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Discussion in 'Personal' started by lapinrose, May 20, 2011.
You getting commission for Argos this week lol
Im not sure whats wrong with a normal pan?
Rice is one of the very few things I never get wrong. I just follow Delia's instructions and it turns out fine every time.
Nothing. But a rice cooker can be switched on and just left as it not only cooks the rice perfectly but it also keeps it warm. Pretty useful gadget IMO.
I don't cook rice often enough to make it worth me having one.
No, I'm not getting commision from Argos, it's just that a company called Day2Day shop sends me daily newsletters and I post things on here that some people mey find useful.
Have never mastered the art of cooking rice so bought one of these rice cookers, it was ok for the first couple of times but then it was as bad as cooking it in a pan, now it's gathering dust in the cupboard and we have boil in the bag rice, I wish I had discovered the stuff sooner!
Lapin is the cookery expert but rice is easy even for me.
Thoroughly wash basmati rice in cold water.
Use double quantity of boiling water to rice. If you cook rice a lot you will be able to do this 'by eye' or measure.
Simmer with lid on (no peeking) for 10 minutes.
Turn heat off if you like and leave for a minute or 2 before serving.
My husband is Japanese so we bought that rice cooker a few years ago and use it at least two or three times a week. It's excellent for cooking sticky rice and I like being able to leave it, and keep the rice warm. When he lived on his own he used to cook other things in it too, like mashed potato.
It's one of those things that takes up space though, so no good if you don't use frequently. I currently have a juicer under my bed and a breadmaker in the wardrobe- both inherited from a friend who emigrated but not used yet. Maybe in the summer hols?