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Rice Cooker - The most essential device of my student life
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Rice Cooker - The most essential device of my student life

Let me start by saying this: I don't know how I did without a rice cooker in my first year. It's so versatile that it's unbelievable. Cheap as chips to operate too! Here are some tips for those of you who are a little strapped for cash.

Rice cooker: $13 at Walmart. Get the most basic one, biggest bang for the buck.

Rice: buy a *BIG* bag of rice at the beginning of term, preferably one that you know tastes good. I recently got a 7kg bag of Japanese medium grain from Bestbuy, reduced from $18 to $13. Really tasty.
Recipe: follow the guidelines on the rice bag, mine is 2 cups water 1.5cups dry drice. The rice cooker comes with a measuring cup.

Eggs: Every morning I put a tiny bit of oil in the cooker, two eggs. Leave the lid on, the cooker turns itself off when they are done.

Later that same day I will cook rice in it, no need to wash it (the rice or the cooker). Cook more rice than you can eat, eat half later that day. After this the cooker will be semi clean again.

You can leave food in the cooker overnight, no need to refrigerate, but leave the lid on. When it's empty, leave the lid off to let it dry.

As long as you use the rice cooker twice per day, continuously cycling fried/"messy" food with steamed rice (to clean it) you really don't need to wash it. I haven't washed it in 2 weeks, just the lid occasionally.

The only reason I'm emphasizing this is because it's a long walk to my kitchen, and I hate to carry all my shit from my room to the kitchen. If you have a close kitchen, this is irrelevant.

Some recipe ideas:

Potato mash: Boil up some water with half a stock cube, add some frozen prawns/peas/sweetcorn/carrots/onions/insert vegetable here. Turn off heat, add dried potato flakes used for mash. Season with ground pepper or nutmeg.

Cook pasta: dead easy. When it's done, either drain the water using the lid and dispose water and add tomato sauce to pasta to get the perfect warmth food, or take out the pasta and use the remaining water to make mash using the above method.

Raw meat: fry small chunks first with chopped garlic, a little water and some soy sauce. Add veg as desired and fry together, or add stock to make broth.

I've made delicious spaghetti bolognese, delicious stew, egg and bacon, steamed fish or meat (on an elevated tray, closed lid), steamed vegetables, omelette, boiled eggs etc. A rice cooker is incredibly versatile, and the only limiting factor is your imagination. If you haven't got one already, I hope I've convinced you: you can save yourself a lot of money. Apparently you can cook cakes and bread too.

If you have a fridge with freezer and microwave (like me Biggrin ) you can do all your cooking in your room.

DON'T use metal implements, the bowls are usually teflon non-stick. Goes without saying really.

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(This post was last modified: 02-26-2013 06:31 PM by ResidentRobot.)
02-26-2013 06:29 PM
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Rice Cooker - The most essential device of my student life

Well, dang. I'll have to get me one of those.

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