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.
     
    Chz, UnderAnOpenSky, donkyboy and 6 others like this.
  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 :).
     
    PippinTook likes this.
  5. Infidel Castro

    Infidel Castro Producto Falso

    Ended up buying rice from the chippie. Ha.
     
    PippinTook likes this.
  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)
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice