Uncle Ben's has announced the winner of its Best Rice Dish 2017 competition: Rob Maidment from Simpsons Lane Academy in West Yorkshire.
The competition, which gave school caterers the chance to win a six-month free supply of Uncle Ben's rice plus a Kitchen Aid, invited caterers to create a rice dish for its school menu during National Rice Week (18-24 September). The winning recipe was Maidment's ‘Italian chicken and courgette rice' dish.
Matt Cutts, product director at Mars Food Europe, said: "Rice is an amazing food and Mars Foodservice is committed to protecting and celebrating this staple ingredient. Thanks to a combination of a 215-point quality check, sourcing of high quality ingredients and its parboiled process, the Uncle Ben's long grain, whole grain and basmati rices have all received Craft Guild of Chefs accreditations following an outstanding report from the association earlier this year.
"Providing easy-to-use, flavoursome and high quality products is of the upmost importance to Mars Foodservice and we are fully committed to providing rice products which are suitable for the foodservice and catering environment."
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