Sun-Maid Raisins in 14.1g packs , 500g canister and 283g resealable packet
Looking at the packets of Sun-Maid California Raisins on my kitchen counter had me thinking back to my childhood days. We use to have them as snacks and in some of the dishes that grandmother used to cook
I remember that grandmother used to add raisins into the pineapple fried rice that she cooked and it tasted absolutely yummy!!
This is one of my favourite Thai dishes and I too have learned how to make this dish at home for the kids to savour. The traditional Thai Pineapple fried rice recipe doesn’t require one to add raisins. However with this additional ingredient it changes the taste from an average tasting one to something seriously mouth-watering.
Raisins add a “kick” to any dish. Made from sun dried natural seedless grapes grown in California’s San Joaquin Valley, these raisins have been available in Singapore for a very long time. They are available in all major retailing supermarkets. The variety of packaging sizes makes it and really easy to pick up a packet for any occasion
With no added sugars, or salt, these raisins are naturally fat and cholesterol free. Raisins are also a good source of fibre and nutrients which can supplement our diet.
Directly imported in from USA they are available in a selection of sizes – mini packs of 14.1g, Canister of 500g, and resealable packets of 283g.
The kids love the mini packets as they are excellent for bringing out as snacks. We normally pop a few packets into the kids carry on bags when we go travelling. They are really convenient to bring around.
Grapefruit salad with Raisins
I normally use the bigger packets at home and add them to salads or baked goods that we make at home. As you can see above I recently added raisins to give more flavour to my grapefruit salad.
To keep the raisins in optimal conditions I normally store them in the fridge to prevent them from going bad due to our unpredictable weather and humid conditions here in Singapore.
The Sun-Maid – raisins can be used in almost any dish from appetizers to desserts. I put them in my salads and 1- dish meals that I create at home.
If salads and fried rice are not what you fancy eating you can always check out the Sun-Maid Website for ideas. To celebrate their 100 anniversary, Sun-Maid is giving away a free downloadable E-book with lots of recipes to try out.
Disclaimer: This is an advertorial in collaboration with Sun-Maid . All opinions are 100% mine.