Sunday, March 6, 2011

A Stainless Steel Rice Cooker Can Provide Healthy Rice Cooking While Keeping it Warm!

Many people steer clear of attempting to use a stainless steel rice cooker due to the tough challenge it seems to present. However once you decide to start using one to cook rice you will find it really helpful because not only is it cooked perfectly but you can keep it inside which is especially helpful if you have guests over!To successfully make an acceptable pot of rice, you must depend on a precisely correct ratio of water to rice, keeping the temperature high at the beginning and lowering it to simmer. Also, the reason you would specifically want a stainless steel version is because they will last a very long time and theirs no chance of rust being in contact with your food.



Although this may seem overwhelming, an automatic stainless steel rice cooker can make an otherwise difficult task much easier. They range in prices from affordable to the higher-quality expensive models, there is also alternatives for those who don't have the need or time to make a lot of rice.. "rice ball cookers." These minimal-proportion rice cookers are usually made of stainless steel or mesh and work much like a tea infuser - keeping the rice inside while the warm water circles through it until cooked. To break everything down, I will try to give the most simple explanation on how to use a stainless steel rice cooker easy and efficiently.
 
First open the cooker and make sure it is clean and ready for use, on the inside and outside. Measure out about 1 to 3 tablespoons of preferred cooking oil and pour it on a paper towel. Use the towel and wipe around the rice cooker to cover the entire surface, this is not always necessary but will help keep the rice from sticking to the steel. Fill up the cooker to about the half-way point in the vessel, no need for precise measurements but standard rice cookers hold about 2 cups - be sure not to overfill the cooker or else the rice will not have enough room to expand. Fill the cooker pot up with water and turn it on to bring the water to a boil. Next, you can put the vessel into the boiling water. Make sure the the chain is hanging outside of the pot so you won't have to pull it out of the boiling water when the rice is done cooking. Let the rice cook for whatever time you prefer, depending on what kind of rice you're using.
Generally, this takes anywhere from 14 to 20 minutes.. brown rice can take a bit longer. After the rice is completely cooked, remove the rice from the water using a potholder or towel - suspend it over the water pot and let the remaining water drain from the rice. Use your potholder to open the rice cooker and empty the rice out into a bowl or serving dish.. let cool for a few minutes and enjoy!
For more information on a stainless steel rice cooker or how to get a proper stainless steel electric skillet follow my links!

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