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Rice cooker... is it worth it?

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CaMacho
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Rice cooker... is it worth it?

I make rice probably 3x a week or more, but I do it in a pot. Yea it sticks to the pot on the bottom, but the rice comes out so good! Is the rice cooker better? Does it really not stick at all? I wouldn't want to waste $$ on it if it's going to be the same as making in a regular pot.

And which one would you recommend?

TIA!

Posted 6/8/07 2:33 PM
 
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Beth
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Re: Rice cooker... is it worth it?

the cuisinart small rice cooker it awesome

and it comes with a steaming basket

you should be able to get it a BBB with a 20% coupon (bed bath and beyond)

Posted 6/8/07 2:39 PM
 

Lanabean
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Re: Rice cooker... is it worth it?

Heck yes! I have a huge Cuisinart one, and a tiny one I use for just us. I LOVE it.

edit: you cannot put the silver actual rice pot in the dishwasher, FYI...hand wash.

Message edited 6/8/2007 2:46:39 PM.

Posted 6/8/07 2:46 PM
 

Sassyz75
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Re: Rice cooker... is it worth it?

I love mine.
I just put it on and go about my business- it turns itself to warm when the rice is done and it never, ever burns.

Posted 6/8/07 2:47 PM
 

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Re: Rice cooker... is it worth it?

Ditto...just got one from Williams Sonoma (cuisinart) and love it. I dont make rice often but since i have the space, I figured it was worth it so I dont have to watch the rice. It also acts as a warmer to keep the food warm when its done, which is great and steams too.

LOVE IT, if you make rice 3 times a week its soo worth it.

Posted 6/8/07 3:10 PM
 

yankinmanc
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Re: Rice cooker... is it worth it?

I have one that I don't use..I wish I could give it to you, its a really nice stainless steel one.

Unless you are going to get a fancy Japanese fuzzy logic one, (for me) rice in a pan tastes nicer.

Posted 6/8/07 3:11 PM
 

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Re: Rice cooker... is it worth it?

i think it's a great idea if you make rice alot

Posted 6/8/07 3:12 PM
 

Superkat
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Re: Rice cooker... is it worth it?

It is totally worth it. They aren't that expensive either. We have several because my husband is Chinese. Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 6/8/07 3:13 PM
 

MrsPorkChop
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Re: Rice cooker... is it worth it?

to me its just another thing that takes up space- i love rice in a pan - its not as "soft" if that makes sense

i like rice aldente

Posted 6/8/07 3:14 PM
 

jambalady
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Re: Rice cooker... is it worth it?

Totally worth it. You don't need an expensive one. You get perfect rice every time and it doesn't stick and you never have to worry about the pot boiling over.

The only con, in my opinion, is sometimes I like when the rice burns on the bottom and you get the crunchy bottom later. YUMMY.

Posted 6/8/07 3:17 PM
 

CaMacho
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Re: Rice cooker... is it worth it?

Posted by MrsPorkChop


i like rice aldente



Me too!

Posted 6/8/07 3:17 PM
 

btrflygrl
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Re: Rice cooker... is it worth it?

SO worth it....

I got hooked on one as a teenager...my stepmom NEVER did rice in anything else and when I moved out, she got me my own.

Plus they steam veggies too!

Posted 6/8/07 3:19 PM
 

CaMacho
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Re: Rice cooker... is it worth it?

I found the cuisinart one on the BB&B website...

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For those who have this one, does the rice come out good or sticky? I hate sticky rice!

Posted 6/8/07 3:22 PM
 

Superkat
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Re: Rice cooker... is it worth it?

Posted by CaMacho

I found the cuisinart one on the BB&B website...

For those who have this one, does the rice come out good or sticky? I hate sticky rice!



If rice is sticky, it is because you aren't putting enough water in the pot. Same thing if it is too soft. It has little to nothing to do with the pot itself. You will get better at it with practice.

Posted 6/8/07 3:23 PM
 

Chrisnamy
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Re: Rice cooker... is it worth it?

We love ours. We use it for a steaming the vegetables also

Posted 6/8/07 3:24 PM
 

Jessica
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Re: Rice cooker... is it worth it?

hmmm not if you make spanish rice
rice cooker rice taste fake like boxed rice IMO

Posted 6/8/07 4:03 PM
 

Blu-ize
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Re: Rice cooker... is it worth it?

you mean there's another way to make rice other than the Uncle Ben's boil in bag?Chat Icon

Posted 6/8/07 4:05 PM
 

Superkat
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Re: Rice cooker... is it worth it?

Posted by Blu-ize

you mean there's another way to make rice other than the Uncle Ben's boil in bag?Chat Icon



OH NO YOU DIDN'T!! Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 6/8/07 4:16 PM
 

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Re: Rice cooker... is it worth it?

Posted by Jessica

hmmm not if you make spanish rice



I was just going to say this.

if you precook your rice grains in oil or butter before adding water (Yum), I don't think I rice cooker will do ya.

it comes out more like white rice from the chinese restaurant.

MY MIL is my rice cooker Chat Icon

Posted 6/8/07 4:24 PM
 

Beth
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Re: Rice cooker... is it worth it?

Posted by Blu-ize

you mean there's another way to make rice other than the Uncle Ben's boil in bag?Chat Icon



I use the 90 sec pouches- so I am worse then you! Chat Icon

Posted 6/8/07 4:29 PM
 

Jessica
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Re: Rice cooker... is it worth it?

Posted by Ophelia

Posted by Jessica

hmmm not if you make spanish rice



I was just going to say this.

if you precook your rice grains in oil or butter before adding water (Yum), I don't think I rice cooker will do ya.

it comes out more like white rice from the chinese restaurant.

MY MIL is my rice cooker Chat Icon


yup i do it a little different with the oil though

my spanish white rice
clean riice
put rice in pot to boil with water just an inch over rice and oill (enough to cover top surface)on high heat.

sprinkle salt in.

Then once the water disappears, reduce to low heat, move rice and cover. Repeat for another 20-25 minutes.

Message edited 6/8/2007 4:31:51 PM.

Posted 6/8/07 4:30 PM
 

Lisa
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Re: Rice cooker... is it worth it?

I only like my rice cooked in a pan....no rice cooker for me!! Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 6/8/07 4:37 PM
 

Blu-ize
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Re: Rice cooker... is it worth it?

Posted by Lisa

I only like my rice cooked in a pan....no rice cooker for me!! Chat Icon Chat Icon



I agree...all rice in a pan..especially risotto..

Posted 6/8/07 4:43 PM
 

SweetestOfPeas
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Re: Rice cooker... is it worth it?

Posted by Beth1210

Posted by Blu-ize

you mean there's another way to make rice other than the Uncle Ben's boil in bag?Chat Icon



I use the 90 sec pouches- so I am worse then you! Chat Icon

Chat Icon I've never seen those! Chat Icon

Posted 6/8/07 4:44 PM
 

Beth
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Re: Rice cooker... is it worth it?

Posted by SweetestOfPeas

Posted by Beth1210

Posted by Blu-ize

you mean there's another way to make rice other than the Uncle Ben's boil in bag?Chat Icon



I use the 90 sec pouches- so I am worse then you! Chat Icon

Chat Icon I've never seen those! Chat Icon



they are awesome- you just stick it in the microwave for 90 secs and you have rice

even rice a roni

Posted 6/8/07 4:45 PM
 
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