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Should have got takeaway...

AdvantagesFast cooking, filling

DisadvantagesTaste!

"**~~**~~**~~** Uncle Ben's Express Egg Fried Rice **~~**~~**~~** It's gone 11pm, we've got no money for takeout and we're starving after a marathon guitar hero III session (it's bloody ridiculous how addictive that thing is). After searching through the measly offerings in the cupboard (remember I'm still on the dole after being shafted by the evil ex-boss) I'm drawn to the corner in which lurks 3 packs of the aforementioned rice (I got them ..." Read review
03.04.2008

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Express Delivery from Uncle Ben and Mr. Microwave

AdvantagesQuick and easy to cook. Good choice of flavours.

DisadvantagesA tad pricey.

"...my staple foods has become Uncle Bens Express Rice. The range itself is rather large with many different flavours to choose from. These include mushroom, Chinese, golden vegetable and Thai style, however my personal favourite has to be the vegetable pilau flavour and this is the one which my review will concentrate on. The product itself is available from all good supermarkets and convenience stores and is normally located in the aisle with ..." Read review
04.06.2005

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Community Level 5kimking

kimking

Ready steady microwave

AdvantagesQuick and doesn't taste too bad.

Disadvantagesnot great.

"I am divorced and have my son and his girl friend living with me in my house, which we have divided up so we each have our own set of rooms. This gives Adam and Lisa a little bit of space, to live their own lives until they are ready to move on once Lisa has finished at university and Adam has qualified in his trade. Most of the time with a few exceptions we each cook for our selves. This means that I often find my self cooking for one, which ..." Read review
08.11.2003

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Community Level 2Jarvissa

Jarvissa

Nuke this until it's destroyed.... Please!

AdvantagesSuper quick to make, fairly filling

DisadvantagesUtterly tasteless, soggy AND hard

"Uncle Ben's Express Microwaveable Rice: (I felt compelled to write this review after seeing glowing recommendations of this product - I can't quite believe they've been eating the same rice....) This is the simplest quickest "meal" you'll ever "make". Simply tear a small (2cm) gash in the top of the pack and nuke it on full power for 2 minutes. As someone who wants her dinner the minute she decides she's hungry, I was super excited to find ..." Read review
27.07.2005

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Rice in a Rush

Advantagesquick 'n' easy

Disadvantagespretty darn pricey

"...the supermarket and buy some Uncle Ben's Microwaveable Rice. Then go home, put the plastic sachet in the microwave, cook for 1 minute, and it's all ready. That's right, you heard correctly: One minute. Ha - now look at all the fools who spent an hour of their day sweating over a hot pan to produce a measly bowlful of rice. Look at them as though they are freaks in a circus ring. You may also point and laugh, but I wouldn't touch them. They're all ..." Read review
30.03.2006

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Uncle Ben's A Real Good Friend!

AdvantagesVery Quick And Easy To Make, Quite Healthy And Nutritous.

DisadvantagesHandle With Care As It Gets Red Hot When Cooked.

"...quite a regular basis is Uncle Ben's Express Rice and this is the subject of my review today. The Packaging It comes in a bright orange coloured pouch with a picture of a bowl full of rice on the front so it is fairly easy to spot on the shelf. The reverse of the package has information relating to the cooking instructions and there is also a recipe suggestion. The package I buy contains 250g which is more than sufficient for two people. Cooking ..." Read review
22.09.2005

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Rice Which Is Quite Nice

Advantagescooks quick, tastes fresh

Disadvantages-

"...I suppose. Anyway, thanks to Uncle Ben's doing their microwaveable sachet's of rice, they have made my life easier as when I want to have a meat dish and want the sauce to be absorbed by something like rice; it means I can still have it even if I don't know how to do it the old fashioned way. Uncle Ben's is owned by Mars Inc. This quite shocked me as I always think of Mars doing chocolate and that sort of thing but didn't know they owned Uncle ..." Read review
04.04.2008

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Community Level 4damien.gal...

damien.gallery

Rice is nice (this aint)

AdvantagesQuick to cook (2 minutes)

DisadvantagesHorrid taste/ waste of money

"Uncle Ben's Mushroom flavoured microwavable rice. I did not even know I had a packet of this until I checked through my cupboard last night and found it among the cous cous and other "quick snacks" or "replacement meals" as I call them. I read the instructions on the back and found it takes 2 minutes to cook in the microwave. Too good to be true I thought. You simply tear a 2cm hole on the dotted line and stand it on its wide base after you have ..." Read review
03.01.2008

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Community Level 6scuba_angel

scuba_angel

I like this uncle!

Advantagesquick and easy

Disadvantagescost

"...is packaged in the typical uncle bens orange with a picture of the rice on the front so its pretty striking on the shelf. ..." Read review
04.06.2005

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Community Level 3Jami74

Jami74

Express rice. The one about Mushrooms.

AdvantagesEasy and quick to cook and no mess

DisadvantagesPrice

"...aisle as normal cook rice. Uncle Bens is clearly labelled in blue at the top of the packet and the word Ďexpressí is blazoned below in white. In all the supermarkets I have shopped in it has always been stacked at eye level and would be very difficult to miss. It is available from supermarkets, Iíve yet to visit one that doesnít stock it, and it is currently priced at Tesco at 1.15 per packet. It is a very easy way to cook rice. Taking only 2minutes ..." Read review
26.01.2004

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Community Level 2Zigpop

Zigpop

The future of non-stodgy rice at meals!

AdvantagesVery quick and perfect results

DisadvantagesCosts v portion size

"...was given a packet of Uncle Bens Microwaveable Rice as part of the 'welcome pack' from the Removal Company!! I had never heard of it before, but it was a godsend as I only had a microwave oven and electric wok to cook in. Since the discovery of this product, I have never looked back! I consider myself a fairly good cook, but rice was just beyond me. Despite trying variations on type and cooking methods - even boil in the bag - it always came ..." Read review
06.01.2006

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Community Level 1mick14

mick14

A quick meal with no washing up!

AdvantagesCooked in just 2 minutes!!!

DisadvantagesCan taste a bit bland, price

"This product is absolutely fantastic for all those who want a quick and easy meal. It also boasts the beauty of not having to wash up! All you have to do is tear the 2cm off the top and stick in the microwave for 2 minutes. After that you wait 1 minute for it to stand and hey presto, you've got some rice. Obviously you may want to have something with it, although even on its own its not too bad. You can also do it in a pan if you dont have a microwave. The ..." Read review
12.12.2004

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Community Level 1dnpttrsn

dnpttrsn

Just not the Real McCoy

Advantagesquick, filling, easy

Disadvantagesnot that great tasting, fairly expensive

"...would be stupid. Uncle ben's express rice on the other hand is the solution. It is very easy to make; taking only a couple of minutes and the only equipment you need is a microwave. In addition, it is filling and quite tasty. There's a large range to choose from as well, from egg fried rice to plain old no nonsense basmati. On the downside the flavours aren't that great and taste far from the real thing, although a decent attempt is made; you're ..." Read review
20.10.2008

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Community Level 2TJ034

TJ034

Convenient Rice in a Packet

AdvantagesQuick and Easy

DisadvantagesA bit on the sticky side

"Uncle Benís Microwaveable rice is a great convenient way to finish a meal or even just as a snack on its own. All you need to do is tear the corner of the packet slightly, put in the microwave for just 2 minutes and you have hot rice ready to go. These come in several different flavours, and Iím yet to find one that I donít like. My favourite by far is the Chinese style rice which contains chives, red pepper flakes, soy sauce and sesame oil. Other ..." Read review
21.05.2007

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Community Level 5Gemerina

Gemerina

Uncle Ben does it Again!

Advantagesquick and easy to make, tasty

Disadvantagesnone that i can see

"...The Uncle Ben's Company is famous for its cook-in sauces and boil in the bag rice, but now they have invented express rice which is cooked by simply popping the microwave for two minutes, great if you can not cook like me. A Bit of History about Uncle Bens --------------------------------------------------- The name Uncle Ben's derives from an african american rice grower who's rice tasted so good that the local people compared all rice to ..." Read review
29.11.2005

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