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  •  Very versatile (3+ / 0-)
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    thenekkidtruth, twigg, emeraldmaiden

    But only worth getting if you eat a lot of rice to begin with. I used to "stack" dinners in the rice cooker all the time to steam. Large amounts of starch don't do well right now with me, I just can't tolerate it well.

    •  But once you get the hang of it ... (4+ / 0-)

      ... a rice cooker is really usefull. You don't have to care about the timing, have a pot free for something else, can steam stuff, etc.

      You just have to figure out the right water-to-rice ratio, which is different for every type of rice - but rather low altogether, if you do wash the rice thoroughly before cooking.

      If it weren't for a thai accquaintance I would have never tried it out, though! Thanks Sangsom!

      "This isn't America" - Zenkai Girl

      by mythatsme on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 03:20:21 AM PST

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      •  couldn't agree more (1+ / 0-)
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        emeraldmaiden

        It's not ease of use; it's use at all. If you don't eat a lot of rice or rice-like dishes, it's not financially worth buying one to have it sit in a cupboard, is more my point.

        Does it make excellent rice easier than falling off a log? Oh my goodness, yes. I loved our rice cookers over the years, used one steadily for at least 15 years. We ate rice at near-Asian levels. And then my metabolism changed. I just can't eat it like I used to. :(

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