“ Brand: Shana / Type: Other Ready Meals „
My friend who is a vegetarian is constantly looking for interesting food to eat and spotted this in Tesco and decided to give a whirl. I ended up cooking this though as accompaniment to a caravan made curry I did as this is a rice dish and felt it would go very well indeed!
Black and white square box with a photograph on the vegetable Pulao in the front and I'm told it is Shana Authentic Food Vegetable Pulao, 'A delicate combination or rice, vegetables and spices' and I'm told it is from the rice Range and that it is suitable for Vegetarians, mild in flavour and that it is 450g/8.80 oz in weight. Other information on the back of the box includes a nutritional chart being listed, ingredients and allergy advice is also stated (Contains: Cashew nut), storage details are given, I'm told about other dishes available from the Shana range and contact details for Shana Foods Ltd are given. Inside the box there is a silver foil pouch that is simple to open and all in all the box is informative enough.
Microwave it in 1-2 minutes or cook in a saucepan on the hob in the pouch for about 5 minutes.
The Rice Itself:
Well I cooked this to go with a curry that I made and found this incredible straightforward to do so. I popped the pouch into boiling water for 5 minutes and that was it and I was then left to open it and serve it of course.
We really liked everything about this dish. The rice was a golden yellow in colour and formed the majority of the dish being that it contains 33% basmati rice. Also in the mix was batons of carrot and slithers of green beans, a few peas and some diced onions and as you ate through the dish you came across some cashew nuts.
Taste wise we both really loved this rice and found it to be a really interesting accompaniment to our meal. The rice was well cooked, seasoned well, had a hint of garlic and chill flavouring to it that gave a subtle heat to the whole thing. The vegetables tasted as you would think that they should and it was all very flavoursome.
Me and my mate agreed we liked this and it beats hands down a plain rice any day in our opinions. Easy to prepare, filling and tasty it's worth every penny!
Nutritional Information Per100g:
Of which sugars: 0g
Of which saturates: 0g
Available in all good supermarkets etc priced around £1.50 a pouch.