Duo purpose cooker

@Modestah (11192)
United States
March 28, 2008 7:50am CST
What else do you make in your rice cooker besides the obvious rice? Have you tried steaming potatoes in your cooker? How about broccoli and other veggies? Chicken? how do you go about this? Do you ever add seasonings to your rice in the rice cooker as it cooks? my son likes to add instant soup packets as flavoring - as the rice is cooking.
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
28 Mar 08
Lucky Me! Pancit Canton - Lucky Me! Pancit Canton is a brand of Filipino noodles. Pancit Canton comes in a variety of flavors: Original, Kalamansi (Citrus), Chili- Mansi (Chili with citrus), and Hot Chili. It is commonly eaten for breakfast or merienda (snack).

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I think I have mentioned this before elsewhere but, anyway.. When I was at my classmate's place, we were doing our thesis, we eventually got hungry and people started to wonder what was good to eat. Some of them mentioned a lot but, one that really struck out, which is also regarding with the inquiry within is discussion, was instant noodles. I immediately looked at the kitchen and I didn't see any tea pot or even a big bowl that could be used for the noodles but, they all stated that we'd be cooking it in the rice cooker. I was surprised as well as ammused
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
28 Mar 08
oh wow, instant noodles would have never occurred to me... how did it work out for you?
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
28 Mar 08
Well, after the noodle got cooked, they added the seasoning and there we had it. The only difference was that it was all direct and we didn't had to use other things like a teapot for hot water or a separate bowl for the noodles. We even had pancit canton or noodles without the soup which is often known with instant noodles.
@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
1 Jun 08
Wow, thank you for the best response award
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
28 Mar 08
There is a steam cooking tray thingie that sits on the top and I have steamed vegetables from time to time using that. My hubby doesn't like me doing that because he can taste and smell it on his rice LOL He hates vegetables LOL
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
28 Mar 08
wow! he really does hate veggies to be that sensitive to them - how does he stay healthy?
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
28 Mar 08
Not very well Modestah and I think that is why he has Type 2 Diabetes and other issues going on with his health.
@applefreak (3131)
• Singapore
1 Jun 08
the rice cooker can actually be used for a lot of purposes. you can make soup in it, just dump in the ingredients and water. or you can make porridge as well, just add more water than usual. as for adding seasonings to the rice, i'd tried making chicken rice as well. there are two ways you can go about it. one way is to use the steamer that comes with the cooker. put the rice to cook and put a chicken on the steamer together. as the chicken is steamed, the oil will drip into the rice. do remember to stir once or twice to make sure the oil is evenly spread. another way is to add chicken pieces into the rice when 80% cooked. both ways are just as nice. cheers.
@vera5d (4006)
• United States
28 Mar 08
i don't have a rice maker but i would imagine you could probably cook other things in there also...i don't really have much need for it, ever since uncle ben's came out with their 90 second microwave rice packets that's the only way we will make rice because it is so darn easy and actually really good - the rice doesn't stick to itself, the flavor is great...that's my choice method in making rice :) and it only takes 90 seconds!!