India gate exotic basmati rice 5 kg for $10.99. That's $1 cheaper than current Woolies offer. If you are a member and looking to buy this rice, then this deal is for you
That's a rice deal
Yep very rice
That seems pretty expensive…compare with normal sunrice…
What's the price of normal sunrice?
from memory they are about $14-16 for 10kg
5kg sunrice jasmine was $10 last week.
1kg of Sunrice basmati is $4.60
Not good as Classic.
Not as expensive either.
Apart from the price, What is the difference between classic and exotic? Is it taste or something else?
Classic is at least 2 years aged rice
I don't think people realise there's quite a difference between between jasmine and basmati rice. We made the switch lately for the health benefits.
To basmati. It's lower in fat helps keep your hunger at bay. It can also help to lower insulin and blood sugar because of its low GI levels.
All rice have starch(type of resistant carbohydrate) , which is bad for blood sugar in a way. Starch metabolizes quickly, causing to increase blood sugar levels right after eating. Although starchy foods make for an important source of energy, but should be consumed in moderation in order to attain benefits from them.
Basmati because of its low GI as considered best for that though it still has starch. Having low GI means that energy is released at a slower, steadier rate leading to a more balanced level of energy.
Washing rice multiple time gets rid of some of the starch.
@777: If you want to do that for health purpose then I suggest to boil it and throw out water. You can either consume like this or make a use to fry with your favorite toppings.
@ivegan: Lol I don't eat rice that much, but yeah it is steam and drain method.
@777: I'm Asian and have rice three times a day lol. The switch was recommended by my doctor.
At Docklands Costco?
Doesn't rise as aged rice, overcooks easily.
How does it compare to Maharaja's choice, I think it's the one in white packaging
Just soak this rice in water for 30 minutes or above. You will feel the difference.
Tried it but didn't like the smell and taste although healthy. Switch back to Jasmine instead
the trick with basmati rice is to make the water boiling hot, put the rice in at this point and cook for 2-5 minutes until the grains expand (basmati expands to nearly double its grain length), then lower the heat and cook until done. Post draining the water pour some cold water to stop the rice from getting overcooked. Saw this in a youtube video and this trick has worked wonders ever since.