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Old Jun 11th 2012, 2:17 pm
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I have a couple of tins of the good stuff. came at Christmas. I discovered last night that one is dated Sep 2011, the other Dec 2011 - these are not dates of manufacture!

So is it safe to eat? I only ask because the tins claim not to use preservatives etc and we can't afford too many stays in hospital before exceeding the national debt of Argentina!!
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I have a couple of tins of the good stuff. came at Christmas. I discovered last night that one is dated Sep 2011, the other Dec 2011 - these are not dates of manufacture!

So is it safe to eat? I only ask because the tins claim not to use preservatives etc and we can't afford too many stays in hospital before exceeding the national debt of Argentina!!
a) It's probably dead, because it's tinned but

b) Cooked rice can actually harbour salmonella (a fact learned fairly recently) so why risk it

c) Cost Plus World Market usually carries Ambrosia, so you can restock

d) Make your own rice pudding - make it with condensed or evaporated milk in it to get that creamy thing - and much cheaper than a stay in hospital.

http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/t...e-pudding.html
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I wouldn't risk it either, not worth getting sick for so I'd bin them if it was me
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I wouldn't risk it either, not worth getting sick for so I'd bin them if it was me
And rice pudding is incredibly easy to make. It's one of the few things I can actually cook.

Measure, mix, stick in oven, forget for a long time, eat.
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And rice pudding is incredibly easy to make. It's one of the few things I can actually cook.

Measure, mix, stick in oven, forget for a long time, eat.
I can't stand it myself, my mum used to make it with raisins in it and even the smell of it makes me want to

Although my kids used to like the individual pots of Ambrosia, but sorry, not for me. I love Ambrosia custard though, really miss that....
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Originally Posted by HarryTheSpider View Post
I have a couple of tins of the good stuff. came at Christmas. I discovered last night that one is dated Sep 2011, the other Dec 2011 - these are not dates of manufacture!

So is it safe to eat? I only ask because the tins claim not to use preservatives etc and we can't afford too many stays in hospital before exceeding the national debt of Argentina!!
Its Ambrosia... You can't throw it out.

Really... What could go wrong?
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I can't stand it myself, my mum used to make it with raisins in it and even the smell of it makes me want to

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Ditto -- though my aversion comes from the gross muck that was served at school lunch. And that smiley (if I can call it that) -- you've just ruined my day!!! Disgusting!!! LOL
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Repressed memories of school dinners resurfacing. Need to find the phone number of my therapist.
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a) It's probably dead, because it's tinned but

b) Cooked rice can actually harbour salmonella (a fact learned fairly recently) so why risk it

c) Cost Plus World Market usually carries Ambrosia, so you can restock

d) Make your own rice pudding - make it with condensed or evaporated milk in it to get that creamy thing - and much cheaper than a stay in hospital.

http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/t...e-pudding.html
I love rice pudding but I haven't made it here - what's the equivalent of pudding rice?
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I love rice pudding but I haven't made it here - what's the equivalent of pudding rice?
I've been struggling with that one. In England it used to be called Carolina rice, which was very deceptive because you can't seem to get it here at all, in the Carolinas or anywhere else.

I settled on arborio rice but you have to play around with the recipe because it doesn't seem to behave quite the same way.
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I can buy this stuff at our supermarket:
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I've been struggling with that one. In England it used to be called Carolina rice, which was very deceptive because you can't seem to get it here at all, in the Carolinas or anywhere else.

I settled on arborio rice but you have to play around with the recipe because it doesn't seem to behave quite the same way.
Seems like it would be the closest.
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I can buy this stuff at our supermarket:
have you tried it?
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Seems like it would be the closest.

have you tried it?
Not yet, but have tried a few of their other products and they are pretty good. I'll pick some up today and be the guinea pig!

I have never had much luck with rice pudding, my rice never gets soft enough. Maybe I am just used to Ambrosia, the great thing is hubby and son can't stand it so I get the whole can to myself. It was my 'craving' when preggers - used to send hubby out for Ambrosia Creamed Rice and a tin of pears
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Not yet, but have tried a few of their other products and they are pretty good. I'll pick some up today and be the guinea pig!

I have never had much luck with rice pudding, my rice never gets soft enough. Maybe I am just used to Ambrosia, the great thing is hubby and son can't stand it so I get the whole can to myself. It was my 'craving' when preggers - used to send hubby out for Ambrosia Creamed Rice and a tin of pears
Ah I don't like it too creamy. Let us know how it turns out.
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Maybe I am just used to Ambrosia, the great thing is hubby and son can't stand it so I get the whole can to myself.
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