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Iceland rice alternatives

Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by catapillar, Oct 21, 2017.

  1. catapillar

    catapillar Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm extraordinarily lazy, so I normally buy cauliflower or broccoli rice from the pre prepared veg bit in Sainsbury's:
    (Sainsbury's have got a carb alternative option under veg on their online shop, it seems to be mainly butternut squash cut in different shapes though...)

    But, as well as being lazy, I'm cheap! So I was pretty happy to see today that Iceland have started doing 4 steam bags of cauliflower rice for £2 or green veg rice made of broccoli, courgette, spinach, kale & seaweed (which sounds nice):
    Will have to see how it compares to the broccoli rice, which I am a big fan of. But the Iceland green veg rice is less carbs (3g) than the Sainsbury's broccoli rice (5.3g) and I don't often eat kale or seaweed so a good option to throw a bit more veg variety in.

    Just thought I'd share the find in case anyone else is as lazy as I am :)
     
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  2. lovinglife

    lovinglife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    These would be great to have in the freezer as back up or a quick lunch or even breakfast - thanks for the heads up :)
     
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    Robbieswan Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Added to my shopping list tomorrow. Thank you.
     
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  4. TIANDB

    TIANDB Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I had the iceland coli rice and just used the last bag today in my opinion it is quite bitter unless added as I have done to a well spiced /Flavoured stir fry or curry. My today main meal is for two days Stir fried 8 x 1/4 mushrooms, Cellery 2 x stalks ,
    8 x 1/4 radishes, 1 chopped bell pepper and garlic fried in butter and coco oil + herbed up well ! I added an iceland low carb bhuna curry and a sachet of coli rice Yummy Low carb and cheap . I will be looking for that multi greens rice next time. Thanks for the heads up..
     
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    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Always good to find new alternatives. Thanks for the heads up.
     
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    db89 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Definitely going to find an Iceland shop and try the multi green bags (not a cauliflower fan but I too have enjoyed the broccoli rice when I've seen it) as an alternative to the Birds Eye rice bags I have when I'm in a 'can't be faffed' mood at dinner. Thanks for the heads up.
     
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    Alexandra100 Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks very much, the green veg. rice sounds perfect as I know I should be eating kale but can't face the prickles.
     
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    Brunneria Other · Guru

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    Those look good. Thank you. :D
     
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    Alexandra100 Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks very much for the green rice suggestion. The last time I bought frozen spinach I had to give it away as I couldn't bear the sliminess, and kale gradually turned to compost in my fridge because I couldn't hack the prickles. So I was delighted to find that the green rice from Iceland is pleasantly crunchy when cooked in the bag as they suggest. At 3 carbs per portion, zero washing up and healthy too, a great resource.
     
  10. Prem51

    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    I buy frozen kale from Waitrose. It comes in those green pellets. I've never found them to be 'prickly'.
    But I like the sound of these Iceland options, and will get some when I get back.
    Thanks @catapillar!
     
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    Alexandra100 Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    But if not prickly then maybe slimy?
     
  12. ringi

    ringi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    With frozen kale, I defost them, and then press out as much of the water as I can before stry frying them in butter.
     
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    Alexandra100 Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    The butter sounds nice, but are the frozen kale pellets still essentially slimy?
     
  14. ringi

    ringi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The key is removing as much water as possible form them, then make them into a type of mash.
     
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    Alexandra100 Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    Ah yes, you have brought back happy memories of the corned beef hash of my childhood.
     
  16. Alexandra100

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    I see Iceland also sells frozen kale.
     
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    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    I steam them over boiling water until they are thawed and hot only 2-3 minutes, they don't get as soggy as if you put them in boiling water.
     
  18. mytype1.life

    mytype1.life Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi All. Just to add Aldi have starting doing frozen cauliflower rice with parsley.
    3.5g of carbs per bag.
    I had a portion with my dinner last night (stuffed mushroom) and saw no rise in my BS
     
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