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Re: where can i find Rice?

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I'm specifically looking for the kind I've eaten since my childhood and that is not Basmati.


All kidding aside, I think your best bet is trying at Asian supermarkets.

You might want to take a look at New Asia Market, or the Turkish supermarket on Joseftrasse (Kreis 5), or Chiang Mai in Zurich? Good luck with your search!
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Re: where can i find Rice?

Probably not that relevant if people are looking for a specific type of raw rice but apparently parboiled rice is better for you...


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Parboiled rice is rice that has been boiled in the husk.There are three basic steps involved in the parboiling process,which are soaking, steaming and drying[2]. These steps also make rice easier to process by hand, improves its nutritional profile (excepting its vitamin-B content, which is denatured in the process), and changes its texture.
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Old 11.11.2011, 16:11
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Re: where can i find Rice?

It has been 3 years since I lived in Switzerland, BUT i find it really strange that people are having trouble finding non-parboiled rice in the supermarket. Is this something new?

ETA: Isn't this regular rice?

http://www.coopathome.ch/b2c_coop/ca...0000000A0301CE
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Re: where can i find Rice?

Oerlikon! you should find the Asian market. It's amazing, you find all the rice you need (black, red, integral, etc) and prices are so cheaper compared to normal grocery stores!
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Re: where can i find Rice?

If youre looking asian rice you can find in shanghai store in luzern or zurich basmati or thai rice
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Old 21.11.2011, 22:40
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Re: where can i find Rice?

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It has been 3 years since I lived in Switzerland, BUT i find it really strange that people are having trouble finding non-parboiled rice in the supermarket. Is this something new?

ETA: Isn't this regular rice?

http://www.coopathome.ch/b2c_coop/catalog/updateItems/(xcm=coop_dev&cpgsize=24&layout=7.0-1_0_3_7_8_9_10_13_12_50_17_14_20_45_46_51_6_25&uia rea=15&cpgnum=1)/.do?next=seeItem&itemkey=48331FCAFE2D6EB9E10000000 A0301CE
Your link doesn't work? also, I went to Coop this weekend to find some non-parboiled, non-Basmati rice and came up short - only parboiled rice or basmati rice or jasmine rice or risotto rice. No long-grain non-Basmati non-parboiled rice to be found at the Coop Sihlcity.
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Old 21.11.2011, 23:45
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Your link doesn't work? also, I went to Coop this weekend to find some non-parboiled, non-Basmati rice and came up short - only parboiled rice or basmati rice or jasmine rice or risotto rice. No long-grain non-Basmati non-parboiled rice to be found at the Coop Sihlcity.
Ugh. I didn't note down what I was looking at. Let me look again....

ETA: I was Uncle Ben's Long grain rice & said 20mins on the package. Doesn't regular rice take about 20 mins?

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Ugh. I didn't note down what I was looking at. Let me look again....

ETA: I was Uncle Ben's Long grain rice & said 20mins on the package. Doesn't regular rice take about 20 mins?

Yes, that's about how long other long-grained rice takes to cook (e.g., Carolina long-grain). However, I'm about 85% sure that Uncle Ben's rice products are all parboiled. http://www.unclebens.com/
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ETA: I was Uncle Ben's Long grain rice & said 20mins on the package. Doesn't regular rice take about 20 mins?
Less than that, if you put it in already boiling water. Having previously washed and drained it, soaked for a couple of minutes, and then after cooking rinsed with fresh boiling water.

Same as Basmati or Thai Jasmine rice, give or take.
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Old 21.11.2011, 23:59
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Re: where can i find Rice?

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Less than that, if you put it in already boiling water. Having previously washed and drained it, soaked for a couple of minutes, and then after cooking rinsed with fresh boiling water.

Same as Basmati or Thai Jasmine rice, give or take.
Give or take. I throw it in the rice cooker & have no idea how long it take. lol. My point was more that I think that the rice above, is regular long grain rice. No?

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Yes, that's about how long other long-grained rice takes to cook (e.g., Carolina long-grain). However, I'm about 85% sure that Uncle Ben's rice products are all parboiled. http://www.unclebens.com/
Ok. Maybe I don't understand what 'par-boiled' is. Isn't that sort of "precooked" or semi-precooked? The kind above, does not come in water like the OP describes.
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Give or take. I throw it in the rice cooker & have no idea how long it take. lol. My point was more that I think that the rice above, is regular long grain rice. No?



Ok. Maybe I don't understand what 'par-boiled' is. Isn't that sort of "precooked" or semi-precooked? The kind above, does not come in water like the OP describes.
Yes - I think the OP was maybe looking at one of the pre-made Uncle Ben mixtures, not at the actual rice. He could have also seen one of the sachets of rice, which do look weird if you're looking for some rice to measure out and cook.

Uncle Ben's rice is all parboiled - that's their thing, apparently: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncle_Ben%27s

In my experience, parboiled rice is firmer and less sticky, which is sometimes NOT what I'm looking for in my rice dish. However, in those cases, Basmati rice has served me fine in der Schweiz.
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Re: where can i find Rice?

Whats Rice ?
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Whats Rice ?
it's that stuff your mam used to boil up with milk until a skin formed over .. then drop into a bowl and top with cinnamon




now.. winters coming... don'chu have an igloo to go build?
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it's that stuff your mam used to boil up with milk until a skin formed over .. then drop into a bowl and top with cinnamon




now.. winters coming... don'chu have an igloo to go build?
No ! Me live in light-house Igloo to much weight
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Re: where can i find Rice?

ahhh.. you be very careful open door.... you have washed rice.




( ok, that thread is well and truly derailed )
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ahhh.. you be very careful open door.... you have washed rice.




( ok, that thread is well and truly derailed )


Nope ! The water Rices Above the foundation
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Re: where can i find Rice?

hello,

you can find "KOHINOOR BASMATI" in BARKAT,SCHMIEDEWIEDIKON.

How to get there:-
Take Tram 14 towards TREMLI or 9.

And in FOODS AND NET SHOP,FELSENRAINSTRASSE.

How to get there:-
Take Tram 14 towards SEEBACH
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Re: where can i find Rice?

OK. I can now confirm there is regular non-parboiled Carolina rice in the Migros. I've actually seen them with my own eyes.

In the Migros the come in bags the parboiled Carolina rice has a yellow label where as the regular Carolina rice has an aqua blue label.

Phew!
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Re: where can i find Rice?

I agree most ethnic shops sell a good variety of rice. Aldi also sells Basmati rice which is a good price.Ritz.
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