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2014/11/10 15:36:40 (permalink)

Rice cooker

I know a pan/water is easy but i keep seeing these pop up and they seem cheap. 
 
Does anyone use one, would you recommend it? 
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    Re: Rice cooker 2014/11/10 16:38:47 (permalink)
    i have one and love it, cooks rice just like a good Chinese restaurant does, all fluffy and sticky.
    i was watching a cooking program where a British chef was sent to the far east IIRC to cook in a curry competition and all these old ladies whipped out their rice cookers while he boiled a pan looking at him with laughter lol

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    Re: Rice cooker 2014/11/10 16:56:23 (permalink)
    Yes I have one and it's great. 

    You did gain far too much fat though,I mean,you're not muscular at all,you're just a fat mess.
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    Re: Rice cooker 2014/11/10 17:12:05 (permalink)
    I'm just off to buy one of these from tesco as it happens.
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    Re: Rice cooker 2014/11/10 17:37:35 (permalink)
    I've got a multi cooker that has a rice function, makes a cracking biryani
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    Re: Rice cooker 2014/11/10 18:01:02 (permalink)
    You can make great rice in a pan, add to boiling water, stir for a minute until pan is bubbling so rice doesn't stick anywhere, then wait about 8 mins until it starts to absorb this is the bit to get right. At this stage empty rice into metal sieve and I clean the pan well, then add boiling water, and simmer so it steams with the sieve in pan with lid on.
     
    Same result as rice cooker but no pan to clean. You just need your sieve and pan to fit together nicely.
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    Re: Rice cooker 2014/11/10 18:27:35 (permalink)
    http://www.amazon.com/Sanyo-ECJ-F50S-Micro-Computerized-Uncooked-Steamer/dp/B000E5EDMM

    My Japanese wife bought us this one. It cooks great rice and is very easy to use. Never tried it, but it does function as a slow cooker too.

    I always use sushi rice in it, bit I imagine it does a good job with other kinds too.
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    Re: Rice cooker 2014/11/10 19:28:35 (permalink)
    Only rice I make is basmati and even then only a few times a week, so wouldn't be a need for me to have one. Pan does perfectly well though. I use a 3tier steamer to do more or less everything else I cook apart from steak.
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    Re: Rice cooker 2014/11/10 20:14:23 (permalink)
    we always use the rice cooker and buy 15kg backs of rice from the local thai shop. 
     
    cooking it in a pan has nothing on using a rice cooker



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    Re: Rice cooker 2014/11/10 20:37:39 (permalink)
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    cooking it in a pan has nothing on using a rice cooker




    I'm baffled as to how there could be any difference.
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    Re: Rice cooker 2014/11/10 20:38:41 (permalink)
    i went to tesco before and they wanted nearly 40 sheets for a rice cooker. gonna leg it to asda tomorrow and get theirs for £15
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    Re: Rice cooker 2014/11/11 17:48:31 (permalink)
    Rice cooker it is then!
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    Re: Rice cooker 2014/11/11 18:10:32 (permalink)
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    Re: Rice cooker 2014/11/11 20:53:20 (permalink)
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    cooking it in a pan has nothing on using a rice cooker




    I'm baffled as to how there could be any difference.


    You can get the same results in a pan if you get the water to rice ratio right and get the temperature just right, but it's a faff. Rice cooker gets it right every time!
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    Re: Rice cooker 2014/11/11 21:43:45 (permalink)
    But surely you can put too much or too little water in a rice cooker too?
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    Re: Rice cooker 2014/11/11 21:57:58 (permalink)
    Standard measure is 2 parts water to 1 part of rice or any other grain,bring to a gentle boil then turn heat down to a simmer with the lid on until the water has been absorbed.
     
    Not exactly rocket science however, having said that i have never had a rice cooker so can't comment if it makes better rice then a stand pan.
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