Ashoka 5kg basmati rice - £3.97 @ Asda
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Ashoka 5kg basmati rice - £3.97 @ Asda

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Found 7th May 2015
was £6
Leeds Kirkstall road branch
prob national

Ashoka Basmati Rice 5kg
Vasumati, or Basmati as it's popularly known today is the undisputed 'Queen of Rice'. In ancient Sanskrit text 'Vas' means aroma. Basmati is known for its long, elegant and aromatic grains with fluffy texture on cooking. We have carefully selected Ashoka Basmati rice to give that exquisite aroma. Each grain separates individually on cooking, to a delicate and fluffy texture. An ideal accompaniment to all your dishes.

Great quality, great taste

Cooking Instructions
Cooking Instructions General Microwave ovens vary, please adjust cooking times accordingly.
Microwave From Ambient Allow 60g (2oz) of rice per person. 1. Place rice in a large microwaveable container of cold water. Add salt if desired. 2. Cover, vent and cook on full power for 8-10 minutes (800W). Leave to stand for 2 minutes. 3. Drain, fluff through with a fork and serve immediately.
Hob From Ambient Allow 60g (2oz) of rice per person. 1. Place the rice in a bowl of cold water for 30 minutes. 2. Rinse through with cold running water and place in a large pan with twice the amount of cold water. 3. Add salt if desired and bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until the water has been absorbed. Avoid uncovering or stirring the rice. 4. Remove from the heat, keep covered and leave to stand for 5 minutes. 5. Fluff through with a fork and serve immediately.

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28 Comments

I've never tried these rice r they any good

Same here... Want to know are they any good?

Hot for the price but this is not of good quality as it is from relatively new crop (probably 2014) and thus not matured. The older the basmati is, the better it is. Good one of course will cost you much more. You can go in for Trophy Basmati (available at Sainsburys and Lidl from £10-12 for a 10 Kilo pack.

These rice r brilliant

Hello there,

we are on the 4th sack trust me we tried many basmati rice and Tilda was the best but, I am sorry to say this rice beats all. This rice is really good that we had to store 5 sacks because the price will go up in future. Aroma is really lovely.

We bought one for trial but now we are living on it.

Headingley_Lad

Ashoka Basmati Rice 5kgVasumati, or Basmati as it's popularly known today … Ashoka Basmati Rice 5kgVasumati, or Basmati as it's popularly known today is the undisputed 'Queen of Rice'..


Dont know why they are calling it Queen of rice when Ashoka was an emperor .

DealWizard

Hot for the price but this is not of good quality as it is from … Hot for the price but this is not of good quality as it is from relatively new crop (probably 2014) and thus not matured. The older the basmati is, the better it is. Good one of course will cost you much more. You can go in for Trophy Basmati (available at Sainsburys and Lidl from £10-12 for a 10 Kilo pack.



Trophy basmati 10kg £10.99 & 20kg for £19.99 in Asian C&C as advertised on T.V.

Basmati rice has a lovely aroma.Would be gd for making pilau rice.:)

never tried this brand.
if it is PURE Basmati and not mixed with cheap long grain rice then it should be good.
far as i know Trophy rice not pure Basmati. i

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DealWizard

Hot for the price but this is not of good quality as it is from … Hot for the price but this is not of good quality as it is from relatively new crop (probably 2014) and thus not matured. The older the basmati is, the better it is. Good one of course will cost you much more. You can go in for Trophy Basmati (available at Sainsburys and Lidl from £10-12 for a 10 Kilo pack.


How Can we know it is either from new or old crop ...!just wondered

I prefer laila

Is this pure basmati rice can anyone confim please

nbk9999

CommentHow Can we know it is either from new or old crop ...!just wondered


Just a grain of raw rice in half & count the rings on the inside

snowflake75

I prefer laila

So do I. But she doesn't feel the same way....

just been to headlingly!! Can't believe it they're all sold out!! Was none left
Edited by: "BLR" 8th May 2015

I live up by the Abbey, will go down the road in the morning!

This is NOT pure basmati rice - if you look at the label is says "fusion rice" in tiny letters. A further look at the ingredients reveals it has only a small proportion of basmati grains. This is hugely misleading. Voted cold.

EDIT - just checked the label which says "finest long grain rice 70%, basmati rice" so it appears to have only 30% basmati grains. What a con.
Edited by: "dwl99" 8th May 2015

tried earlier, this is worth the price but surely not pure Basmati to avoid any ambiguity.

i would recommend Laila at first and Trophy second alternative.

yes one should try this basmati:)

Just as a tip, i've been cooking rice using Delia's 10/10/10 reciped for about 25 years, and it is amazingly consistent and excellent results.
Small cup of rice for 2-3 persons. In a pan with a good lid on. Cover with water to about a fingers depth above the rice.
soak for 10 mins.
Bring to boil and reduce to lowest simmer for 10 mins.
Turn off heat and let sit in steam for 10 mins.
Fluff rice with a fork.

No need to soak, no need to drain. Should give perfectly, ever so slightly al-dente, results.
Works for every kind of savoury rice i've ever tried.

nbk9999

CommentHow Can we know it is either from new or old crop ...!just wondered


It needs lot of experience to do this. I can, just be looking at the rice grains. The whiter it is, the newer it is....

The best basmati available in the UK is the Pakistani brand PEARL. However, the largest selling basmati in the UK is TILDA that is also very good and gains on an excellent marketing campaign in the country. My personal choice is PEARL any day! However, it is about £13 -15 for a 5 Kilo pack.

dwl99

This is NOT pure basmati rice - if you look at the label is says "fusion … This is NOT pure basmati rice - if you look at the label is says "fusion rice" in tiny letters. A further look at the ingredients reveals it has only a small proportion of basmati grains. This is hugely misleading. Voted cold.EDIT - just checked the label which says "finest long grain rice 70%, basmati rice" so it appears to have only 30% basmati grains. What a con.


yes.. it is CON .. it should never have been called Basmati rice.
COLD.

dwl99This is NOT pure basmati rice - if you look at the label is says … dwl99This is NOT pure basmati rice - if you look at the label is says "fusion rice" in tiny letters. A further look at the ingredients reveals it has only a small proportion of basmati grains. This is hugely misleading. Voted cold.EDIT - just checked the label which says "finest long grain rice 70%, basmati rice" so it appears to have only 30% basmati grains. What a con.



sorry, where does it say this? can you please post a pic of the label?

Indian rice is the best, no GMO and healthy. Believe me all these other ons espically pakistani ones are GMO sprayed at some point. I only eat indian rice and indian foods and its kept me healthy and my skin fantastic. **** GMO foods

It's Basmati rice. It's cheap. Very Hot. Heat Added.

BLR

Indian rice is the best, no GMO and healthy. Believe me all these other … Indian rice is the best, no GMO and healthy. Believe me all these other ons espically pakistani ones are GMO sprayed at some point. I only eat indian rice and indian foods and its kept me healthy and my skin fantastic. **** GMO foods

have you any links to support your points please. or are you just a nationalist supporting your own country? (not that it's bad but it is supporting a company blindly though)

Voted hot. Rice is just rice to us really. And this is good.
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