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April 19, 2011

Goose Valley Review & 3 Giveaways -- ENDED

Giveaway winners are: #208, 281 & 283. We eat a lot of rice at home, mostly we eat Japanese jasmine rice or brown rice. Although we like wild rice from time to time, but we don't eat them too often. When I received Goose Valley wild rice to review, I was excited to cook them and try them out. Since I rarely make wild rice, I was not sure how well they would turn out.





I took the wild rice I received to review and cooked them on the stove top using chicken broth. Although the back of the package suggested that you add salt or spices to taste, I found that when I used chicken broth the cooked the wild rice it turned out great even without adding any salt or spices in it. One bag of rice makes 8 servings of rice. I must admit that at first I was a bit surprised by how little rice there were for something that's supposed to be 8 servings. However, once we ate some, we realized how filling they were. The Goose Valley wild rice was very tasty and it went very well with the baked chicken I made for dinner.

To buy your own wild rice, please visit the Goose Valley website. We thought that the rice was really high quality rice and we would definitely recommend it to our friends and family members.

Many thanks to Goose Valley. The company has generously offered 2 packages of rice to 3 of my readers (US residents only please). Each giveaway winner will receive 2 bags of rice.


How to enter:


In order to enter my giveaway, you MUST be a public follower of my blog through Google Friend Connect. To follow me, click on the "Follow" button on the right hand side of my blog. If you are not a follower and you enter my giveaway, ALL of your comments will be automatically forfeited.

1). Please go to Goose Valley and then come back to tell me about something interesting you have learned about the company (you MUST be a public follower of my blog to enter this giveaway, and your profile can not be set at private).

How to earn additional entries (please leave a separate comment for each additional entry):


2.) Blog about my giveaway- with a link back to here, when you leave the comment make sure you include the URL of where your post of my giveaway is. Please do not copy and paste my review over to your blog, please write about why you would like to win this giveaway and provide a link back to this post. The Contest ends May 3rd, 2011 at 11:59pm PST. Blogging about my giveaway earns 2 additional entries.

3.) Add me as a friend on Facebook for 2 additional entries.

4.) Follow me on Twitter for 2 additional entries.

5.) Grab my button and display my button on your blog or website. Then come back to tell me what your website or blog address is, make sure to leave an url address so I can check it. Grabbing my button is worth 5 additional entries. If my button is not displayed on your homepage but it is posted elsewhere, you will not be eligible to win with your additional entries.

6.) Grab my "Bring Home The Baby Shopping Guide" button and display my button on your blog or website. Then come back to tell me what your website or blog address is, make sure to leave an url address so I can check it. Grabbing my button is worth 5 additional entries. If my button is not displayed on your homepage but it is posted elsewhere, you will not be eligible to win with your additional entries.

7.) Tweet about this review and giveaway. Please tweet the following: " I want to win Goose Valley Wild Rice @ http://www.sugarpopribbons.blogspot.com/ ". After your tweet, please leave me the url of your tweet so I can check. If you do not know how to check your tweet url, please read this post for step by step instructions. You can retweet once a day for 1 entry each time.

8.) Comment on one of my non giveaway posts for 1 additional entry (leave me a comment here to let me know which post it is).

9.) Enter in any of my active giveaways for additional entries. You get one extra entry per other giveaway you enter. So enter 1 of my other giveaways for 1 additional entry or 10 other giveaways to 10 extra entries. When you leave me a comment for your additional entry, be sure to let me know which giveaway it is so I can check.

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* Each giveaway winner has 48 hours to respond to my email about getting the awesome giveaway prize to him/her. If the winner does not reply to my email within 48 hours, I will choose another winner using the True Random Number Generator.
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*I received a free product (or products) for review purposes. I did not receive any form of compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are not always positive, but they are my personal and honest opinions. Other people's views and experiences with the product or products might be different from mine.


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I learned that Only Goose Valley Wild Rice comes from just one location - Goose Valley.

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i love wild rice, i get it from costco.

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I would buy the certified organic wild rice found here
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comes from goose valley

Amber said...

I learned that they hand select the plumpest Grade A wild rice for our Family Reserve.
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There is a chicken and wild rice quesadilla recipe.

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