me and mrs.chasles and the two littlest chasleses all eat rice, and how! we cook a LOT of white rice in the rice cooker but for flavored rice (think uncle bens type stuff) we switch to the boxes. they are great and savory but very high in sodium and quite a bit more expensive than white rice in the cooker. so how do we migrate from boxed to recipes in the rice cooker (or slow cooker)? the flavors we usually buy are like chicken and herb, wild mushroom, that sort of thing. nothing cheesey etc. In other words is it as simple as "throw some mushrooms in with the rice" or do we need to get more complex?
Now with the background out of the way here is the question distilled down: how do we get that intense creamy flavor in a rice cooker?
we are both good in the kitchen, so complexity or make-in-advance are all ok for us!
thanks for helping!
posted by chasles
on Apr 11, 2014 -
I'd like to start preparing my meals for the workweek in a batch on Sundays, to be refrigerated and microwaved as needed. I'm looking for a specific rice and bean-based recipe (type(s) of bean, optimal ratio of rice to beans, cooking time) that's cheap and nutritionally complete. That is to say, I'd like to be able to eat this for about half of my meals in a week and remain healthy.
posted by phrontist
on Dec 14, 2013 -
I've searched previous instances
of congee showing up in comments on the Green, but very few actual recipes. None of the recipes I've found online even agree on the rice-to-water ratio or cooking time. Recipes from any nation, savory or sweet and any serving tips or suggestions most welcome!
posted by digitalprimate
on Nov 21, 2013 -
I am in Japan. I can not read or speak Japanese. I am a beginner cook. I have a limited budget; I can experiment but my first attempts better be stupid proof & edible. I am also a goat in that I am willing to eat just about anything (squishy squid, large amounts of raw egg, & crayfish that stare back seem to be at or near my limit; however, I love raw fish of many types & I often eat mystery meat on the streets of Asia).
Help me master a few Japanese recipes? [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog
on Feb 23, 2013 -
Is it common to add salt when cooking plain boiled or steamed rice? Specifically, is this widely done in India, China or Japan?
posted by dontjumplarry
on Feb 4, 2013 -
How do I get that soft, chewy consistency to the rice I make at home? I'm thinking about the consistency of the rice in bibimbap - or to get really specific, the rice at Astor Mediterranean
in Washington, DC. [more inside]
posted by lunasol
on Jun 11, 2012 -
My wife-to-be doesn't really like rice. I am a big fan of rice. What are some good recipes to help someone realize the wonders of rice?
She likes fried rice and sticky rice, but that's about it. I like pretty much any rice dish that there is. How do we bridge the gap?
Give me some recipes! Help me convert my future wife to a lover of rice!
posted by asnider
on Mar 15, 2012 -
I'm looking for cook books that present easy to follow, one pot rice cooker recipes for complete cooking novices. Shopping and freezing guides would also be nice. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla
on Jun 29, 2011 -
I know it's a sin, but I have to use long grain rice to make sushi. No short grain of any kind in my area, I promise. So, any cooking tips for how to make it turn out as good as possible? Should I skip washing it so it is stickier? Should I tweak the cooking time? etc.
posted by dahliachewswell
on Feb 25, 2011 -
Is there a recipe for good, easy Mexican rice? Good here equals strong tomato flavor, peas and carrots (I'm not interested in strict authenticity). Bonus points if I can just dump the ingredients in my rice cooker and be done with it. [more inside]
posted by kingjoeshmoe
on Apr 12, 2010 -
Can I successfully
cook brown and white rice together? The plan is to use a steamer with a 50/50 mix of the 2 varieties.
If so, could you suggest a methodology?
I prefer the brown, but I have a partial bag of white that I don't want to throw away.
posted by Exchequer
on Oct 30, 2008 -
How can I improve my cold grain/bean/wild rice/etc salads? They are either too vinegary or too bland, and generally not as good as it seems they should be. [more inside]
posted by kmennie
on Sep 17, 2008 -
Steamed Rice with what? I'd like to use my rice cooker more often. I'm looking for recipes that take five to ten minutes that I can add / pour over / serve next to my steamed rice. Bonus: What are some things I can add to the rice cooker as the rice is being cooked to make it a one pot meal?
posted by bigmusic
on Sep 1, 2008 -
What's the sticky glutinous gunk I get on the bottom of the pan when I try to fry rice? [more inside]
posted by YamwotIam
on Dec 17, 2007 -
I wish to end my barbaric method of cooking rice in a saucepan. I'm stuck between the Zojirushi NS-LAC05
, and NS-TGC10
. I've checked the product comparisons
. Will I miss not having "Extended Keep Warm" - and how is that different from the already-present "Automatic Keep Warm" anyway? What in the world is this "Rinse-Free" and "Sweet Rice" settings, and will I miss them? Is "Cake" decent? Why is picking a rice cooker so complicated? [more inside]
posted by Xere
on Nov 3, 2007 -
I am looking to increase the amount of rice in my diet. I am looking for suggestions on totally awesome rice cookers, and general ricey advice! [more inside]
posted by JonnyRotten
on Jan 4, 2006 -
I have never liked the taste of brown rice, but I would like to try to develop a taste for it, since it is so good for you. Is there something that I can add to the rice to make it taste different (and possibly better?) Other suggestions for cooking or preparing the rice, besides the standard are appreciated.
posted by lilboo
on Feb 10, 2005 -
How in the heck do you properly cook brown rice? I'm an ace at white rice, but last night I attempted to make the brown variety, and failed miserably [more inside...]. [more inside]
posted by jpburns
on Feb 21, 2004 -