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Daawat Basmati Rice 5KG Aldi £5.20 instore @ Solihull Aldi May be available in other branches.

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thfcmad03/05/2020 01:44

No matter how many times I try, I cannot cook rice unless it is easy cook. …No matter how many times I try, I cannot cook rice unless it is easy cook. I end up with what resembles some sort of rice mash potato!


Secret is to wash it under a cold running tap stirring every 5 mins until the cloudy starch disappears thats what makes your rice go all mushy and nasty!

Dont add any boiling water until you have cleaned the rice under cold running water.

Stick it in a bowl in microwave - add coupla teapsoons brown sugar and half can of coconut milk and boiling water
Microwave 6 mins full power
Take out and stir
Another 5 mins in microwave or until all the water has absorbed
Leave it to sit in the hot microwave but dont put it on for another 5 mins for all the water to absorb completely

Perfect Thai Coconut rice every time!

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Edited by: "Bassinvader" 3rd May
thfcmad03/05/2020 01:44

No matter how many times I try, I cannot cook rice unless it is easy cook. …No matter how many times I try, I cannot cook rice unless it is easy cook. I end up with what resembles some sort of rice mash potato!


Use less water. Add water boil up for 5 mins and then wash rice until water runs clear, this removes all starch. After washing add more water to just cover the rice boil up again. When it bubbles turn down low and leave to simmer. When water is almost finish check consistency of rice. If still hard add a LITTLE water and leave simmering. Continue until cooked.

Key is to remove starch and also add less water. You can always add water if undercooked but can’t remove once over cooked. GL
Daawat's a whole lot of rice, daat is!
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Would really love to know the quality as at that price I am suspicious and the name Everyday doesnt really sell it.
Daawat's a whole lot of rice, daat is!
I'm all for Aldi n Lidl, but recently, we bought some chicken thighs from Aldi, and I've seen more meat on a Butcher's pencil. Terrible.
No matter how many times I try, I cannot cook rice unless it is easy cook. I end up with what resembles some sort of rice mash potato!
Roger_Irrelevant03/05/2020 01:13

I'm all for Aldi n Lidl, but recently, we bought some chicken thighs from …I'm all for Aldi n Lidl, but recently, we bought some chicken thighs from Aldi, and I've seen more meat on a Butcher's pencil. Terrible.


Few of us have got smelly chicken despite observing use by date, I'm not sure Aldi Lidl quality what is was.
onfarantar03/05/2020 01:45

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Of course. But why spend money on a rice cooker when easy cook rice is fine and I can cook that!
thfcmad03/05/2020 01:44

No matter how many times I try, I cannot cook rice unless it is easy cook. …No matter how many times I try, I cannot cook rice unless it is easy cook. I end up with what resembles some sort of rice mash potato!


Use less water. Add water boil up for 5 mins and then wash rice until water runs clear, this removes all starch. After washing add more water to just cover the rice boil up again. When it bubbles turn down low and leave to simmer. When water is almost finish check consistency of rice. If still hard add a LITTLE water and leave simmering. Continue until cooked.

Key is to remove starch and also add less water. You can always add water if undercooked but can’t remove once over cooked. GL
thfcmad03/05/2020 01:44

No matter how many times I try, I cannot cook rice unless it is easy cook. …No matter how many times I try, I cannot cook rice unless it is easy cook. I end up with what resembles some sort of rice mash potato!


Secret is to wash it under a cold running tap stirring every 5 mins until the cloudy starch disappears thats what makes your rice go all mushy and nasty!

Dont add any boiling water until you have cleaned the rice under cold running water.

Stick it in a bowl in microwave - add coupla teapsoons brown sugar and half can of coconut milk and boiling water
Microwave 6 mins full power
Take out and stir
Another 5 mins in microwave or until all the water has absorbed
Leave it to sit in the hot microwave but dont put it on for another 5 mins for all the water to absorb completely

Perfect Thai Coconut rice every time!

40620588-upqGx.jpg
Edited by: "Bassinvader" 3rd May
Bassinvader03/05/2020 03:50

Secret is to wash it under a cold running tap stirring every 5 mins until …Secret is to wash it under a cold running tap stirring every 5 mins until the cloudy starch disappears thats what makes your rice go all mushy and nasty!Dont add any boiling water until you have cleaned the rice under cold running water.Stick it in a bowl in microwave - add coupla teapsoons brown sugar and half can of coconut milk and boiling waterMicrowave 6 mins full powerTake out and stirAnother 5 mins in microwave or until all the water has absorbedLeave it to sit in the hot microwave but dont put it on for another 5 mins for all the water to absorb completelyPerfect Thai Coconut rice every time! [Image]



Ah you wash before, everyone I know washes beforehand. I find if you boil first all the starch comes out really quickly as it's bubbled up nicely. I've never tried sugar in rice either.
Monaco.Blue03/05/2020 04:39

Ah you wash before, everyone I know washes beforehand. I find if you boil …Ah you wash before, everyone I know washes beforehand. I find if you boil first all the starch comes out really quickly as it's bubbled up nicely. I've never tried sugar in rice either.


Nah boiling it first makes it go soft and you want some starch to remain - boiling it makes it more prone to going wrong and ending up that nasty gloopy sticky mess that the Chinese used to use to build the Great wall of china lol
This guy knows what he is talking about:-
theguardian.com/lif…awa

Wot you never tried coconut rice? or sweet fried rice?
How about lime fried sweet rice?
Man you havent lived lol

Or how about adding some lemon zest or lime zest, white sugar and coconut cream now thats an even wilder flava!

You need to use cold water believe me i have it down to an art after 40 years of making Thai food
Once you know your own microwave you get the timing perfect after a few goes and it saves leccie too
Rice cookers are a waste of time they eventually lose their coating or start burning the rice

Basmati doesnt have as much starch and being thinner the texture is probably my fave its the least likely to clumpa and go gloopy as well!
But i do prefer Thai fragrant rice and Thai sticky rice for curries and desserts!
Edited by: "Bassinvader" 3rd May
thfcmad03/05/2020 01:44

No matter how many times I try, I cannot cook rice unless it is easy cook. …No matter how many times I try, I cannot cook rice unless it is easy cook. I end up with what resembles some sort of rice mash potato!


Method 1 (lazy): In 4-5 parts boiling water add 1 part white rice, boil for 10 minutes exactly without stirring, drain all water, let the rice cool for 10 minutes, return to the pot and fluff with fork.

Method 2 (proper): In 2 parts boiling water add 1 part white rice, boil for 10 minutes exactly without stirring, turn off the stove, poke holes through the rice with the back of a spoon or fork, cover the pot with a towel and lid, let for 10-30 minutes and fluff with fork.
Bassinvader03/05/2020 05:07

Nah boiling it first makes it go soft and you want some starch to remain - …Nah boiling it first makes it go soft and you want some starch to remain - boiling it makes it more prone to going wrong and ending up that nasty gloopy sticky mess that the Chinese used to use to build the Great wall of china lolThis guy knows what he is talking about:-https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/oct/19/tips-for-cooking-perfect-rice-how-to-dale-berning-sawaWot you never tried coconut rice? or sweet fried rice? How about lime fried sweet rice?Man you havent lived lolOr how about adding some lemon zest or lime zest, white sugar and coconut cream now thats an even wilder flava!You need to use cold water believe me i have it down to an art after 40 years of making Thai foodOnce you know your own microwave you get the timing perfect after a few goes and it saves leccie tooRice cookers are a waste of time they eventually lose their coating or start burning the riceBasmati doesnt have as much starch and being thinner the texture is probably my fave its the least likely to clumpa and go gloopy as well!But i do prefer Thai fragrant rice and Thai sticky rice for curries and desserts!


I'd never eat sweet rice with a curry, thank you. If I add any sugar to rice I'd rather turn it into a nice rice pudding.
Good old special buys 🏻
thfcmad03/05/2020 01:44

No matter how many times I try, I cannot cook rice unless it is easy cook. …No matter how many times I try, I cannot cook rice unless it is easy cook. I end up with what resembles some sort of rice mash potato!


Might be an unpopular opinion but I find you can’t really go wrong cooking white basmati/long grain rice in a Pyrex casserole dish with lid in the microwave.

Rinse rice, add boiling water until about 2-2.5cm above the rice, cover with the lid and microwave on full power for 10 mins.

You might need to adjust amount of water or cooking time for other types of rice.
MrRedds03/05/2020 06:51

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Silly comment! 1.3billion eat Indian rice so you don't need to eat.
thfcmad03/05/2020 01:44

No matter how many times I try, I cannot cook rice unless it is easy cook. …No matter how many times I try, I cannot cook rice unless it is easy cook. I end up with what resembles some sort of rice mash potato!


Top cooking tip for basmati rice:

Fill a cup with rice, chuck it into the saucepan, add 2 cups of boiling water.
Bring back to the boil, cover once boiling and drop to a good bubbling simmer, but not a mental boil.
Leave for exactly 11 minutes, do not take the lid off to look, and do not stir it at all. After 11 mins take of the lid and turn the heat off.
Leave it for a few mins while you sort the plates etc, give it a quick fork over and serve.

I also add a crumbled up vegetable oxo (or chicken) at the start, and before serving, add some nice crispy fried chopped garlic and red onions.
Perfect rice every time. The key is the 2x water to rice ratio, 11 minutes, do not stir.

Let me know how you get on!
Edited by: "ScroopEgerton" 3rd May
thfcmad03/05/2020 01:44

No matter how many times I try, I cannot cook rice unless it is easy cook. …No matter how many times I try, I cannot cook rice unless it is easy cook. I end up with what resembles some sort of rice mash potato!


Bought a rice cooker 2 years ago from Asda for a tenner. Makes rice bang on every time, and it keeps it warm for you as well if you’re still finishing off other bits.
Bassinvader03/05/2020 05:07

Nah boiling it first makes it go soft and you want some starch to remain - …Nah boiling it first makes it go soft and you want some starch to remain - boiling it makes it more prone to going wrong and ending up that nasty gloopy sticky mess that the Chinese used to use to build the Great wall of china lolThis guy knows what he is talking about:-https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/oct/19/tips-for-cooking-perfect-rice-how-to-dale-berning-sawaWot you never tried coconut rice? or sweet fried rice? How about lime fried sweet rice?Man you havent lived lolOr how about adding some lemon zest or lime zest, white sugar and coconut cream now thats an even wilder flava!You need to use cold water believe me i have it down to an art after 40 years of making Thai foodOnce you know your own microwave you get the timing perfect after a few goes and it saves leccie tooRice cookers are a waste of time they eventually lose their coating or start burning the riceBasmati doesnt have as much starch and being thinner the texture is probably my fave its the least likely to clumpa and go gloopy as well!But i do prefer Thai fragrant rice and Thai sticky rice for curries and desserts!


Lol, my mother, her mother, her mother's mother, you get my drift would disagree with his method, but then they've never used a rice cooker nor microwave and somehow I don't see the an article about how to cook rice being of any interest to them. I'm not judging so don't blow your top. Coconut rice, definitely but with flakes of coconut. Fried rice, yes in many ways including frying the rice raw with ingredients and then leaving to simmer until cooked. Rice is very versatile, and no, I've never tried it with sugar or fruity zest, it doesn't appeal. I had a sweet rice dish with chicken many years ago and I'm still traumatised.

My rice comes out perfectly using the family method, all my relatives do the same but each to their own.
Monaco.Blue03/05/2020 08:49

Lol, my mother, her mother, her mother's mother, you get my drift would …Lol, my mother, her mother, her mother's mother, you get my drift would disagree with his method, but then they've never used a rice cooker nor microwave and somehow I don't see the an article about how to cook rice being of any interest to them. I'm not judging so don't blow your top. Coconut rice, definitely but with flakes of coconut. Fried rice, yes in many ways including frying the rice raw with ingredients and then leaving to simmer until cooked. Rice is very versatile, and no, I've never tried it with sugar or fruity zest, it doesn't appeal. I had a sweet rice dish with chicken many years ago and I'm still traumatised. My rice comes out perfectly using the family method, all my relatives do the same but each to their own.


No problem!!!
Yeah Gordon Ramsay would probably blow his top at the mention of using a microwave lol

But perhaps try it and see if it makes a difference to you!!!
And yeah there are not many people in this country who even cook from scratch (well until now lol) so its each to his own as you say in preferences but i have always had the attitude of "try it once, if you dont like it at least you can say you have tried it" rather than the folks who just diss everything without even giving it a go - quite common on here


Only trying to help the guy who cant boil rice!!!
Dont blow my top with reasonable intelligent comments!
thfcmad03/05/2020 01:44

No matter how many times I try, I cannot cook rice unless it is easy cook. …No matter how many times I try, I cannot cook rice unless it is easy cook. I end up with what resembles some sort of rice mash potato!


Its really simple if you follow the right methods. I usually bring a half sauce pan/stock pot of water to boil and cook the rice for 7-8 minutes and leave it to drain in a colander. Similar to cooking pasta. Comes out fluffy every single time!
thfcmad03/05/2020 01:44

No matter how many times I try, I cannot cook rice unless it is easy cook. …No matter how many times I try, I cannot cook rice unless it is easy cook. I end up with what resembles some sort of rice mash potato!



if you dont have a rice cooker the best way to cook rice is to steam it.

Get a bowl put the rice and water in, for every cup of rice add 1.25-50 cups of water to the bowl

steam in a suitable pan for about 30-35mins.
Edited by: "MugenPower" 3rd May
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thfcmad03/05/2020 01:44

No matter how many times I try, I cannot cook rice unless it is easy cook. …No matter how many times I try, I cannot cook rice unless it is easy cook. I end up with what resembles some sort of rice mash potato!


Rinse it under the cold tap until water runs clear , then for basmati , put in cold water bring to boil and cook for 10 mins . Then drain , I normally cook in advance so rinse it in cold water straight away .
I do my rice in the instant pot works a treat i add a little bit of butter helps stop it sticking a cup of rice 11/4 cups of water press the rice button. just get a folk fluff it up.I use the Tilda pure basmati rice you don't need to wash it just chuck it in the pan nice n easy.
Edited by: "mark.stephens" 3rd May
can some well tell me if this rice needs to be washed?
mark.stephens03/05/2020 10:24

can some well tell me if this rice needs to be washed?


I wash all rice to remove starch, even Tilda which used to be a staple until the price increases sent me elsewhere. Everyone has a method that works for them so I guess try your method and see if it works.
Roger_Irrelevant03/05/2020 01:13

I'm all for Aldi n Lidl, but recently, we bought some chicken thighs from …I'm all for Aldi n Lidl, but recently, we bought some chicken thighs from Aldi, and I've seen more meat on a Butcher's pencil. Terrible.


Just take it back - they'll refund without argument.

Aldi source from same place(s) as all the supermarkets and are similarly generous in their 'satisfaction policy'.
Wow, so many tips on how to cook rice. Thank you all, I bet I still manage to end up with mush though, lol.
Monaco.Blue03/05/2020 03:39

Use less water. Add water boil up for 5 mins and then wash rice until …Use less water. Add water boil up for 5 mins and then wash rice until water runs clear, this removes all starch. After washing add more water to just cover the rice boil up again. When it bubbles turn down low and leave to simmer. When water is almost finish check consistency of rice. If still hard add a LITTLE water and leave simmering. Continue until cooked.Key is to remove starch and also add less water. You can always add water if undercooked but can’t remove once over cooked. GL


Yes you can. Place some bread on top of the rice and it will take the water out.
MotorwayDeals03/05/2020 11:19

Yes you can. Place some bread on top of the rice and it will take the …Yes you can. Place some bread on top of the rice and it will take the water out.



And tranform it into separate grains of 'unclumpy' rice?
thfcmad03/05/2020 11:11

Wow, so many tips on how to cook rice. Thank you all, I bet I still manage …Wow, so many tips on how to cook rice. Thank you all, I bet I still manage to end up with mush though, lol.



You'll be fine. It's trial and error. Keep going. Just remember to go easy on the water, whichever method you use, and eliminate the starch which aids stickiness.
How do you store this big bag once opened - does it go off?
Roger_Irrelevant03/05/2020 01:13

I'm all for Aldi n Lidl, but recently, we bought some chicken thighs from …I'm all for Aldi n Lidl, but recently, we bought some chicken thighs from Aldi, and I've seen more meat on a Butcher's pencil. Terrible.


Totally agree! Buy my chicken thighs from Tesco now.
mark.stephens03/05/2020 10:24

can some well tell me if this rice needs to be washed?


Of course, just remember to throw in a coin.
This is a great thread if I wish to know everyone's preferred way to cook rice, but going back to the original post, can anyone confirm if this deal available anywhere other than Solihull?
Edited by: "HappyHooligan" 3rd May
thfcmad03/05/2020 01:44

No matter how many times I try, I cannot cook rice unless it is easy cook. …No matter how many times I try, I cannot cook rice unless it is easy cook. I end up with what resembles some sort of rice mash potato!


My fool proof technique is as follows:

1. Rinse in a few changes of cold water.
2. Soak in cold water for 30 minutes.
3. Boil in pleanty of salted water until still firm and not quite cooked, usually about 3 minutes.
4. Rinse in boiling water with a sieve.
5. Return to pan, put a lid on and leave without heat for 10 to 20 minutes.
6. Fluff up and serve.
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