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SunRice White Calrose Medium Grain Rice 10kg $16 (Was $24) @ Woolworths

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Finally some discount on Australian Rice!
Can't wait for it drops back to $11/10kg

Only buy Australian rice
Imagine the water pollution level of rivers in those South-eastern Asian countries

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  • Oh good. Been waiting for this.

  • Good price.

    Last time I've seen it this low was just before the pandemic started.

    In regards to the SE asian countries being polluted waters, the rice paddys in Bali were quite clean when i went there.

    • Arsenic in California rice seems to be more of an issue.

      Ps still getting through a 10kg bag on a similar special at the start of lockdown panic buying, was pretty hard to come by! Not heaps left, hmm

  • Waiting for 50% off

  • +5 votes

    Imagine the water pollution level of rivers in those South-eastern Asian countries

    Who caused this? Didnt some country who started a pandemic virus make a dam up north?

    • I've heard that someone couldn't generate enough electricity this winter after banning Australian coal lmao

    • +10 votes

      And the 50 cent army is in full swing negging anything said against a particular country.

    • the world is a terrible place at present… one country "making a pandemic virus", another "building walls" and "gassing" the rest of the world to make it great again in a modern day salute to hitler…. what a time to be alive

      • Well one has been “voted” out. And the wall is coming down shortly. As for the other…….history will give the answer.

        • History can be manipulated.

          And rewritten, this is happening right now in Western Taiwan and Hong Kong

  • $11 days aren’t gonna return till Australian farmers get a bumper season

  • As an Asian, Australian Sunrice rice tastes like dirt when we used to accidentally eat as a kid.

  • +34 votes

    Imagine the massive dams stopping river flows so big business can grow rice in Australia by irrigating with a scarce resource.

    My thoughts are never buy Australian rice - very poor use of our water resources. Buy Asian rice and let our water be put to better use.

    Besides if you use the best Basmati you have no choice but to buy the overseas grown rice.

  • how do we cook?

  • I'm all for australian produce but rice is something not suitable for this dry continent, just like trying to run a ski slope in Singapore. Besides it tastes crap.

    • Funny you mentioned skiing because before I'd even read that far my thought was: We should abandon skiing holidays because Thredbo and Mount Kosciuszko are not suitable for this dry continent. ;-)

      We're only hear that we're a 'dry continent' because of the ratio of desert to farmland. We actually have plenty of water. It's just not correctly managed/utilised, and it doesn't suit the climate alarmists to present a balanced view. e.g. Try and tell Kempsey, farms along the NSW Clarence River, etc there's not enough water.

      Btw… If your rice tastes like crap you really should consider storing it in the kitchen instead. ;-D

    • +11 votes

      Must be doing something wrong if tastes like crap

    • rice is something not suitable for this dry continent

      Not entirely true. There is plenty of well irrigated land in North Queensland capable of growing rice and some farmers are already growing it up here. The issue has just been getting the right varieties which will make it more financially appealing for farmers to convert from sugarcane to rice

      There's also near shovel ready projects up here to build more dams and better capture the vast amounts of seasonal rainfall that North Queensland receives. All that is required is greenies to stop paying professional protestors and Governments to stump up some cash.

  • +10 votes

    So a balanced comment… I'm somewhat in the know about water and agriculture in this country.

    There are some parts of Aus that are only suitable for growing rice. They aren't the best in the world but that's all you can do with them. However, rice is fairly water intensive and I don't buy Australian rice for this reason. We should produce less water-intensive crops.

    • We should produce ALL crops we eat here and leave other countries to produce ALL the crops they want to eat there. This free trade nonsense impoverishes and ruins, not enriches and supports. It makes everyone reliant and therefore at risk of going hungry. Not that long ago Australian orange farmers bulldozed their trees over because free trade agreements meant weeks-old California oranges were cheaper, so they couldn't sell theirs at a profit, and then Centrelink gave them no financial assistance counting the trees as an 'asset'. So the farmers returned home, filled their tractors with fuel, and bulldozed the trees flat. (See? No assets now, pen-pushers!)

      And if California (etc) lost most of their orange crop for some reason, will they renew the same contracts with us next time, or will they keep most of it to feed the USA? Likewise, if some place like China decides to stop doing things the sneaky way, and take over another country by force… Rice supply stops overnight. (And yes, I know the analogy doesn't fit for a few reasons… it's just a simple example.)

      And as I said above, the 'drier continent = we don't have enough water' is dishonest nonsense. I've lived in several areas where tens of thousands of litres of water spill into the ocean every day. All it takes a pipeline and a pump. I've also seen how someplace like Sydney 'needs' to take huge allocations of water from some other place like the Hunter to the north because it's 'just easier'.

      Meanwhile government sequesters and destroys productive farmland at will, sucks artesian watertables for the financial benefit of foreign coal mines just to wet-down their coal, etc.

      Australia has ample water. It's just wasted or not managed correctly. But presenting that unskewed reality doesn't suit the climate agenda crowd, and because people who know this fact can't be bothered staying around long enough to refute their silly claims because it requires watching them chuck supermarket tantrums like petulant toddlers.

      • For some reason I feel sorry for this comment. All the effort in writing it then gets negged. LOL

      • +12 votes

        We should produce ALL crops we eat here and leave other countries to produce ALL the crops they want to eat there. This free trade nonsense impoverishes and ruins, not enriches and supports.

        You won't catch me arguing with you against neoliberalism, don't worry. However, this isn't like "Japan is good at making cars and Australia is good at growing wheat. Japan should cease to grow wheat and make more cars, and Australia should cease to make cars and grow more wheat". Boiling it down to free trade does a disservice to the issue. Australia is not suited to growing rice at a large scale, to an extent that doing so impacts negatively on the other things we can do.

        And as I said above, the 'drier continent = we don't have enough water' is dishonest nonsense.

        It truly, truly isn't. I have a fair amount of hands-on and pen-pushing experience in managing water in Australia. Simply put, if water wasn't an issue here, there would probably be 100+ million Australians. Water is the number one issue that holds Australia back.

        I've lived in several areas where tens of thousands of litres of water spill into the ocean every day.

        Like… river mouths? Estuaries are unique environments and perform critical functions that we rely on. Water needs to "spill into the ocean every day". That's where it's meant to go.

        Meanwhile government sequesters and destroys productive farmland at will

        Ok lmao source for this one?

        sucks artesian watertables for the financial benefit of foreign coal mines just to wet-down their coal, etc.

        Yeah no surprises I completely agree that this is not a good use of water… but it doesn't mean that we have excess.

        Australia has ample water. It's just wasted or not managed correctly.

        Well, 1/2 ain't bad on this one.

        But presenting that unskewed reality doesn't suit the climate agenda crowd, and because people who know this fact can't be bothered staying around long enough to refute their silly claims

        "Climate agenda" dogwhistle, easiest way to out yourself as someone who has literally no idea what they're talking about, no relevant experience or qualifications, and probably gets their news third-hand from the likes of Alan Jones. But hey, as for your second point. I'm still here and happy to "refute my silly claims" - though I'm not sure that refuting my own claims would be doing me any favours?

    • 1 litre of beer requires 4 litres of water to make it …

    • They're for different things, but if you're eating rice as a main meal then it's sushi rice all the way

      • Agree, basmati for Indian, Jasmin for Thai, medium is good for general purpose/korean.

        Shame Brown rice doesn't go for the same discounts

        • Not impressed at all with basmati. I use jasmine for everything from fried rice, to curries, to rice pudding now.

          • @Faulty P xel: Basmati is king for indian curries but jasmine for thai IMO

            • @Chocobros: I used to buy basmati and jasmine in microwave packs. They were both good. But when I tried to cook raw bastmati myself it was a failure every time. So when that 5kg bag ran out I never bought it again because jasmine otoh always turned out perfect. So I don't know what I was doing wrong. (I just did the same thing I did with jasmine.) After that experience I didn't think the difference warranted having two types in the cupboard lol.

              • @Faulty P xel: Oh for reals? So make sure you get a good quality basmati and not the garbage sold at coles/woolies in the 5kg bags (the coles and woolies brand is actually better then the other junk like maharajas choice in the 5kg bags)

                Then wash the crap out of it until the water is clear and then cook with 2 parts water to 1 part rice e.g. in a rice cooker. Can't go wrong

                But for other cuisines e.g. thai i agree jasmine is superior and sushi of course japanese short grain rice reigns supreme

      • you're eating rice as a main meal then it's sushi rice all the way

        Don't tell that to an Indian.

  • are these good for Fried Rice?

    • Yes, especially if you're making fried rice.
      Edit: need to know how to cook it i guess. I use a pressure cooker so very easy for me. 50/50 water rice. 3 minutes high pressure, natural release.

    • No. It's soft and sticky.

      For fried rice get :

      1. Jasmine rice ( best for chinese fried rice)

      2. Long grain (best for south east asian fried rice ; indonesian, malaysian)

      They both can be used interchangeably. I prefer jasmine rice to be honest since it tastes sweeter than long grain.

    • Maybe it's just me, but no. It turns to slop. Jasmine for everything over here.

    • Yes, however for best results, you need to use it as leftover rice.

      So cook it, leave it in the fridge overnight, then use it in fried rice the next day.

      • I've always wondered about that… 'they' (whoever 'they' are) say not store cooked rice in the fridge because it grows some toxin… but then we hear to make fried rice this way!?

        • Stores fine in the fridge 2-4 days, just let it cool to Room temp first. It's pretty common in Asian countries to leave it out all day etc, they don't get sick

          Also that's true, next day cool rice better for fried rice

          • @G-rig: generally they wouldn't leave it out at room temperature, it would just be kept warm in the rice cooker

            • @Phesto: Yeah you hope so, even if it's not that warm.

              Rice cooker is the way to go then in the fridge as you say. Plenty of bain maries in Thailand get pretty luke warm so need to get there early lol

              Jasmine is nice, doesn't stick together as much so depends what you want

        • To make a good fried rice you need the rice to be dry. If you cook a fresh batch of rice and try to fry it there is far too much moisture in there and it will turn to mush. If you leave rice at room temperature too long, it will grow bacteria and is about as bad as leaving chicken out.

          Cook it, let it cool a bit, put it in the fridge within 1 hour. It will last up to around 5 days in the fridge.

          • @Phesto: Yeah I have that problem with others, but no jasmine. Not that Chinese restaurants are great, but I can produce the same result as they do with freshly-cooked jasmine. Not with other types though. Others turn into a gluggy mess alright.

          • @Phesto: Agree, drying is the key for fried rice.

            Prep rice in the morning, Place cooked rice in an open colander and let it dry out for the day - I ensure that the rice is spread around the sides of the colander with an open centre to max drying. Make fried rice in the afternoon with perfect consistency rice.

      • Yep, agreed with mangobango.

  • "Imagine the water pollution level of rivers in those South-eastern Asian countries" - Wow! I'm not Asian but this comment is totally unnecessary. Especially from someone who has an Asian profile pic.

    • People are getting into the Australia Day spirit early lol

      • LOL. Not a hater or anything but I just got caught off guard with that comment. OP needs to understand that the Rice process is far more complex than that. Water is part of the cultivation stage. There are like 3-4 stages then after that. Anyways, I didn't expect to come here and argue with rice. LOL. Thanks for the post OP.

        • Plus, if the rice is grown upstream, is before the pollution from the big cities gets into the water. Same logic as Canberra water tastes good, Adelaide not so much.

    • Yeah because who would know less about Asian countries than someone with an Asian background. (Wait, what!?)

  • Given this post also promotes the 'healthy' aspect of Aussie made, I remember reading up on standards for arsenic levels in Australian rice a while back. Just due to our natural soil composition we tend to have higher levels of arsenic in our produce, hence (presumably for industry support) our 'acceptable' limits are set several times higher than other countries (e.g. EU or China)… this doesn't mean this brand is arsenic heavy, but does mean in Australia they are alright to bringing it to market for arsenic content up to 1mg/kg (say vs WHO recommendation of 0.3mg/kg) {not an expert, pulled some goofle-fu for details}

    • Worth looking into, does that apply if you are rinsing properly before cooking? From other documents and research it sounded like a problem in America but wouldn't have thought here. The same could apply for a lot of ground crops and you'll die of something or another so not too worried.

      Agree that Brown rice is healthier, just takes longer to cook and not as nice (but good for salads if don't have quinoa etc)

  • I recommend brown rice. More nutritious

    • Ugh. I don't know how people eat it. I've tried it several times. Some claim it has a 'delicious nutty flavor'. But I think it tastes awful… actually it has no taste, but is like chewing on grass pods. And I love brazil, hazelnuts, macadamia, etc (all types really) and brown rice tastes nothing like them.

      • Try soaking it in water over night in the fridge.

        • But they say you can do that instead of cooking, right? So isn't that also putting cooked rice in the fridge? So causing the same toxin? I never see this explained with the 'toxin' claim. Unless it's heat that 'activates' it!?