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Old 09-28-2007, 06:17 PM   #11
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We have a rice cooker, too, but not as advanced as any you folks have. Purchased it for $2 at a thrift store and love it.

It's great for cooking potatoes for potato salad and steaming green beans.

The great thing about cooking potatoes for potato salad in the rice cooker is that they don't get too much water in them because they're cooked in the steamer basket. No boil-overs either, which can be a challenge for some potato cooks.

Love our little R2-D2 rice cooker.
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Old 09-28-2007, 06:17 PM   #12
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Hi Aurora, thanks for posting your cooker. That's a very good deal and so I'll be hitting Costco. Looks like yours has all the best features that are on some of the $75+ models.

Me, too, Dina. Would love to learn how you do fried rice.

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Hi There. Awwwww thanks for your lovely message you are all so very kind.
i have been on aol for over 10yrs and have been in chat rooms ect.But could never fit in.As someone would always start a row over a subject or personal comment.In which the rooms were not for any of that.So i sopped bothering.
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Old 09-28-2007, 06:30 PM   #13
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We have a rice cooker, too, but not as advanced as any you folks have. Purchased it for $2 at a thrift store and love it.

It's great for cooking potatoes for potato salad and steaming green beans.

The great thing about cooking potatoes for potato salad in the rice cooker is that they don't get too much water in them because they're cooked in the steamer basket. No boil-overs either, which can be a challenge for some potato cooks.

Love our little R2-D2 rice cooker.
Hi There. Katie.I have only joined tonight and i have learned so many ideas in regards of a rice=cooker. I have had one for years.But never even thought of cooking potatoes in it.So may i try your way of cooking potatoes as you do.
As it is a great idea.Hope you do not mind.lol. Plus i will use it tommorrow.
With potatoes.lol What a suprise and a brilliant method.
Thanks Sylvia.
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Old 09-28-2007, 06:33 PM   #14
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Oh Sylvia, I'd be more than happy to share any recipe with you and everyone else on here. That's why we have this forum to share tips and recipes and make us all better cooks. First thing you want to do is get some Japanese rice (also called sticky rice) from a Tokyo market near you. Would you like sushi recipes, or simply rice recipes? Let me know and I'll be glad to oblige.
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Old 09-28-2007, 07:42 PM   #15
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I love my Aroma rice cooker that I bought at Sam's for about $25. The one at Costco is a little nicer but at the time, we didn't have one nearby. While the rice is cooking I put potstickers in the basket (they've already been browned as per my DH's instructions, lol!). That way I get 2 items cooked at the same time. It works out well for me that way.

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My first rice cooker, 25 years ago, was an Hitachi. Real simple: Put in the rice and the water, push down the button and wait for the little bell to ring.

When that one gave up the ghost in the middle of fixing dinner one Sunday evening about 10 years ago, I went to the only place nearby that was open, Longs Drugs, and bought an Aroma rice cooker for 25 bucks. Hey, it had Martin Yan's picture on the box, and if Yan can cook, you can too!


About 6 months ago, my local Le Gourmet Chef closed shop, and I picked up a KRUPS RICE COOKER/VEGETABLE STEAMER/SLOW COOKER, for $79.95. Regular price was $159.95 I gave the Aeoma to my son, Plague of Locusts.



You can have THIS rice cooker when you pry it from my cold, dead fingers!
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Me, too, Dina. Would love to learn how you do fried rice.
Here you are Fisher's Mom.

Chinese Fried Rice
2 cups medium grain cooked rice (from rice cooker as it releases all the excess water)
4 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
1 tablespoon sesame oil (must have this oil for flavor)
1/2 large onion, chopped
1 large clove fresh garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon fresh ginger root, minced OR 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 eggs
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup frozen peas(you can use a mixture of frozen peas and carrots)
  1. Follow the rice cooker directions on how to cook the rice. Set aside once cooked.
  2. In a large skillet or wok, place 2 tablespoons of oil to get hot over med-high heat. Scramble eggs, breaking them up. Put it into your serving bowl for holding.
  3. Put the other 2 tablespoons of oil in the skillet and fry the onion until almost transparent.
  4. Add the peas (and carrots), stir-frying those to thaw. Heat thoroughly.
  5. Pour rice into the skillet and add the eggs, garlic, ginger and sesame oil. Pour in the soy sauce as well.
  6. With a quick hand, toss ingredients over med-high heat and stir quickly. "Fry" the rice until all the soy sauce is distributed and the color and strength is to your liking.
  7. Dish it up and serve it with your favorite other Chinese dishes or just do what I do and make a meal out of it by adding extra eggs for the protein!
Enjoy!
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Old 09-29-2007, 11:33 AM   #18
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Thank you, thank you Dina. This is just what I was looking for. I've noticed most recipes for fried rice call for using cooked rice that has been refrigerated overnight. I'm usually not together enough to do that so your recipe is perfect. And it sounds yummy, too.
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You're welcome Fisher's Mom. I don't wait to refrigerate my rice. I would think this method dries up the rice a bit more. I will try doing that soon.

Here are some Japanese rice recipes for anyone interested.
Japanese rice recipes - Japanese recipe
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Old 10-01-2007, 06:18 PM   #20
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Wouldn't it be nice if you could also use them for grits and oatmeal? I wonder if a little trial and error ....
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