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Old 08-06-2008, 11:19 AM   #1
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What do you use your rice cooker for?

I'm not one to really like too many kitchen gadgets, but I have to admit my 3 cup rice cooker is pretty cool. I actually prefer to make my rice on the stove, so I've been using it to cook potatoes. It works so well. I have tried just putting a steamer basket in and I also tried just putting it on the tiny little rack it comes with that sits on the bottom. Some of the potatoes do end up sitting in the water, but it just feels so comfortable and I usually know how long it will take to cook the potatoes. I haven't tried vegetables yet.
I know you can cook all this stuff inside pots on the stove, but for some reason I'm liking it.

Anyone like there rice cooker? Anyone use it besides rice?

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Old 08-06-2008, 11:33 AM   #2
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So you steam the potatoes?

I use mine to cook quinoa. It's really great if you cook it with a little lime juice and then add fresh cilantro when it is done.
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Old 08-06-2008, 11:39 AM   #3
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Yes, I think they are pretty much steamed, other than a few that might lie in the water. I actually originally got the idea from Katie a long time ago when we were talking about potatoe salad. Now I alwasy cook my potatoes in there for potatoe salad. except I only have a 3 cup rice cooker so I can only make a small batch of potatoe salad. Last night, I had bought these baby yellow potoates and cooked them in there. Mixed them around in some butter and salt and served them with dinner. Yummy!!! Came out so soft and tender too.
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Old 08-06-2008, 11:41 AM   #4
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That sounds so good! It's a brilliant idea and I think I'm going to try it.
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Old 08-06-2008, 12:29 PM   #5
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i would love to try potatoes-do i need to peel and cut them up first or what ?
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Old 08-06-2008, 12:33 PM   #6
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My rice cooker is a fuzzy logic kind. Those you can not really use for steaming things. I love mine for rice. I also make the best risotto in it. You would think that risotto needs the constant attention you always here about, but my rice coorer version would fool just about anyone into thinking that it was made on the stove top.
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I'd love to try the potatoes for salad, thanks for the idea!
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Old 08-06-2008, 12:45 PM   #8
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I will have to look up the recipe when i get home Suzi and then put it into my own words as it is from a cookbook. I will try to remember to do that. If I forget then feel free to PM me to remind me to do it.
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We have Japanese rice cooker made by Tiger. We only use it to make rice, everyday.
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Old 08-06-2008, 12:52 PM   #10
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I will have to look up the recipe when i get home Suzi and then put it into my own words as it is from a cookbook. I will try to remember to do that. If I forget then feel free to PM me to remind me to do it.
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