mail u that recipe..

Saritha said...

Trupti mailed u.

Vibaas said...

I love this event too. hope to send some recipes for this wonderful event :)

Priya Suresh said...

Count me in Trupti, will send surely something!

Beyond Curries said...

I'm already waiting for the round up because my son has literally stopped eating rice other than yogurt rice. I too am tired of begging him and just quit trying too.

Anonymous said...

Great theme Thrupti..would love to participate.

FH said...

Cool! I am posting a flavorful rice dish at the end of April, will send to you too. Great choice! :)

Indian Khana said...

Nice idea...All the best dear

Trupti said...

Thank you very much everyone for your comments now waiting for your entries.

Madhu. my son also eat simple white rice. He doesn't link anything like jeera, vegees in that :(

Manju said...

that is a wonderful theme. Let me see what i can come up with!

Sujatha said...

Nice theme, I just posted a kid friendly chapathi in my blog last week.. Now its time to make some Kid friendly rice I beleive! Good choice.. will soon send one for your event :)

vidhas said...

Happy hosting Trupti. I love this event , happy to particiapte.

Sharmi said...

Lovely ingredient Trupti!! All the best on you hosting. I loved your writeup! hope to see lots of entries. I might send one:)

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suvi said...

i am sending something your way very soon!!

gift said...

Thank very informative site..

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Neha said...

Perfect theme trupti, this time i wouldn't miss , n send u a entry soon...

Lavanya said...

thank you trupti..actually you know i have included the same event in my recipe but later i thought that this may not suit for this..becoz you said kid friendly rice recipes i removed it!!thank alot for the suggestion ..i have included now but sorry my links are not working :)

Ramya Bala said...

wow....gr8 event trupthi..will try to contribute :)

Aps Kitchen said...

will surely try sending something Trupti!!

Vikis Kitchen said...

Wow thats a nice event. I am a rice maniac. Sending u my entries too.
Best wishes.

gtyuk said...

thank you for the info about apple sauce:)
will try to post soon :)

Lakshmiskitchen said...

Hi Trupti,

Nice ingredient. Here is my entry:


Priya Sriram said...

Hi Trupti, sent my entry... pls confirm the receipt of the entry... :)

Sree vidya said...

Hi Trupthi,
Plz find my entry here.

I mailed you in the format mentioned.
But I got some automated mail from the delivery system due to which I am not sure it reached you.


Sunita said...

Hi trupti,

I am new to your site & do not know how to participate.
Here's my entry Pls add it.

R said...

nice theme, will try to get in a recipe.