July 26/Houston -- Riviana Foods Inc. has launched Minute Steamers in the frozen food section. From freezer to plate in four minutes, the Minute Steamers contains rice that is fully cooked in a convenient self-ventilated bag. The new Minute Steamers hit on noted Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert's 2012 Food Trends to Watch of eating at home to save money with the introduction of its four ingredient meals using the new product.

Minute Steamers heats in the microwave in its own steamable bag packaging in four minutes. Available in six rice varieties including Whole Grain Brown Rice, White Rice and a variety of flavorful mixes such as Broccoli and Cheese Rice, Spanish Rice, Fried Rice and Brown & Wild Rice with Vegetables, and one pasta variety -- Macaroni and Cheese, Minute Steamers delivers fresh, fluffy flavorful rice/pasta that complement existing family favorite recipes or serves as the base for meals.

"Making the right food choices can be a challenge for families. It's even more of a struggle when balancing a household and busy schedules," said Paul Galvani, vice president, Marketing of Riviana. "Minute Steamers embodies our commitment to helping time-crunched families striving to put a homemade meal on the table and still deliver a meal that is healthful, affordable, convenient and flavorful."