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6/2/09 5:18 P

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I too am looking for how to **successfully** cook rice as part of recipe ingredient, not by itself, in the crockpot. I personally don't use basmati tho it is nice rice. I use brown and white long grain (plain and cheap no-name).

I didn't find anything in the first link, but at least the crockpot lady gave me more info than I knew before, the water-to-rice ratio, as you said. So that may be where we're missing it, when it's part of the recipe. I don't know.

So some of you whizzes out there that do know, please let us know, we still are searching for the answer and have already checked with The Crockpot Lady - nothing there, good info but doesn't answer the question.

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Thanks for the link Carol. There were good directions on how to cook rice in the slow cooker by itself but I am looking for how to cook rice with other ingredients. It seems basmati rice may be one key (that's what my sister has used and it worked) and most of the comments said that there has to be the exact amount of water in there for the rice to cook properly. For now I think I'll just cook the rice separately and add it in at the end. Thanks for all the help. If anyone has more suggestions let me know - have a great Tuesday emoticon

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6/1/09 8:39 P

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I am interested, as the original poster brought up, in cooking rice in a dish in the crockpot. Any suggestions?

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6/1/09 6:36 P

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Here is what The Crockpot Lady has to say about cooking rice. Also I found it helpful to read the user comments.
crockpot365.blogspot.com/2008/03/you
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I have had mixed success with rice in crockpots. It's usually under/over cooked. I can cook it on the stovetop/rice cooker just fine, but want to learn how to do it successfully in the crockpot. So if any of you whizzes know, please give us a primer.

Like the original poster I do not use parboiled, presoaked, or instant. I want to buy regular, normal raw rice, and use it in the crockpot.

For the sake of discussion, can we please talk about crockpot solutions for medium-to-long-grain brown rice that is not instant or parboiled, and medium-to-long-grain white rice that is not instant or parboiled. Not success rice, not minute rice, not Uncle Ben's partially pre-cooked, etc.

Yeah I can do it on the stove top or in the rice cooker, but would like to learn crockpot.

Good question!

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Caradawn, I'm not sure this will help but it's what I found when I Googled "brown rice slow cooker problems," and I hope it helps: http://newsgroups.derkeiler.com/Archive/Re
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Wow........I have no idea why this is happening to you. How frustrating!! I hope someone can come up with the solution for you. I'm real curious to see what it is.

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So I am frustrated and don't know why but for some reason the rice I have will not cook in a slow cooker!! I have a new one and I have tried three dishes with rice in them and every time the rice doesn't cook but everything else does. I have made other recipes in the slow cooker and they come out perfect. I use brown Mahatma rice, not instant. I have cooked it on the stove top many times and had no problem so I guess my slow cooker just doesn't like it. I have left the rice in there for varying times (1-6 hours) with enough liquid and nothing happens. When everything else in the dish is done the rice is still hard and the same size as when I put it in. PLEASE HELP!! Does anyone know why this happens or can you suggest which rice you use so I don't have to keep throwing out dishes b/c they are "crunchy". emoticon

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