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 have seen people put several things on plain what rice to add some flavor, what do you use? [more inside]
posted by Leenie
on Feb 1, 2013 -
I am currently feeding my baby rice cereal (just powdered rice) which I mix with a little hot water and breast milk into a sort of thick goop however I have noticed that if I leave it for around five or so minutes it begins to turn into a much runnier almost liquid consistency. I would have thought it would have got thicker over time. Could someone please explain why this happens?
posted by soymilk
on Jun 28, 2012 -
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 -
I recall eating a meal in Italy that I THINK was just rice, canned tuna, and white beans drizzled in olive oil. Is this a real "dish"? I've put those four ingredients together and it doesn't taste the same. And it's a really monochromatic meal. Anyone have any thoughts on the "real" dish, or if not, how to spice up the one I remember? It was in Parma.
posted by Ollie
on Feb 16, 2009 -
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 -