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Old 12-14-2012, 02:43 AM   #1
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Saucepan with strainer lid

I need a rice pan and while i was looking for one i saw a saucepan with strainer lid and i think it could be quite useful. Can i use this kind of saucepan to make rice as well?

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Old 12-14-2012, 08:39 AM   #2
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My mom has one, and the holes are too big--rice would come thru.

I don't drain my rice--one cup of rice, 1.5 cups of water, bring to a boil, turn heat down to simmer, 15 minutes later, perfect rice. Cover the pan.
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:25 AM   #3
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That's exactly what i do, too..i didn't mean thant i want to drain my rice, i just wanted to know if this pan can cook rice as well to avoid buying this pan and another one for rice :):innocent
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:29 AM   #4
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I find straining liquids out of a saucepan using the lid more awkward than using a separate sieve/strainer.
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:53 AM   #5
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I'd be concerned that the rice wouldn't steam properly if the lid's holes could not be closed off.
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:12 AM   #6
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I need a rice pan and while i was looking for one i saw a saucepan with strainer lid and i think it could be quite useful. Can i use this kind of saucepan to make rice as well?
When you say you need a "rice pan," what do you mean? Any saucepan with a lid (no holes) can be used to make rice.
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:38 AM   #7
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I'd be concerned that the rice wouldn't steam properly if the lid's holes could not be closed off.
That's my concern too and i was not able to check the lid because it has a carton wrap around it, a pyrex.
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Old 12-14-2012, 02:26 PM   #8
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I'd be concerned that the rice wouldn't steam properly if the lid's holes could not be closed off.
The one I have has a pouring spout and a lid that has a small perforated area that can be turned so that its over the spout for pouring but not over it when cooking to provide a seal.

But the holes are too big for rice
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Old 12-14-2012, 02:45 PM   #9
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What make is that, Jenny?
I've been semi-looking for a new sauce pan for steaming veggies before I saute them.
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:24 PM   #10
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I have a rice cooker. Perfect rice every time, for about 5 years or so, then it starts shutting off too early and you need to buy a new one.
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