Product Type: Weight Watchers Ready Meals
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Weight Watchers Chicken & Lemon Risotto
Member Name: janimoo23
Weight Watchers Chicken & Lemon Risotto
Advantages: Sorry didnt find any
Disadvantages: Artificial taste, lack of flavour and chicken
My hubby and I both love cooking and would normally cook our dinner but occasionally we go out and buy something if we are too busy to cook on that particular day. One of those days was today; we just didn't manage to cook dinner so we stopped at small local Tesco Express on the way home from In-Laws to fetch some pizza. My hubby is not fussed when it comes to pizza (or any other food in fact) so managed to pick something up pretty quickly. I on the other hand am quite picky. I didn't seem to find pizza I would like due to lack of choice so I picked up this Weight Watchers Chicken & Lemon Risotto.
I am not on Weight Watchers diet or anything but I normally pick healthier or lower fat option where possible. This was my first experience in buying anything frozen from Weight Watchers (although I had previously tried their desert which I quite liked).
This product was frozen when I brought it and came in the cardboard box. Inside the box, there is a plastic tray with risotto in it covered by see through plastic film lid sealed over it. Cardboard box has the Weight Watchers logo printed on it amongst all the other things. It does state that this meal contains 7.0g fat, 337 cal and 9 points. There is also long list of ingredients listed on the box; I feel it is just too long to list here however I did think to myself that there seems to be a lot of things in this tiny portion of risotto.
You have two options when cooking this risotto which is either by using an oven on 200 degrees which will take 40-45 minutes or using microwave which significantly reduced cooking time to 7 min 30 second for 750W microwave or 6 minutes 30 seconds when using 850W microwave. I chose to cook mine using microwave as it was quite late and by then I was starving so wanted to eat it as soon as possible. Full cooking instructions are printed on the box.
I was really looking forward to this even though I didn't know what to expect. I love chicken lemon risotto, we quite often cook it at home. I must say, I am very disappointed with this product. I have followed cooking instructions thoroughly and cooked it according to the instructions however the rice still didn't seem to be cooked properly so I cooked it for tiny bit longer. There was not much chicken in the risotto (I only found 3 strips in mine). It looked creamy however it tasted very artificial and I have also failed to taste a lemon!!! It had some vegetables in it; mainly pieces of red pepper cut in small squares and some peas.
I have purchased this product from Tesco for £2.18 for 330g portion. Weight Watchers products are widely available any supermarkets though and can often be purchase on multibuys or special offers.
I have eaten this risotto as I was starving however I shall not buy this product again as I did not enjoy it. To me it is too artificial tasting and lacks in flavour.
Summary: Not to my taste I am affraid
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