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Pudding Rice

(19 Posts)
Caramac Fri 11-Sep-20 13:43:28

Why on earth can’t I find pudding rice in supermarkets anymore?
I can buy it from Amazon but only in a far greater quantity than I want or a smaller amount at a very expensive price.
Anyone else struggling to find it on the shop shelves?

Whitewavemark2 Fri 11-Sep-20 14:03:49

Is it Arborio rice? It looks the same.

Ilovecheese Fri 11-Sep-20 14:16:00

Have you tried the CoOp

tanith Fri 11-Sep-20 14:29:19

Tesco sell it that’s where I get mine.

lemongrove Fri 11-Sep-20 14:32:29

There should be some around (short grain rice) for puds, although not many people make them now I expect.

Daisymae Fri 11-Sep-20 14:42:18

Waitrose have it in stock at the moment

shysal Fri 11-Sep-20 14:45:48

I had to ask in Asda, and found that it wasn't on the shelf with the other types of rice, but with the tinned rice pudding, custard etc., and on the bottom shelf.
I love rice pudding, especially the skin. I use Mary Berry's recipe, with extra butter!

MrsEggy Fri 11-Sep-20 14:52:07

Bought it from Sainsbury recently.

Calendargirl Fri 11-Sep-20 14:53:20

My last lot was from Sainsbury’s, but as shysal said, it wasn’t where you would expect it to be, I also had to ask.
Think it was in the baking section.

Framilode Fri 11-Sep-20 16:57:25

Use risotto rice or rice for paella. They are both short grain and no different from pudding rice. I have given up looking for pudding rice and just use one of the above.

spottysocks Fri 11-Sep-20 17:13:05

Our Tesco's have it in the puddings Isle with the tinned rice etc.

Witzend Sat 12-Sep-20 11:19:40

Our shops mostly do have it, but why they don’t put it with other rice I don’t know - it’s usually shelved with tins of Ambrosia, etc. I’ve had to ask before finding it.

I’ve made rice pudding very successfully with arborio (risotto) rice. First did it at a dd’s when there was a lot of milk that needed using up, and plenty of risotto rice in the cupboard.

paddyanne Sat 12-Sep-20 11:40:48

I buy it in Morrisons ,in fact its on my order for delivery today

Kelari Mon 14-Sep-20 21:25:38

Morrison’s sell the small bags of pudding rice but also in the Ethnic food aisle do a 3kg bag too

Iam64 Mon 14-Sep-20 21:26:27

I found some in Sainsbury recently - like you I'd been looking for ages

Callistemon Mon 14-Sep-20 21:34:07


Waitrose have it in stock at the moment

Just added it to my order, thank you Daisymae

Comfort food!

Charleygirl5 Mon 14-Sep-20 22:17:58

Yuk- it reminds me of my school dinners. Nothing would persuade me to eat it now.

twiglet77 Mon 14-Sep-20 22:59:20

Waitrose usually have it in stock, on the bottom of the shelves with the other dry rice (tinned rice is in a different aisle with desserts). It's labelled 'short grain rice', not 'pudding rice', it's the same thing.

Caramac Wed 16-Sep-20 10:52:48

I’ve tried my local Aldi, Sainsburys, Co-Op and Tesco. Today I bought arborio rice and will try that.
Thank you for all your answers.