Alright, New Year means new resolutions. I cannot say that I have been regularly posting in this blog but I promised to change that this year. The post below is a review of a new product I tried. It is not a sponsored post but I will have to admit that I didn't pay for them. I got these samples when I attended the recently concluded "Foodgasm - Take A Second Bite" at Mercato Centrale last March 2013.
What is my experience with Knorr Rice Mate Rice Conditioner?
Alright what you see below shows the photo of uncooked rice and cooked rice. This pot has the Knorr Rice Mate Rice conditioner. It is not very visible in the photo but upclose there are white particles floating on the water. I assumed that this was undissolved Rice Mate powder since these particles are absent when I cook rice without Rice Mate.
Aroma: Even before the rice starts cooking, the aroma of pandan is very evident. While the rice cooks, you will notice this aroma spreading. I think if you are creating the effect of making people hungry or hungrier for rice then you can entice them with fresh cooking rice.
Flavor: Based from three out of three people who tasted the rice I cooked with Knorr's Rice Mate, they said that they don't recognize any difference in taste.
Texture: In terms of the feel of the rice inside your mouth, there is also no noticeable difference to report.
Just for comparison, below is a photo of uncooked and cooked rice without the Knorr Rice Mate Rice conditioner.
All in all, I can say in terms of aroma this rice conditioner delivers to its promise. However, as for taste and texture, I cannot say I am convinced that it improves cooked rice. On the other hand, it claims that Knorr Rice Mate is fortified with Vitamin A and Iodine which are important for our growth and nourishment. So far, I cannot comment on the price because I have not seen it in the supermarket. Once I see it, I will update this post.
Addendum: In light of the comment below, I feel that the ingredients of Knorr Rice Mate Rice Conditioner should be shared here as well.
Here they are:
Jasmin Rice Flour
Artificial Pandan Flavor
Nutrient Premix (Vitamin A Acetate, Potassium Iodide, Maltodextrin)
Hope this product review was helpful to you. If you feel like sharing your experience about Knorr Rice Mate Rice Conditioner, feel free to comment below.
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