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Old 08-27-2016, 07:01 PM   #41
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Mad Cook appears to use the same mug for the rice as she does the water.
The trouble is that the way she wrote it, she mixed mug and cups with no explanation that she was using the same vessel.
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Old 08-28-2016, 03:18 AM   #42
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A 3-cup rice cooker is small, perfect for a single or a couple. It's automatic so you don't have to wonder if it's cooked properly or not, and allows you to concentrate on the main course. Definitely used more often than a crockpot, pressure cooker, oven, blender, or food processor in our household.
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Old 08-28-2016, 08:22 AM   #43
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A 3-cup rice cooker is small, perfect for a single or a couple. It's automatic so you don't have to wonder if it's cooked properly or not, and allows you to concentrate on the main course. Definitely used more often than a crockpot, pressure cooker, oven, blender, or food processor in our household.
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The microwave method is also automatic (mostly - stir once galfw) and doesn't require a separate appliance. It's worked for me for many years.
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Old 08-28-2016, 04:20 PM   #44
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The trouble is that the way she wrote it, she mixed mug and cups with no explanation that she was using the same vessel.
I guess I was the only one who knew what she was talking about without further clarification.

Hey, Mad Cook..we think alike.
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Old 09-02-2016, 12:12 PM   #45
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I guess I was the only one who knew what she was talking about without further clarification.

Hey, Mad Cook..we think alike.
I don't think my brain was working properly. Sometimes my typing fingers have a mind or my own.
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Old 09-02-2016, 12:49 PM   #46
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I NEVER thought I would use a rice cooker, again, dislike single use appliances, but we got one as a wedding gift, and it has its uses. I mean use, cooking rice. It does, as everyone said make the rice you want without messing about. I also use it to steam veggies sometimes.

My problem in the apartment is I have four burners and an oven. I also have a limited amount of good pots. And rice cooking to consistency really needs a burner and a good pot with lid, so I have to use the good pots, not my stamped aluminum just used to heat up stuff go to hell pots. So both of those are tied up. It is worth the counter space (also a premium, but fungible, where the need for burners of differing temperatures is dynamic), when I am cooking an 'interesting' meal. (define that as using most of my pots, and all my burners at once, which happens with alarming regularity, need a bigger kitchen).

Given I have an electric range, and it is a crappy apartment range, so sucks, I generally have two big burners and two small, positioned one back big burner left, one front big burner right and small burners on the diagonal. At any given time if you want access to the pots, and if they have handles, one burner is not accessible. So if I have a large pot going on the back big, a skillet on the front right, and a sauce going on the back right small burner, I just don't have room for a rice pot and to still stir everything etc...

So giving over the rice to a cooker makes sense.

I do have a six cup cooker. I would find a three cup cooker small, given that I never make less than two cups, and often need four.

It lives in the appliance well, and comes out when I need rice as a side dish. If I am using rice as a side dish, I am darn well using most of my burners, and need the extra space on the range.

So when I was a bachelor, and cooking for myself, I always thought a rice cooker was an extravagance, a one ingredient device which I could replicate with a pot. I think you get inconsistent rice if you don't use a good pot with a tight cover, and I have three of those, one two small for more than a cup of rice.

It doesn't come up in, honey what do you want to eat tonight? dinner, but we had a dinner party recently with eight people, which was four dimensional chess in an apartment kitchen.. I actually plugged the rice cooker in in the bedroom, along with the slow cooker. For god's sake don't tell the landlord.

I think a rice cooker is worthwhile. I have gotten my investment back out of mine.

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Old 09-02-2016, 04:47 PM   #47
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If you like oatmeal, you can cook that in the rice cooker...
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Old 09-02-2016, 04:54 PM   #48
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A rice cooker is like a coffee maker. If you use it every day it is definitely worth having it. We use our's almost daily.
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Old 09-02-2016, 05:04 PM   #49
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A rice cooker is like a coffee maker. If you use it every day it is definitely worth having it. We use our's almost daily.
That's the most reasonable analogy I've heard about a rice cooker. In my kitchen, the only two electrical appliances with permanent counter real estate is the coffee maker and the toaster oven. I hate a cluttered kitchen.
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I NEVER thought I would use a rice cooker, again, dislike single use appliances, but we got one as a wedding gift, and it has its uses. I mean use, cooking rice. It does, as everyone said make the rice you want without messing about. I also use it to steam veggies sometimes.

My problem in the apartment is I have four burners and an oven. I also have a limited amount of good pots. And rice cooking to consistency really needs a burner and a good pot with lid, so I have to use the good pots, not my stamped aluminum just used to heat up stuff go to hell pots. So both of those are tied up. It is worth the counter space (also a premium, but fungible, where the need for burners of differing temperatures is dynamic), when I am cooking an 'interesting' meal. (define that as using most of my pots, and all my burners at once, which happens with alarming regularity, need a bigger kitchen)...
Don't know if you saw my response, but cooking rice in the microwave results in perfect rice every single time. It stops cooking by itself and stays hot till you need it

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Unless I'm flavoring it, I make rice in the microwave. It's foolproof.

1 cup rice
2 cups liquid (water or broth)
1 tsp salt

Combine ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl; cover with a paper towel. Microwave on high for 7 minutes. Stir and microwave on high for 8 more minutes. Done.
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