“ Brand: Sainsburys / Type: Rice „
I love rice dishes! I love to put them with other foods of course but being lazy sometimes I will sit and eat rice simply covered in a thai sweet chilli dipping sauce when I'm home late from the gym and can't be bothered lol The night I bought this was one of those nights when I picked this up for £1.85 for a large tub of the stuff. The Packaging.... Large and deep clear plastic tub with a black and green cardboard 'sleeve' that slides off that. On the front of that sleeve I'm told it is Sainsbury's 'Oriental' Egg Fried Rice and that it is produced in the UK, is freezable, the best before date is clearly displayed and there is a nutritional chart on there and I'm told it is MSG, hydrogenated fats, artificial colours and flavouring free. On the back of the sleeve I'm told it is rice with egg, peas, spring onions, sesame oil and ginger, and I'm given storage advice, ingredients and allergy advice as well as nutritional information being fully stated is all given, contact details for Sainsbury's are listed as are the heating instructions and finally there is a bar-code on there. So to cook this you can either cook it as I did in the microwave from chilled in 3 minutes or from frozen in 7. If you prefer you can put it in the oven and cook it for 50 minutes from chilled or from frozen for 1 hr 20 minutes on Gas Mark 5/ Electric 190C. It's up to you. So like I say I put mine in the microwave after piercing the film lid. Lots of white rice, obviously pre-cooked in it's appearance and away it goes! In 3 minutes my rice was cooked, gave off no aroma at all and I simply shoved it on a plate! So I had a huge portion of fluffy white rice (this is meant to serve 2 after-all lol), there are pale pieces of bits of scrambled egg (though not a lot of it and it is a little rubbery), lots of plump and well cooked green peas and a few strands of very thin spring onions that look a little limp but do contains a little crunch to the proceedings are within the dish. Onion is also listed in the ingredient list but I couldn't see or taste any and I felt there was no real seasoning in this dish so I had to add my own salt though I could detect a little hint of ginger in flavour. Overall... Not very tasty on it's own, it just isn't all that flavoursome and in my opinion it's very much best to add this to other dishes to bulk them out more than anything else. These is no doubting that it's very nice quality rice but it really is just simply a plain side dish to probably go with more tasty mains! On the upside it cooks fast, doesn't go stodgy and is a safe way of getting your rice cooked well and unslimy every time! Allergy Advice: Contains: Sesame & egg Not suitable for peanut or nut allergy sufferers due to the methods used in the manufacture of this product. Nutritional Information.... Calories: 353 Fat: 11.5g Saturated Fat: 1.6g Salt: 0.77g Totals Sugars: 1.3g Only available in Sainsbury's stores priced £1.85 and please note the packaging has changed to what I'm talking about now lol.