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Old 07-04-2018, 07:35 PM   #1
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ISO small pot for cooking rice

I知 looking for a small pot with a secure lid (and no steam holes) for making rice. I don稚 need anything bigger than a 2 quart pot at this time. I知 especially interested in trying to make sushi rice, but I plan to cook other types of rice as well. Please share your suggestions!

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Old 07-04-2018, 07:44 PM   #2
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I use a 1.5 quart All-Clad try-ply sauce pan and lid that I use to make small amounts of rice. I have a rice cooker for lager amounts. Both work well.

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I use a 1.5 quart All-Clad try-ply sauce pan and lid that I use to make small amounts of rice. I have a rice cooker for lager amounts. Both work well.

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That痴 the perfect size for my needs! Did the sauce pan come with a lid or did you have to buy the lid separately?
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Old 07-04-2018, 07:50 PM   #4
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That痴 the perfect size for my needs! Did the sauce pan come with a lid or did you have to buy the lid separately?
It came with a lid. I'm not sure, but I probably got it at Bed, Bath and Beyond.

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Old 07-04-2018, 07:54 PM   #5
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It came with a lid. I'm not sure, but I probably got it at Bed, Bath and Beyond.



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Thanks so much! I値l take a look there.
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Old 07-04-2018, 08:29 PM   #6
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ISO small pot for cooking rice

I use a 2-quart All-Clad for a cup of rice. For larger quantities I use a 3-quart pan. It doesn稚 have to be All-Clad. I think all
Saucepans come with lids
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Old 07-04-2018, 08:34 PM   #7
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I have this one and use it all the time for rice. I LOVE IT. $17.95 on Amazon.

Cuisinart MCP19-16N MultiClad Pro Stainless Steel 1-1/2-Quart Saucepan with Cover

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Old 07-04-2018, 08:35 PM   #8
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I use a 2-quart All-Clad for a cup of rice. For larger quantities I use a 3-quart pan. It doesn稚 have to be All-Clad. I think all
Saucepans come with lids


Thanks Andy! I have a 1.5 quart stainless steel Cuisinart, but I don稚 know if the bottom is heavy enough to make sushi rice. Is there a way to tell? What kind of rice have do you make in the All-Clad?
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Old 07-04-2018, 08:46 PM   #9
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I make white rice, pilaf and I've made sushi rice too.

Im a fan of trivia-ply cookware. Any reputable brand will probably do a good job.
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I have this one and use it all the time for rice. I LOVE IT. $17.95 on Amazon.

Cuisinart MCP19-16N MultiClad Pro Stainless Steel 1-1/2-Quart Saucepan with Cover

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That saucepan looks amazing and is very well priced! Is the bottom reasonably heavy as needed for sushi rice?
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Old 07-04-2018, 08:51 PM   #11
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Any pan that does white rice well will do sushi rice.
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That saucepan looks amazing and is very well priced! Is the bottom reasonably heavy as needed for sushi rice?
I never made sushi rice so I can稚 comment on that.

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Any pan that does white rice well will do sushi rice.


What are the features needed for cooking white rice well? I don稚 think my Cuisinart Chef痴 Classic saucepan did the best job with it.
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A heavy bottom that will distribute heat evenly to prevent scorching and a tight-fitting lid to hold in moisture.
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A heavy bottom that will distribute heat evenly to prevent scorching and a tight-fitting lid to hold in moisture.


Thanks Andy. Did your All-Clad come with a lid? If so, is it glass or stainless?
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What are the features needed for cooking white rice well? I don’t think my Cuisinart Chef’s Classic saucepan did the best job with it.
Any good quality tri-ply pan should be thick enough to cook rice. If your current pan is one layer of stainless steel, you will have more issues with burning. A tri-ply pan, like my All-Clad, reduces that risk considerably.

The lid that came with my All-Clad 1.5 saucepan is stainless steel. It is sealed by gravity, which is all you need with a high quality pan and lid.

I have never cooked "sushi rice," so I don't know if it needs a special pan or cooker. I am guessing that it is more about the rice you use, and a cooking technique.

I do know that my regular old white rice always turns out fine with my All-Clad sauce pan. No special technique -- I just follow the instructions on the bag of rice.

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Thanks Andy. Did your All-Clad come with a lid? If so, is it glass or stainless?
SS lid included.
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Rice Select sells sushi rice, which is a short grain sticky rice.

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If you are serious about rice, get a Zojirushi microprocessor controlled rice cooker. I have a TSC-10, and it has a function for sushi rice. I've had it for a few years, and I wish I would have bought one long ago. Aside from making superb rice, set and forget is wonderful.
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I知 looking for a small pot with a secure lid (and no steam holes) for making rice. I don稚 need anything bigger than a 2 quart pot at this time. I知 especially interested in trying to make sushi rice, but I plan to cook other types of rice as well. Please share your suggestions!
I see it痴 been mentioned already, but have you considered a rice cooker? There are models that are less expensive than a good saucepan, and most of them can be used for steaming as well, just in case you have a deep seated aversion to single-purpose kitchen gadgetry. And, as someone else mentioned, setting the rice cooker and then turning your attention to other tasks is a real deal-maker. Most rice cookers will cook any type of rice as long as the correct amount of liquid is used
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Once again, the ulitimate answer is a rice cooker. You can go big or you can go small, you can go cheap or your can go astronomically expensive. You can buy a 5 or 6 cup Proctor Silex or Black & Decker rice cooker for as little as 15 bucks American at Amazon, or you can spend as much as $1500.00 on a Zojirushi Pressure Rice Cooker. Any way you go, it is simply set it and forget it and you can go on with preparing the rest of the meal.
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