Rice Cooker Saves The Day: Can You?

@Shavkat (44859)
Philippines
March 22, 2016 7:01pm CST
When I had my mission in Central Asia in 2010. The only thing possession I have is a rice cooker in the house. My arrival in my placement is too early as expected. Thus, the staff members of the non-government organization didn’t anticipate my early arrival. Basically, I used the rice cooker to cook my rice and food to save my day. It was really handy while waiting for the other kitchen tools as I am going to stay for a year in my mission. I didn’t feel any anger when this noble work as a volunteer in this country. Since I expect the unexpected circumstances. It is also a way to practice my initiatives in times crisis may arise. Can a rice cooker save your day?
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@allknowing (55117)
• India
23 Mar 16
How could you have survived by merely eating rice?
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@Shavkat (44859)
• Philippines
23 Mar 16
I can have a good menu using a rice cooker. I will just removed the rice, then I can have some basic ingredients to have a menu.
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@allknowing (55117)
• India
23 Mar 16
@Shavkat So you had other ingredients. I was not aware of that. We too use our rice cooker for many other things.
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@marlina (60723)
• Canada
23 Mar 16
I don't know if a rice cooker could save my day, I don't have one.
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@Shavkat (44859)
• Philippines
23 Mar 16
@marlina I also thought I can't do it. During that time, my minds are so way up high to survive the day in making some food with the available resources.
• United States
26 Mar 16
My parents use their rice cooker daily but for me and my boyfriend - we don't. Maybe once or twice a week. I'm not a huge fan of rice.
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@Shavkat (44859)
• Philippines
26 Mar 16
Can I ask something? You look like an Asian. I guess you grew up in America. Well, I guess staple rice is not that common in western countries. For me, I cannot live without it.
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• United States
26 Mar 16
@Shavkat Yes - I am Asian. But I was born and raised in America - correct! As a child - I did eat rice for the most part. But as I got older and had more options, I stop eating rice. I only eat rice by choice like a few times a week. My boyfriend prefers rice so he eats rice probably 3-4 times a week.
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@Shavkat (44859)
• Philippines
26 Mar 16
@infatuatedbby That's nice to know. Well. most of my relatives live in LA. But I haven't had the chance to travel in USA. I hope in the future.
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@rakski (2585)
• Philippines
23 Mar 16
oh definitely yes! there are times when the lpg gas tank is empty, rice cooker has been my saviour.
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@Shavkat (44859)
• Philippines
23 Mar 16
@rakski It has been a long time my friend. You seems so busy. Rice cooker is so very handy.
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@rakski (2585)
• Philippines
23 Mar 16
@Shavkat yes, it has been a while. Health issues in the family, kid's exam and school activities hindered me to go here as much.
@MGjhaud (20810)
• Philippines
23 Mar 16
it did at some point back in college. cause i was living away and alone plus i didnt have a kitchen. i tried cooking noodles in it, steamed vegetables and rice, reheating canned goods and what not.. those were my survival days haha.
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@Shavkat (44859)
• Philippines
23 Mar 16
@MGjhaud I have also that moment. The only difference, I was not far away from home. But I live alone during my first year of college. It was really fun and I had learned so many things with friends from nearby provinces.
@MGjhaud (20810)
• Philippines
23 Mar 16
@Shavkat yeah something that makes me proud of myself haha..
@LdeL0318 (6498)
• Philippines
23 Mar 16
I basically learned to do that when I was in college. I used to stay in a dormitory where we are not allowed to cook so I had to maximize the use of the rice cooker. Me and my friends used that to cook instant pansit Canton and noodles back then.
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@Shavkat (44859)
• Philippines
23 Mar 16
@LdeL0318 I like the old school days. Some college students can't live without buying food outside. They are living with silver spoon nowadays.
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@LdeL0318 (6498)
• Philippines
23 Mar 16
@Shavkat oh yeah you're right. Unlike before we are trying to find ways on how to cook food so as to save some money.
• Quezon City, Philippines
24 Mar 16
Yes, I've done cooking at my rice cooker when I am renting a boarding house ,in my college days.
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@Shavkat (44859)
• Philippines
24 Mar 16
It was really fun to reminisce the old days. College students can't do the same thing nowadays.
@AkoPinay (10723)
• Philippines
23 Mar 16
Yeah I just put okra or potato vine leaves at the top of 98% cooked rice or just eat rice and salted egg and I always have bottled shrimp paste or spanish sardines for emergency
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@Shavkat (44859)
• Philippines
23 Mar 16
That's really nice. It is a quick meal and could save the day.
@kaka135 (13469)
• Malaysia
24 Mar 16
I remember when I was studying in Australia, as I didn't want to spend too much money, so I only bought a rice cooker. It let me cook the rice, boil soup and vegetables at the same time, that's my usual meal when I was there.
@Tampa_girl7 (21262)
• United States
23 Mar 16
My son loves his rice cooker.