Our Little Secret dine-in kits

Our Little Secret dine-in kits
Launching:
October 2013
Manufacturer: Kohinoor
Scratch cooking is about to get just that bit easier with the launch of Kohinoor’s dine- in meal kits. Our Little Secret (rsp: £3.50) is an eight-strong range of Indian, oriental and Mediterranean meal kits, including Gorgeous Green Saag and Lip Smacking Korma. Each kit contains spices, paste, sauce and a pouch of microwavable basmati rice, and is ready in under 12 minutes - consumers just need to add a protein. The kits are available on the brand’s website and listings with multiples are being negotiated

Birds eye rice fusions

Cantonese Vegetable Rice Fusions
Launching:
September 2013
Manufacturer: Birds Eye
Birds Eye is taking frozen rice to another level by adding a Cantonese flavour to its Rice Fusions range. Cantonese Vegetable Rice (rsp: £1.79/380g) fuses spring onion, garlic and ginger with fluffy long grain rice. It comes in two 190g portions in the brand’s unique pyramid steamer bags, and rolls out to Tesco, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s next month.

Gallo Gran Riserva

Gallo Gran Riserva
Launching:
October 2013
Manufacturer: Riso Gallo
Risotto rice brand Riso Gallo is targeting scratch cooks with a premium Italian Carnaroli rice that has been matured for one year. Gallo Gran Riserva (rsp: £2.49/500g) is a medium-grain rice grown in the Vercelli region and is known for keeping its shape well when slow cooked in risottos. It is exclusive to Waitrose for six months.

Nissin Soba Noodles

Nissin Soba noodles
Launched:
June 2013
Manufacturer: Nissin
As demand for noodles on-the-go heats up, Japanese supplier Nissin is hoping to cash in with a range of ambient just-add-water Soba Noodles (rsp: £1.45). The 92g pots of fried noodles come in classic and chilli flavours, with a draining lid for easy preparation. They also come in 109g packets (rsp: 70p). Available in ethnic indie retailers.