“ Brand: Rachel's Organic / Type: Rice / Food quality: Organic food „
Deliciously thick and creamy, this really did taste like my mum makes. The only problem is that I bought a large pot and it's now in the fridge calling to me!I picked it up while passing the chilled foods fridge in the supermarket, and after rejecting the other market brands, this one tempted me because it didn't have those horrible jammy blobs to ruin the taste. Rachels Dairy is a brand that I would trust to provide a delicious tasting dairy product, and they haven't disappointed me yet.
I used to like these convenience pots of rice pudding but they seem to have changed the recipe. The last three I tried were little more than gloopy milk with a few rice grains. What a shame - definitely an "avoid this" recommendation for now.
The only thing comparable in taste would be a mouthful of the North Sea.As a Scot who salts (lightly) rather than sugars her porridge, I wasn't put off by the inclusion of sea salt in the list of ingredients (even though I wouldn't dream of putting it in home-made rice pudding), so was unprepared for the overriding - and deeply unpleasant - taste. This stuff tastes of nothing but salt, salt and more salt. I've eaten seafood which is less salty. I can only assume that the people who like it live on such a high salt diet they can't taste it any more. Such a disappointment. Never again.I've given it one star, because I clicked on it by mistake, but really it shouldn't have any.
I love rice pudding, ir reminds me of being a child where we would have it on Sundays as a special treat. However I always find tinned rice pudding really, well, tinny and a little slimy, and Muller Rice are a bit runny for my liking. I have made 'proper' rice pudding but it takes so much effort to do it properly, not great for a quick treat.
So when I spotted Rachel's Organic Divine Rice in my local Tesco's I thought I would give it a go. I have bought products from the Rachels Organic range before (I love the Greek style Honey Yoghurt) so I knew it would be good quality. At £1.29 for 2 150g pots it is quite steep, however as a treat rather than an everyday thing its not too bad.
The pots are housed in a black sleeve with Rachels Organic 'Divine Rice' on the front. The pots are white and have a tin-foil lid, which needs to be removed before microwaving. Stir the pot, pop it in the microwave for 40 seconds, stir again and microwave for another 35 seconds. so a total of 75 seconds and your ready to tuck in! You can eat it cold but thats not really my thing. My dad eats them cold though.
The rice pudding itself is a creamy white colour, and the smell is lovely, really takes me back to childhood. You can see its thicker than other rice pots.
It tastes lovely, creamy and sweet. It has a nice texture - not too lumpy but not watery.
The ingredients are listed as Organic milk, Organic rice, Organic sugar, Organic cream, Pasteurised egg, sea salt.
The nutritional information is listed as(per 100g)
Energy 544kJ (130kcal)
Carbohydrate 18.3g (of which sugars 10.2g)
Fat 4.9g (of which saturates 3.3g)
100g is a little less than one pot, so the fat and sugars in this is quite high. Therefore I wouldnt recommend eating too many of these (although you will want to!)
If you love rice pudding then these are definately a little treat for you - they are better than any of the other rice pots I have tried by miles.
I have given 4 stars, I would love to give 5 but the fat and sugar content is quite high.
I adore this rice pudding!!!! After eating Muller rice pots for many years I happened to be in my local Sainsbury a few months ago and noticed a pack of 2 rice pots of similar size to Muller rice pots, entitled 'Rachel's Organic Divine Rice.' I decided to give them a go for a change and bought a pack. Once at home I decided to try my new purchase, and opened up a pot. The rice in these pots is thicker than other ready to eat rice, such as Muller, and creamy white looking. The taste is divine - and shows that the pots are aptly named. It reminded me of home made rice pudding, but even better. I ate it cold, as I do with Muller rice pots, and it was utterly and completely delicious. In fact, it was so deleicious that I ate the second pot there and then also! For the next few weeks I found myself going to Sainsbury almost daily to get a couple of pots. Sometimes I would buy as many as 3 packs, so 6 pots, in order to have some for the next few days, but the trouble was that I tended to eat more than one at a time. Sometimes I would even eat 4! But I must admit I did feel a bit sick after that. I had to stop myself buying them in the end as they are so lovely I had a bit of an addiction, and at my Sainsbury they were £1.29 for a pack of 2, so I couldn't afford to be getting them every day, plus with cream and sugar they're probably not good enough for people to be eating 4 pots at a time! Now I have managed to wean myself off them a little and only buy 1 pack every week to 2 weeks. But I really look forward to that shopping trip!
I popped my head into my local freezer discount store today hoping to find some more of those delicious Amore yoghurt's on special offer but I had been pipped to the post and I decided to settle for a couple of large pots of Rachel's Organic Divine Rice pudding.
The next part is quite hard to believe, I bought two 500g pots of Rachel's Organic rice pudding for the princely sum of £1.
The Other Half cannot stand the sight of rice pudding but the pots have a decent sell by date on them so it looks like I will be having rice pudding for dessert for the foreseeable future!
Rachel's Organic Divine Rice pudding is produced in Ireland especially for Rachel's Dairy which is situated in Aberystwyth.
The pot is stamped with the Soil Association Organic Standard stamp, the Divine Rice is suitable for vegetarians and last but not least it has the Organic Trust seal of approval.
The plastic pot itself is quite refreshing, no gaudy colour scheme or wacky marketing ploys, just a plain and simple black and white plastic pot with a clear plastic lid.
At first when I peeled back the inner plastic film I thought the Divine Rice looked a touch on the solid side but once I dipped my spoon into the very white thick mixture the rice started to separate and look like rice pudding should look.
The first thing to strike me was the colour of the rich pudding, it is very `white`, the consistency is far thicker than the canned rice and it is smoother than a home made rice pudding.
I am just going to have a quick run through the listed ingredients...organic rice, organic cream, organic sugar, pasteurised organic eggs, pasteurised organic milk and a little salt.
So all of the ingredients are organically sourced.
The Rachel's Divine rice pudding can be eaten either hot or cold, seeing that it is a lovely warm day here I decided to eat my pudding cold.
The organic rice has undoubtedly been cooked to perfection, the grains of rice are soft but not pappy. The rice pudding is extra creamy and as soon as I tasted it I was reminded of that rich `baby milk` smell.
It is plenty sweet enough for me, I would have no need to add any extra sugar, fruit or jam, if anything I could cope with a little less sugar.
I ate a heaped tablespoon of the Divine Rice so that I could write the review but I needed another heaped tablespoon full to make sure that I had my facts right.!
Rachel's Dairy pride themselves on producing simple food that is made with the very best of ingredients and I think that they are onto a winner with this one.
Organic food means everything to some, I am happy to buy it if the price is right but that is where my loyalty begins and ends, I have to think of my purse strings too.
Rachel's Organic Divine Rice is an appropriate title, it is an upmarket rice pudding that would appeal to many.
I have tried lots of the luxury rice puddings that are on the market, I am a huge fan of the Marks and Spencer's version and I feel that Rachel's is every bit as good.
Served with peaches it would make a superb Peach Melba, if you were going to eat it hot then it would be delicious with a few raisins and a spoonful of honey.
I wanted to see how the Divine Rice coped when it was put into the microwave to be heated.
I placed some into a microwaveable dish and heated it on full power for just under 2 minutes, then it has to stand for a further minute.
The hot rice smells gorgeous, you immediately pick up that extra creamy aroma, the rice stays firm and it is every bit as delicious as it is cold.
Rachel's Organic Divine Rice is one worth looking out for.
100g of the pudding contains 134 calories, 3.5g protein, 4.9g fat and 19.0g of carbohydrate.