Our Southwestern-Style Chicken & Rice is classic blend of pinto beans and white rice with a kick of Southwestern flavor added by chunks of chicken, sweet corn, bell peppers, and onions finished with a zesty sauce. Just add water for a delicious entree that’s ready in under 15 minutes.
THRIVE Express products are full of nutritious, great-tasting THRIVE meats and vegetables and just require water for simple preparation in minutes. The extended 5–10 year shelf life of THRIVE Express makes it both a perfect choice for your Home Store and a tasty addition to your kitchen. These pouches make it easy to create healthy, convenient, and well-balanced meals the whole family will love.
Nutrition FactsServing Size 1/4 cups (63g)
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs
|Saturated Fat||Less than||20g||25g|
Dehydrated Pinto Beans, Seasonings (sunflower oil, Maltodextrin, sugar, tomato powder, garlic powder, buttermilk powder, onion powder, psice, autolyzed yeast extract, enzyme modified cheddar cheese[milk, cultures, salt, enzymes, disodium phosphate], natural flavor[contains milk], cilantro flakes, whey, citric acid, and disodium phosphate), Precooked long grain rice (contains niacin, iron, thiamine, folic acid), diced chicken, sweet corn, cornmeal, sour cream powder (cream, cultures, lactic acid, cultured nonfat milk solids, citric acid), red and green bell peppers, dehydrated onion, salt.
Temperature: Storing THRIVE at a high temperature can significantly increase the speed that calories and vitamins will degrade over time. In the correct storage container, low-moisture foods such as THRIVE can be stored at room temperature or cooler (75 degrees Fahrenheit or lower) and remain nutritious and edible for years. Our stated shelf life assumes that the product will be stored in optimal conditions.
Humidity: The effects of humidity on a closed can are caused by heat and very similar to the effects of high temperature (see above). High humidity can corrode the cans and in some cases even cause the cans to leak. Areas with high humidity can reduce the opened shelf life of the product. As humidity varies with location please use your own discretion to prevent possible sickness from eating spoiled food.
Damaged Container: Minor dents in the center of the can are usually just a cosmetic issue. However, a can that has been dented near or on a seam can have a compromised air-tight seal and allow oxygen to enter the can. If this is the case we recommend using the dented can within the specified opened shelf life, rather than closed.
The best way to maintain the highest quality of your THRIVE products is to take care of them. If you intend on storing your food for the sealed shelf life, store the cans in a place that is not open to elements such as water, light, and air. Take care of it. Don't expose it unnecessarily to the elements. Also, be sure to keep the temperature and humidity low and even. Under these proper storing situations your THRIVE will maintain its delicious taste, natural coloring, and proper nutrients.
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Sealed Shelf Life
*Shelf life based on optimal storage conditions.
The "heat" in this product is just right -- neither too spicy nor too bland. It is definitely flavorful. I did not find the appearance to be very appetizing and it may be difficult for a child to try. It would be better if the rice were contained in a separate pouch in the package. Also, I did not find "chunks" of chicken as the package indicated, but rather chicken in small dices about the size of the corn kernels. The serving size is closer to three than four, for a normal portion. I will order this again for the flavor.
Tastes like you are in a Mexican restaurant
We purchased the variety pack of the Thrive Express Entrees and Sides so we could find the ones we liked the best prior to making an investment using our "Q." As soon as I opened this pouch and began adding it to the boiling water, the aroma of the spices wafted through the kitchen into the living room straight to my husband's nose. He sat up and took notice. The meal had great texture, taste, and visual appeal. It was excellent. There was a good amount once it was cooked. We were very pleased. This will definitely be one we purchase in larger quantities!