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Old 04-20-2013, 07:28 PM   #31
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When you want to make waffles, do you pour batter on the floor and stomp on it with hot sneakers?
Great idea for a nutritious breakfast on the run!

I don't have a rice machine either.

I don't use many appliances in my kitchen due to a lack of space.

I assume that people were turning out great food before all of these things were invented and I enjoy trying those low tech methods.

I also find that using and cleaning many of these appliances is more trouble than it is worth for the small amount of food I prepare.

"Chacun à son goût!", said the old lady as she kissed the cow!
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:21 PM   #32
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I have to agree. While a rice cooker is an excellent tool for making rice, it's not the only way. I'd bet the Chinese, and all other Asians who lived on rice, made rice without rice cookers for hundreds or thousands of years.

On the side of the Atlantic where my ancestors made their way, rice was a staple. No rice cookers.
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:43 PM   #33
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And...it's okay if you have or want a rice cooker...you can go as high tech as you want with your cooking.
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:11 PM   #34
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I love my rice cooker because I am 100% sure that my rice is going to consistently turn out while on the stove-top it was always iffy for me. There's no need to limit yourself to making rice only in it as it is also super handy to cook tons of other things as well. Steel cut oats, bulgar & quinoa are the things I use mine for almost as much as rice.
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:34 PM   #35
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Rice cookers rock!!

They are cheap and it's perfect rice every time.
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Old 04-21-2013, 01:20 AM   #36
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Agreed Jenny,

I even use mine when preparing sticky rice for sushi.
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:26 AM   #37
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Once I found the microwave method for making rice, I never looked back. 7 minutes on high, stir, 8 minutes on high, done. Then it sits there nice and hot till it's time to eat. I don't have space for another appliance.
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:48 AM   #38
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I love fried rice and I recently got a Wok that is nicely seasoned now and thought I would try making fried rice.
However I never had success making rice, always too mushy.
I use Tilda basmati rice but I could get other if it's better for fried rice.
Could you suggest some recipe on how to prepare rice ?
Congrats on your new wok.

Here's a basic simple recipe for fried rice using a wok or skillet (with 86 reviews).

Fried Rice - a Basic Recipe for Fried Rice

And, a step by step:

http://chinesefood.about.com/od/rice...fried_rice.htm
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:43 PM   #39
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It makes a tic toc noise??
You betcha, but yo have to listen very careful.


As far as rice cooker, I would love to have one, but am afraid DW will kick me and the rice cooker out of the house. I have way too many toys as it is. Though I saw one in COSTCO the other day for 20 bucks only, but was afraid to get a cheap garbage.
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:32 AM   #40
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Once I found the microwave method for making rice, I never looked back. 7 minutes on high, stir, 8 minutes on high, done. Then it sits there nice and hot till it's time to eat. I don't have space for another appliance.
Thank you! I'll try that :)
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