Friday, February 5, 2016

#LevelUpYourRice with Doña Maria Premium Quality Rice.. And an Instagram Contest!!

Doña Maria Premium Quality Rice

        We all probably take rice shopping for granted. I certainly do. I don't even know the difference between the different types of rice. Once I almost bought rice that's used for kakanin (rice cakes) just because I asked the vendor which type of rice is the sticky one. Something like Japanese rice. True story! Fact is if we go to the supermarket to buy groceries including rice, you might want to make sure you're getting the one with the best quality. One that looks good, smells good, and tastes good of course. An excellent example is this brand that most probably looks familiar to you (especially when you're the one who does grocery errands). It's Doña Maria Premium Quality Rice!

Doña Maria Premium Quality Rice

        From the start, you can already tell that Doña Maria Premium Quality Rice is truly of premium quality and that it's worth every peso. For one, the packaging is very nice and clean. But the goodness of Doña Maria Rice goes beyond packaging. It's got a satisfying taste, good aroma, and soft texture. It's seriously the type of rice that me and my family love.

uncooked rice

        Another interesting fact about Doña Maria Premium Quality Rice is that this is the only rice brand in the Philippines that creates rice doing the whole process. From plating, to harvesting, to milling to packing, and distribution. It is proudly made here in the Philippines, although it may taste like imported rice.

Types of Dona Maria

        Doña Maria Premium Quality Rice has different types of rice to choose from. Under the  Doña Maria  brand, there are currently 6 types. The Jasponica White Rice has the aroma and fluffiness of Jasmin rice. The Jasponica White Plus Brown is for those who want to get the great nutrients of brown rice but are not yet that accustomed to the texture it has. It's mixed with white Jasponica. So think of it as the transition rice from white to brown. The Jasponica Brown, as I mentioned earlier, has amazing nutrients that aids in becoming more fit. It is rich in Fiber, Magnesium, Selenium, Vitamin B1, B3, and B6,

The Miponica White Rice is Glutinous and fluffy, like the texture of a Milagrosa rice. but the quality of a Japanese rice. The Miponica Brown Rice has the nutrients of brown rice while having a chewy texture.

Jasponica Congee

        and last but not the least is the Jasponica Congee. This is perfect for making risotto, sticky rice and maki.

        SL Agritech Corporation (SLAC), the makers of Doña Maria Premium Quality Rice, goes above and beyond to make sure that their quality stays the same by having the best rice breeding technology here in the Philippines. Their hard work didn't go unnoticed as SLAC has been certified with the ISO 9001:2000 for Hybrid Seeds and Hybrid Rice Production last February 2009.

Jasponica rice

        As soon as you cook Doña Maria rice, you will immediately see and smell the difference. It's so white and fluffy! And the aroma is clean and appetizing! Seriously. You really have to try it to see the difference.

fried rice recipe

        We were so thrilled that we decided to create a recipe to make the most out of this 
beautiful rice! 

Island Style Fried Rice With Dona Maria Premium Rice!

Island style fried rice

        We love plain rice but we decided to do this recipe that we found on the internet. ISLAND STYLE FRIED RICE! I like sweet, Rina likes Spam (who doesn't?) And our little Rain loves pineapples. So this was the perfect recipe!

Island style fried rice ingredients


  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked rice (we used Doña Maria Jasponica Rice)
  • 3 cups water
  • 4 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 can of fully cooked diced Spam
  • 1/2 cup sliced Chinese sausage
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 small can of pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 3 tablespoons oyster sauce

First step is of course to cook the rice using a rice cooker. Set aside and let it cool.

spam and Chinese chorizo

        Heat 2 tablespoons of canola oil in a pan over medium heat. Fry the diced spam and sliced Chinese sausage. Once they are fully cooked, remove the spam and Chinese sausages from the pan, put it in a bowl, and set aside.

scrambled eggs

Using the same pan, pour the beaten eggs. 
Cook it scrambled style, and then set aside.

fried rice recipe

        Next is to heat 2 tablespoons of canola oil in a large non-stick pan over medium heat. Once the oil is hot enough, dump in the cooked rice and stir. Keep stirring for around 2 minutes.

fried rice recipe

        Then add the garlic powder and  once again toss the rice around for around a minute or so.

island style fried rice

        Once the garlic powder looks evenly distributed all over the rice, dump in the spam and Chinese sausage, the scrambled eggs, pineapple, and oyster sauce. Keep stirring until everything looks completely mixed in. After that, add in the green onions, stir for another 2-3 minutes and you're done!

Island style fried rice

Final product! It's so easy to do, the ingredients are simple, and it's delicious! 

The fluffiness of the Doña Maria Jasponica Rice really did the trick for us!

Island Style Fried Rice

Rain loved it!

Island Style Fried Rice

And I couldn't agree with her more!

        We really enjoyed making this recipe and it was really easy cooking with Doña Maria Premium Quality Rice. Honestly, it will be really hard not to put this as part of our normal grocery list! Follow Doña Maria  on Facebook and check out their official website at here for more fun updates and recipes that you can try using Doña Maria Premium Quality Rice! #LevelUpYourRice


Get Your Rice recipes ready, because as a way of welcoming it's newest Celebrity Endorser, Doña Maria Premium Rice is going to hold a contest on instagram welcoming their newest Celebrity endorser! 

You can take part in the contest in just Three Easy Steps! 

STEP 1: Post photos of their dishes made with Doña Maria Premium Quality Rice on instagram using the hash tags #DonaMariaRice , #LevelUpYourRice & #PremiumQualityRice ! Make sure to include the Doña Maria Rice Packaging in the Photo! (See Below)
Doña Maria Jasponica Rice

STEP 2: Add a caption, telling how Doña Maria Rice changed your dining experience with your family

STEP 3: Don't forget to Follow and tag @DonaMariaRice  on Instagram! 


There will be Nine (9) Minor Prize Winners

-Php 5,000 cash

-Doña Maria Rice 

And Three (3) Major Prizes:

Php 10,000 cash 

Doña Maria Rice 

And a VIP Pass to meet Doña Maria newest Celebrity endorser.. Do you know who he is? 

Dona Marie Alden Richards

        The winner gets to meet ALDEN RICHARDS! (My wife is freaking out right now!)

The Contest will run until end of February 2016. Dona Maria will choose and announce the winners on the Official Instagram Accounts of Tim Yap (@OfficialTimYap ) and Phoemela Baranda (@PhoemelaBaranda), as well as their respective Official Facebook Pages!

Don’t forget to follow @DonaMariaRice on Instagram and Like their Facebook page for more details!

        I am so looking forward to seeing your recipes on Instagram! 


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