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    (Original post by bean87)
    what are good things to eat with the rice?... chicken currys? what else cant think
    Mince and chilli? Lot's of things!
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    lamb curry , well any kind of curry , things with mince like chilli ...

    without gettign into specialist rice for risotto and puddings ...
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    (Original post by jonny23563)
    Cooking takes about 20 minutes.
    Of course, if you're planning to have *only* rice for dinner....or semi-cooked beef?
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    (Original post by Rian1988)
    What rice do you buy? Does it really make a difference buying the big bags or really cheap stuff compared to uncle bens?
    There is a difference between brands, whenever I use a new brand it takes me a couple of goes before I figure out the right amount of water and time to cook it for, as it does vary.

    I tend to buy tesco's easy cook basmati range, but it's a matter of preference as much as anything else.
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    Rice and pasta are staples of my university diet. Go with loads of things and also can work on their own with the right topping/sauces/seasoning for a cheap meal.

    Rice and pasta last for ages. I get those massive bulk-bags and they last me a term or more (I am cooking for two). If you vary what you put with it you shouldn't get bored too fast, an if you do, just remind yourself that it is cheap!
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    Half jasmine or basmati, half pudding or risotto rice. Steam it with some coconut milk and voila, perfect sticky coconut rice :coma:
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    (Original post by bean87)
    what are good things to eat with the rice?... chicken currys? what else cant think
    Dahl is great - made of lentils so is also dead cheap if you buy in bulk, and the combo of lentils + rice = complete protein.

    Other things: stirfry, other kinds of curry (eg. spinach and chickpea), just stick any salad/veggies in and fry it up with egg if you like...can't think of anything else specific, but you can put tons of stuff on rice!

    http://www.ricerecipes.org/
    http://www.channel4.com/food/recipes...redients/rice/
    http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en...q=0&oq=rice+re

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    (Original post by kexy)
    Your signature is so distracting.....

    Anyway - Rice! Big bag of easy cook = jobwelldone.

    Rinse it, through into boiling water for 15 minutes, drain and serve. Done. Just buy the supermarkets own brand, it makes no difference. :yy:
    I hardly make rice like that, this is the way my mum taught me 'the asian way'. method:

    rinse until rice is clean
    pour rice into saucepan
    pour water about two-three centimetres above the rice level
    put on the cooker - full power (without the saucepan lid on)
    10 minutes later, most of the water should have absorbed
    now stir the rice, put lid on the saucepan and cook on slow power
    after 15 more minutes rice is cooked.
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    (Original post by jabed786)
    I hardly make rice like that, this is the way my mum taught me 'the asian way'. method:

    rinse until rice is clean
    pour rice into pot
    pour water about two-three centimetres above the rice level
    put on the cooker - full power (withouth the pots lid on)
    10 minutes later, most of the water should have absorbed
    now stire the rice, put lid on the pot and cook on slow powere
    after 15 more minutes rice is cooked.
    Fair enough.... but why take 25 minutes when 15 will do?
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    (Original post by kexy)
    Fair enough.... but why take 25 minutes when 15 will do?
    because its much nicer
    besides you have to wait for water to boil so 15 minutes should be 17-20 mintes :p:
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    (Original post by kexy)
    Fair enough.... but why take 25 minutes when 15 will do?
    Mine takes 9-10 :p:
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    (Original post by jabed786)
    because its much nicer
    besides you have to wait for water to boil so 15 minutes should be 17-20 mintes :p:
    Kettle - 30 seconds whilst rinsing. Into pan. Done. No messing about.

    Each to their own. I'd just prefer to get it in the pan and leave it so I can make a sauce up or prepare some vegetables.
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    (Original post by kexy)
    Kettle - 30 seconds whilst rinsing. Into pan. Done. No messing about.

    Each to their own. I'd just prefer to get it in the pan and leave it so I can make a sauce up or prepare some vegetables.
    oh I forgot about the kettle :redface:
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    (Original post by jabed786)
    oh I forgot about the kettle :redface:
    Beginner's mistake. Never underestimate the power of a kettle - lifesaver when you want a boiled egg and there's no clean pans in the house.
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    (Original post by kexy)
    Your signature is so distracting.....
    Shes A hottie, aint she

    Damn her n her lip bitting:cool:
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    I plan to live on rice at uni. I cook it then fry it in with an egg, some spring onions, mushrooms, and prawns or chicken. Then I just add some Blue Dragon sauce or whatever, or have it on its own with soy sauce. Takes like 5 minutes and tastes amazing.
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    (Original post by bean87)
    what are good things to eat with the rice?... chicken currys? what else cant think
    I'd recommend frying it (once cooked!) with some scrambled egg and some bacon pieces chucked in it Or I like to have it with some soy sauce + tabasco :yes:
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    (Original post by neodymium)
    Of course, if you're planning to have *only* rice for dinner....or semi-cooked beef?
    Boiled/mashed potatoes take 20 minutes, of which you have to spend about 2 minutes actually doing anything. Fried chicked takes 5 mins maximum, boiled chicken takes about half an hour. Sausages or bacon take about 20 minutes in the grill. Cooking really doesn't take any time at all, especially when you consider that for 95% of the cooking time you can go and do something else and just come back at the end when it's done.

    Also, you can get spices from the supermarket for about a quid each which let you spice up your own food.
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    Uncle Ben's microwaveable rice FTW! You can get plain basmati, pilau, egg fried, special fried, etc...

    (Yes, I am horrifically lazy, and waste money on food that I could buy in bulk for loads cheaper...)
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    Don't forget, noodles are a students friend!

    Not disrespecting rice, but noodles take about 5 minutes to cook and you can put them with as many things as rice.

    I likem dem noodles.
 
 
 
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