FAQ – General FAQS About Minute® Products

Are any Minute® products gluten free?

Yes, several Minute products are gluten free. Below is list of products:

  • Instant Brown Rice
  • Instant Jasmine Rice
  • Instant Rice & Quinoa
  • Instant Premium Rice
  • Instant White Rice
  • Ready to Serve Cilantro & Lime Jasmine Rice
  • Ready to Serve Garlic & Olive Oil Jasmine Rice
  • Ready to Serve Southwest Pinto Beans and Rice
  • Ready to Serve Brown Rice
  • Ready to Serve Basmati Rice
  • Ready to Serve Brown Rice & Quinoa
  • Ready to Serve Brown & Wild Rice
  • Ready to Serve Chicken Flavored Rice
  • Ready to Serve Jasmine Rice
  • Ready to Serve Multi-Grain Medley
  • Ready to Serve Organic Brown Rice
  • Ready to Serve Organic Red Quinoa & Brown Rice with Garlic
  • Ready to Serve Organic White Rice
  • Ready to Serve White Rice
  • Ready to Serve White & Red Quinoa
  • Ready to Serve Yellow Rice

Are any Minute® products non-GMO?

Yes several Minute products are non-GMO. See below for a list of products:

  • Instant Brown Rice
  • Instant Jasmine Rice
  • Instant Rice & Quinoa
  • Instant Premium Rice
  • Instant White Rice
  • Ready to Serve Cilantro & Lime Jasmine Rice
  • Ready to Serve Garlic & Olive Oil Jasmine Rice
  • Ready to Serve Southwest Pinto Beans and Rice
  • Ready to Serve Basmati Rice
  • Ready to Serve Brown Rice
  • Ready to Serve Brown Rice & Quinoa
  • Ready to Serve Brown & Wild Rice
  • Ready to Serve Jasmine Rice
  • Ready to Serve Multi-Grain Medley
  • Ready to Serve Organic Brown Rice
  • Ready to Serve Organic Red Quinoa & Brown Rice with Garlic
  • Ready to Serve Organic White Rice
  • Ready to Serve White Rice
  • Ready to Serve Organic White & Red Quinoa

Do Minute® Instant or Ready to Serve products contain preservatives?

All Minute® Instant and Ready to Serve products contain no preservatives.

Is Minute® Instant Rice bleached?

Minute Instant Rice is not bleached. It’s simply cooked, then dried. We’re on a mission to make meals simple so you spend less time cooking and more time enjoying.

Are the Minute® Ready to Serve cups and bowls recyclable?

Both the cups and bowls used for Minute® Ready to Serve are recyclable (plastic #5 ).

Are the Minute® Ready to Serve cups and bowls BPA Free.

Both the cups and bowls used for Minute® Ready to Serve are BPA free.

Why are Minute® Ready to Serve rice cups so hard to open?

The integrity of the seal keeps the product safe and fresh. If you have trouble removing the film, you can carefully use a knife or scissors to cut around the inside edge of the lid to completely remove the film.

Where is Minute®Instant White, Premium and Brown rice grown?

We purchase rice for these Minute® Instant Rice products from farmers in Arkansas, California, Florida, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, and Texas.

I’ve heard a lot of news reports regarding arsenic in food products — what about arsenic in rice?

Arsenic is a chemical element that is ubiquitous and has always been present in air, water, rocks and soil, which is how plants absorb it, regardless of whether the farming method is conventional or organic. Because it is everywhere in the environment, it is unavoidable in food and has always been present in the worldwide food supply. Dietary exposure to arsenic comes from a variety of different sources, including fruit, fruit juice, vegetables, rice, wheat, flour, corn, beer, wine and water. Arsenic exposure from food is 80 percent lower than that determined to be safe in drinking water. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration continually monitors the U.S. food supply, including rice and rice products, to assure food is safe. Current science points to rice as a healthy and nutritious food that contributes only a minor amount of arsenic to the human diet. The safety of our products is a top priority.

How does Minute® Premium Rice compare to Minute® White Rice?

Minute® Instant White Rice is a long grain white rice which is precooked using a patented process which ensures consistent quality and convenience in preparation. Minute® Premium Rice is also a long grain white rice which is precooked but uses a different raw material, parboiled rice, which has a golden color and uses a similar cooking process as Minute Instant White Rice. In addition to the color difference, Minute Premium Rice grains are more separate and tend to be slightly firmer in texture. Preparation and 5 minute cook time are the same for Minute Instant White and Premium Rice.

Can I put Minute® Instant Rice in a garbage disposal?

We do NOT recommend you put rice, raw or cooked into your garbage disposal. Rice expands when you add water and cook it in a pan and it does the same inside your pipes or garbage disposal.

Where can I find the production code date on the Minute® products?

The production code date is located on the bottom of each package near the BEST BY date. It’s a combination of numbers and a letter (i.e. 122M940 or J01419).