“ Brand: Uncle Ben's / Type: Instant rice „
I bought this product the other week when it was on special offer in Sainsburys (3 for £4). The current single price is £1.85 for a single 250g pack. Other varieties available in my local store were Chicken and Mushroom and Mushroom and Bacon, however, since I am not a fan of mushrooms this was the version I plumped for.
What initially attracted me to the range was how quick and easy they are to prepare. It comes in an attractive packet with a tab at the top for ease of opening. Simply open, add 100ml of water (or milk if you want it extra creamy), microwave for 3 minutes then leave to cool before serving. Voila! A meal on the table in less than 5 minutes. I was a bit worried that the texture of the risotto would suffer for it being a microwave meal but it is actually really good. If you are good in the kitchen you could probably make a better version, however, when trying in the past myself I often find the results are hit and miss, particularly because I don't always have the patience for the constant stirring that is then required. This microwave meal effectively avoids all that hassle with impressive results. It is also free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives.
I enjoyed the taste a lot which was nice and tangy and found the whole dish to be lovely and smooth and creamy. The portion size nicely filled me up although is designed for one person so multiple packs would be required for family use.
Overall you just can't beat this product for how quick and easy it is, while still providing you with a great tasting meal. I will definitely stock up again.
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