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I am curious why a rice cooker is better than a pressure cooker. I love rice and, if a rice cooker is so much better, may also look into getting one.


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What is “ a really long time”?
At altitude on my electric stove, brown rice took 55 minutes to simmer then steamed in the pot for another 5.
One cup dry measure rice, two and quarter cups wet measure water.
Perfect every time.


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A really long time is about what you say - a little over an hour. Whereas the white rice was about 20 minutes.

I was going to add to my last post this other one I bought about a year ago, which my husband is not fond of, because a little more complicated (not really, just different) and he doesn’t always like change when something already works. The instant pot does everything - pressure cooker (so TB, stay with your pressure cooker :), slow cooker, sauté, steamer and rice cooker. I thought I’d get it to replace all the other equipment we have - not, since I have an old fashion man LOL. Plus he hates I got the biggest one. Since he does most of the cooking, he gets to choose plus why I don’t know the exact times, although he wouldn’t either. We did do the white rice in it, which came out good, but haven’t tried the brown rice as yet.

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JMiller, We purchased this rice cooker from Target a few months ago. Similar to one posted above on this thread. The bowl is ceramic, so there isn't as much risk from sprayed on finishes. It's also more affordable that the amazon one. If you don't qualify for free shipping, perhaps you can pick up at the store. $19.99.

https://www.target.com/p/oster-duracera ... A-50972594

Our daughter-in-law, who is Japanese, and our son use one like this, even preferring it to her very fancy, very expensive Japanese smart rice cooker. While it was a great machine, it took up too much counter space and she says the rice is exactly the same. She passed the big one on to a student here from Japan. The steamer basket is a delightful plus, making perfectly steamed veggies for our rice bowls. The rice picks up some of the flavor, too. We do not put the components in the dishwasher, to preserve the finishes; but the cleanup is simply a quick swish and rinse. If we ever need a bigger one, they are available.

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CooknThyme wrote:
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I HATE this gas stove. I'm almost 62 and have had to relearn baking and cooking.
Thanks for your input Cook, but I'm not interested in further experimentation.

My new rice cooker, when I find it, can sit on the counter 24/7 if I can enjoy rice again. Hell, I'll leave on my nightstand when not in use if I must.


:coffee screen: I hear ya sista!
I too get frustrated with the learning curve needed for every new stove/oven that comes into my life.

If storage is not a problem, then a rice cooker is a good solution!
But I still recommend a heat diffuser for other simmering needs.

Having always had an electric stove in the past, I hate my gas stove! :? Especially since moving to Texas. :flamed:
Being on the shorter side, walking past it while pots are cooking is akin to being next to an open camp fire! :hotnews:

Here's my solution for rice: ;) :animated laughing:

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Cooks perfect every time. :whistle: Plus easy clean-up. :dancing:

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koala1 wrote:
CooknThyme wrote:
JMiller wrote:
I HATE this gas stove. I'm almost 62 and have had to relearn baking and cooking.
Thanks for your input Cook, but I'm not interested in further experimentation.

My new rice cooker, when I find it, can sit on the counter 24/7 if I can enjoy rice again. Hell, I'll leave on my nightstand when not in use if I must.


:coffee screen: I hear ya sista!
I too get frustrated with the learning curve needed for every new stove/oven that comes into my life.

If storage is not a problem, then a rice cooker is a good solution!
But I still recommend a heat diffuser for other simmering needs.

Having always had an electric stove in the past, I hate my gas stove! :? Especially since moving to Texas. :flamed:
Being on the shorter side, walking past it while pots are cooking is akin to being next to an open camp fire! :hotnews:

Here's my solution for rice: ;) :animated laughing:

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Cooks perfect every time. :whistle: Plus easy clean-up. :dancing:


At 9,000 ft I’d probably screw thus up too koala. :doh:
Plus bought in bulk, brown rice is so inexpensive. I have a huge bag that I’m suffering through right now.

This is all really good info and I am grateful!
And I’m a prime member so maybe it’s safe to start ordering things again and actually receive them in a timely manner and not have to go down the hill which I loath more then poorly cooked brown rice. ;)


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