I have tried quite a few of the Knorr Pasta and Rice Sides. I usually get the Pasta ones, but I love mushrooms so thought I'd try this one. The pasta ones usually turn out a little liquidy for me, but this rice one turned out just perfect, as far as the texture of the rice. So easy to make in the microwave, too! I actually threw some already cooked chicken in with it and cooked it all together and it turned out great. The leftovers I friend in a pan, added some scrambled eggs, and made sort of a "fried rice" type dish out of it. So it's very versatile. And tastes great. What a value- I got 2 meals out of one pouch, for only a buck!