Uncle Ben’s Bistro Express Wholegrain Brown, $3 (250 g)
It’s a little less nutty than the slower-cooking stuff, but this brown rice only takes two minutes (two minutes!) to make—just heat with a splash of water.
Nutrition notes: This whole grain is free of salt and strange additives, and has the same amount of fibre as regular brown rice. Avoid flavoured rice sides, as they’re typically too high in sodium. Add your own instant seasoning instead by stirring in salsa, pesto or a splash of low-sodium soy sauce.