“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Rice „
Tesco Pilau Rice represents outstanding value for money in my book. I'm quite pleased with a lot of the Tesco Indian and Chinese foods in general, but this is more than just okay - it's brilliant.
This stuff costs 99p if you buy it in a 270g pot, or £1.79 if you buy a 500g pot. There's not too much difference in price per gram there so you can happily buy the pot size to suit you. Both pots are really easy to heat up, and the contents come pre-cooked. Just pierce the plastic lid and put it in the microwave for around four minutes.
This rice comes out really soft and fluffy. I've had this lots of times, and never once found any of the rice undercooked or too sticky or anything. It's absolutely first class where the consistency is concerned.
Taste wise, you couldn't ask for a cleaner, mildly flavoured rice to go with your curry. It's especially nice when you serve it with a tikka or with bombay potato in my opinion, as I find the sauces from those go especially nice with the flavour of this rice.
Suprisingly, there are actually quite a lot of ingredients which go into making this simple product. The ingredients are: Water, Basmati Rice, Onion, Vegetable Oil, Salt, Cumin Seed, Turmeric Powder, Cinnamon Powder, Cardamom Pods, Cardamom, Bay Leaf, Clove
I love that they've used a variety of spices in very small amounts to create a rice with such a light, clean and perfect flavour. None of the flavours come through strongly, they just blend together to create something new and different.
I think this is the perfect bed of rice to serve an take-home-take-away on. I buy it all the time and think it's better than most of the premium brands, and even the pilau rice they serve in a lot of restaurants.