Our review compares dry rice on customer satisfaction, so you can find out what other Aussies think about the compared brands before you go ahead with a purchase. Think of it as like asking hundreds of your closest mates which dry rice they think is best!
Canstar Blue surveyed 1,292 Australians for their feedback on the dry rice(s) they’ve purchased from a supermarket or grocer and eaten in the last three months.
The winning brand is the one that receives the highest Overall satisfaction rating once all the scores from the Overall satisfaction criteria are combined and averaged.
Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included, so not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The brands rated in this survey are listed below in order of best overall satisfaction.
Find more detailed information on our Most Satisfied Customer methodology.
An Indian brand, Daawat offers multiple types of dry rice for shoppers to choose from, with the majority of its range a variant of basmati rice, which is a long grain rice that is considered more aromatic than traditional white rice, and is traditionally grown in India and Pakistan. Daawat’s range includes brown, Biryani, Sela and ‘Everyday’ rice to help with meals, with 5kg and 10kg bags available depending on the flavour.
There are different ways to cook rice, with each method varying depending on the type of rice and equipment you’re using. You can generally steam dry rice using a rice cooker, saucepan, and some multi-cookers. Here are the basic steps:
Most rice cookers and some multi-cookers usually come with pre-set functions that allow you to ‘press and forget’, although some appliances offer different buttons for brown rice and white rice (brown rice typically takes longer to cook).
To cook rice in a saucepan, simply bring the water to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 15 minutes until your rice is moist.
Rice can form part of a healthy diet since it belongs to one of the five food groups Aussies are recommended to consume daily (grains). According to Eat For Health, a single serve of rice is equal to ½ cup (75-120g).
Basmati rice and long-grain rice have a medium GI (glycemic index), similar to wholemeal bread, honey and orange juice. Meanwhile, brown and jasmine rice rank higher on the GI scale, sitting alongside potatoes, white bread, and other short-grain rice.
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This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Site Editor, Dean Heckscher. He’s our resident expert on all things automotive, health & fitness, streaming and more. Dean is also one of Canstar Blue’s customer research report producers, helping to turn complicated subjects into easily-digestible information for our readers. He’s passionate about helping consumers make better-informed purchase decisions on all manner of consumer goods and services.
Samantha Howse is Canstar Blue’s Consumer Research Specialist, coordinating the consumer research program behind our customer satisfaction awards across Canstar and Canstar Blue in Australia and New Zealand. Sam has earned a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Griffith University and, with seven years in market research and 2 years in marketing, she is experienced in survey design, implementation and analysis, coupled with an understanding of marketing principles and best practice.
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