Product Type: Uncle Bens Ready Meals
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Uncle Ben's Hit the Spot - Rice Time Yummyness!
Uncle Ben's Rice Time Ready Meals
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Uncle Ben's Rice Time Ready Meals
Advantages: Easy to cook and tasty to eat
Disadvantages: Need a microwave
Working lone shifts can be a right nightmare when it comes to getting a break. I have a pager attached to me at all times so when eating at work I need something fast, tasty and easy to prepare as I could get called away at any second.
Uncle Ben's Rice Time Ready Meals -
Uncle Ben's Rice Time is a range of ready made convenient meals that contain rice and a flavoured sauce. So far you can choose from -
* Sweet and Sour
* Medium Curry
* Mexican Chilli
* Spicy Tikka Masala
So far I have only tried a couple of these but I have certainly been impressed with how easy they are to cook and just how tasty they are.
All of them are the same when it comes to cooking them. Undoing the cardboard sleeve you have two round plastic containers, one with the sauce other with the rice. You need to peal back the lids half way and place in the microwave for one and half minutes (based on 800w). Once microwaved remove the remainder of the lids off and pour the sauce over the rice.
Sweet and Sour -
Tasting this for the first time it had a wonderful mild sweetness, you could pick up on the peppers and pineapple which had a slight sweet tomato aftertaste. I personally really liked this sauce and it matched up so well with the vegetables within the mix by not over powering them.
The rice was marvellously soft and just melted in your mouth, for a ready meal this really was gorgeous and very filling. The vegetables still had a slight crunch and there were plenty of them which I liked the whole meal really did tie together nicely.
Spicy Tikka Masala -
I really enjoyed this one it was rather mild with hints of sweetness. The rice was lovely and soft and coated well in sauce, I personally found the spice to come more of an after taste which I in fact liked. In my opinion more vegetables within this pot would have made this perfect; on the hold it was a nice meal.
There was just the right amount of sauce as I don't like it when the sauce overloads the dish itself. For people that don't like spicy foods this one is mild and sweet so would suit many people. A nice and easy meal indeed.
Price and Availability:
I first spotted these a couple of weeks back now and they were on offer for only £1.00, so I stocked up on them for my locker at work. The normal price is £1.97 and although it is a nice meal I would expect a little more for almost £2! I did receive a comment to say that you can sometimes get these in Home Bargains for much cheaper.
I'm glad I managed to pick a few of these up on offer and have a few stashed away in my locker at work. They are quick and easy to prepare, very tasty to eat and best of all filling. The nutritional information does differ per meal so for the weight watchers do take a look. However on the hold for a ready meal none of them are overall high in calories.
Five out of five stars from me.
Thank you for reading.
Suitable for vegetarians
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Summary: A great range of ready meals from Uncle Ben's
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