Absolutely awful!!! I always buy Tesco basmati rice and its fantastic always cooks perfectly and tastes delicious. My store had run out so I bought this easy cook option and it’s just awful. It took ages to cook and was flavourless and grainy.
Horrible. Smells and tastes fusty
This was an online replacement for the normal basmati rice. Nearly returned it and wished I had. when you open the packet, it smells damp and fusty, which only gets worse when it's cooked. It's horrible. I don't understand why this is called "Easy Cook" rice. The cooking instructions are EXACTLY the same as the normal basmati rice, except that you cook it a little bit longer! Needless to say, if they send it as a replacement again, it'll be going back with the delivery driver.
Easy cook takes LONGER to cook than normal Basmati
Never been able to tell the difference between Tesco "Easy Cook" rice and thier normal cook rice They both seem to cook the same with my routine of washing in a glass bowl covered with 2 parts water kettle boiled water then 12 mins microwave and rinsed in boiling water in a sieve. Finally looked up Tesco cooking instructions of the easy and normal cook they are both the same except that the easy cook takes 3mins longer to cook - YES LONGER: Tesco Easy Cook Basmati Rice 1Kg: Instructions: Rinse 75g of rice per person in a sieve in cold, running water. Place in a saucepan with 175ml of water per person and add salt if desired. Bring to the boil and then cover and simmer gently for 13-15 minutes or until the rice is tender. During cooking add more boiling water from a kettle if necessary. Drain thoroughly in a sieve and rinse with boiling water. Fluff up with a fork before serving. Tesco Indian Basmati Rice 1Kg: Instructions: Rinse 75g of rice per person in a sieve in cold, running water. Place in a saucepan with 175ml of water per person and add salt if desired. Bring to the boil and then cover and simmer gently for 10-12 minutes or until the rice is tender. During cooking add more boiling water from a kettle if necessary. Drain thoroughly in a sieve and rinse with boiling water. Fluff up with a fork before serving.
Perfect all the time
Perfect every time! I love rice and this one is great!
The only rice that somehow burns in my rice cooker. Not a fan.
Terrible. Need triple the amount of water and baby food cook mode to be eatable. Smell so bad that I dont want to have my everyday meal. Tesco delivered this rice as a replacement for the rice of my usual choice.
Quality went downhill
Horrible. If I could, I would have given 0 star. It tastes awful like mouldy rice. I even wash the rice before putting in the pan but it is just poor quality. Avoid. I won't be ordering this type again will prefer to pay more for a better quality rice.
Dont Buy this if you love basmati Rice its horrid
I had to buy this as there was very little to choose from on the shelf , it truly is the worst basmati rice I have ever bought its short grain and not Basmati, it smells and regardless of how it is cooked it tastes awful and stays hard and feels like plastic . It completely ruined my leg of lamb Curry that I cooked for my husbands 70th Birthday . So do yourself a favor and dont buy it .
Plastic smell and taste
Children would not eat it, had this easy cook rice by mistake or substitution several times. It smells of plastic when cooking, very strong plastic fume like taste, hard to describe. Even husband couldn't eat it. Binned it; no rinsing before or after cooking helped at all!
Spot on !
Separates immediately . So easy to serve . I will always buy this easy cook version now !