“ Brand: Muller / Type: Yoghurt „
Muller has been producing yoghurts and dairy desserts since 1896 and was established by Ludwig Muller.
Muller Rice was first produced in 1980. It is generally known as being a dairy rice combined with fruit sauce. This review however, will focus on the Original variety which does not contain any fruit sauce. Muller Rice Original is simply creamy dairy rice.
The rice is low fat and contains no artificial colours or preservatives.
The Muller Rice desserts come in a plastic, round pot which is quite deep and adopts a blue and white colour theme. There is a foil lid on the top which has the Muller logo and product name.
Around the pot, you will find the ingredients, nutritional information, preparation guidelines and contact details for Muller.
Inside the pot, you are greeted with a huge portion of an off white/creamy rice pudding. The pieces of rice are quite large and there is plenty of creamy covering.
This rice can be eaten cold from the fridge or heated up for a warm dessert. To heat, simply remove the lid and heat on full power in your microwave for 70secs. Serve!
*Ingredients and Allergy Advice*
Milk,Rice (8%),Sugar,Egg,Stabilisers: Carob Bean Gum, Guar Gum,Salt,Flavourings.
Contains milk and egg.
Suitable for vegetarians and coeliacs but not for people who have cannot have lactose.
Each 190g pot contains
*Availability and Price*
Muller Rice Original can be bought in individual tubs for around 52p from supermarkets. You can also buy a multi pack containing 3 Original and 3 Strawberry Muller Rices for around £3 but look out for special offers.
My favourite Muller Rices are by far the Strawberry but at 52p roughly a pot, I don't get to buy them that often and often buy what is on offer. Well doing my Tesco shop last week, the 6pk of Muller Rices were on offer at £2.92 or 2 packs for £3 so I bought this pack and the Raspberry/Apple pack.
I am quite fond of rice pudding and usually buy the tinned variety from Ambrosia but hubby is not always in the mood for rice so these little pots or Original are ideal. They pots are a good size and 190g is quite filling and I would say more filling than normal yoghurt due to it being rice.
On opening the pot, there is a sweet aroma of vanilla which is very creamy. I notice that the rice pieces are quite a bit bigger than that of other Muller Rices and it looks delicious.
Dipping my spoon in for a taste, I also notice that the pudding is alot thicker and creamier that others in the range. I believe this is down to it not having the rather runny sauce.
The rice is lovely and soft but with a nice firm bite to it. It is as creamy as it looks and very much a high quality pudding. There is plenty of the creaminess and the rice is well coated but very evident.
The rice is very filling and leaves a pleasant yet sweet after taste. I chose to have mine cold though I do like normal rice pudding heated up so I am sure this would be equally as tasty.
The main reason for my purchase was due to the fact that the pack contained the strawberry flavour but I am glad I did buy these as they were very tasty and substantial and if you like normal rice pudding, you will surely like these.
I suppose if you were unsure of the rice being so plain, you could add a touch of strawberry sauce or jam or something for more flavour.
The only thing that concerns me is the sugar. More than 20g is ridiculous even if it is a low fat dessert!
Try them, you may be suprised.
Thanks for reading
I like Muller Rice, and I tend to buy them in the Mini Pot variety, as I can fit this into my healty eating a bit better than the larger pots. You get this in a standard sized pot which I think is 150g, or in the maller sized pots which are 100g. You get the mini pots in packs of 6 and they have 3 Original and 3 Strawberrry and they normaly cost £2, or the standard sized 150g pots, which cost about 55p.
The packaging is alright. You find these in the chiller section next to the Yoghurts and Mousses. The tub is a normal style plastic tub which has the writing around the side of the white plastic tub. They have a foil lid which peels off easily and this has the Muller Rice branding and a little picture of some Creamy looking Rice.
Nutritional Information per 100g tub
You can eat this hot or cold. I prefer it cold, as I think it tastes a bit more Creamy when it is cold, but that is maybe because it is thicker. I like this straight from the fridge when it is the coldest it can be. However if you want this hot then it only takes 40 seconds in the Microwave. But be sure to peel all the foil lid off, as you don't want to cause damage to your Microwave or indeed your house!
There is plenty of Rice pieces in this, and the Rice is mixed in with a Creamy Milky bit. It is an off white colour and tastes like Ambrosia Rice Pudding. Although the other Muller Rice range is nice with the flavours mixed through it such as Strawberry, Raspberry etc, this is just nice and simple how it is, and although I like the Raspberry one, this is my favourite in the range.
Whilst looking for healthier options to stave off hunger at afternoon tea-time (or any other time in the day) at work, I found the low fat Muller rice pots (200 g) on promotion at my local supermarket. I tried out a variety of the favours including Strawberry, Custard and Apple, but none of these beats the original (and best) flavour. Muller Rice original is simply a creamy rice pudding. In terms of texture, the rice grains are quite small, and the cream is fairly thick and smooth with a slight taste of vanilla.
The Muller Rice range of products can be consumed either hot or cold. This means the cold Muller rice is ideal on a hot Summers day, or when heated in a microwave, is a great Winter warmer. To warm up the product, simply remove the foil and place the pot in a microwave (850 watt microwave) for 70 seconds. Make sure that you stir the product after 30 seconds to avoid a "skin" forming.
These products are often on multi-buy promotions at the big supermarkets, so shop around if you are a big consumer and make sure you buy in bulk rather than individually. The best before date is usually for about a month or so, so there is plenty of time to consume the goods! Morrisons is currently selling 3 pots for a pound. I have also seen 4 for a pound promotions at Tescos in recent months. Otherwise, individual pots can cost approximately 50 - 60 p which is significantly more expensive than the special offers.
My husband has been eating these Muller Rice pots like they are going out of fashion for weeks now! I kept on finding the empty pots here and there. Today he told me he had eaten 2 for breakfast, despite scoffing down a big bowl of porridge before he left....curious to know what all the fuss is about I picked one up for myself at lunch today.
I have to say, the thought of cold rice pudding did nothing for me. I hadn't eaten rice pudding since I was a child, and then it was always hot. I see on the tub that you can heat this, so there is that option if like me you don't fancy it cold. I chose the original rice, although there were flavoured versions to choose from. The packaging is a simple plastic tub with a peel back foil lid.
I was pleasantly surprised by the rice! I had no way of heating it, so ate it cold. it is verty thick and creamy and doesn't have a lumpy texture like I was expecting. I had imagined something somewhere between wallpaper paste and...apologies for this.......cold vomit (horrible but true!) All my worries were for nothing and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It wasn't too sweet either, just creamy and quite filling.
A 200g pot cost me 59p. I have it on good authority that recently they were on offer for 8 for £2 at the Co-Op. Maybe this is where husband's problem started! A 200g pot will provide you with 210 calories and 5.2g of fat (3g saturates) This doesn't look too bad, then you are hit with a whopping 21.2 g of sugar! Once again, I feel it's all a bit misleading. This product is labeled as Low Fat, which granted it is, but this really gives the impression that it's quite light in calories.....and it isn't. If you are following the weight watchers plan it is worth 4 points. Quite a chunk out of your daily allowance if like me you are only allowed 18 points per day.
A tasty product, but maybe not the best option of you are watching your weight.
I've always loved rice pudding, but usually buy it in a tin. I've always had the impression that Muller Rice was designed to be eaten cold which is why it never much appealed to me much. When I was in Sainsbury's the other day, however, these cutest little pots of Muller Rice caught my eye. The dinky little 100g pots cost 15p, so at that price I thought I'd give them a try! The pots are much like the big pots of Muller Rice, white plastic with a foil lid, just in mini.
The pot states that the rice can be eaten hot or cold. No prizes I went for hot.. and wow just peel the lid off and stick it in the microwave for thirty seconds. That's it. It come out at the perfect temperature and no washing up. Maybe I'll do rice pudding like this from now on..
The conisitency is lovely, creamy not too thick and not to liquid. It is quite sweet, but I like it that way, maybe some people would find this a little too sweet. For those wanting a little treat after dinner or as a snack without being naughty as little size means there is not too much room for lots of calories! Nutritional information looks like this -
Per Pot - Calories 105
The size of the portion, I though was satisfying enough but eat two if you want to pig out!
Overall I like this product, being a bit late catching onto the Muller rice bandwagon, I'll be buying this rather than my tins, for taste and lack of washing up. The only drawback of course, is they need to be kept refridgerated and don't have as long shelf life. Of course (though that's not a problem for me!), Muller Rice is also available in bigger size pots.
I have reviewed and tried Muller rice- the Strawberry version and while it has grown on me, I found 'Buy 4 Get 4 Free' in Morrison's at the weekend (this applies to all Muller yogurts and is valid until the 31st March). I got myself some 'corner' yogurts and also Muller Rice to take to work in 'Original 'flavour. So I got this yogurt for 26p which is a bargain. Other supermarkets (including Tesco and Sainsbury's are running a 4 for £2 promotion, but usually follow suit when another supermarket has such a good deal on.
I peeled off the foil lid this morning and was greeted with creamy coloured rice. On the foil lid it told me what I already knew, that this product is low in fat (with less than 3% fat), it has no artificial colours or preservatives and it has 20% of my RDA of calcium (27% if I eat the whole pot, why I would only leave half is a mystery to me!).
This Muller Rice has 212 calories per pot. It can be eaten hot or cold by using the microwave and removing the foil lid completely. This product is suitable for vegetarians and comes in 200g pots.
The pot is over ¾ full of Muller rice, it has a nice balance of rice and sauce which doesn't make it too stodgy. It usually has a little of the rice pudding stuck on the lid. The closest item this can be related to is Ambrosia creamed rice. Sometimes creamed rice can be too sweet or too dry, the rice can be too hard, but both these companies got it spot on. I prefer my rice pudding freezing cold, so cannot comment on microwavability. But eaten as is with a teaspoon is the best way! A light snack that will fill you up for a couple of hours, it can be eaten as part of breakfast, lunch or desert. It is low in fat an calories and will certainly combat the sweet craving. Some people see rice pudding in any form a punishment, I think if you are made to eat it as a kid, you will do forever.
My mother used to 'try' to make rice pudding and it was awful! It was the most horrific thing ever. I was used to Ambrosia, and I was given this muck - which sometimes was burnt on top. Ugh. This put me off Hot rice pudding for life. I may try it one day, but all the rice pudding haters should give this a go. Just to try it and see if it is the memories of tepid or hot rice pudding that puts them off!
Thanks for reading and rating !
** What is it? **
The original and best: a pot of creamy rice pudding from the Müller Dairy. It comes in 8 different flavours: apple, blueberry, cherry, raspberry, rhubarb, strawberry, vanilla custard and original. I'm going to review the original flavour, which is just rice pud with nothing else added.
** Packaging **
The pot is nice and wide so you can easily get a dessert spoon in, unlike some yogurt pots which are too narrow and force you to eat with a teaspoon. Sometimes it's good to be able to shovel it in with a big spoon! The pot can also go in the microwave (obviously you have to remove the foil lid first to prevent a rice explosion!). It's really handy for taking to work and leaving in the fridge until break-time. The packaging's sturdy enough that it won't split in your bag as long as it's not chucked into the bottom of a ruckack or packed next to sharp items.
** Nutritional content **
A 200g pot contains 212 calories and 5.2g of fat, which means it's 2.51% fat in total - not bad for something so delicious. It also apparently contains 27% of your RDA of calcium (for the average-sized person I guess) - all the more reason to eat one then!
N.B. The nutritional info for the other flavours varies slightly due to the different flavourings, but is within the same range.
Ingredients of the original flavour: Milk, Rice, Sugar, Egg, Salt, Stabilisers: Carob Bean Gum, Guar Gum; Flavouring.
** What does it taste like? **
I sometimes make my own rice pudding from sctrach using pudding rice, milk, sugar and cream. Although I usually prefer home-made food to prepared stuff, my own pudding is not a patch on Müller's! Mine always ends up a slightly solid mass, or too runny. I've tried using rice flakes as well and have had the same results.
But Müller Rice is rice pudding at its creamy, scrumptious best. The rice itself has a nice bite to it. It's not hard by any means, but it's not too sloppy either, unlike some brands of tinned rice pudding can be. The rice is suspended well in the mixture and doesn't all sink to the bottom, so you don't end up with a spoonful of sticky, clumped together rice nor a spoonful of plain sauce.
The milk/cream sause is of a surprisingly thick consistency - it could even be a pudding on its own, without the rice. It tastes like a slightly custardy chilled dessert. It's sweet enough to satisfy a sweet tooth (no need to add sugar) but not to the extent that it's sickly. Although it's the 'plain' variety I think it's delicious enough not to need extra fruit of jam.
As I mentioned, you can microwave it, and I sometimes do so on a cold day, but I generally prefer to eat it chilled, because I find that sometimes microwaving it can make it slightly runnier.
The best thing about this pudding - apart from the taste - is the fact that it keeps me full until lunch if I eat it as a snack around 10 or 11am. Sure, it's good to snack on fruit and yoghurt, and I do that too, but sometimes your body just needs carbs! And I think this is a better (and cheaper) alternative to grabbing a croissant and a latte every day from the work canteen.
** Conclusion **
Handy, tasty and filling: my secret weapon against cakes and pastries!
I have always been a fan of rice pudding - it is lovely, simple food that is filling and comforting. My mum used to make wonderful rice puddings when I was a child, and it was one of the first dishes that I learned to make when I begin to teach myself to cook properly (although admittedly I cannot make it as well as my mum just yet). Having said that, rice pudding is not really the quickest of dishes to make, for all that it makes the house smell wonderful once you have eventually produced it! The time consuming (and messy) nature of the dish means it is not something that I make very often, so when I do fancy some rice pudding it is normally the pre-prepared variety that I end up with. I have tried various sorts, but after being loyal to Ambrosia's famous rice pudding for a long time, I discovered Muller Rice puddings on a trip home to visit my parents (yes, my mother can't be bothered making the stuff from scratch every single time they fancy some either!). Muller Rices come in eight different flavours (including vanilla custard, apple and strawberry), most of which I have now tried, but I tend to find the flavoured ones are a bit too sweet and sickly for me. It is always the plain original ones that I like best, although they seem the hardest to get in the supermarket - Tesco in particular seem to forever more be selling out of them.
Muller Rice Original doesn't specifically call itself rice pudding (they prefer "creamy dairy rice"), and nor does it taste quite like any other rice based pudding that I have tried. It is thicker in consistency than Ambrosia's rice pud, and doesn't have any nutmeg in it as you usually get in premium supermarket varieties (and my own when I make it). Yet, it is definitely rice pud, and a rather nice one at that. It is a pale, creamy colour - milkier in appearance than most other similar puddings - and as thick as an extra creamy posh yogurt, although not as smooth in appearance as the rice makes it rather lumpy (although in a nice way, I promise). It is versatile, and can be eaten hot or cold as you please. When eaten cold (as I generally prefer it), the creamy colour is matched by the taste; a lovely milky flavour with very tender rice, not too sweet with a creamy aftertaste. When you heat it up (about 90 seconds in a 650 watt microwave or 45 seconds in an 800 watt microwave providing you can get all of the tenaciously stuck on foil lid removed), the consistency becomes runnier and the flavour much more like that you would associate with Ambrosia's classic rice pudding. The smell isn't very strong, but once heated up it does give off a pleasant vanilla-like scent. One of the 200g pots is an ample size; despite it seeming quite a small portion, the thickness and creaminess of the dessert make it very satisfying, and I couldn't eat any more of it that this.
They are not something I eat very often, but I do enjoy them every now and again as a change from a yogurt - and it is great that something so creamy tasting has relatively little fat in it. Muller Rices are inexpensive at around 54p per pot, and supermarkets often put them on special offer (Tesco often have them at 4 for £2, which is great value as they keep well in the fridge for two or three weeks after purchase). They are low fat (less than 3%) and rich in calcium, and contain no artificial colours or preservatives, although they do have added sugar and salt. While they will never be as good as real rice pudding made from fresh ingredients, a Muller Rice is for me the next best thing and very enjoyable as a not-too-naughty treat.
Recommended - if you can find them in the shops!
Ingredients: Milk, rice, sugar, egg, salt, stabilisers, flavouring.
Nutrition (per 100g): 106kcal, 3.7g protein, 16.9g carbohydrate (10.9g sugars), 2.6g fat (1.5g saturated fat), 0.3g fibre, 0.1g sodium, 107mg (13% adult RDA) calcium.
Suitable For: vegetarians and coeliacs, but not for people with lactose intolerance.