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Does Any Shop Sell Cream of Rice or Wheat Cereal?

zuriga1 Sep 20, 2006 02:39 PM

I'm tiring of all hot cereal being made from oats. I'm getting old - can't always eat oatmeal as I have a G.I. problem. It sounds silly but I'm craving good old, Uncle Ben's Cream of Wheat.

  1. mnosyne Sep 20, 2006 05:35 PM

    Cream of Wheat is just semolina, so if you can find that, you can make cereal.

    1. zuriga1 Sep 21, 2006 06:16 AM

      Thanks. We've tried to find it but so far all I see is the semolina in cans! I need to do more exploring.

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        emmie Sep 26, 2006 07:44 PM

        The corner shop near us (Queen's Park) carries it. I think they may have got it on a one off, but my flatmate loves it and buys a box a week, so he makes sure he keeps it in stock now. That may be your best bet, to go to your nearest local grocer or corner shop and ask them to order it/stock it for you. Also, we've had it at a couple of breakfast places in London as well (as a subsitute for porridge)....

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        1. re: emmie
          zuriga1 Sep 27, 2006 05:58 AM

          Thanks, Emmie! I'm supposed to be skipping oats so porridge is out right now. I think there's also a place in Covent Garden that carries it, but the price is ridiculous.

        2. wleatherette Sep 27, 2006 02:13 PM

          have you tried health food stores? they won't have the uncle ben's brand, but you can probably find farina.

          1. zuriga1 Sep 28, 2006 08:59 AM

            Thanks wleatherette... did try Holland & Barrett locally but they had nothing at all. I'm fairly happy with my rice and semolina although it's not quite like what I'm used to.

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              An American Living in London Oct 17, 2006 08:41 PM

              Please check Partridges in Chelsea in the Duke of York outdoor mall on Kings Road or their South Kensington store. They have an American section but very expensive. The bakery in the Chelsea store is excellent and reasonable for London.

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              1. re: An American Living in London
                zuriga1 Oct 18, 2006 05:40 AM

                Thanks fellow Yank. I'll go to Partridges to check out the bakery if nothing else. :-) Yes, the American sections over here are always so expensive. I found Oscar Meyer bacon in my Sainsbury's the other day.. that was a surprise.

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                Rianna Nov 11, 2006 06:49 PM

                Actually, I've found something more or less equivalent to Cream of Rice. It's called Sainsbury's Freeform porridge, and in my local store is to be found in the Health(y?) food section, along with other wheat-free products.

                1. zuriga1 Nov 11, 2006 07:19 PM

                  Thanks, Rianna. I'll check that out.

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