Rice mind bender

Discussion in 'suburban75' started by Infidel Castro, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. Infidel Castro

    Infidel Castro Producto Falso

    I just went to Asda to buy some basmati rice. Once at the correct aisle, I browsed the available selection. There were x2 own brand bags that caught my eye:

    Asda white basmati rice, cooks in 12min.

    Asda easy cook basmati rice, cooks in 16min.

    I am saving 4min of my life later today by taking the not-so-easy route.

    While some reasons come to mind for the difference in cooking time in favour of the non-easy-cook basmati rice, I'm choosing to bask in the seeming contradiction. :D
  2. Epona

    Epona I am Hououin Kyouma

    "Easy Cook" rice means they have washed out some of the starch so that it is less sticky - it doesn't refer to cooking time. Just means that if you're a complete rice novice it is harder to balls up in terms of ending up with a stodgy mass.

    If you know how to cook rice you won't need the easy cook version :D
  3. 8ball

    8ball Up to something

    The name "idiot rice" apparently didn't go over so well at the focus group.
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  4. Infidel Castro

    Infidel Castro Producto Falso

    Exactly - I chose to repress my thought processes for a while as it made me laugh. I learnt how to cook rice the time after I burnt rice, a pan and a worktop when I was about 20. Plain sailing thereafter :).
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  5. Infidel Castro

    Infidel Castro Producto Falso

    Ended up buying rice from the chippie. Ha.
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  6. Epona

    Epona I am Hououin Kyouma

    I do end up with easy cook rice sometimes (Tesco delivery substitutions :D ) and there's nothing wrong with the stuff, can't tell much difference once it's cooked - it's not so good for dishes where you want a little stickiness mind you and would ideally want a bit more starch left in it, but if you want separate fluffy grains it's perfectly fine. (At least the long-grain is fine, don't think I've had any other easy cook varieties)

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