I must say that I really do like the saffron one. Agree is not a patch on the real thing but to knock up a meal in 12 mins it is fab. Almost no stirring, just bung in 2x it's volume in water + the rice and it's done.
Good storecupboard thing, I always have a chorizo in the fridge and some prawns in the freezer, plus peas and peppers so that in itself does a fake paella type thing well
The mushroom one is ok, I sometimes do it with pan-fried trout or salmon fillets for a quick supper. Much prefer home-made mushroom one though. I haven't tried any of the other flavours.
I am not one for short cuts usually, always cook things fresh where I can but this is actually good IMO
MI I always use this as it is free on SW (certain flavours) Use the whole packet, and with a bit of extra veg easy does 2. I do the mushroom one, with peas sweetcorn leeks and broccoli and it is great. Makes a change from pasta and almost as easy