Asda Rice Cooker now £7 (down from £18.97?) INSTORE ONLY
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Asda Rice Cooker now £7 (down from £18.97?) INSTORE ONLY

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Found 16th Oct 2010Made hot 16th Oct 2010
Just popped to Asda in Cardiff and picked up their own brand rice cooker for £7. Looks ok for a 1 litre rice cooker...perfect for a small family or a singleton like me!! I'm not sure about the original price, but it looks quite nice.

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Would not be without my rice cooker, fab deal.

i got one of these for the same price about a month ago love having a rice cooker but now we need to get a bigger one as a family of 5 & the rice tends to brown in this if you use the keep warm setting

Looks good, heat added, but probably not worth a trip from London to Cardiff for, though.....

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andyken

Looks good, heat added, but probably not worth a trip from London to … Looks good, heat added, but probably not worth a trip from London to Cardiff for, though.....



They may be nationwide...maybe there are fellow HUKDrs out there who can confirn?

Angry Bear

They may be nationwide...maybe there are fellow HUKDrs out there who can … They may be nationwide...maybe there are fellow HUKDrs out there who can confirn?


yes it's nationwide as i bought from broadstairs asda about a month ago for £7

Yep - here in Bodmin, Cornwall!

Here in Harlow, Essex too and have been for a month or so.

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That was over 4 weeks ago, so this is a legitimate re-post.

saw it at old kent road london last wk for e same price

Like others I wouldn't be without one, wash rice before cooking until water runs clear, perfect rice every time !

Try adding some Schwarz Pilau Rice Seasoning instead of salt...
Edited by: "andynicol" 16th Oct 2010

Heat added

I bought a rice cooker a while ago and despite my best efforts (and different types of rice) the rice still just comes out in one big lump.

Save yourself the money and the wasted cupboard space and buy the microwave in the bag rice which is the best thing since sliced bread. I can personally recommend the Aldi pilau rice (perfection in 2 minutes).

Edited by: "coolpix800" 16th Oct 2010

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Got the one from argos for £10 last year. At £7 this sure is a bargain!

Bought one a month ago with the same deal. Was used about 5 times then it stopped working. Would not recommend. Spend a lil bit more on a reliable brand.

Got one 3 weeks ago and it cooks perfect fluffy rice but dont leave it on warm to long as it burns/sticks together and give it a good stir

I bought one in Asda Gravesend about a month ago for £7. Have used it with organic easy cook rice - lovely and fluffy even though i didnt wash it first. Had horrible experience with organic brown long grain rice as it didnt seem to ever taste cooked and was all sticky despite washing it.

Two scoops of the easy cook rice makes two very generous portiuons of rice in about 45 mins so not particulary fast but you can just put it on and leave it while you worry about cooking the rest of the meal or sharing a bottle of wine with your nearest and dearest!

Chuck the rice in the bowl and rinse it till the water runs clear (3-4 washes) using your hand to stop the rice escaping. Put in a drop of oil, and give it a stir to disperese the oil. Switch the rice cooker on.

Perfect results every time using mainly Basmatti rice from various places. If you want fluffier rice leave it to soak for 30 mins before switching on. (_;)

coolpix800

I bought a rice cooker a while ago and despite my best efforts (and … I bought a rice cooker a while ago and despite my best efforts (and different types of rice) the rice still just comes out in one big lump. Save yourself the money and the wasted cupboard space and buy the microwave in the bag rice which is the best thing since sliced bread. I can personally recommend the Aldi pilau rice (perfection in 2 minutes).


Hi Coolpix800, save yourself even more money (and time and effort and space) and try the following:
Put the kettle on,
lightly heat one tablespoon of oil in a large saucepan (with a good fitting lid),
add two mugs of long grain rice to the oil, stir for a few seconds until all rice grains are coated in the warm oil,
add four mugs of boiling hot water (from kettle),
boil for 1 minute whilst adding a heaped teaspoon of salt + herbs/garlic/fresh ginger to taste,
fit lid tightly on pan and lower temperature to the lowest simmer possible.
Turn off heat after 10 minutes and either eat immediately or put a tea towel over the top of the lid to keep it warm.
Do not stir the rice at any point in the cooking process except at the start (the oil keeps the grains separate and assists in the cooking). Use a healthy oil (olive, sunflower, etc).

The whole process takes less than 13 minutes, requires no special equipment, uses a tiny amount of energy and, best of all, is fool proof (even for an idiot like me). Once the rice has cooled, the surplus will keep in the fridge for up to four days and reheat in the microwave (one minute per person). I use those little plastic bowls that individual sponge puddings come in, to reheat the rice in then pop them upside down on the plate to make each portion look a bit stylish! I pop them in the freezer too.

Alternatively, having boiled it for one minute, keep the lid on, take it off the cooker, pile some towels around and on top of it to retain the heat and leave it for a hour or more. Tiny amount of energy (and skill) and yet perfect rice!



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coolpix800

I bought a rice cooker a while ago and despite my best efforts (and … I bought a rice cooker a while ago and despite my best efforts (and different types of rice) the rice still just comes out in one big lump. Save yourself the money and the wasted cupboard space and buy the microwave in the bag rice which is the best thing since sliced bread. I can personally recommend the Aldi pilau rice (perfection in 2 minutes).


LMAO - you do realise microwave rice costs about 10 times as much as normal rice?

janaltus

Hi Coolpix800, save yourself even more money (and time and effort and … Hi Coolpix800, save yourself even more money (and time and effort and space) and try the following:Put the kettle on,lightly heat one tablespoon of oil in a large saucepan (with a good fitting lid), add two mugs of long grain rice to the oil, stir for a few seconds until all rice grains are coated in the warm oil, add four mugs of boiling hot water (from kettle), boil for 1 minute whilst adding a heaped teaspoon of salt + herbs/garlic/fresh ginger to taste, fit lid tightly on pan and lower temperature to the lowest simmer possible.Turn off heat after 10 minutes and either eat immediately or put a tea towel over the top of the lid to keep it warm.Do not stir the rice at any point in the cooking process except at the start (the oil keeps the grains separate and assists in the cooking). Use a healthy oil (olive, sunflower, etc).The whole process takes less than 13 minutes, requires no special equipment, uses a tiny amount of energy and, best of all, is fool proof (even for an idiot like me). Once the rice has cooled, the surplus will keep in the fridge for up to four days and reheat in the microwave (one minute per person). I use those little plastic bowls that individual sponge puddings come in, to reheat the rice in then pop them upside down on the plate to make each portion look a bit stylish! I pop them in the freezer too.Alternatively, having boiled it for one minute, keep the lid on, take it off the cooker, pile some towels around and on top of it to retain the heat and leave it for a hour or more. Tiny amount of energy (and skill) and yet perfect rice!



Yeah and what if you are using all the rings on you hob or you are a student?

Awesome cooker :-)

boltyboy

Yeah and what if you are using all the rings on you hob or you are a … Yeah and what if you are using all the rings on you hob or you are a student?



Good points, boltyboy, then there is even more reason to use the method I cite. You only occupy one ring on your hob and - using the towels (or straw box method, as it is called) you only occupy the hob for about three minutes. You can cook as much or as little rice as you need, as long as you remember to use one portion of rice for every two portions of water.

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janaltus

Hi Coolpix800, save yourself even more money (and time and effort and … Hi Coolpix800, save yourself even more money (and time and effort and space) and try the following:Put the kettle on,lightly heat one tablespoon of oil in a large saucepan (with a good fitting lid), add two mugs of long grain rice to the oil, stir for a few seconds until all rice grains are coated in the warm oil, add four mugs of boiling hot water (from kettle), boil for 1 minute whilst adding a heaped teaspoon of salt + herbs/garlic/fresh ginger to taste, fit lid tightly on pan and lower temperature to the lowest simmer possible.Turn off heat after 10 minutes and either eat immediately or put a tea towel over the top of the lid to keep it warm.Do not stir the rice at any point in the cooking process except at the start (the oil keeps the grains separate and assists in the cooking). Use a healthy oil (olive, sunflower, etc).The whole process takes less than 13 minutes, requires no special equipment, uses a tiny amount of energy and, best of all, is fool proof (even for an idiot like me). Once the rice has cooled, the surplus will keep in the fridge for up to four days and reheat in the microwave (one minute per person). I use those little plastic bowls that individual sponge puddings come in, to reheat the rice in then pop them upside down on the plate to make each portion look a bit stylish! I pop them in the freezer too.Alternatively, having boiled it for one minute, keep the lid on, take it off the cooker, pile some towels around and on top of it to retain the heat and leave it for a hour or more. Tiny amount of energy (and skill) and yet perfect rice!


or just spend £7 and save yourself all the hassle as mentioned above. The cooker uses about 2p of electricity to make 8 portions! Cant believe you put yourself through that every time you want a bit of rice just to save yourself about 1p!

Banned

BTW, keeping rice in a fridge for 4 days is a recipe for food poisoning

Food standards Agency:-


I've heard that reheating rice can cause food poisoning. Is this true?
It's true that you could get food poisoning from eating reheated rice. But it's not actually the reheating that's the problem – it's the way the rice has been stored before reheating.

Uncooked rice can contain spores of Bacillus cereus, bacteria that can cause food poisoning. When the rice is cooked, the spores can survive. Then, if the rice is left standing at room temperature, the spores will germinate into bacteria. These bacteria will multiply and may produce toxins (poisons) that cause vomiting or diarrhoea. Reheating the rice won't get rid of these toxins.

So, the longer cooked rice is left at room temperature, the more likely it is that bacteria, or the toxins they produce, could stop the rice being safe to eat.

It's best to serve rice when it has just been cooked. If that isn't possible, cool the rice as quickly as possible (ideally within one hour) and keep it in the fridge for no more than one day until reheating.

Remember that when you reheat any food, you should always check that it's steaming hot all the way through, and avoid reheating more than once.

coolpix800

I bought a rice cooker a while ago and despite my best efforts (and … I bought a rice cooker a while ago and despite my best efforts (and different types of rice) the rice still just comes out in one big lump. Save yourself the money and the wasted cupboard space and buy the microwave in the bag rice which is the best thing since sliced bread. I can personally recommend the Aldi pilau rice (perfection in 2 minutes).



If you're going to use microwave rice, its got to be Veetee which is tha best micro rice by far..

I must be unlucky. I bought a £7 Asda rice cooker and when I used it it failed to switch from cook to warm and just kept on boiling away. I returned it to the store without any problem, and guess what happened with the replacement? Yes, exactly the same thing. Has anyone else had problems?
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