“ Type: Puddings „
Hands Up everyone who likes Rice Pudding?
Hands Up if you remember your Mum or Grandma making home-made rice pudding?
Hands Up if you hated the skin as a kid but now love it as an adult?
Hands Up if you like to warm up your Rice Pudding and stir a spoonful of jam into it to make it pink?
Hands up if you liked Rice Pudding and Macaroni at school dinners but hated semolina and sago?
Hands Up everyone who hasn't yet raised their hand! There won't be many of you.
There - that was fun, wasn't it? You can lower your hands now.
Anyway, after tea tonight I felt a bit short changed. For reasons best known to Her Meanness, she had only given me one spicy chicken breast with my chips rather than two, so I had to have recourse to the cupboard to see what I could have to fill that void in my Pudding compartment.
Yes, you've guessed what I found and I am just finishing it off now. It's really rather cheap - 17p as I recall - and it's really rather nice. Nicely sweet and milky but not too runny as I expected it to be.
I like the honesty used by Sainsbury's in describing their Basics range. They don't seek to pretend that the product is anything other than, well....basic! In this case, they say on the label: "a little less rich - still warms you through though"
It's true that it isn't as creamy as that other famous but rather expensive brand of tinned rice pudding with which we are all familiar, but it nevertheless hits the spot as far as I am concerned and I have now slurped down the final spoonful. That's the whole tin gone and the pudding compartment is now, for the time being, full!
Let's have a closer look at what I have eaten.....
425g in weight
316 calories - eek!
35.2g of sugar
Only 9% rice - the rest being Skimmed Milk, Whey, Whole Milk, Sugar, Acidity Regulator, Sodium Carbonate
Oh well, it's not as if it's an everyday treat. I'll walk an extra few paces tomorrow to make up for it - the extra few paces will probably be to Sainsbury's to re-stock.
I love Rice pudding, I love making my own as it is just such a delicious desert for all the family, I love the canned ones too and I have tried lots of brands, shops own brands and also the branded ones, as I think in a can they are so quick to eat, it is just open the can and eat, just the way I like it to help my sweet craving.
I buy this one regularly from Sainsbury's it is their own lower priced product, it comes in a basic looking can, the wrapper is in the usual colours of orange and white for the lower ones, it does not look very attractive but the rice pudding inside is a really nice consistency, it is not a runny pudding, it is solid and it tastes lovely.
The rice has a really nice texture, which is smooth and soft, it is very easy to swallow, it is quite creamy for the price, and I like to eat it hot or cold, when I open the can, I always either place it into a dish and place it into the microwave and heat it, if eaten this way I only put it on a minute setting and then take it out and give it a little stir and place it back for another minute or so, and it is ready to eat, I also just eat it cold from a dish.
I often like to put a little jam with my rice puddings, to give it a little extra taste, also I have eaten this with some syrup poured over it, and it tastes delicious, my grandchildren also love this one, and the tiny ones who are just over a year old, they can easily swallow it too, and they just eat it without any jam or syrup, as it would be too sweet for them, as it is just for a treat and they do not eat too many sweet foods as it is not healthy.
For a 425g can it is priced at just 17p, and I think it is worth every penny for a cheaper brand, it is a very good quality product, it is very good value for the money, and it does not taste bland, it has just the right sweetness for my family, as they do not have such a sweet tooth as I do myself.
It contains skimmed milk and it is suitable for vegetarians, and is free from gluten, I really think as it is skimmed milk with this one, the thickness is very good, and I recommend it for anyone to try and especially if you have lots of children or grandchildren to feed as I do myself, I will always buy this one as I love it so much and I love it as a snack too inbetween meals.
I rate it 5 stars.
I am a massive fan of Rice Pudding, whether it be homemade or the canned variety. There is something massively soothing and comforting about it, especially when it's served hot with a big dollop of strawberry jam.
Sainsbury's Basics Rice Pudding is a real bargain at only 18p per can, making it about 70p cheaper than the branded varieties. Somewhat surprisingly for me, Sainsbury's Basics Rice Pudding really delivers on the taste front too. It is rich and creamy and has a gentle, sweet vanilla like taste which I have to admit I am somewhat addicted to at present! I had previously found that the rice in cheaper rice puddings tended to be a bit on the hard side, but this is not the case with Sainsbury's Basics Rice Pudding.
Depending on how greedy you are feeling, one can should provide enough rice pudding for 2 or 3 people. That being said, I routinely polish off a tin by myself. It's just a question of will power I guess, or lack of it!
Compared to branded varieties, Sainsbury's Basics Rice Pudding stands up really well. It has a great flavour and texture and is really good value. There doesn't seem to be any discernable drop in quality compared to the branded varieties and I would recommend it whole heartedly.
If you have never tried rice pudding before I would certainly suggest popping a can of this into your trolley next time you are doing your weekly shop. If you already purchase the branded varieties, why not switch to Sainsbury's Basics Rice Pudding and save yourself a bundle in the process. 4 out of 5!
I really didn't enjoy this. I always thought rice puddintg sounded like a nice idea but I tipped this out and it just looked...like porridge really. Grey porridge. I cooked it and I got it out and it didn't really taste of anything. It tasted sweet but sweetness without flavour doesn't exactly do much for anyone. I tried to add jam to it as my dad had always used to rave about this combination. It just made it worse. I couldn't even finish my serving of this so I chucked it away. It was kind of nauseating because it just tasted of nothing. I've never eaten rice pudding before so maybe I just don't like rice pudding. That said, if you look it up on google, the stuff that comes out of the tin is absolutely nothing like the images that appear. They look nice. This was just gross. You stick it in the microwave or a saucepan so it is easy enough to cook. It is also very cheap. However, I don't recommend it because I don't think the taste is worth it, at all. I'm not sure if this is uniform of tinned rice pudding. If you eat all the fancy stuff like Ambrosia or whatever I do recommend trying this as it is about a hundred times cheaper and probably just as nice. I compared ingredients and this has exactly the same proportion as the top brands.
I'm Still on my mission to become a much more savvy shopper, not only to save some money but also to not be ripped off by paying double the price for something that is almost identical. I have tried other basics products in the past and found them to be good, so I decided to try Sainsburys basics rice pudding. Here is how it got on ....
First impressions - Basic - it is 425g tin. With the white and orange Basic label. That simply says Rice pudding. No fanciness involved, no long winded descriptions just plain and simple.
It has clear instructions of how to cook, should you wish to do so, it also has a nice large section with ingredients and nutritional information.
Opening and sight test- The tin doesn't have a ring pull top like many other leading brands of rice pudding, so you will need a tin opener to get into it.
The rice pudding looked thick and creamy, it wasn't extra thick like some rice puddings are and it poured easily out of the tin into a bowl without the need to use a spoon.
Taste test - The most important part of all, I don't like my rice pudding hot so this is based on a chilled bowl of rice.
It had a lovely velvety creamy taste that really did compare with my usual Ambrosia. It was a bit more runny than my normal rice pudding but I liked it this way as it made it easier to eat. If I was blindfolded and given both the Sainsburys basics and Ambrosia rice puddings to eat, the only thing that would give it away would be the consistency, as to me they tasted both the same.
Where to get it and how much does it cost ? You can buy this rice pudding from any Sainsburys store or online at www.sainsburys.co.uk. It costs just 18p a tin. For the exact same size tin of Ambrosia you would pay 67p.
Other info - Half the can contains 176 calories, 1.9g of fat and a huge 19.8g of sugar. I won't list the ingredients but it does contain cows milk, it is gluten free and is suitable for vegetarians.
My mum is on a mission to try lots of value products from the supermarkets she shops in as she says I am eating her out of house and home with my favourite foods, lol!
One of my favourite puddings is rice pudding as it is a yummy and milky dessert that can be eaten hot or cold at any time of the day or night :)
I have tried Morrisons value rice pudding and now this Sainsbury's one too and they are both good!
My mum says this 425g of Sainsbury's costs only 18p which is awesome, although you can tell the difference in quality a bit compared to Ambrosia or other brands...
The tin is in the Basics range so has a plain white label and says it has less rice in it but it still fills you up. This is nice both warmed through or cool straight from the tin!
Sainsbury's have a traffic light system on the label and everything is green for good for you except the sugars which are 19.8g per half a can so is amber in colour ...
The dessert is suitable for vegetarians and has 8% rice which doesn't seem a lot but it does fluff up loads when cooked in milk.
The rice grains are soft and quite chewy and not hard which I was glad about as some cheap rices can be...
There are 176 calories per half a can (recycle the can please!) and is low in fat with 1.9g and 0.3g of salt although I don't know why as you can't taste it?
There is 72% milk content and when you open the can there is about a quarter of tin of milk floating on the top which is very thin and sweet....
The pudding is gluten free but for allergy advice is obviously contains milk.
It can be gently heated on the hob and is lovely with a blob of jam added for extra flavour, or in the microwave, the instructions are given on the back of the label..
This rice pudding is made in the UK and I think very tasty for the money, I don't think I could give it five stars as it does seem watery due to all the extra milkiness, but it is worth four stars definitely as it is filling and yummy!
I hate taking my husband food shopping with me as the bill is always more when he is with me as he keeps popping things into the basket that, in my opinion, we don't really need. However, this week the boy did good by getting me to try some of Sainsbury's basics range, including the tinned rice pudding. I usually buy the standard Sainsbury's rice pudding which is great and was a bit dubious about the quality of the 18p basics range. However, I did remember having read a review on Dooyoo a few weeks ago saying how good it was so decided to let him put it in the basket. We tried it that night and I have to admit to being very impressed.
The consistency was perhaps a little runnier than the standard tin (it does actually state on the tin that there is less rice) but it had a lovely creamy taste, not too sweet - just perfect and I didn't find it in any way inferior to more expensive makes such as Ambrosia.
The traffic light system showed that there weren't any real nasties in the tin as the usual culprits, fat and salt came out with a green light and sugar was listed as amber.
FSA Traffic Lights Labeling
per 100g (prepared as per instructions) per 1/2 can prepared as per instructions
Cal 83kCal 176kCal
Fat 0.9g 19.0g
Sat Fat 0.4g 0.9g
Sugar 9.3g 19.8g
Salt 0.1g 0.3g
Whilst the packaging is the usual plain orange and white for the basics range it still lists all the ingredients, calories, storage and cooking instructions that you would expect on standard items.
I will definitely buy this again as it has a good taste and is excellent value for money.
I'm a horrible mum!I often forget to buy the essentials. I'm okay with general food, but stuff like milk and bread I frequently run out of .
Such was the case this morning. In a hurry to find something my daughter could have for breakfast before school, I rummaged through the cupboards in a panic, as she dismissed item after item . Hotdogs would not do, neither would meatballs, noodles, or an egg butty . Finally we found something that would suit - Sainsburys Basics Rice Pudding.
Preparing this is easy - it can be eaten hot or cold, so could be as simple as just dumping it out of the tin into a bowl, and adding a spoon . But no, she wanted it nice and warm, and I can;t say I blame her with it being a cold day. Now, you can stick it in a microwave ( in a bowl of course, not in the tin!) and have it done in less than a minute, but as luck would have it, my microwave blew up yesterday . So into a pan with it, three minutes on a medium heat, and it was lovely and hot!
My daughter likes hers plain . Simple tastes for simple minds and all that . Myself, being a veritable gourmand, decided I'd jazz mine up a little with some strawberry jam . I'm pretty sure jam counts as part of my 5 a day!
I was actually pretty impressed . At 18p for a 425g tin , I was expecting more milky liquid than rice, but actually, the balance was about rice . Lots of fluffy soft rice, and lots of sauce too. The flavour was sweet but not too sweet, and wonderfully creamy. My daughter enjoyed her's too, and wolfed it down in a matter of minutes . It's not often she gets pudding for breakfast, and she wasn't going to chance me changing my mind !
As we got to her classroom this freezing morning, our insides still warm from the lovely rice pudding, I smiled as my daughter told her teacher she's had a lovely hot breakfast this morning, and the teacher said how lovely it was that I'd made such an effort this horribly cold day .
I'm a good mum really! And this is a good rice pudding!
I like the odd tinend Pud, and although I used to think Ambrosia had the best Rice Pudding, i've branched out a bit and been trying cheaper most things, and this was the latest thing I tried.
This is part of the Sainsbury's Basics range, which is the cheapest range in Sainsburys. This cost me 32p for a 425g tin, which is about 50p cheaper than the brand named one.
The tin looks alright. It is quite plain looking and doesn't even have a ring pull opening, but that's isn't such a bad thing. The label is plain white and the writing is in orange on the label.
Upon opening the tin you see that there is a fair amount of quite runny Cream on the top. When you dip into the tin you see the Rice pieces are thick and plentiful, but there is still a good amount of the sauce mixed through the tin.
This smelt nice and Milky and seemed quite thick.
I prefer eating this cold straight from the fridge, as I think it tastes the best. I did heat a bit up just to compare, and it seemed to be a bit more runny, but the Milky Taste was still there.
This didn't taste quite as rich or sweet as the brand name, but it was good enough and perhaps a bit better than I expected. The price was great, and if you are watching the pennies, I would suggest this one before the Supermarket own brand one, as it is just as good as that standard.
Don't have the tin to hand, so cannot comment on the nutritional values - sorry.
I love rice pudding. I love making it, and therefore feeling very virtuous because I know what's gone into it (lots of pudding rice and a few other things. See? rocket science) and I also love the tinned version, which tastes completely different but no less comforting for all that.
But there are tins and there are tins, ranging from the sickly sweet and chemical tasting (in my opinion Asda own brand and Sainsburys Be Good to Yourself) to the downright lovely and surprisingly cheap, namely Sainsburys Basic Range. Why pay lots (naming no names but Ambrosia you know who you are) when you could pay little for the same great taste? It's a no-brainer. I would also prefer my rice pudding to be low fat without compromising on taste.
*The comparison bit*
-Sainsburys basic range rice pudding: 425g (standard tin size) is 18p, tastes lovely and contains 1.9g of fat per half a can, which matches or in some cases beats some other brands purporting to be low fat. Verdict? WINNER
-Asda Smart price rice pudding: same size, same price,(18p) slightly lower fat (1.5g per half a can) but tastes like wallpaper paste. Verdict? Nasty
All the others are more expensive. Here are some in no particular order so you can see for yourself:
Sainsburys Be Good to Yourself: 60p/ 1.7g fat per half can
Ambrosia (Low Fat): 73p/ 2.8g fat per half can!
Tescos Healthy Living: 45p/ 1.7g fat per half can
Tescos Creamed Rice Pudding: 60p/ 3.4g fat per half can
So it's cheap, it's nice and it's low fat. Please don't bulk buy tins in Brighton, though, leave some for the rest of us.
Rice pudding is one of those home comfort foods from my childhood, and being a student sometimes you miss home cooked food from your mum, because how ever much you try it just never tastes the same.
One pudding my mum used to cook was rice pudding, so i decided to try the sainsburys basics rice pudding and i was quite impressed.
It comes out quite runny, not quite what im used to, and the rice is quite firm, but i must say that it filling and tastes pretty good for the price. I found if you add a little cream to it, it makes it just that little thicker and creamier...yum yum, with a spoon on jam on top. It is much better if hot in my opinion but still quite edibly cold, defently a pudding for when its cold and wet outside.
For the price this product is excellent, not exactly what you would serve at a dinner party, but is ideal for when you can't be bothered to cook.
Ever since I was a child I have enjoyed the taste of Rice Pudding. In those early days of my life my mother used to make it for us, it was a treat and we used to argue about who would have the skin on top.
These days there is a far easier way to enjoy rice Pudding as it comes very conveniently in tins that require little effort and time to produce a satisfying pudding for all the family to enjoy.
When Rice Pudding was first made in tins, it was the branded companies that started this trend, they produced a good quality product that was quick and easy to enjoy, hense its popularity. The Supermarkets were soon on the case making their own shops own undercutting the branded manufacturers.
Recently most of these Supermarkets have started to produce either Economy or Basic range of products. That include Rice Pudding at a very competitive price, for example the Sainsbury's Basic Rice Pudding is currently on sale for just 18p for a 425 gram tin. This compares very favourably with the major producer of branded Puddings who charge 75p for the same product in the same size tin.
This product comes in a tin, that certainly to look as is unspectacular to look at. It has the bland but easily recognisable Basic range label. The look of the tin's label does not compare it design and appeal to the branded ones.
The front of the label advises you what the product is, it tells you that this product is suitable for vegetarians and also gives you information on what the content of half a can of the Product contains.
I am immediately impressed by this as all the ingredients are in the green category meaning their levels are fine with the exception of total sugars that are orange making then medium in their contents.
On the back of the product you have all the nutritional information and details of how to cook this product
Although the label surprising does not tell you how many a can serves. I think you can have two generous servings per tin.
There are a variety of ways you can enjoy this product. The traditional way and still my favourite is heated as a pudding, you can have it on its own or with jam. To do this it is very simple either heat in a saucepan for about five minutes or put in a non-metallic bowl for two and a half minutes. You can also have it cold straight from the tin if you prefer.
Skimmed milk, Reconstituted Whey (Water, Whey powder), Whole Milk, Rice, Sugar, Acidity Regulator: Sodium Carbonate.
This product is Gluten free
This product contains milk.
The tin opens like any conventional one with the aid of a can opener. The smell was not immediately strong just a vague smell of condensed milk. However once I had cooked the product I found the sweet smell of milk more pronounced and it started my taste buds watering.
It was a creamy white colour and when I poured it into the saucepan was white runny with certainly lots of rice in it. I would say the liquid was runnier than the branded products and seemed to lack its creaminess and thickness.
My first impression was of a very sweet rice flavour. The rice and the creamy liquid fused together well and produced a satisfying taste. It certainly tasted good and lacked the skin that my mother had produced on her home made equivalent.
I thought this was a good tasty Rice Pudding. Certainly one I would not be ashamed at all to serve to my family, but I probably wouldn't serve it to guests at a Dinner.
I liked the fact it was very tasty, even if the rice was a little soggy and lacked any real substance about it, more mushy than anything. The creamy liquid tasted lovely as it was not as sweet or sugary for my money as the branded product as I preferred it like that, not as creamy but still very satisfying.
I found the product to be very enjoyable and a bowl filled me up and rounded of a meal time in a very good way. As it was so easy to make and required little effort or time to prepare from me.
Half a tin provides: (1 serving)
Total Sugar: 19.8g
Sat fat 0.9g
I think this is a very good, inexpensive product. Despite its cheap price it was very tasty and enjoyable. I certainly in the short will be buying this product instead of the branded alternative. Yes it does lack the quality of the branded product but it is still a very satisfying pudding.
Thanks for reading my review.
CPTDANIELS April 2009
I have always wanted to make my own rice pudding, I absolutely adore the stuff, but as I'm so lazy I just purchase tins instead. I've always stuck to Heinz, for no particular reason and have always enjoyed this brand. But I am constantly looking for ways to save money so when I seen a tin of rice pudding in the Sainsburys Basics brand for just 13p I had to try one out.
So upon opening the tin (the same I would a Heinz tin), Yes it was a little runnier than the usual brand I used, but really I expected this. It was more the taste I was concerned about though.
The taste was a delight! It tasted creamy and sweet and hell of alot better than what I had expected from a 13 pence tin!
It was a slight bit runnier than Heinz rice pudding, but I was impressed. I was expecting so little from this tin as it was from the basic range. But despite it being a little thinner in consistency the taste was just as good. I did find the rice a little soggier, but this didn't put me off at all and it still looks just as appetising as the usual Heinz tins I buy. Of course the look of the tin is not quite as appealing as it is just the Sainsburys Basics white and orange sticker around a tin, but for just 13p a tin thats appealing enough for me.
I will most definitely continue to buy this instead of Heinz as there really wasn't much difference in taste, it was just the actual appearance of the rice pudding itself which looked a little different. But still creamy in colour and taste, still had the same sweet smell and tasted just as good!
I reccomend this to anybody looking to save a little more money, and if you are not put off by the not so pretty labelling but want just as good as a dessert as a top brand tin!
Browsing through the shelves in Sainsbury's I really had a fancy on for something sweet pudding wise. I was thinking along the lines of some kind of sticky toffee pudding and custard and terribly high in fat, unhealthy sort of things when I started to think back to when my Mother used to make horrible homemade rice pudding, suitable for diabetics as my Dad was one. However it made me think fondly of tinned rice pudding and I thought I'll get some of that it has to be more healthy than me eating a huge sticky toffee pudding all to myself in one sitting!
There were plenty of brands to choose from but still on my mission of trying out economy brands I opted for this.... 'Sainsbury's - Basics Rice Pudding'.
425g recylable can that you need a tin opener to open (rather than a ring pull). Orange and white labelling telling me clearly what it is and who it is by. On the front gives me an 'at a glance' run down on the nutritional values. On the back gives me a full run down of nutritional values, ingredients, how to store detail, how to cook and contact details for Sainsbury's.
How To Cook...
(Can be served cold)
Shake the can well before opening, empty contents into saucepan and heat over a moderate heat for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Shake well before opening. Empty contents into a non-metallic bowl. Cover and heat for 2 and half minutes.
I forgot to shake my tin! However it stirred up nicely. With not stirring it I could see there was a lot of liquid covering my rice but it mixed in well as you'd expect it to. Appearance wise in my dish (I eat it cold) it looked very wet and soppy and not as thick in appearance as I would like. The rice was kind of swimming in the juice but not really badly. The colour was a pale cream and the pudding looked fairly smooth in consitency.
The taste was very pleasant. As I say it was a bit too liquidy and add to that the rice was rather soggy but I actually like that. It's not too sugary and you can taste that the 'sauce' is quite thick and you an taste cream. The thing I did to make it better was actually drain some of the liquid off and it was great with a bit of strawberry jam.
A very nice pudding. Not filling though as you expect rice to be but for the price of this it's what you expect and a little bit more besides. I like it though I realise it isn't as good as leading brands purely on grounds it isn't thick enough and the rice is a wee bit soggy but a great cupboard filler and I'm sure kids would like it as its not thick and gloopy!
Skimmed Milk, Reconstituted Whey (Water, Whey Powder), Whole Milk, Rice (8%), Sugar, Acidity Regulator: Sodium Carbonate.
Suitable for Vegetarians
Free From Gluten
Nutritional Information.... Per Half Can.
of which is sugars 9.3g
of which is starch 6.2g
of which is saturates 0.4g
of which is sodium Trace
19p a tin only in Sainsbury's.