(Closed) Stupid question, but I have no idea!

posted 9 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
75 posts
Worker bee
  • 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 # 5
999 posts
Busy bee

you could probably even use it as a steamer of sorts depending on what kind of rice cooker you get.

Post # 6
4381 posts
Honey bee
  • 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 # 8
2408 posts
Buzzing bee

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
355 posts
Helper bee

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
1260 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
682 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Definitely use more water for brown rice than you would white rice! I learned this the hard way…. 

Post # 12
1523 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
635 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
3124 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

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.

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