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Rice Cooker

Discussion in 'Products and Tips' started by ivebeen4given, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. ivebeen4given

    ivebeen4given Novice Member

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    OK I know the rice cooker makes excellent cakes (already tried that) but what is the actual way to make rice in it?
     
    Mar 15, 2008
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  2. KateD

    KateD Advanced Member

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    I found the instruction guide less than helpful - it says "follow directions on package for microwave rice".

    From PIG: If package microwave directions are unavailable, a general guideline for four servings of white rice is 2 cups water to 1 cup rice. Fill cooker with water and rice. Cook on HIGH (100% power) 5 minutes; reduce to MEDIUM (50% power) 15 minutes or until water is absorbed.
     
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  3. JAE

    JAE Legacy Member

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    Does anyone use it to cook chicken? I had a host asking because friends were asking her about it. I don't have one.
     
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  4. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legacy Member Gold Member

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    That's about the only thing I've ever used mine for - I've made chicken soup in it in 14 minutes! I just throw the chicken in with chicken broth, a bay leaf and some garlic, and then cook for about 7 minutes. Then I take out the bay leaf, throw in sliced carrots, celery, chopped onion, and noodles, and cook for another 7-9 minutes.
     
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  5. finley1991

    finley1991 Senior Member

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    I do 1 to 1-1/2 ratio (1 cup rice to 1-1/2 cups liquid or 2 cups rice to 3 cups liquid) and microwave on HIGH 10 minutes. Perfect every time.
     
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  6. JAE

    JAE Legacy Member

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    Approximately, how much chicken? I know you don't measure:), but you must know how many chicken breasts you use.
     
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  7. jkinak

    jkinak Regular Member

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    You can make really good mashed potatoes too!! just cube the potatoes and add some milk, a bit of butter/margarine, and a clove of garlic. After 10 minutes you mash!! YUMMMY!
     
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  8. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legacy Member Gold Member

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    2 chicken breasts, a 32 ounce carton of chicken broth (I may use a little less) and a couple garlic cloves. Then, a couple handfuls of everything else!:chef:
     
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  9. stefani2

    stefani2 Senior Member

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    whats wrong with me??!!

    I bought the RC BEFORE I became a Consultant and have NEVER used it! What is wrong with me???? I am SO trying it this weekend!
     
    Mar 15, 2008
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  10. JAE

    JAE Legacy Member

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    Is the chicken raw or already cooked? I have a customer asking about cooking chicken in the Rice Cooker, so that's why I'm asking for specifics.
     
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  11. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legacy Member Gold Member

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    Raw - but I do dice it before cooking it.
     
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  12. pchefjennoy

    pchefjennoy Novice Member Gold Member

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    I cook chicken breasts in mine all nthe time. I leave them whole put a little water in and any seasoning I feel like. Cook about 12 min depending on Micro. I flip mine 1/2 way through. Comes out nice and juicy.
     
    Mar 16, 2008
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  13. wickednoodle

    wickednoodle Novice Member

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    You can put the chicken breasts FROZEN into the chicken broth; just cook it a little longer. When it's done, just shred it with a fork. I love to do it this way b/c I hate touching raw poultry and having to wash everything so thoroughly afterward. It's easier, too.
     
    Mar 16, 2008
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  14. lkprescott

    lkprescott Senior Member Silver Member

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    Wow! Lots of great ideas (LOVE the mashed potato one!)... I'd been wanting to get a rice cooker anyway, especially after attempting sushi rice... anything to make it easier, I say. LOL... but that it does more than that is great.

    I have no room in my tiny, ill laid out kitchen for a non-multi tasking item.
     
    Mar 16, 2008
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  15. ChefDella

    ChefDella Regular Member

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    ladies you have to stop with all the great recipes and idead for pc stuff!! although i know the company loves you for it. ditto on the no room for things. i want everything and yes one day my entire kitchen will be stocked with nothing but pc stuff
     
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  16. purrbal

    purrbal Advanced Member Gold Member

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    I use my micro cooker for chicken, I put in one frozen breast (no additional liquid) for 6 minutes and it is usually done in that time, smaller breast 5 minutes and larger I might go 7 or 8 minutes, but like I said that is in the lg micro cooker. There is small liquid in bottom when done and the chicken is nice and juicy.
     
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  17. ivebeen4given

    ivebeen4given Novice Member

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    I love the rice cooker, it made excellent rice. As soon as the rice was done I cleaned it up threw in a cake and I had a deliciously moist cake to eat for dessert.
     
  18. RunawayChef

    RunawayChef Novice Member

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    Wow! Those are awesome tips! ::jaw hitting the floor::
     
    Mar 19, 2008
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  19. twinkie10

    twinkie10 Advanced Member Gold Member

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    I've always used 2 c. water and 1 c. rice. Microwave 5 minutes on HIGH and then 15 minutes on Med-Hi heat. It comes out perfect everytime.
     
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