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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    My rice cooker....is BROKEN!!!!:frustrat:

    I nearly had a heart attack! I've never been without a rice cooker in the house! *sigh* I've resorted to cooking my rice in a pot and actually having to sit in the kitchen while it cooks, otherwise risk burning my pot.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Oh noes! Whatever will you do?!?!

    I've never been able to cook rice in a pot -- I burn it every time. I use the microwave. Works like a charm! I just put the rice and water in a glass baking dish, and pop it in the microwave for about 20 minutes. Comes out perfectly every time with no burning!
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Couldnt you just fry the rice? :mrgreen:
     
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    that sucks wonton, I don't know what I'd do without a rice cooker. Mine actually did break though about 2 months ago, luckily I had a spare one sitting in my cabinet.
     
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    VAreef

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    Am I the only one that has no idea what a rice cooker is?
     
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    You're obiously a meat and POTATOES man LOL....Let me larn you something, Yote, you cannot just fry the rice.....you have to have cooked rice in order to fry it...hehehehe. Hence why asians also make lots of fried rice -- it's leftovers from the previous night's dinner...and the drier the rice, the beter the fried rice comes out.

    If you go to the Philippines, a typical breakfast usually includes yummy garlic fried rice.

    Although, if you make Paella (a type of spanish rice), you can fry the rice grains raw first, then when you add the liquids, it'll cook it up nice and sofe.
     
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    It's the greatest invention right after the wheel :) You put your rice in, flip the switch, and you can leave the room while it cooks perfectly!
     
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    we had a rice cooker when I was growing up, but after my broke college student period, I never went and got another. I always cook rice in a pot-- but I got pans with see-through lids on them so I can watch the progress and not burn my pans.
     
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    $20-$25 at wal-mart for the best/easiest rice and like Wonton said, you don't even have to watch it
     
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    PRC Stop Quoting Me!

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    I think it's my wife. :D ...If a rice cooker bit me on the nose, I wouldn't know what it was.
     
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    Well, I also like that I can cook rice in the afternoon, and it'll keep the leftovers warm all day. *sniff*

    I gotta see what they have at Walmart. I got mine from the asian grocery, but they're pretty expensive. But this one lasted me 10 years, so it was worth it.
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Nope.You aint the only one.:D
    Me and PRC are in the same boat with ya.:mrgreen:

    But the women folk in my family have always cooked rice in a pot.
    And for a southern boy,I love cajun fried rice.:bounce: but the wife cant cook it fer :pooh:
     
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    Never had any problem of cooking rice in a pot either.
     
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    I guess you could say I actually have a rice cooker. Just happens shes cookin hamburger helper tonight instead of rice.
     
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    i recently mastered cooking rice in a pot...no more burned or mushy rice. individual grains yay!! i hate mushy rice.
     
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    I came to this thread thinking Chinese crackdown in Tibet,typhoon hit Vietnam or tsunami in Japan but oh noooooooooooooo.....it's about rice.,damn rice.

    I going to get you Wonton.:pissed:
     
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    I use a steamer to cook my rice. I love it in the morning with coconut milk and toasted almonds. I've never been able to cook it in a pot. It either burns or it is hard inside. Good luck Wonton. :(

    Catherine
     
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    Dammit, reef, it IS a travesty!! Imagine if all the rice cookers in the world disappeared....then...we'd all be cooking rice manually in a POT on a STOVE!!! It starts with ONE rice cooker....then it trickles to the next...and the next..and the next.....it's horrible! I mean, it's up there with the slow extinction of the honeybees! Wake up! :shock:
     
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    I make a mean basmati rice....in a pot :) In fact, I don't believe you can cook basmati in a rice cooker. It takes attention! I make perfectly seasoned and moist but not mushy separeted-grain basmati :)
     
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    PringlesLFE Mmm...Salty.

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    Totally feel your pain. Mine broke about a month ago and living in an apartment at college....not being able to cook rice without devoting 30 minutes starting at a pot...is indeed a travesty.
    :frustrat:
     
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