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Old 02-19-2011, 09:15 PM   #121
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My kitchen drawers are too full now. I need a better solution.
I have an idea on where to "store" them.
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Old 02-19-2011, 09:17 PM   #122
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From reading the Kitchen gadget thread and realizing how much I was just holding onto and didn't really use...I made lots o'room. All the gadgets will be going to the facility garage sale for "Relay For Life" (Cancer research).

I rolled out the rice very thin and cut into little triangles, sprinkled with salt and cayenne pepper and am toasting it off in the oven. Rice crackers for soup!
How did they turn out?

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Me too. I'll bet our suggestions do not match.
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Old 02-19-2011, 09:57 PM   #123
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How did they turn out?

Me too. I'll bet our suggestions do not match.
Quite crunchy, but I will be able to store it in a ziploc and add to soup or stew. It's not a total loss. Now I just need to find out the right proportions of brown rice and water for the rice cooker.
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Old 02-19-2011, 11:37 PM   #124
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I claimed a small drawer, it's almost full now. Shrek was upset over the cupcake holders, until he realized I paid for them and they are silicone. They showed up today, along with my veggie cutters and egg molds. Now he wants corn muffins.

I did brown rice in the cooker...it totally mushed it! Tastes good, but it so very mushy...not sure what to do with it.
Did you add salt? I started cooking my rice without salt because we had a house guest who is supposed to be on a low sodium diet. It took a while to realize why my rice was a bit mushy - no salt! I only use 1/4 tsp salt for 2 cups of rice and 4 cups of water on the stove top and that's enough to keep the rice from getting mushy. Colour me surprised.

BTW, I use brown basmati.
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Old 02-19-2011, 11:48 PM   #125
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Did you add salt? I started cooking my rice without salt because we had a house guest who is supposed to be on a low sodium diet. It took a while to realize why my rice was a bit mushy - no salt! I only use 1/4 tsp salt for 2 cups of rice and 4 cups of water on the stove top and that's enough to keep the rice from getting mushy. Colour me surprised.

BTW, I use brown basmati.
No salt, I can't have it. It's only the second batch of rice I have made in the new cooker, trying it out with the recipes included, before I start doing my own thing
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Old 02-20-2011, 11:21 PM   #126
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I figured it out!

Bonehead mistake!!! I filled the rice cooker with enough water for TWO cups of rice, not one. I was going back over what I did and realized what happened. So, I did a second batch and it turned out perfect! Now, I need to experiment with my last type of rice, my wild/brown rice blend, then the sky is the limit!

Later this week, I will try an Antipasto Bento...it looks promising, I started marinating the fresh mozz tonight and I have some nice tomatoes, red peppers, clementines, apples, sardines, etc.
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Old 02-21-2011, 10:48 AM   #127
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Bonehead mistake!!! I filled the rice cooker with enough water for TWO cups of rice, not one. I was going back over what I did and realized what happened. So, I did a second batch and it turned out perfect! Now, I need to experiment with my last type of rice, my wild/brown rice blend, then the sky is the limit!

Later this week, I will try an Antipasto Bento...it looks promising, I started marinating the fresh mozz tonight and I have some nice tomatoes, red peppers, clementines, apples, sardines, etc.
What, pray tell, Princess, is a clementine?
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:18 PM   #128
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What, pray tell, Princess, is a clementine?
A fresh mandarin orange! Yummy, I've been eating 2-3 of them a day!
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Old 02-21-2011, 09:34 PM   #129
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What, pray tell, Princess, is a clementine?
I love Clementines. As PF said, it is a type of Mandarin orange. Until tomorrow's Bento, I had at least one in my lunch. Unfortunately, the Clementine season is coming to a quick, sad end.

Tonight, I made a fried rice with pineapple and ham, and I made some baked pork egg rolls. They make the basis for tomorrow's lunch pictured below. I also included some strawberries and a pinch of chocolate nibs (hidden by strawberries.)




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Udon noodles, turkey, broccoli and carrots. Clementines. No pictures tonight, I have contest stuff set up every where! I've been prepping like a mad woman.
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