Up for Grabs: Nueva Cocina gift basket of Latin inspired mixes

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My husband and I consider ourselves adventurous eaters and often turn towards ethnic recipes when we want something a little more exciting than plain chicken or pasta. The problem I have with many ethnic recipes is that they tend to be a little bit more time consuming than I can really handle on a busy weeknight! I was recently sent a selection of Latin inspired mixes from Nueva Cocina and think this line of products offers a great balance between quick and natural and the complexity of flavors that I love about ethnic foods. If you are not familiar with Nueva Cocina, here is some information about them from their website:

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Nueva Cocina® is the nation’s first line of all-natural, authentic and contemporary, Latin rice dishes, seasonings and soups. We are two Latina entrepreneurs who met in college and shared a passion for Latin cuisine. Our idea for a product line of all natural, authentic and convenient Latin foods had been brewing in our minds for years. It wasn’t until 2003 that we partnered to form Nueva Cocina® Foods – introducing the idea that exceptional tastes in Latin food can be easily achieved at home.

 

Nueva Cocina offers a number of different mixes including things like rice mixes, soup mixes, seasoning, and more. They use 100% natural ingredients. There is nothing artificial in these mixes and they contain no MSG or preservatives!. Almost all of them are gluten free and vegetarian. You can find these mixes in a number of major grocery store chains like Whole Foods, Publix and Krogers. Check out their store locator if you would like to find them near you.

 

 Nueva Cocina Latin Mixes

 

For my review, I received the products shown above which include  a sweet corn soup, a seafood rice mix, coconut raisin rice, and  a beef and taco seasoning. I was really pleased to see how absolutely quick and easy these mixes are to use. For the corn soup, you just have to add a little milk and/or water and simmer gently for  a short time. The beef and taco seasoning is different than other taco seasoning packets I have used in that it isn’t just a powdered seasoning mix…there are bits and pieces of actual dehydrated veggies in this packet as well. All of the packages have very easy to understand ingredient lists and directions on the back.

 

 

My favorite was probably the Paella de Mariscos (AKA Rice Mix  for Seafood). As a New England native, I love seafood and Paella is a classic seafood dish of Spain. This is a simple one pot meal and the seafood you choose to include is flexible. I went with scallops but you could easily do shrimp or cubes of a firm white fish. I also added a little extra onion and bell pepper, only because I had a ton from the garden that I had to use up! Of course, I realized after my family and I inhaled the entire pot that I had neglected to take a picture of the final product! Let me assure you that it was absolutely delicious! Flavorful with lots of bits of vegetables and not at all salty which is sometimes a problem with other mixes. If you love bold flavors and seafood I think  you will really enjoy this one!

 

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Nueva Cocina has given me permission to give one of my readers a gift basket of their assorted mixes. This is a Rafflecopter giveaway. If you don’t see the form, just click the READ MORE text below to enter the contest. This contest ends at midnight EST on July 23rd, 2012.

 
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Disclaimer:  In accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials.”: I received product samples  in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone. Some of the links in this post may be “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers.

 

Comments

  1. The Black Beans & Rice sounds really good, I would love to try it! chocho1957 at hotmail.com
  2. White Bean Soup, looks yummy!
  3. Rhonda W G. says
    Coconut Raisin-With Brown Rice...Sounds delicious!
  4. either the rad beans & rice or the rice mix for chicken...but I would eat it with rabbit.
  5. I would like to try the chipotle taco seasoning.
  6. Mexican Rice Mix
  7. I want to try the Mexican Rice Mix
  8. susan hartman says
    I am a real rice fan so other than the ones you reviewed the black & red beans and rice sound good.
  9. I would like to try the black beans and rice because I am still searching for one that I like.
  10. tracy webb says
    I want to try the black bean soup.
  11. I love Black Beans and Rice
  12. Misty rummell says
    Coconut raisin and brown rice
  13. Cuban Style Black Bean Soup
  14. I'd like to try the Chipotle Black Bean Soup.
  15. C Bekkema says
    Would like to try rice mix for seafood.
  16. Latin lentil soup sounds Awesome!
  17. The Coconut Raisin Rice sounds good
  18. Tortilla Soup with Cilantro
  19. Leann Lindeman says
    I would like to try all three of the taco seasonings!!
  20. I would like to try their Mexican Rice.
  21. I'd like to try the Black Beans and Rice
  22. *°•ƸӜƷ Louis ƸӜƷ•°* says
    I love the Coconut Raisin-With Brown Rice Thank you for hosting this giveaway Louis pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com
  23. ELIZABETH C. says
    I would love to try the White bean soup. Looks good.
  24. I'd like to try the White Bean Soup! Thanks!
  25. Kelly Nicholson says
    Visit the Sponsor's Site and tell me which other product you would like to try! give me soup
  26. PUMPKIN SOUP mix
  27. This sounds delicious! Tortilla Soup w/ Cilantro! http://www.nuevacocina.com/store/2374/Tortilla-Soup-with-Cilantro.aspx Terri P pr4gatheringroses AT gmail DOT com
  28. Charlotte Cramer says
    I'd like to try the latin lentil soup.
  29. Debbie Welchert says
    I would love to try their Tortilla Soup with Cilantro.
  30. I want to try Chipotle Taco
  31. sheri karobonik says
    This sounds so good.
  32. Cuban Style Black Bean Soup
  33. BreeAnna McManus says
    Mexican Rice Mix
  34. i want to try the Coconut Raisin-With Brown Rice
  35. april yedinak says
    black beans and rice mix
  36. Liberty Boblett says
    I would like to try the Corn Soup w/Green Chiles mix...
  37. I would like to try the coconut raisin with brown rice mix and more.
  38. Ellen Levickis says
    black beans with rice
  39. Mel brock says
    The Coconut Raisin With Brown Rice mix sounds really good!
  40. I would like to try the Mexican Rice. tarter95 at hotmail dot com
  41. Seyma Shabbir says
    Coconut Raisin-With Brown Rice and the Cuban Style Black Bean soup
  42. christine jessamine says
    the black beans and rice
  43. Megan Earley says
    I'd like to try the Latin Lentil soup
  44. Jessica Snook says
    I would like to try the Cuban Style Black Bean Soup.
  45. I'd like to try the Pumpkin Soup.
  46. Paul T/Pauline T says
    I would try the Rice Mix for Seafood (Paella de Mariscos) - - Paul T/Pauline T aka Paul Tran..... emscout9 at Hotmail dot com
  47. I like the Chipotle taco seasoning
  48. I would try the white bean soup
  49. Mexican Rice Mix.
  50. micheal dale grim says
    i would like to try the white bean soup
  51. jeanne conner says
    I would try the Latin Lentil Soup
  52. Tina D Reynolds says
    black beans and rice [email protected]
  53. I'd love to try the tortilla soup!
  54. Kathleen Mallia says
    I would like to try the Black Beans and Rice. Thank you!
  55. Joretta Foster says
    Tortilla Soup with Cilantro
  56. Tortilla Soup with Cilantro looks nice!
  57. I'd like to try the Cuban Style Black Bean Soup Mix.
  58. Angela Cash says
    I would love to try the Coconut Raisin-With Brown Rice.
  59. Cris Henry says
    I would like to try the white bean soup!!!!
  60. Gaines Simmons says
    Hello, how are you? Thank you for this opportunity. I like the Latin lentil soup.
  61. Louise Brimsley (Cynthia Brinsley) says
    I would like to try the taco fresco seasonings
  62. Alexandra Roach says
    the chipotle taco seasoning looks amazing!

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