Tesco Laila Basmati Rice BOGOF Two 1Kg Bags for £2.49 - HotUKDeals
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Found this at our local Tescos. Dont know if its Nationwide or Online

BOGOF 1Kg Laila Basmati Rice for £2.49

Seems like people were panic buying in our local Tescos!!
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banned 1 Like #1
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay
#2
world food crisis?

what world food crisis?!?!!? :P
#3
rice.... must stock up! its up there with petrol!
#4
magicbeans
rice.... must stock up! its up there with petrol!


and pasta, don't forget about pasta!!!
#5
Go to an Indian grocers if you have one nearby because rice will be a lot cheaper than supermarkets.
#6
i am dreadful at cooking rice but tesco have their own easycook and even i can make it
#7
I get mine from Netto, hooooge bags.
#8
Shengis
Did I say it wasn't? Just pointing out other options ;-)


absolutely. well done sir! :p
#9
Good deal. Also available on-line for £2.59.
#10
I don't know about the difference in quality, but Asda sell their own brand 2kg rice for around £2.50 as well. We decided it's time to stock up a bit that's why am keeping myself informed about the prices.
Might be worth visiting ASDA if the Tesco deal isn't available.
#11
Tilda Basmati

is the creme de la creme of rice !

very pricey but its absolutely beautiful!
#12
ettam123
i am dreadful at cooking rice but tesco have their own easycook and even i can make it


I used to survive off the boil in the bag stuff till i forced myself to learn to cook rice properly.

Its all about soaking the rice before cooking
#13
or get a rice cooker. rinse rice, put in cooker and 20mins (40+ for brown) later you've got perfect rice.

I dunno how much long grain usually is but basmati has gone up loads recently - from £5 per 5kg to £7.50 per 5kg. I blame the french.
#14
If Thailand restricts exports like Vietnam has done to ensure domestic supply then the price of rice really will shoot up. Although this isn't a hugely good deal, a small stock of rice may be a good idea at the moment, especially as it keeps for ages.
#15
:roll:great deal!!
can believe it.
suspended#16
lkl265
Good deal. Also available on-line for £2.59.


Not online!
#17
has any one got the online link
#21
amehra09
Can't see the offer online.
Please help.


Looks like you need to be logged in to the Tesco.com site to be able to view the link.

If not, go to http://www.tesco.com/superstore and search for 'Basmati rice'.
#22
ettam123
i am dreadful at cooking rice but tesco have their own easycook and even i can make it


rice is the simplest thing to cook. Have you got a steamer? Most electric steamers, even the cheap ones, come with rice bowls. If you follow this simple way I guarantee it will be perfect every time.

For 4 people put 300g of white basmati rice into the rice bowl of the steamer. Add 450ml of cold water to the rice in the bowl. Fill steamer base up with water and turn it on for 30 mins.
After 35 mins just fluff the rice up with a fork and you will have the most perfect rice. Don't bother soaking it, give it a quick rinse if you like, I don't bother.

For 2 people do 200g rice, 300ml water, 25 mins cooking
3 people 250g, 250ml water, 30 mins cooking

etc.
#23
on the website, which one is BOGOFF tho. i cant get my head around it
#24
must have been removed as i could not find it instore, and cant find it on line :(
#25
lkl265
Looks like you need to be logged in to the Tesco.com site to be able to view the link.

If not, go to http://www.tesco.com/superstore and search for 'Basmati rice'.

Logged in but no luck.
#26
this isnt such a good deal to me as i always buy the tscos value basmati rice at 89p for 1kg.
#27
grex9101
world food crisis?

what world food crisis?!?!!? :P


Can't expect certain supermarkets to show any morality when it comes to food shortages can we...:whistling:
#28
Go to any asian store nearby and you can get 5kg (Basmati) for £3.50!!
#29
alexk
Go to any asian store nearby and you can get 5kg (Basmati) for £3.50!!

You will be lucky to get at this price. Most of asian stores have increased their prices by 2-3 times during the past few weeks. My parents used to buy a 10Kg bag for £8 only a few weeks ago. Now it's £19 at the same store.
#30
Super Schnafe
Can't expect certain supermarkets to show any morality when it comes to food shortages can we...:whistling:


What's immoral about selling rice?
#31
cabincrew
What's immoral about selling rice?


There are people around the world who's income is so low they can barely buy rice to feed themselves and supermarkets like Tesco run promotions to increase the amount of rice sold to people in the UK who can afford to buy any food they like.

The more rice sold in countries like the UK the less there is available in poorer countries the higher the price becomes for people who rely on rice as their basic food. If the supermarkets had any sense of morality they would reduce the amount of rice for sale and have promotions on other foods such as pasta and potato based products that have been produced in the EU or America to help prevent price inflation of rice.

I mean what does it really matter to us if We pay £2 a bag or £3 but to a poor family in India that could mean the difference between a having a meal every day or not.
#32
Maybe they could get their relatives to send them some:whistling:
#33
lkl265
You will be lucky to get at this price. Most of asian stores have increased their prices by 2-3 times during the past few weeks. My parents used to buy a 10Kg bag for £8 only a few weeks ago. Now it's £19 at the same store.

100% Agree with u.
Sainsbury is doing 4KG bag of basmati for under £5 i.e £1.2 per KG approx,
I bought 20KG today as it's the cheapest available in the market. The rice quality is very good as I have been using it.
People working at the superstores have told that the price is going to increase and there is huge shortage of supply.
Indian store is doing £20 for 10KG bag.
P.S. Dont forget the local stores who have stock but will sell it once the prices are sky high as they have already started doing. Same old stock which they bought for normal rate is now being sold at inflated price.
#34
Going_Digital
There are people around the world who's income is so low they can barely buy rice to feed themselves and supermarkets like Tesco run promotions to increase the amount of rice sold to people in the UK who can afford to buy any food they like.

The more rice sold in countries like the UK the less there is available in poorer countries the higher the price becomes for people who rely on rice as their basic food. If the supermarkets had any sense of morality they would reduce the amount of rice for sale and have promotions on other foods such as pasta and potato based products that have been produced in the EU or America to help prevent price inflation of rice.

I mean what does it really matter to us if We pay £2 a bag or £3 but to a poor family in India that could mean the difference between a having a meal every day or not.


That is nonsense. The price of rice is going up. That generally benefits poor producers who are finally getting a decent price for their goods.

You are right to point out that many consumers of rice are poor and that the increased price is going to cause them hardship.

The correct response to this is to create conditions that increase their incomes, not to try to keep prices artifically low, and that is happening because of industrialisation all over Asia and S America, though much less in Africa.

The higher prices will help to minimise shortages in that producers will have an incentive to produce more and turn land presently unused or used for other crops into rice production. We will then move into surpluses and prices will fall again. Also, increasing poor people's incomes will mean they will want to buy a wider range of foods, just like us. Again, that is a feature of what is happening in Asia and S America. right now.

The fact that people in this country can afford to pay these prices is irrelevant, as the rice market in the UK is a tiny proportion of the world market.

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