Wednesday, 20 July 2016

OXO Rice and Grain Colander Giveaway






Grains and Rice are a regular and staple part of my diet and I use them a lot in my cooking. The best way to cook grain and rice is to look them  over and remove any discoloured grain or rice and any stones etc.  




Once you have done that it’s very important to wash the rice and grain thoroughly in plenty of changes in cold water to remove any starch and impurities prior to cooking. This is an important step in recipe preparation and should not be overlooked.




I find that the holes in a standard colander are too large to drain and often than not end up with half the grain rice falling through. To make my life easy I have started using the OXO Rice and Grain Colander.

It has holes designed to allow water to drain slowly to wash impurities and starch from the rice and grain.







The water pools before draining to show when water is clear and grains are clean. The small, square holes help prevent tiny grains from falling through, and the extra drain holes in the pour spout remove excess water and keep grains contained.



The colander has soft, comfortable, non-slip handles which are perfect for agitating grains, shaking out water, and pouring into pots or bowls. The colander is also great for washing fruit, salads and vegetables. It retails at £9.99 and you can purchase it online or from most kitchen ware retailers
I was sent a colander to review and all photos were supplied and used with permission from OXO.









As always I love my readers to try products I feature at simplyfood . OXO have been kind and have agreed to send one OXO Rice and Grain colander to a simply food reader.

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231 comments:

  1. Wild Rice.

    Rachel Craig

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  2. I love white long grain rice for meals & I love short grained pudding rice as a lovely pudding :)

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  3. I love buckwheat the best, very versatile :)

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  4. Rice is my favourite grain as it is so versatile and can be used with all sorts of meals and snacks, eaten hot or cold, have all sorts of things added to it, can be left plain or as savoury or spicy as you want, is filling, and is relatively inexpensive. I also like that rice can be boiled, steamed or fried as this gives even more scope for variety. I love rice with all sorts of meals that originate from all different parts of the world. Fingers crossed.

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  5. Paula Readings20 July 2016 at 21:23

    Wheat.. lots of yummy things come from that.

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  6. Standard white rice

    Kay Panayi

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  7. Barley (I like beer)

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  8. Have just got into eating brown rice - boy what a difference in taste! (shame it takes so long to cook).

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  9. Bulghar wheat - I love tabbouleh!

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  10. Oats - porridge sets you up for the day

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  11. Brown rice, nutty with a good flavour and bite and better nutritionally than white rice

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  12. I love thai jasmine rice, it's the only rice I know of that automatically goes sticky when cooked. It's yummy.

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  13. It's definitely jasmine rice for me, such a beautiful flavour!

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  14. My favourite grain is rice :-)

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  15. Brown rice love the extra texture to it x

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  16. White rice
    @gavrc

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  17. Plain white rice for plain old me !

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  18. Corn, it is so versatile

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  19. I love your Parsnip & Leek recipe, the soup looks fantastic and so easy to make (lovely china to display it in too).

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  20. I love rice - you can flavour it in many different ways

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  21. Basmati rice. I grew up where rice was part of almost every meal

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  22. i like bulgar wheat, its a great replacement for potato.

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  23. Jodie Holyoake21 July 2016 at 12:05

    Brown Rice!

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  24. rice there's so much to do with it

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  25. I love the nuttiness of wild rice :-)

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  26. Brown rice, especially when small amounts of Camargue red and/or Black rice are added for extra nuttiness

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  27. Recently switched to Basmati rice which we love

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  28. this should help with some healthy eating

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  29. Red rice. Healthy and a great texture.

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  30. Rice !! ... (egg fried with curry on top) !! :-))

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  31. Couscous - very versatile. I like adding some roasted veg & lemon juice to mine.

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  32. I love quinoa and nice that it can be eaten hot or cold in salads

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  33. Basmati rice. I eat it a few times a week.

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  34. brown rice
    lisa ann tebbutt

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  35. White Basmati Rice - it's delicious and very kind to the digestion.

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  36. Basmati Rice

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  37. I like wild rice

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  38. Cous cous as makes a change from rice

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  39. Quite like quinoa at the moment with lots of spiced veggies mixed in x

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  40. Black rice
    Mariel P

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  41. Rice is ours

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  42. Couscous - you can add so many things to it

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  43. Basmati. You can't have a decent curry without it!

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  44. Not sure if it counts as a grain but recently I converted to buckwheat- so tasty!

    I love the OXO range, have their insulated bowl set and its invaluable!

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  45. I love red rice, but I've just discovered black forbidden rice - lovely and nutty and great in salads!

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  46. basmati rice is my favourite :)

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  47. I love brown basmati rice most of all.

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  48. Love Basmati rice.

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  49. love my rice!!! this would come in handy as i always end up washing some down the sink when rinsing it,

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  50. rice. i mae it at least twice a week!

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  51. Im quite boring - rice is my fave

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  52. I have rice almost every meal.

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  53. Brown rice is my favourite grain

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  54. Arborio rice is my favourite :)

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  55. I like couscous or quinoa :)

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  56. Couscous CHERYL HADFIELD

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  57. Buckwheat. I cook it a lot to have cold in my lunch.

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  58. Quinoa because of its high protein content an dis gluten free. :)

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  59. Long grain white rice

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  60. I love couscous, great for salads.

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  61. Pearl Barley - its creamy and versatile.

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  62. Oats are my favourite grain.

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  63. I love wild rice ( but it is technically a grass)

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  64. Wild rice, I make alot of mushroom stroganoffs

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  65. Basmati Rice

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  66. i love white rice - leanne w

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  67. Mine is basmati rice. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  68. I do like Quinoa, but my favourite at the moment are porridge oats, which I use to make lots of different Over-night Oats recipes - they're delicious :)

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  69. I love Quinoa and Rice!

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  70. I love buckwheat after finding out how to cook it.

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  71. my favourite grain is basmati rice

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  72. I really like lentils. Don't see them used enough.

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  73. Basmati rice are my favourite 😊

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  74. Mark Fridlington1 August 2016 at 12:00

    Barley, rice, oats and wheat are all vital ingredients for the food that I like, so it has to be these.

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  75. Oats. I use them dry mixed into nat yog for breakfast

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  76. I love pearl barley. Not necessarily the most common of grains but it makes a fantastic risotto!

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  77. Wild rice - nice nutty texture (@PeanutHog)

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  78. I can't imagine my life without quinoa.

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  79. I love lots of grains especially brown rice and quinoa

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  80. Thai Jasmine rice, it smells and tastes divine!

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  81. Rice, especially basmati

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  82. My favourite grain is bulgar wheat. EJ Dunn

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  83. I love white patna rice - so versatile and tasty.

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  84. It's a close call between Thai jasmine rice & Wild rice. I like each equally.

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  85. brown basmati far more flavour than white

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  86. Love wild rice lovely nutty taste

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  87. Arborio rice, as I really enjoy risotto...

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  88. we love bulgar its healthy and you can use it in so many ways!

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  89. Basmati rice, because it's always my go to when thinking of something quick and easy to whip up.

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