I hate myself, I burned the rice again!

@salonga (28020)
Philippines
September 23, 2008 3:47am CST
I have burned the rice for countless time in my life. Indeed, I hate myself for this unintentional negligence. What is more annoying is that I was just in the nearby counter cutting the veggies I was preparing to cook. Grrrr! My husband smelled it first not I who was almost beside the stove! How can I hide my secret? He came to me and said "Honey, again and again?" Grrr! What can I say in reply but "Honey sorry!" Am I the only one like this or I am not alone? How are you when in the kitchen. Do you pay enough attention to your cooking even while doing something else? When was the last time you burned the food you are cooking?
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@switlyf (650)
• Philippines
23 Sep 08
When i was in my teenage years i guess! I think you should get a rice cooker so that you will not be able to experience that again and you can have a hot rice whatever time of the day you wanted to feel like eating rice.. Happy cooking!!
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@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
23 Sep 08
Yes, we do have rice cooker but I am not using because I want to save on electricity. You see how big electricity a rice cooker could consume! However, the burnt rice also go to waste so instead of saving I am wasting! So bad!
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@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
24 Sep 08
Hi, I have to agree with switlyf. I can't imagine the electicity being that much higher than cooking something twice and having to throw out the first one. leenie
@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
25 Sep 08
Yes you are right leenie, thanks for your concern!
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
23 Sep 08
i hate to burn things. first it is such an aggravation & food is to high to burn. i don't do it very often but we all have our moments.for goodness sakes don't hate yourself over it it is not worth that. it could have been alot worse. u could have burned yourself. dom't be so hard on yourself.
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@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
23 Sep 08
Indeed you are right! At least it's only the rice that I frequently burn. But it is the fact that I am not learning my lesson and the waste as well.
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@austere (2816)
• Philippines
24 Sep 08
hahaha.. that's all right, i have done the same too..hehehe but now that i used the rice cooker whenever i cook rice, i never have it burnt already!hahaha well, guess you should cook it with a rice cooker, you can just leave it and it will directly switch to "warm" when it's already cooked..hehehe we should not waste rice it's too expensive now!hehehe
@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
24 Sep 08
Yes, thanks! Rice cooker is one of the best options. You are right, we should not waste rice. Imagine P432 a kilo! Too expensive to waste. Thanks dear for sharing! Hope you have a nice day!
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@austere (2816)
• Philippines
24 Sep 08
hehe right.. very expensive indeed. i see a documentary in one of the local channels about families who eat rice 3 times a week, for most of the days they just eat sweet potatoes or green boiled bananas to feed their growling tummies.. and i am talking about a fmaily here with children.. they suffice what they have to feed themselves.. well, i am just sharing this stpry..hehe we are talking about rice, that's why..hehehe
@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
25 Sep 08
Oh that story really happens to many people. Life is really hard so there is no reason why we should waste rice or any food for that matter. Thanks austere! Have a nice day!
@dhangski (3194)
• Philippines
23 Sep 08
I haven't experienced like this since I learned how to cook. I have always been attentive whenever I'm in the kitchen. Try to lower the flame while you're cooking rice my friend. So that it will not get burned next time. Goodluck in your next rice cooking. LOL. HUGZ always.
@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
24 Sep 08
Hi my friend.. I've been missing you dear! Oh, I like your new Aviatar, soooo cute! And so you've not experienced burning rice? I admire you friend, I am now even more challenged to be like you! You are right, I really have to be attentive. Yes, lowering the fire is very helpful and that I always forget. Grrr! But I promise that will be the last!
@dhangski (3194)
• Philippines
24 Sep 08
I've been missing you too my friend. I felt bored lately but now I'm back. HUGZ!
@sumiirajj (1983)
• India
23 Sep 08
Hi salonga,Not only you ,me too but not burning rice ,I leave the milk on the stove and forget to switch it off after boiling.So many times it has over flown blocking the burner.Each time my hub will notice and I too cant hide.Then I have to scrub and clean the whole lot for being careless.thanks for sharing.happy mylotting.
@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
23 Sep 08
I'm glad I am not alone my friend! Ha!ha!ha! the scrubbing and the scraping is the price of our negligence. Thank you for your contribution. Take care!
• United States
23 Sep 08
i`m also glad that i`m not alone in this
@weiwei88 (119)
• Singapore
24 Sep 08
i think you should have a rice cooker. Sometimes is that probably you were so absorb in doing other things and so you forgot your rice. Probably you should set a alarm like 10 mins interval so you could go check your rice.
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@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
24 Sep 08
Right! Getting so absorbed in doing other things to the extent of forgetting the first job done. And thanks, setting alarm is really the best option to consider. Thanks dear for sharing! Have a nice day!
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@gracie04 (4555)
• Philippines
24 Sep 08
i guess you should consider using the rice cooker... =)
@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
24 Sep 08
Yes my dear, thank you for suggesting. I believe using the rice cooker is one of the best options I should consider. Have a nice day!
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• Sri Lanka
24 Sep 08
Oh my friend, it seems you do it so often. My wife has hardly done that. One of ther reasons is I am also vigilant when the rice is on the cook. Why don't you tell that to your husband? Anyway, if you have coconut in your country put on top of the burnt rice. It will absorb the ugly smell.
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@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
24 Sep 08
Yes, very often that literally hate myself already for not learning a lesson. Yes my husband knew very well that I could do it over and over again so he is always on the look but there are time he is also busy with something else. And putting coconut on top? What do mean? Grated coconut? How would I do it? That sounds interesting?
• Sri Lanka
24 Sep 08
No not scraped coconut. When you split the coconut you have two parts. Keep the coconut on top rice where the eatable part is on the side of rice. Just try it out. I learnt this from my mother. Even my wife didn't know this. Well, you can burn your rice next time you cook for this experiment .
@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
25 Sep 08
Wonderful! That's one great tip that I should really try. Your mother is great! Mothers know best that I believe. Thanks my dear! Have a nice day!
@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
24 Sep 08
Do not hate yourself for burning the rice. Have you thought of a rice cooker? I love mine, but then I love white rice a lot, and there is a way to make brown rice and other types of rice in there too.
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@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
24 Sep 08
I have a rice cooker but I am not using because I want to save on electricity. So sad though that it seems I am saving electricity but wasting much of the rice all the time. But now I promise to keep my attention to avoid another burnt rice. Thanks for dropping by Shelly!
@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
24 Sep 08
I do not feel that a rice cooker spends that much electricity. I myself save a lot in electricity by turning off lights on empty rooms, not opening a lot the refrigerator, and since I do not have A/C that is a plus. I have use crockpots and rice cookers, that is not a waste of electricity, that comes from other things. But good luck
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@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
24 Sep 08
When I saw at the back of my rice cooker how much electric watts it is consuming I kept my rice cooker and did not use it again, however this waste of rice is the result. Maybe I should really use my rice cooker again. Thanks Shelly for caring to respond! Have a nice day!
@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
23 Sep 08
hahaha!! I've done that many times. I end up putting the rice in the garbage because it couldn't be eaten. Smells bad and it turns yellowish. My hubby said, you ruined the pot again? hahaha he was concerned of the pot not the rice. this happened because I left my cooking in the kitchen. sometimes I am in the computer, sometimes I am wondering around the house and only to find out my cooking is burning. Sometimes I am just alerted by the smoke detector. . You are not alone my friend. I did it many times...good that my hubby is not eating rice all the time. Only me. That's why he is complaining of the ruined pot no the rice. hehehe...
@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
24 Sep 08
Ha!ha! ha! So funny! I could see myself in you my friend. Very much the same! And my husband do also complain about the burned pot because he is the one patiently doing the scrubbing and scourging. So there were times, that I hid the pot but still he discovered and you know already what happened next! Thanks my friend for letting me know I am not really alone! Have a nice day!
@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
24 Sep 08
hahaha I am also doing that. Hide the pot until I can buy cleansing agent and steel wool to scrub it. hahahah
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@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
24 Sep 08
Ha!ha!ha! I wish we are neighbors Bebs! We have so many things in common and I'm so sure we can easily get along well.
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@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
23 Sep 08
oh you should do the cooking on a rice cooker, I think ever I am left alone here there were only two times that the rice was burnt, well my technique is to soak the uncook rice fro about 5 minutes, then I will put hot water in it and put it in the stove, it will only take a while for it to boil, when it is boiling I will put the fire on very low then I will just left it, since the fire is very low even if I left it for long the rice will no be burnt. try it mommy.
@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
24 Sep 08
Yes my dear, rice cooker is the answer. So you do soak the uncook rice too? I heard that from a friend but I never tried because I'm afraid it will affect the texture. My hubby is very particular with rice. This is the reason why I hate it when I burn the rice. Certainly my husband will not enjoy eating a yellowish rice so I have to cook another one.
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
24 Sep 08
It will really affect the texture for good. I have been doing this for months and last week when my hubby bought rice, the quality was not that good but since I soaked it before cooking, the texture was great, soft and delirious. I think even if you are gonna use NFA rice and try my technique the outcome will be good still. This is the logic behind my technique, when you are cooking rice it takes time before it comes to a boil, so the uncook rice is actually soaked in the water before it boils, so to shorten my use of gas, what I did is instead of cold water I use hot water and then I thought well since before boiling the rice was soaked, maybe I should soak it first before I put hot water in it. In that case it makes up tot he time where the rice is in the stove and still not yet boiling. when you use this technique you will find that the life span of your gas will extend (maybe another month or so).. great idea specially that gas is high now. try it and tell me what happens.
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
24 Sep 08
delirious? what am I typing? on the keyboard I mean delicious
@kongno (431)
• Philippines
8 Sep 12
i remember giving my grandma for the 1st time a rice cooker to avoid burning rice again, and when lunch time comes thhaadaaa the rice is still raw nothing happened, she did not plug it on the wall outlet and did not turn it on...
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@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
9 Sep 12
Hahaha!It was your fault. Your grandma did not know how to use it yet of course. You should have had explained to her how to use it. She should know that you gave her a rice cooker and not a magic rice cooker.
@kongno (431)
• Philippines
9 Sep 12
yep it was my fault of not giving her a magic rice cooker i think she needs it morem happy cooking and burning rice to all...
@riyasam (16578)
• India
18 Mar 09
yup,its so frustating.many times ,i am near the cooking range ,even then my milk overflows.i think now i have become an expert in wasting milk.inow ,i tell my hubby to keep an eye on the milk,in case it boils over.
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@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
18 Mar 09
Ha1ha!ha! It is really such a frustrating thing to see things wasted especially if you are just near it and unable to do something before it gets wasted. Well anyway at least you have a husband who could keep a better eye.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
18 Mar 09
he doesnt know how to cook,so he doesnt complain,if i tell him to keep an eye on things.hes quite good at that.i get quite muddled up by the numerous responsibilities.
@candysky (855)
• Malaysia
25 Sep 08
well... i'm a person tat can't really concentrate..... i will burned the food if i fried them.... my mom said i duno how to control the fire... for rice, coz my house is using rice cooker, so it still ok for me... i just can't friend things... so, normally i will just steam all the food... then i said it be more healthy to eat steam food than friend food..... but i can't cook 2-3 dishes at the same times.... coz sure i will forget it... then sure the things will gone.... so, normally i will tk 1 - 2 hours to prepare... I hv 1 time coz too rush, i forgot to wash the vegetable n fried it.... the whole dish hv 2 throw coz when u eat, u r not eating the vegetable but u r eating sand....
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@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
25 Sep 08
Ha!ha!ha! How funny you could be! Imagine even forgetting to wash the veggies and eating sandy food. Ha!ha!ha! Terrible. I think you are worse than I am my dear. You are right, you have trouble concentrating and so am I. Thank you for sharing!
@candysky (855)
• Malaysia
25 Sep 08
well, i dun think tat is my fault, coz tat time i'm just 11 years old... dun1 to admit my fault.... till 2date, almost 10 years pass.... when i cook, my mom sure will tk back tis issue n said... laugh at me.... n is some1 at my house, she will tell everyone... but luckily my dear still duno... if not, he not dare to eat the things i cook oledi....
• United States
24 Sep 08
hmm...you don't have to hate yourself about this. It's not your fault your cooking instincts aren't as sharp as his.. dont feel too bad and get a rice cooker xD
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@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
25 Sep 08
Thank you my dear for consoling me. It helps...thanks a lot. You are right, using a rice cooker is one of the best options. Have a nice day!
• United States
25 Sep 08
no problem! glad i helped :) hope you have a great day too! and good luck with your cooking~ if you cook more your skills will improve naturally and don't hurt yourself~be careful! happy mylotting~
@relundad (2311)
• United States
24 Sep 08
I rarely burn food. I have maybe only once or twice. But maybe you should try Minute Rice...lol
@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
24 Sep 08
Minute rice? It's my first time to hear of that. Is it the same as Instant Rice? I don't know if I could find that in our market. Anyway, I will try to find one. Thank you for your suggestion. Have a nice day!
@relundad (2311)
• United States
24 Sep 08
Yes it is instant rice, its pre-packaged and measure and all you have to do is drop the bag in boiling water for a few minutes and you are done. Perfectly steamed rice. It works wonders as you don't have to guess if its done. Cooks to perfection everytime. Also great for recipes that call for cooked rice.
23 Sep 08
Never done it, had a few stick to the bottom of the pan but never burnt it.
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@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
24 Sep 08
It's good Mr. MoonMan you've not done that. I wish I could be like you. It's really a waste to burn the rice which has turned too expensive nowadays. You've got a nice Aviatar! I'm amazed how you did it! Have a nice day!
24 Sep 08
Rice tents to be the last thing I cook, so I'm constantly looking and checking it to see if its ready so I can eat.
@cream97 (29168)
• United States
28 Jul 10
Hi, salonga. I don't usually burn my food up. I can be on the telephone, on the Internet and watching TV and my food will not burn up at all. A month ago, the cinnamon rolls did burn because I stepped out of the kitchen for a couple of minutes. I did not realize that it would have burnt because I was not gone that long.
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@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
19 Jul 12
Oh so sorry for the wasted cinnamon rolls. I love them. I wish I could have eaten them.Hahaha! Anyway just avoid going out when baking cinnamon rolls okay. And I think I'd give the same advice to myself.
@academic2 (7010)
• Uganda
21 Feb 09
Burning food can be very annoying. Infact in my village, a woman prone to serving burnt food to her hubby gets divorced because my people believe a woman gets to a man's heart via his stomach. So salonga, try to monitor your cooking more closely to avoid another rice burning experience. My niece burns our beans daily-she likes watching TV and only remembers when food is almost to ashes!
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@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
23 Feb 09
Ha!ha!ha! That is so funny not because your niece burns the beans daily but because it reminds me of my own mistakes. I do burn food not because of watching TV but because of multi-tasking and absent-mindedness.
@vanities (11376)
• Davao, Philippines
14 Oct 08
try using the rice cooker instead of the conventional type of casserole..thats my problem too when i dont have the rice cooker long time ago...
@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
14 Oct 08
Yes, dear thank you for caring to give a good tip. Rice cooker indeed is the prime solution if I really can't give sufficient attention to my cooking. I am one person who loves multi tasking so it's better to use rice cooker to avoid further waste. Thanks and have a good day!