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Aromatic Basmati Rice Waitrose 1kg

3.5 out of 5 (8)

5 out of 8 customers would recommend this product to a friend.

Suitable for vegetarians


Price per 100g: 28.9p


Product Description

Waitrose Basmati Aromatic Rice

The prince of rices, flourishing in the Himalayan foothills where fertile soil, snow-fed streams and the purest air combine to produce a splendid rice. Aromatic and fluffy, deserves pride of place on your table.

Product Information





Store in a cool dry place.


Hob - From Ambient. Rinse 57g of rice per person in running water. Place in a sauce pan with double the amount of water.
Add salt if desired. Bring to the boil. Cover and simmer gently for 10-12 minutes. Fluff up with fork.
Drain thoroughly before serving.

Country of Origin


Country of Packing



Waitrose Limited,
RG12 8YA.

Package Type

Re-Closable Packaging

Recycling Information

Bag - Mixed Material - Not Currently Recycled



Allergy Advice: For allergens see highlighted ingredients

Basmati Rice (100%)

Nutritional Data

Typical ValuesAs Prepared Per 100gAs Prepared Per 180g
Energy kJ495891
Energy kcal117210
Fat 0.3g0.5g
of which saturates 0.1g0.2g
of which sugars 0.0g0.0g
Fibre 1.0g1.8g
Protein 2.7g4.9g
Salt tracetrace


Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5

8 customers reviewed this product Average rating 3.5

5 out of 8 customers would recommend this product to a friend.

Rating: 4 star out of 5

good quality basmati

This rice always cooks well, never clumps or sticky, good flavour. By far my favourite basmati rice

Rating: 3 star out of 5


I don't think its aromatic! It's easy too cook but compare to the brand I normally buy this is no special rice! Good value though!

Rating: 4 star out of 5

Great value supermarket choice

I've used Waitrose own brand Basmati for several years and have found it to be consistently good, in terms of taste, fragrance and ease of cooking. I even prefer it to the premium brand, as it seems to have a better aroma. It does need to be well washed, however, but I think that might be the case for most Basmati?

Rating: 1 star out of 5

1 of 1 found this review helpful.

Used to be good

The last few times I've bought this rice it's been terrible and nowhere near the usual standard. Long, substantial grains are now thin and stubby...almost chalky. I also found some quite large pieces of grit I hope...! in my current bag and had to spend ages checking the rest of the bag. When cooked it's tastes either underdone or just turns to mush. Awful. Shame because it was so nice before. I will be switching to another brand from now on.

Rating: 3 star out of 5

1 of 1 found this review helpful.

Not the usual standard

I've never had a problem with this rice but the last packet didn't cook well at all and became very mushy despite using my usual tried and tested method.


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