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1/23/15 4:30 P

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I have cooked brown rice, quinoa, and lentils in my rice cooker by just following the directions from the package of the grain and water ratio.

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1/16/15 8:03 P

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if the rice is mushy maybe don't cook it as long

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1/14/15 8:00 P

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VEGETABLE BROTH. if that is what you are looking for - can be made at home quite simply.. I found this easy recipe at Whole Foods... www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipe/home
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If you want to thicken it, you can use a bit of cornstarch to a small amount of broth...



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1/14/15 7:32 P

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Well being new to the rice cooker...my first batch of white, short grain rice was SOOOO mushy I was so disappointed. I read the water to rice ratio wrong and had double the water needed. Tried again today and it was better but still much stickier than I had wanted. I'm looking to duplicate the rice I get from ChinaMoon restaurant...not that any of you are familiar with that restaurant but it's just someplace we at work order take out from for lunch and I like their rice but I'm have a sneaky suspicion that even the veggie delight has some meat stock in the sauce so I skip the sauce...which bring me to, what's a good veggie sauce?

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1/14/15 5:05 P

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We use our ricecooker for other grains as well.
Oatmeal with dried fruit.
Pretty much any grain - Quinoa, millet, etc
Lentils seem to do great just as well.

We keep a cake pan underneath in case something cooks over - can happen with lentils.

We're on our 4th or 5th rice cooker. I didn't realize how much I used it until the morning it was broken.

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1/14/15 3:18 P

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Personally, I just add the veggie broth instead of water... it works in a rice cooker just fine. I have had my rice cooker for nearly 30 years. Still going strong!
I often add whatever veggies I want to eat with my rice, and it steams along nicely. Grated carrot and spinach can be added after the rice is cooked. Just stir it in.. pop the lid back on and let it sit for about 10 minutes... veggies are done nicely and rice is still hot and tasty!

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I use Basmati Brown rice, I love the flavor and the loose fluffy rice better than sticky rice. I feel i get better nutrition from the brown rice . . however the Tomaki Gold is very good, Northern California rice and it being a short grain makes very good sticky rice. If you want something easy to do in the rice cooker, and it came with a steamer, you can put your prepared veggies in the steamer about 1/2 way through the rice cooking and have every thing come out ready at the same time. I can't tell you how long the veggies must cook.. you just have to sort of determine that by how well you like yours cooked. Less time for the aldente'...and more if you prefer them REALLY well done......... emoticon



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Add your broth to the water... or instead of water.. when cooking your rice in the rice cooker.



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I recently purchased (not out of the box yet) and I've been trying to find good vegetarian rice recipes made with the cooker.
First, what is everyones preference of rice type...I haveTamaki Gold - Signature Quality California Koshihikari Short Grain Rice to start with.
Looking for a good sticky rice and vegetable recipe, one like you would get from a restaurant.
I love rice pilaf too but in restaurants the ALWAYS ALWAYS add chicken broth, blech....I thought about just using veg broth but do I add to cooker or mix with already cooked rice.

Did I mention of was new to the rice cooker? :-)

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