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swt_asian_soul
06-09-2004, 08:50 PM
how do u preprare brown rice?
Is it possible to just use a rice cooker and cook it the same way u would with white rice?

Shao-LiN
06-09-2004, 09:57 PM
Yep, it's rice...

Wu36
06-09-2004, 09:59 PM
but its not the same....
*cries*

Dedicated
06-09-2004, 10:15 PM
Just throw some rice, water, a touch of salt, and vegetable oil in the rice cooker and hit the button. Just use a little more water than normal with the brown rice. You can skip the vegetable oil but it really helps with the taste, so it's up to you. I guess it depends on the rest of your diet whether you do or not.

Spartan936
06-10-2004, 09:57 AM
Brown rice is much healthier and it takes longer to cook. If you don't have a rice cooker, you bring some water to a boil, put in half as much rice as there is water (so there is 2x as much water as rice) and let it simmer for 30-60 minutes. Its done when it is soft and not crunchy. You might have to add some water as it cooks, or even drain some when its done. I eat it daily.
*drools, scurries off to get brown rice*

~)BsT(~
06-10-2004, 10:11 AM
Brown rice is much healthier and it takes longer to cook. If you don't have a rice cooker, you bring some water to a boil, put in half as much rice as there is water (so there is 2x as much water as rice) and let it simmer for 30-60 minutes. Its done when it is soft and not crunchy. You might have to add some water as it cooks, or even drain some when its done. I eat it daily.
*drools, scurries off to get brown rice*

That is exactly how I prepare brown rice. Two cups water and one cup brown rice. I also cut one habanero pepper into small peices and let that cook with it. mmmmm, I love it.

geoffgarcia
06-10-2004, 10:19 AM
rice cooker? this a pressure cooker? or a steamer? or both?

I fill a pot with water, boil it, put in the appropriate amount of rice, cook for whatever the time is (usually 20) then drain...perfect rice every time

harryhoudini66
06-10-2004, 04:29 PM
yeah, but brown rice is a whole diffrent animal. I have tried making it twice and it comes out crunchy. I am going to try what the guys here are saying as we speak.

Dedicated
06-10-2004, 06:25 PM
rice cooker? this a pressure cooker? or a steamer? or both?

I fill a pot with water, boil it, put in the appropriate amount of rice, cook for whatever the time is (usually 20) then drain...perfect rice every time
No it is just for rice, it is really convienient and the rice comes out great almost everytime, provided you use enough water that is.

The reason the rice comes out so good with the rice cooker is because of how it works. It just keeps getting hot until all the water is absorbed by the rice, once all the water gets absorbed by the rice the rice is done, this is assuming you added enough water. When all the water is absorbed the temperature inside the cooker starts rising above 100 C so the cooker turns off at just the right time. It also saves electricity compared to boiling. To heat up rice that has been cooked just mix it and splash a bit of water in it and it heats up just right:).

Here's some pictures.
http://www.appliances.com/dept/x0x2677.html

The model I have is similiar in style to one of the lower priced ones, nothing fancy and it works amazing.