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I just got a rice cooker and a quick search has told me I can make all sorts of things in it. I already did plain rice and now it has oats sitting in it ready to try out porridge in the morning. Next week, after a busy weekend at work, I will try out rice cooker cake.<br><br>
Who has a rice cooker? Any tips and recipes to share?<br><br>
(if there is already a rice cooker thread that I haven't noticed someone just link me there, please)
 

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This is the style I have: <a href="http://www.blackanddeckerappliances.com/p-80-handy-steamer.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.blackanddeckerappliances....y-steamer.aspx</a> Not this exact model, but the same brand. I love making rice and steel-cut oats in it.
 

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I *love* my rice cooker. It's just a basic model, no fuzzy logic or anything. I use it for rice and nothing else (yet).<br><br>
EDIT: Now that I think about it, I've also steamed stuff in it.
 

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I seldom use it for its original purpose, as I don't eat that much grain. However I find it wonderful when it comes to steaming veggies. I haven't used it for much, actually, but I'm really curious about this rice cooker cake.<br><br>
Being in China and stuck wth a wok, a hot plate and a rice cooker, all of which I don't really know how to use, any rice-cooker tip would be more than welcome indeed <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> I haven't found the internet particularly helpful so far.
 

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Just ordered mine yesterday <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=veggieboards.com-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fgp%2Fproduct%2FB000G30ESY" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000G30ESY</a>
 

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I just make plain rice in mine <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":huh:"> But I love it. My mom always talked about wanting one again after my dad wouldn't give ours back when we moved out, and then about two years ago we finally got one. My favorite is some mexican rice with tomato sauce instead of water.
 

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This is the recipe I plan to try out for cake when I have the time next week: <a href="http://www.food.com/recipe/rice-cooker-chocolate-cake-395536" target="_blank">Rice Cooker Chocolate Cake Recipe - Food.com - 395536</a>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Larissa</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3008876"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
This is the recipe I plan to try out for cake when I have the time next week: <a href="http://www.food.com/recipe/rice-cooker-chocolate-cake-395536" target="_blank">Rice Cooker Chocolate Cake Recipe - Food.com - 395536</a></div>
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Thansk! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
Now, if I could just put hands on a measuring cup...
 

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I have one I use it for plain rice and plain rice with some stock powder in it to make it taste better. I really like the rice cooker its good value for money i love rice.
 

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I have never used one but my sister has one and she loves it.
 

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I've never used one as I use a pressure cooker with good success for my brown rice. Are they any better or quicker?
 

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I have just the most basic model, cost me about $10 US, works great.<br><br>
Very handy for cooking quinoa, too.<br><br>
Tip: the non-stick coating on the pot comes off in the dishwasher, hand wash instead.
 

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I've never had any difficulty with quinoa with regular pots, cooks quick enough. Does the rice cooker speed up cooking brown or other whole grain rice vs a traditional pot on the stove?<br><br>
As far as dishwashers go, mine does all of our dishes by hand. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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No, it doesn't cook any faster, it's mainly a convenience because you don't have to adjust the temperature. It does it automatically and then shuts off automatically so I can turn it on and leave the house without burning the rice.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Zoe74</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3008670"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Just ordered mine yesterday <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=veggieboards.com-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fgp%2Fproduct%2FB000G30ESY" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000G30ESY</a></div>
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zojirushi is a good brand. i have one like that but it has induction heating. they make some even more sophisticated pressurized models now.<br><br>
Now I mostly use it for Quinoa with some occasional Basmati.
 
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