March 21, 2014

Meet The Manufacturer: #1343: Lotus Foods Jade Pearl Rice Ramen

The first of these three new Lotus Foods Rice Ramen varieties I’ll be reviewing is the Jade Pearl Rice Ramen. I thought I’d look on their site to see what they had to say about the main ingredient, the Jade Pearl rice. Here’s what they had to say about it:

When cooked, this beautiful jade-colored rice produces the aroma of a bamboo forest, a light vanilla taste, and an explosion of health-giving nutrients. Our Organic Jade Pearl Rice makes an especially pretty plate presentation, sushi, Asian style risotto and dessert pudding.

That’s some pretty nice sounding stuff! I’m curious how it will translate over to a noodle. I should also note, I got a hand me down camera for my birthday – a Nikon L820 from my sister Sue! Thanks – this is the first review I’ll be trying it out with. Let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Gluten free and Vegan friendly. To prepare, boil 2 cups of water and cook the noodle block for 4 minutes, stirring gently. When the noodles are soft, take off the heat and stir in the soup base sachet contents. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has a very light consistency.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added shrimp, sweet onion and green onion. The noodles are really interesting – they have a nice gauge and a really neat texture. They are not rubbery or spongy, however they’re  decent on the chew. One thing to note is that after a little while, they do lose chewiness, but eat ’em right after you make them and they’re very nice. The broth is very light but has a nice flavor of miso to it. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 708953601021.

Here’s a video overview of who Lotus Foods are and what they’re all about.

Products cooked according to package instructions. Product reviews done prior to adding any additional ingredients.

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