Rice Cooker: Hamburger Stroganoff

United States
March 7, 2011 1:43am CST
Okay, so I was alone again for dinner Saturday night. I had gotten some hamburger out to thaw and was intent on making some Stroganoff with it. Again, though, I did not want to make any noodles to go with it. You guessed it...out came the rice cooker and I made some brown rice. It was delicious! Now, I made my Stroganoff a little different than most folks would think to do. I just took a can of Golden Mushroom soup (Campbell's), added a couple Tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce and about a cup of sour cream and voila! Add that to my cooked, drained and rinsed hamburger and you've got it. Of course, I also added some chopped onion to the hamburger while frying it up and for a veggie, I added some peas to the final mix. I like to have all my meal in one dish. Once I had that cooked, I just had to season it with a little salt and pepper and it was done. I have to admit that I am finding that I much prefer to use my brown rice than to cook up noodles. It works with just about any recipe I choose to use it for, too. And it has much more fiber than pasta, anyday! Another thing I did to make this dish healthier was that I used light sour cream rather than the regular stuff. So...what new dish have you come up with for your rice cooker?
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8 responses
@louievill (18966)
• Philippines
7 Mar 11
hi friend, looks like your getting more and more creative with that trusted rice cooker of yours, I hope you compile all the recipes and exact measurements of dishes you have created so far, perhaps you can make a website or a book, or better put up an eatery in your placegood luck my friend and happy cooking
@louievill (18966)
• Philippines
7 Mar 11
The royalties from the cook book and income from the eatery/restaurant can make you and your daughter financially stable and secure for a long time even without the blog
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• United States
8 Mar 11
LOL...yeh, but finding a publisher for the cookbook would be prohibitive and running a restaurant? Well, the startup costs alone would kill me not to mention that I would be unable to physically handle the demands of running a restaurant...plus I am in a small town where there isn't much business to support such an establishment. I just keep on trucking with cooking for myself (which, by the way, I rarely do, anyway. My daughter does most of the cooking in my house).
@webearn99 (1744)
• India
7 Mar 11
Here's one if you want an Indian dish. It's called Pulao and is easy to make. You will need: Rice, long grained, white. (If you can get a variety called "Basmati" it will be more authentic.) Sweet Peas, 10 pods. Beans, cut to 1/2 inch size, Potatoes and Carrots (Small), 1 each, grated. Tomatoes - two cubed. Mint leaves, two twigs, chopped. Green chili or pepper diced. Finer the dicing, hotter the dish, so take care! Bay leaves - two, Cardamoms - two, Cloves - two Black pepper powder for seasoning. Salt to taste. Light vegetable oil, two spoons. Powder Cardamoms and cloves. Stir fry the vegetables, mint and chili, in oil till about half done. Add salt (To your taste), clove and cardamom powder, a pinch of pepper powder and the bay leaves. Stir fry for two minutes. Add this vegetable mix to washed rice and mix well. Top up with water for cooking and cook in your rice cooker. Goes well with gravy of your liking and plain yogurt. Happy cooking!
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• United States
7 Mar 11
It sounds yummy but I live in a place where so many fresh ingredients are not available. I'll have to fly over so you can make it for me.
@webearn99 (1744)
• India
16 Mar 11
You are welcome! Any time!
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• United States
17 Mar 11
@send2noel (140)
• Saudi Arabia
8 Mar 11
i usually make my own patty instead of buying frozen hamburgers which are mixed with a lot of additives to preserve it. u must be a good and creative cook... yup, brown rice is a very healthy alternative to pasta. u may add broccoli, carrots and bell pepper to make your stroganoff even more nutritious. add some dry basils for the aroma...
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• United States
9 Mar 11
I do what I can with what I have.
• Saudi Arabia
9 Mar 11
u r right! i usually do recycling of leftovers too. when it comes to cooking, just be creative and that's it... but am pretty sure you are a good cook too.
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@send2noel (140)
• Saudi Arabia
8 Mar 11
u must be a good and creative cook. however, if u really want healthy food, avoid using hamburgers bought in the supermarket and frozen. check the ingredients - the sodium contents, other acids added to preserve the meat and etc. also, the minced meat used for hamburgers are usually those parts of the beef that are unwanted, example the fats, the tough part, and a mixture of other parts removed from the beef and are minced together to make a hamburger instead of discarding them. i usually make my own patties instead to be safe from all additives. but u r right, brown sugar is a better option than pasta. add broccolli, carrots and bell pepper to make it even more nutritious.
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• United States
9 Mar 11
I live on the poor man's diet and can't worry about extraneous info. My grocery store makes its own hamburger and has a butcher on call at all times. I have watched them make the hamburger and know that it is 100% meat. I also get much of my food from the food bank, which is never the best but I make do with what I can afford, thanks.
• Saudi Arabia
9 Mar 11
sorry, my mistake... i should say brown rice instead of brown sugar. it's only a matter of attitude. yup, i do the same. i make sure that i make use of all available resources before i go to the supermarket for another grab.
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@sallyj (1228)
• United States
9 Mar 11
I seldom use my rice cooker, but this sounds very good. I enjoy rice, but my husband does not. I often add rice to a dish for the nutritional value. I seem to feel better when I eat rice. Thank you for sharing and giving me a new way to make hamburg.
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• United States
9 Mar 11
I have found my rice cooker to be the most indispensable of all my small appliances and use it more and more every day. And not just for rice!
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
8 Mar 11
well, I've tried brown rice several times and I have HATED it each time - but I don't like NUTS and I think that's what I don't like about the flavor of brown rice. Then, you go and put that Campbells soup in it, those soups have corn starch (or modified food starch which is the same thing) and in my case, you might as well put poison in it - it would be less painful in the long run... and if it were Lee and Perrins Worcestershire that too would have more corn in it...
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• United States
8 Mar 11
Elic, you always put a damper on my food. Any recipe can be adjusted to suit you...or you can just ignore it altogether. I don't expect you to eat everything I do. LOL Suit yourself.
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@TrvlArrngr (4058)
• United States
7 Mar 11
Sounds great! I have never made stroganoff with hamburger meat but it sounds delicious. I will have to try it.
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• United States
7 Mar 11
It's kind of like a poor man's Stroganoff. I do this with a lot of dishes, use less expensive ingredients. The hamburger I used was from the Food Bank and was actually a mixture of hamburger and TVP. It has a softer texture than real hamburger but it works in a pinch.
@topffer (34693)
• France
7 Mar 11
Hello alaskanray, I have no rice cooker. But I was amazed by the dish of the day. It is the first time I read about a can of mushroom soup in this dish. I do not know if this soup has a real taste : when I add mushrooms in a Stroganoff I add also one or two cloves or garlic. Onions are important, and I cannot imagine a Stroganoff without some fried onions and... they are in your appetizing Stroganoff.
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• United States
7 Mar 11
My mother always used Cream of Mushroom soup for her Stroganoff, but not sour cream, which is what an authentic Stroganoff requires. I used the Golden Mushroom soup as I had no other use for it and it seemed to fit with my recipe. I'm thinking that I should have added some paprika and garlic, too, but I was just throwing stuff together and not really trying to make anything fancy.