rice mate

@SIMPLYD (48677)
Philippines
March 4, 2012 8:21pm CST
Guys has anybody tried Knorr’s rice mate? Well, I saw it advertized always on TV. Fortunately , our rice need not have that because I can always cook perfect rice in the rice cooker. Though, I would like to try it so at least I will know how true what the advertisement says. But on the second thought, I think I don’t like to make our rice more delicious, because it would mean I would be enticed to eat more rice, thus gain weight.
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9 responses
• Philippines
6 Mar 12
why dont we just buy real Jasmine rice and buy real pandan leaves, LOL I mean Pandan leaves is not even expensive to begin with. do we really have to get more chemicals in our food...LOL Knorr is trying to make everything instant. anyway i I still cook sinigang the oldschool way. Yeah baby, I want ,my food to be traditional. Most of the food in the market is already GMO, why make it worst...
@SIMPLYD (48677)
• Philippines
7 Mar 12
Sorry , but what's GMO albert. That's nice that you still are able to cook your sinigang the old school way . Even if it will be a bit tedious like crushing and squeezing the sour juice of the tamarind, but still we are sure that it's all natural, no preservative. But maybe to try it so as to test it even once wouldn't harm. I am just going to cure my curiosity so i will try it one of thesee days.
• Philippines
7 Mar 12
I have discussions about GMO before, You can search GMO to youtube, Basically let say thet mix foreign DNA to the crops. Lets say in the US they produced a Tomato with Flounder fish DNA, so it can stand winter. In other words, hybrid creatures, I remember the news before about oranges with cockroach DNA... yeah that is GMO, Genetically modidied organism. anyway Its not the first incarnation of Knorr ricemates. 10 years ago, Knorr released a Product known as ricemate too but it makes rice have "ulam flavor" they have adobo rice, bagoong rice and kaldereta rice. That product is not a hit.
• United States
23 Mar 12
I personally haven't tried the Knorr brand, but however I have tried a similar brand which is Uncle Ben's. I personally don't like the taste of them, my hubby even tried them as well, but he feels the same way, there is nothing better than home cooked rice. Sometimes the rice isn't soft, they stay hard and the flavor is not your particular taste. I am actually trying to avoid eating rice and sticking more to protein, veggie's, salads and fruits.
@SIMPLYD (48677)
• Philippines
24 Mar 12
Maybe that brand isn't as good as the Knorr brand. Some have already posted that it indeed made the NFA rice taste and smell good, when they put rice mate. I haven't tried it yet, since our rice is of good quality already. No need for an artificial one.
@syoti20 (5306)
• Philippines
18 Mar 12
Hello SimplyD, My Big brother is curious to anything. So he purchased Knorr Rice Mate. So far the remarks is good and tasty I must say. We don't intend to use it in a daily basis since the ingredients is more on chemical content. He just liked to test it. Since he has no choice to purchase 2-3 sachet of it. The whole package was purchased. So possible we can consume the Knorr Rice Mate for at least 2 weeks.
@bluespygirl (2113)
• Philippines
6 Mar 12
Hello. I had tried ricemate. :) To test it, I bought a kilo of NFA rice. This new product of Knorr did really wonder. As the commercial claims, it did really makes the rice white and soft. I'm happy with this new product because I can use it. You see, we harvest our own rice. There are varieties of rice plant that is not good when cooked. Am glad with this new Knorr product!
@SIMPLYD (48677)
• Philippines
7 Mar 12
That's what my husband and i are thinking of buying a kilo of NFA rice. But you saved us , because you have indeed tried it and it's true. ! Hmm, Knorr has again another feather in his cap! But, to us who knows the health detriments of using such products, they will not profit. ha ha ha! Note: what happened to this emoticons? They cannot be effected today. Why? hu hu
• Philippines
6 Mar 12
I've recently switched to brown rice but my mom still cooks and eats white rice. She used this once and I can definitely tell you that the rice did smell better and look whiter and fluffier, but I don't know if it tasted better.
@SIMPLYD (48677)
• Philippines
7 Mar 12
Really, it does that to the rice ? Wow, another innovative product by Knorr! Maybe i should really try it, when we buy a more inferior type of rice. Having it in an already good quality of rice, would not let you tell the difference.
@beamer88 (4274)
• Philippines
6 Mar 12
I've also seen this product. I haven't tried it though. It's supposed to make the rice softer, whiter and smell good. Sounds like a shampoo and conditioner commercial to me :) I guess it would be helpful though if the rice you bought isn't that white when cooked or that it doesn't have a good aroma. You have a very good point though. Making it more delectable to see, smell and taste would really make one eat more rice, which I think a lot of us are trying to limit :)
@SIMPLYD (48677)
• Philippines
7 Mar 12
You made me laugh when you said it sounds like a shampoo and conditioner commercial, beamer! Indeed it sound like it, but what about the "whiter"? It's more of a whitening cream to me. Softer, whiter and smelling good skin! BUt i will be trying it one of these days. However, our rice is already whiter , softer and smells good. In fact, i always eat a lot, that's why i am a bit in trouble around my stomach!
@chiyosan (29399)
• Philippines
5 Mar 12
I have never tried it myself. but i think i am not interested in trying because we buy good rice already and i mean that sure does not need to be cooked with a rice mate (ingredients of which we do not know). i am just afraid that putting these in the rice while it is being cooked, then it means only taking in more chemicals, right?
@SIMPLYD (48677)
• Philippines
5 Mar 12
Yes, that's correct! And remember that foods that undergone processing is unhealthy specially when used constantly. So it's not advisable to be using them always. Maybe just try it , yes.
• Philippines
5 Mar 12
I'm with you. I think that it is an interesting product but I don't think I will use it everyday. I mean, we grew up with ordinary rice and we don't have many occasions for us to use a 'special' or 'high-class rice'. It might prove a good experience in terms of taste and experimentation but I think we will grow out of it in the long run. Rice is rice, plain and simple. But if that rice mix turns white rice into low-calorie rice like brown, red or black rice, I would not hesitate to buy a lot and use it everyday.
@SIMPLYD (48677)
• Philippines
5 Mar 12
Correct! If it turns the rice into a low calorie rice indeed, i would surely use it everyday. But knowing that such products undergoes a lot of processing, we know that it's not really a healthy habit to be using it always.
@dilrajj57 (1762)
• Pakistan
5 Mar 12
ok friend SIMPLYD, that's good when not need have because you can perfect rice in the rice cooker. take care.
@SIMPLYD (48677)
• Philippines
5 Mar 12
Yes, with the rice cooker, you can be sure that it will be perfectly cooked. Though this rice mate makes your rice smell like the very high quality of rice. So when your rice is of poor quality then you can use the rice mate.