rice reviews

Naked Rice Japanese Katsu Curry

Published on August 12th, 2018
3 out of 5

Easy prep. Choice of three consistencies – thick and intense, medium (recommended), and thinner sauce, based on how much water you put in. Quantities look rather timid when you take the lid off. It has real chicken in it – but less than 2%. Nice curry smell permeates the air. Rice is cooked ok, I… [Read More]

Uncle Ben’s Thai Sweet Chilli Rice

Published on July 3rd, 2013 Uncle Ben's
3 out of 5

A bit too soft and sticky. Sweet flavour, nice little bite of chilli. Just about passes as a meal on its own, but works best as a side dish.

Morrisons Chicken in Black Bean Sauce with Egg Fried Rice

Published on July 2nd, 2013
3 out of 5

The onions are very lightly cooked and crunchy. Generous quantity of chicken, though it is on the dry/chewy side. The rice is a bit of an extra faff around, requiring watering mid heating. The end result means the rice is not dry, though the lifeless pieces of egg and peas don’t add anything to the… [Read More]

Levi Roots Jamaican Coconut Chicken Curry with rice and peas

Published on June 28th, 2013 Levi Roots
2 out of 5

The sauce has a peculiar yoghurt taste. Very very mild… quite bland. I found only 2 pieces of mango and a single piece of avocado, so it’s not exactly packed with flavoursome ingredients. The chicken didn’t taste right- I felt like I had poor cuts of meat. That said, the quantity is quite generous. Even… [Read More]

Morrisons Chicken Biryani

Published on June 14th, 2013
3 out of 5

£3.29 is at the high end of the ready meals market. I love the presentation of the food and the clear use of fresh ingredients. The fact that this is one of your five a day comes as a pleasant surprise. The plentiful quantities of chicken is gorgeous- a nice tandoori flavour with a smoky,… [Read More]

Uncle Ben’s Express Wholegrain and Mediterranean Vegetable Rice

Published on April 19th, 2013 Uncle Ben's
3 out of 5

Very rich, heavy flavour- you wouldn’t want much of this. This is reasonably tasty, but too full-of-tomato, dark and pungent for my taste. Eat this with chilli chicken or Mexican style mince. Would be gorgeous if accompanied with chorizo or chargrilled prawns.

Iceland Lamb Biryani

Published on March 23rd, 2013
3 out of 5

Has some odd, unidentifiable bits that look like stuffing. Hardly any lamb, but ultimately quite tasty. More of a rice dish, very dry, not a main course as such. Feels like you should have a curry with it. The peas make it a little more colourful and lively. Nice hint of chilli. This review comes… [Read More]

Uncle Ben’s Savoury Chicken Flavour Rice

Published on February 6th, 2013 Uncle Ben's
3 out of 5

Not perfect EVERY time, contrary to the packaging… Rice is slightly overcooked and gloopy. Cannot taste any chicken. This is just gloopy rice with sweetcorn. Not unpleasant, this would complement some chicken fillet and steamed broccoli quite nicely. On its own, it’s nothing special.

Sharwood’s Lamb Biryani

Published on January 8th, 2013 Sharwood's
4 out of 5

Hardly any lamb to speak of- just a few bits of mince. Nice and obvious use of fresh ingredients (you will find yourself crunching on the odd clove). Tasty flavours. Despite its lack of meat, the meal doesn’t feel lacking.

Campbell’s Savoury Rice Mild Curry Flavour

Published on September 17th, 2012 Campbell's
3 out of 5

I followed the hob instructions- beware, rice sticks to the bottom. The rice is still a little on the hard side, even after cooking. Tasty, and of a decent quantity, though at 20 minutes it’s quite a long waiting time. Sweet and juicy.