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2007/06/13 21:44:12 (permalink)

microwave rice

uncle bens 2 minute rice, what do people think? ok for a diet or should i stick to boil in a bag rice??
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    theiopener
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    RE: microwave rice 2007/06/13 21:49:25 (permalink)
    crap stuff, not fresh at all. Just make a load of rice yourself from the dry stuff in a bag and use it for the day job done
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    RE: microwave rice 2007/06/13 22:02:15 (permalink)
    Ok for quickie but i normally use dry basmati because i can make my portions easier, just weigh it out!
    Whereas a packet of UB's rice is too much really for me!

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    RE: microwave rice 2007/06/13 23:21:31 (permalink)
    ok, what do u think to promax diet? is it worth it?
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    RE: microwave rice 2007/06/13 23:26:22 (permalink)
    No

    Shut up and squat

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    RE: microwave rice 2007/06/14 00:14:00 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: theiopener

    crap stuff, not fresh at all. Just make a load of rice yourself from the dry stuff in a bag and use it for the day job done

    what's differant about it though nutritionally?
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    RE: microwave rice 2007/06/14 10:26:32 (permalink)
    I found it ok, but I get the tesco brand wholegrain stuff now, cheaper and bit healthier I think.
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    RE: microwave rice 2007/06/14 10:32:47 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: JohnOvManchester


    ORIGINAL: theiopener

    crap stuff, not fresh at all. Just make a load of rice yourself from the dry stuff in a bag and use it for the day job done

    what's differant about it though nutritionally?


    Its got a shelf life of months, thats not right for something thats been cooked and packaged, especially rice. Tinned tomatoes, beans etc yes but boiled rice? I mean fresh pasta has a shelf life of 5 days so what do they do to the rice to give it the long shelf life? Also do you know how long its been cooked, what kind of cooking process was used etc. If youre in a bind then its ok for a one off IMO
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    RE: microwave rice 2007/06/14 12:02:22 (permalink)
    I love them but have a feeling they are bad as they are nice so I dont eat them.

    Can't beat rice in 2 mins.

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    RE: microwave rice 2007/06/14 12:17:06 (permalink)
    you can beat rice in 2 mins, just make up a load for yourself and take some out and stick it in the microwave with 1/2 tsp olive oil and 2tsp of water to get rid of the stickyness if there is any and bingo!
    post edited by theiopener - 2007/06/14 12:19:25
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    RE: microwave rice 2007/06/14 14:41:44 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: theiopener


    ORIGINAL: JohnOvManchester


    ORIGINAL: theiopener

    crap stuff, not fresh at all. Just make a load of rice yourself from the dry stuff in a bag and use it for the day job done

    what's differant about it though nutritionally?


    Its got a shelf life of months, thats not right for something thats been cooked and packaged, especially rice. Tinned tomatoes, beans etc yes but boiled rice? I mean fresh pasta has a shelf life of 5 days so what do they do to the rice to give it the long shelf life? Also do you know how long its been cooked, what kind of cooking process was used etc. If youre in a bind then its ok for a one off IMO

    OK it's not fresh but...
    What about nutritionally what is detrimental about it?
    Does it lack something that rice normally has?

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    theiopener
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    RE: microwave rice 2007/06/14 14:43:31 (permalink)
    well same argument with transported fruit and veg, whats the difference thats 2 months old or something thats eaten the same day it came out of the ground
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    RE: microwave rice 2007/06/14 15:19:24 (permalink)
    I think its fine, nutrutionally it has the same content! only thing that stops me using it 3 times a day is the price!!
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    RE: microwave rice 2007/06/14 18:07:34 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: theiopener

    well same argument with transported fruit and veg, whats the difference thats 2 months old or something thats eaten the same day it came out of the ground

    I don't know the facts to make an argument for or against LOL.

    I just want to know what nutrient wise is lost/gained/changed to make it crap.

    It might be crap but we don't know if you don't tell us!!!

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    RE: microwave rice 2007/06/14 19:13:35 (permalink)
    Vegtables that are 2 months old and have been frozen could potentially be alot better and contain more nutrients than "fresh" stuff sat on the super market shelves or picked from a field and washed.
    So that blanket statement is a bit off.

    As for microwave rice, the GI may of been affected by cooking processes used? Other than that, check Nutritional info and see what it says, ingredients will also be a wise thing to check.


    personally i avoid this stuff, very expensive and i can cook brown rice perfect everytime

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