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  • Dolsot bibimbap, you put pre cooked rice into a pre heated oiled stone bowl which you then crisp up the rice over a stove.

    It’s nice, but I find it’s too much effort for home.

  • the one tru riceking.

  • The burnt bit on the bottom in popular in Iran, they have their own rice cookers for it.

  • with chopsticks

    I like basmati with chopsticks.

  • my method for this a big wedge of butter in the bottom of the pan, then a tea towel under the lid and low heat for 30 mins once the rice is cooked.

  • You probably want a bit more clearance than that (or at least move the paper bag). I've been keeping an eye on mine in a bit of a bigger cupboard and it does cause a bit of a temperature increase by the vents.

  • One grain at a time?

  • We just replaced our version of that (10+ years old) with an exact replacement. Very, very good microwaves and ~£100.

  • £10 says you end up binning the grill stand thing as it never gets used really and doesn't fit neatly in the cupboard with other stuff.

  • @Dammit - Reason being for the replacement, was that the Sonos was breaking up, also mobile phone calls, when the microwave came on. Noticed this for a few weeks, Google said that there may be microwave leakage with age. New microwave, no interference.

    Previously unknown Sonos advantage is its ability to detect failing microwave screenage.

  • Those tower veg steamers are the source of all my childhood hated of home cooked food.

  • rice with 2x water, 20 min low heat

    this work for most long grain rice too - putting it in a low oven works too (with foil & lid)

    unless yo want sticky rice

    which i can never get right - do rice cookers do that?

    Basmati can absolutely fuck off.

    y tho?

  • no interference.

    That would be the 5g from the vaccinations, not from the new microwave

  • another topic for the express strong feelings about today bin.

  • 5.5 million rice cookers sold in Japan every year suggests they can do good sticky rice.

    Don’t think that basmati rice really tastes of anything, just a flavour or sauce absorber. And because of the structure, feels to me that I’m just swallowing rice grains rather than chewing and eating it.

  • I need to replace the one I have, need it for baby food, broccoli, dumplings and pork buns.

  • I much prefer the bamboo steamers like Hugo7. They're so much easier to store and to clean.

  • I get this obsession The worst question I ever asked in the HK office was what rice cooker should I get. Proper kicked off between the rice cooker v multi cooker factions then they aligned by brand and carried on for another few more days.

  • Yeah. They just don't seem to work evenly and I can't figure out why.

    That said loading up two containers full of courgettes for puree was faster and more practical than any other method. They will go to the charity shop once no.2 hits 1yo though.

  • multi cooker

    Got to say that in a UK kitchen, if you want a rice cooker imo a multi cooker is much more sensible. My mate was looking at one that did slow cooking as well - which is the one quazi-cooker kitchen gadget I like. Well maybe a breadmaker, but probably not.

  • I disagree, Basmati is less starchy and remain in grain form compared to the mush of Jasmine rice if you put too much water in.

    Not that the above matters since I cook on the hob and have prefected eyeballing the water level.

    My preference is due to the texture and aroma of Basmati and I go through 10 kg bags (live alone!) every 2 1/2 months.

    I use Jasmine rice solely for congee and Basmati for everything else!

  • Fair enough if you prefer the texture and aroma.
    Sticky (but not too sticky) white rice is my standard and what I've been brought up on. Chewier and less sticky varieties of rice seem a bit wrong to me.

    I mean, there are also people who apparently enjoy the texture of quinoa, which I dislike, whereas one of my favourite things to eat is spicy dried squid, which others have described as spicy leather shoe laces.

  • Don't think Basmati is any chewier compared to Jasmine.

    Spicy dried squid though THAT is the bomb!

    Glad that we at least agreed on something!

  • @Dammit - Reason being for the replacement, was that the Sonos was breaking up, also mobile phone calls, when the microwave came on. Noticed this for a few weeks, Google said that there may be microwave leakage with age. New microwave, no interference.

    Previously unknown Sonos advantage is its ability to detect failing microwave screenage.

    Hah, our microwave was triggering the carbon-monoxide alarm that was tucked in next to it, leading to a degree of concern.

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