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Asda Basmati Rice

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Brand: Asda / Type: Rice

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      06.06.2012 00:00
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      Light and fluffy white rice

      Living alone I'm not like most people who don't see the point in cooking for one. I love cooking especially from scratch. Over the years I have tried all different rices, from cheap ones to long grain. I have had this rice many times and find it to be just as good as posh Tilda rice but at a fraction of the price.

      The packaging~

      Comes in see through plastic packaging. Asda Basmati White rice clearly shown at the top of the packet. Contents of the packet is 500 grams. Contains 8 servings. Allow 60 grams of rice per person,rinse in a sieve but this is personal preference I don't usually rinse the rice as I believe it takes the goodness away. Add rice to saucepan adding about 200ml of water per serving of rice. Cook for around 15 minutes.
      If you prefer you can microwave the rice. Follow as above directions however cook on full power for ten minutes depending on your
      microwave,check your handbook first. Always store in a air tight container to keep the rice fresh.

      Myself using it~

      I adore Basmati rice. Tonight I made egg fried rice from scratch a favorite of mine along with Sweet chili prawns, it was delicious light and fluffy just as good as from takeaway. Only took around twenty minutes to cook the whole meal. Of course you can opt for boiled rice or vegetable rice the choice is endless, depending on personal taste.

      Available from Asda stores for around £1.00 a bag.

      This review is also posted on Ciao under this user name.

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      29.07.2011 06:25
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      A great tasting and quality rice from Asda

      When it comes to cooking although I don't do very much of it really at all just mainly cooking for myself, when I do, I do like to cook up curries and Chinese dishes rather alot. One thing I can make up brilliantly (in my opinion anyway!) is a tasty fried rice and for that you need a good quality rice to use to start with.

      This costing only £1.58 for a large bag of it seemed good value for me. To be honest I could have got cheaper than this still in Asda and opted for a 'Smart Price' choice but I didn't want to pay too little and end up spoiling my food with it and cheaper rice in my opinion is usually sub standard and soggy quality which doesn't suit me at all!

      The Packaging:

      The bag is see-through plastic with purple and black blocks of colour on it and on the front of it in bright green and white writing we are told that it is Asa Basmati White Rice 'Aromatic and fluffy. The perfect choice for curries. Ready in 15 minutes', the weight is stated which is 1kg and the best before date is clearly stated. On the back of the bag other information listed includes ingredients being given (Basmati White Rice 100%), storage advice is given along with a full nutritional chart, we are given advice on how to cook the rice and contact details for Asda are given. Nice enough, plain and simple packaging this is though it isn't resealable so the best bet I guess is to pop this in an airtight container or something similar to stop spillages everywhere!

      The Rice Itself:

      Long, thin, whole pieces of dry white rice, you can either cook this in saucepan for about 10-12 minutes or microwave it in about 10 minutes. I always cook mine on the hob with a little salt in the pan and I find this to cook really well in the time stated and if I stick to 60g per person (the suggestion person size) and 250ml of water I find that this absorbs almost all of the water and instead of rinsing this we are simply told to drain, fluff it up with a fork and consume. Course I usually as I stated earlier use this rice to make me a fried rice up and to do that I cook it as I mentioned already and then fry off an egg and some bits and pieces then add the rice for a couple of minutes and voilà!

      This is not only easy to cook but it does make really nice rice up. I wouldn't really call it fluffy rice as such, it does expand mind you and double its size though cooking it of course and it isn't one bit soggy but not really fluffy looking.......which I prefer anyway. I like the fact that not only am I not advised to rinse it after cooking it but that I don't feel the need to either as it doesn't go slimy or adverse in any way. I like the way the grains hold together well, don't clump up and are tasty and this gets a big thumbs up on flavour and quality from me!

      Nutritional Information Per 100g (The Important Bits):

      Energy; 119Kcal
      Fat: 0.2g
      of which saturates: 0.1g

      Only available in Asda stores.

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