Post # 1
I’ll keep it simple.
Can you cook brown rice in a rice cooker? Or is it for white rice only?
And how do I not know this? I don’t eat a whole lot of rice, but I really think I need to start eating brown rice more as a filler instead of white flour anything!
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2010 - The Narragansett Towers
Sure! I do all the time! 2 cups water to 1 cup rice, I believe. You can also use it for steel cut oats, bulgur, quinoa, etc. All yummy, filling grains!
Post # 4
Thank you so much, potatochips! I’m thinking about asking for one for Christmas and didn’t know what else I could cook in it!
Post # 5
you could probably even use it as a steamer of sorts depending on what kind of rice cooker you get.
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
Yup! You can do brown rice or white or wild… well, probably other stuff too, but that’s all i’ve done. :p
Post # 7
OMG 50, wild rice! That’s the only kind of rice my brother and I would eat when we were little! Man, I miss the stuff. Good call.
Post # 8
kmsull, i had a rice cooker in college and i used to to warm up soup and ramen. you can do all sorts of stuff. my mom uses an extra one to warm up her soups as well!
Post # 9
Also, Trader Joes and Whole Foods have pre-cooked, microwaveable brown rice in the frozen section for those times you need healthy food in a instant.
Post # 10
All of my friends have rice cookers, and I don’t, but now I totally want to get one. The rice turns our perfect everytime! And like p-chips said, you can definitely do brown rice in it – just needs a bit more time, and therefore a bit more water.
Post # 11
Definitely use more water for brown rice than you would white rice! I learned this the hard way….
Post # 12
I agree with the other ladies. Also, when you get your shiny new rice cooker look at the instruction manual. I just checked ours out again and they have helpful tips for cooking different types of rice.
Post # 13
I LOVE those microwavable packets of rice from Trader Joe’s… my fiance will even eat them plain, they’re so tasty.
There are a lot of things you can make in a rice cooker! it’s especially handy for brown rice and wild rice because it takes so long on the stove (which can lead to more things going wrong with burning, etc). You can also steam protein or veggies in it, from what I’ve heard.
Good thing we ordered Chinese for dinner, now I really want rice!!
Post # 14
we got a cheapie one from target, but it does all those things, plus has a veg steaming basket – nearly your whole meal is cooked on that easy little machine, and very healthily.