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Rice Cooker Tips Part 1: Perfect Rice and Steamed Veggies

Posted by on Mar. 11, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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When I registered for my wedding, I remember looking at an isle full of kitchen gadgets and the only one I was really interested in was a rice cooker. I've had that same one for seven years plus, and it still works like a charm. In fact, it's become one of my most favorite tools in the whole kitchen.

Our family loves rice, and I love the convenience of having a tool that allows me to set it and forget it. Cooking rice on the stovetop is usually just a recipe for disaster when you have children - at least in my house. It will always end up burnt or underdone because it needs time and a watchful eye.

My favorite meal to cook is a simple chicken ginger stir-fry. I make the white rice in the rice cooker as directed and then use the steamer attachment for some carrots, broccoli, and celery (or whatever veggies I have on hand). While that is cooking, I sauté some chicken breast in teriyaki sauce and sliced ginger. And by the time the chicken is done, my rice and veggies are done too.

Serve chicken over rice and veggies and top with pan sauce.

Moms, how much do you use a rice cooker in your kitchen? 

Photo Credit: Jasmina007, iStock Photography

by on Mar. 11, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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.Angelica.
by on Mar. 11, 2013 at 1:13 AM
We do the same, except our veggies are cooked in the pan with the meat. We use our rice cooker ať least once a week
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elasmimi
by on Mar. 11, 2013 at 6:14 AM

I use instant rice, but have been considering a rice cooker. Regular rice is healthier and cheaper. I tried cooking it in a crockpot, (recipe said it was delicious) and it turned to mush. I may try to get one today.

mrswillie
by Bronze Member on Mar. 11, 2013 at 6:46 AM

I don't have a rice cooker

MichelleK41
by Bronze Member on Mar. 11, 2013 at 8:12 AM

We love this around here. =)

othermom
by Danelle on Mar. 11, 2013 at 10:09 AM

We don't have a rice cooker. We either do it in the microwave or on the stove

Flaca43
by Silver Member on Mar. 11, 2013 at 12:07 PM

 We don't have a rice cooker, but I'm thinking about getting one.

sanj1213
by Juanita on Mar. 11, 2013 at 6:18 PM

Dh tells me we need a rice cooker. He loves rice!

aneela
by Member on Mar. 12, 2013 at 8:33 AM

i dont have a rice cooker...

natesmom1228
by Member on Mar. 12, 2013 at 9:16 AM

I don't have one.

GwenMB
by Member on Mar. 12, 2013 at 9:34 AM

I don't have a rice cooker - but that is one kitchen gadget that I keep thinking I should get.  Maybe it could be a Mother's Day present?

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