Advantages Full Belly
Disadvantages VERY full belly!
Update: ate another one the other day which had been in the freezer. The curry didn't suffer from the freezing process at all, but I WOULD recommend having the patience to stop and do the adding water to the rice thing if cooking from frozen. Zx
I’ll start by apologising to those with delicate sensibilities, but the only way I can start this review is with a resounding and satisfied belch. Once again, I felt the need for a diet “treat”, and scoured the Sainsbury Be Good to Yourself aisle, this time in my Sainsbury Local, which has a less extensive, but still impressive selection to choose from.
THE IMPORTANT STUFF FIRST – HOW DO I COOK IT?
A microwave meal (although you can oven cook as well), comprising a double-section plastic microwaveable carton, with rice in one side, and prawn curry in the other. Oven cooking takes about 25 minutes at Gas Mark 5, and this will microwave in 7 minutes (or from frozen – it is suitable for home freezing) in 12 minutes. Like most microwave meals, you are supposed to interrupt cooking halfway through to add a little water to the rice, but I’m far too lazy and impatient for lunch to do this, I don’t find the rice suffers unduly.
If you are following the WeightWatchers PurePoints programme, this meal comes in at 5 points, so is exceptionally reasonable for an evening meal, and not bad for a lunch.Allergy information – GLUTEN FREE! Although it does contain shellfish, and milk, and due to production methods, is unlikely to be suitable for nut allergy sufferers.
A fairly hefty £3.25 from my Sainsbury Local, although they are notorious for slapping 10p-20p on things like ready meals in the small stores, and this may be considerably less in a large Sainsbury. This particular BGTY product isn’t listed on the basic product inventory of the Sainsbury to You website (and I’m not registering to get the full product details as they’ll spam me forever!), so I can’t give a certain answer, but you could expect to find it at £3.25 or less in a large Sainsbury.
SO WHAT DO YOU THINK OF IT THEN, ZOE?
Oh, it’s gorgeous. I made notes as I was eating (you see what I do for Ciao?!), although I could barely pause to put the fork down.
The rice is good quality basmati, neither too dry (even with my inability to halt the microwave and add any water), nor too sticky, in a very generous quantity. I only ate it all as I was feeling very greedy. I can’t really comment on any particular flavour to the rice, as I mixed it well with the rest of the sauce to soak it up! There may be rice connoisseurs out there, but to me, rice is rice, and that’s that.PACKAGING
The top two thirds of the pack is taken up with a product shot, which is a pretty good representation of what the food looks like, although there is rather more sauce than is indicated in the photograph. And oh look! You can see the fresh coriander!CONTACT INFORMATION
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