Posted on Monday, October 15th, 2012 at 10:19 am
Near East began as a small family-owned grocery store in Worchester, Massachusetts. Soon after opening, the store owners began serving sandwiches and home-cooked meals. Their rice pilaf was served once a week, but quickly became a best seller. The owners began creating large batches of the pilaf and sold it pre-packaged to their loyal customers. As the rice pilaf’s popularity increased in the area, the family added more help to cook and distribute their delicious rice dish. By 1968, Near East was born. Today, the company offers over 30 varieties of rice, couscous, and grain-based dishes in several different flavors. All of their products are made with 100% natural ingredients and are free from preservatives, artificial ingredients, and flavors. Near East products are designed to be delicious and easy to prepare. They make the perfect complement to any of your favorite home-cooked meals.
Individual packages of Near East rice, couscous and grain-based products sell for around $2.00 to $3.00 a box. Prices may vary in individual stores. Near East can be found in several grocery, health, and natural food stores nationwide. Visit the official Near East website for more information. Near East operates out of Chicago, Illinois.