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Old 05-29-05, 09:07 PM
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Rice, best way to make it?

Rice cookers were kind of strange to me. Why buy a special cooker for something so easy to make. Then I hear about how rice taste so much better if made in a rice cooker. So I bought a rice cooker on the cheap but unfortunately bought the wrong type of rice so I haven't tested it yet.

Any way what do you think is the best way to cook rice. Microwave, pot of boiling water, or in a rice cooker?
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Old 05-29-05, 09:09 PM
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pot of water works well if you get it right
rice cookers can do a good job if you get a good one
microwave - yuck

there are better ways to cook rice than these, but since the three you listed are most accessible, I'd just get yourself a decent rice cooker and use good rice with it.

You could search as well since there was a thread about this not long ago.
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short grain rice - only way to go.
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i have Zojirushi ZCC, it's awesome. Rice definitely tastes better. Awesome for brown rice too, and porrige.
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I cook rice in my rice cooker. It always turn out great.
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Stickey rice. Time consuming, but delicious.

From http://www.recipegoldmine.com/rice/rice35.htm
Sticky Rice

First of all, sticky rice is actually a type of rice - it's not a method of cooking. Sticky rice is sometimes called "sweet" rice or "glutinous" rice.

Unlike the rice we usually eat, which is cooked in water, sticky rice has to be steamed. So you'll need some sort of large steamer in order to cook it.

Take 2 cups sticky rice and put in a mixing bowl. Fill with water and rub the rice vigorously with your hands. The water will turn milky. Drain off the milky water, replace with fresh water, and keep repeating the process until the water runs clear.

Soak the rice in clean water overnight.

When you're ready to cook the rice, drain and place in the steamer. (If the holes in the steamer are too large and the rice might fall through, line it with cheesecloth first.) Fill the pan with water, making sure it doesn't touch the steamer. Steam for about 30 minutes and check it. It might need another 10 minutes or so.

Remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes.
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Old 05-29-05, 11:13 PM
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I'm really lazy, I like instant rice I can boil in the bag.
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I was going to say give it to a chinese girl. Damn can they cook.
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for the longest time I thought rice cookers were a waste of money
then I got one
it's nice to not have to worry about watching the pot and turning off the stove
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Get a masters in poli sci, become a professor, and get in tight with a candidate for president, and if all goes well, you've made it, Rice!
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rice tastes the best when cooked in a pot if it's cooked right. but it's much easier to use a rice cooker. in general, i prefer long grain. short grain is good for sushi though.
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Kokuho Rose or Botan (i.e., Calrose) cooked in a metal rice pot.
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we cook rice in our rice coker but in microwave sucks...
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Old 05-30-05, 08:23 AM
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(Kisses US$110 Zojirushi "electronic" rice cooker)

If you want the best-cooked rice, you really want to use a real rice cooker. I've had my 5-cup Zojirushi unit for about a year now and there is no better way to cook rice, regardless of type of rice (medium grain Calrose rice, Milagrosa Thai Jasmine rice, or long grain Texas/Louisiana rice).

Cheap they're not, but given that I am Chinese and eat a lot of rice myself I have to invest in a good quality rice cooker.
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Old 05-30-05, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Cool Kitten
i have Zojirushi ZCC, it's awesome. Rice definitely tastes better. Awesome for brown rice too, and porrige.
I have a Zojirushi also...but I have yet to try it. (Just got it a couple days ago)

Anyone suggestions where I can get high quality rice? I've heard that rice cookers don't do as well with certain kinds of rice.

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Bake it.

Same proportions as you would use in the pot. Spray the casserole with PAM, add dry rice, boil the water and pour over the rice, cover and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Quick, easy and perfect every time.
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Old 05-30-05, 11:47 PM
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Pot method is the best and not that hard. Just read the rice / water proportion on the bag, put some salt and oil in (maybe a clover of garlic), bring ingredients to a boil, lower the heat (to low), cover it and walk away. Twenty minutes later, it's done. I make it all the time and comes out just right.
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I wanna get one of those Horisoysushi things. They look absolutely wonderful. Expensive, but after looking at one, I must have one. Especially since I make my own Teriyaki beef.
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Definetely get one of those Japanese-brand rice steamers. They take a little longer, but the rice tastes wonderful.
Rice:Water = 1:1.5
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I normally use my rice cooker, unless I'm just making a cup or less.
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Old 05-31-05, 09:17 AM
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I was torn. I ordered my steamer, and then the DAY I get it...I go to COSTCO and I see that they have one for $20 less, and it looked kind of cool, though the brand I got was the highest rated...so we'll see.
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