Shahi 20kg Finest Long Grain Matured Basmati Rice only £10 @ Asda
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Shahi 20kg Finest Long Grain Matured Basmati Rice only £10 @ Asda

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Found 11th Aug 2014
Was just at Asda Wembley and spotted this cracking deal, Shahi long grain basmati rice for only £10, this seems like a nationwide deal as they had loads in stock and it was marked normally like any other product - though I can't find it online.
It was such a good deal the cashier couldn't believe the price and checked a few times, and the people behind us in the queue went to get some after hearing about it.
Just thought I'd share.
(Sorry the picture shows 5kg - I couldn't find a 20kg picture, might be a new product?)

38 Comments

Cheap for 20kg wow, heat added

indeed a bargain if you can find it and moreso IF you are going to use this sort of quantity within a reasonable time. I wouldn't want to be eating this after 3 months in storage - opened or otherwise despite the sell by date

Pretty good price, have you tried these? Are they any good?

Long grain :-( long grain is not good

Will be store specific as not all stores will stock this

gibblesuk

indeed a bargain if you can find it and moreso IF you are going to use … indeed a bargain if you can find it and moreso IF you are going to use this sort of quantity within a reasonable time. I wouldn't want to be eating this after 3 months in storage - opened or otherwise despite the sell by date



Why? People pay a premium for 'aged' basmati... for example Kohinoor Gold rice is aged for 1-2 years before it's packaged and sold I believe - you can quite easily still use uncooked rice 4-5 years past it's best before date, and probably much further beyond...

There's a reason why rice is a staple food in third world countries!

Edited by: "mamboboy" 11th Aug 2014

I bought 10kg of rice last month and had a job getting it to the car. I'd imagine I'd have to be dragging this one behind me like a big ricey bodybag. (Trolleys are for the weak!) Heat!

Could be store specific deal, as ASDA in Bletchley has 6£ for 5KG (Buy 2 for 10£).
Edited by: "Roz4u" 11th Aug 2014

rice the older the tastier in my opinion

What a cracker!

mamboboy

Why? People pay a premium for 'aged' basmati... for example Kohinoor Gold … Why? People pay a premium for 'aged' basmati... for example Kohinoor Gold rice is aged for 1-2 years before it's packaged and sold I believe - you can quite easily store uncooked rice for 4-5 years past it's best before date. There's a reason it's used as a staple food in third world countries!



Spot on! If you keep white rice dry and cool then it will keep for years! Most people say that it has a "pantry" shelf life of 4-5 years and if you keep it cool and dry in airtight containers then 10+ years is perfectly practical. Brown rice is another story..... You shouldn't apparently keep that for more than about 6 months.

I read once that the big danger with white rice is how you treat it when cooked. It will apparently keep 4-6 days if refrigerated, and a lot longer frozen, but it MUST, MUST be chilled within an hour of cooking. If cooked rice remains warm for too long then it can build up some pretty dangerous toxins which no amount of subsequent heat will eliminate.

Anyway this deal is HOT! Anything under £1/lb is a bargain for good Basmati, and if I could find some I'd put 2 or 3 bags in the pantry!

Flab09

Pretty good price, have you tried these? Are they any good?



No I don't think that they are that good. The rice grains are thick for long grain.

Cold. It's fusion rice.

I brought them last time. not very good. Not fluffy when cooke. Tesco value cooks better.

I have a bag of this,it is mixed. Mainly long grain with small amount of basmati.

It's only £10 stop complaining and get your rice on.

Hi
I tried this rice it was not good at all

Would take me years to get through this!

Banned

qyestionmark

Spot on! If you keep white rice dry and cool then it will keep for years! … Spot on! If you keep white rice dry and cool then it will keep for years! Most people say that it has a "pantry" shelf life of 4-5 years and if you keep it cool and dry in airtight containers then 10+ years is perfectly practical. Brown rice is another story..... You shouldn't apparently keep that for more than about 6 months.I read once that the big danger with white rice is how you treat it when cooked. It will apparently keep 4-6 days if refrigerated, and a lot longer frozen, but it MUST, MUST be chilled within an hour of cooking. If cooked rice remains warm for too long then it can build up some pretty dangerous toxins which no amount of subsequent heat will eliminate.Anyway this deal is HOT! Anything under £1/lb is a bargain for good Basmati, and if I could find some I'd put 2 or 3 bags in the pantry!



anything under £1/kg is a bargain, this is most likely a misprice/store specific one unfortunately.

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DKB07

Was just at Asda Wembley and spotted this cracking deal, Shahi long grain … Was just at Asda Wembley and spotted this cracking deal, Shahi long grain basmati rice for only £10, this seems like a nationwide deal as they had loads in stock and it was marked normally like any other product - though I can't find it online.It was such a good deal the cashier couldn't believe the price and checked a few times, and the people behind us in the queue went to get some after hearing about it.Just thought I'd share.(Sorry the picture shows 5kg - I couldn't find a 20kg picture, might be a new product?)




can you post a pic of your receipt otherwise I'm calling BS

I bought these a few weeks ago, thinking it was basmati rice but its actually 75% long grain rice mixed with 25% basmati rice. It tastes and looks like long grain rice.

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hukdealz

can you post a pic of your receipt otherwise I'm calling BS




I would've posted it earlier but I'm not sure how useful posting it would be since it just says LGRAIN (code) £10.00D.
I may post it when I get home if I'm not too tired :), but I think some people have already commented saying they've bought these at this price.

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I bought these one but then returned because they are rubbish quality.

Not that great - seems mixed compared to other Basmati types. Also agree with above post - not that long grained either.

Not voted as may be OK for some people.
Edited by: "Trax" 11th Aug 2014

gibblesuk

indeed a bargain if you can find it and moreso IF you are going to use … indeed a bargain if you can find it and moreso IF you are going to use this sort of quantity within a reasonable time. I wouldn't want to be eating this after 3 months in storage - opened or otherwise despite the sell by date



There months? That's not very long. Dried food like this doesn't go off that quickly, it'll last for absolutely ages sealed in a tub that is if you've got a tub big enough to put it in lol.

Very cheap for 20kg. However I can't help but think all this genetically modified rice might make it cheap but would it hurt to pay twice or even four times the price to have organic (it would still be max 20p per portion on rice at four times this price). When you think they have to pay packing and shipping costs as well you wonder what it's grown with...

Flab09

Pretty good price, have you tried these? Are they any good?



Tried these a couple of months back they are rubbish, I gave them away.

My mum doesn't like these, always said they were hard. My kids don't care either way. The key with these to add one less mug of water. Cook using pot with glass lid then turn off gas and steam cook once only moist.

These mixes are dreadful. The two varieties require different cooking times. One is always underdone whilst the other overdone.

Buy a bag of basmati and a bag of long grain. Choose accordingly...

Flab09

Pretty good price, have you tried these? Are they any good?



Try Laila Basmati Rice. I like this brand and the rice is excellent quality. Asda are selling a 5kg bag for £6. Morrison are selling 10 kg for £10.00. Both Sainsbury's and Tesco are charging £8.00 + for a similar sized bag

Bargain!

Gutted none of the supermarkets in Brighton sell rice in high quantities

gibblesuk

indeed a bargain if you can find it and moreso IF you are going to use … indeed a bargain if you can find it and moreso IF you are going to use this sort of quantity within a reasonable time. I wouldn't want to be eating this after 3 months in storage - opened or otherwise despite the sell by date



Your taxi is ready sir (_;)

Rice, rice baby !

jgsdesai

Your taxi is ready sir (_;)



He's right. You're wrong.

sotomonkey

There months? That's not very long. Dried food like this doesn't go off … There months? That's not very long. Dried food like this doesn't go off that quickly, it'll last for absolutely ages sealed in a tub that is if you've got a tub big enough to put it in lol.



No, it doesn't go off. But the weevil eggs in the rice will hatch...

The trick is to freeze it. Airtight storage should be ok if you can't freeze it. Worst thing to do is leave it in the bag.
Edited by: "nublets2k" 12th Aug 2014

mamboboy

Why? People pay a premium for 'aged' basmati... for example Kohinoor Gold … Why? People pay a premium for 'aged' basmati... for example Kohinoor Gold rice is aged for 1-2 years before it's packaged and sold I believe - you can quite easily still use uncooked rice 4-5 years past it's best before date, and probably much further beyond...There's a reason why rice is a staple food in third world countries!



Aged rice will likely be weevil free. This will have weevil eggs in it.

nothing can beat Tilda or Kohinoor

Sumesh

nothing can beat Tilda or Kohinoor



Zebra beats both Tilda and Kohinoor.
http://static.hawaacdn.com/PE/2009/01/22/11/2102300562_4e3e5128e9-1.jpg

This rice is rubbish!!!!
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