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I need a new rice cooker, what do you use?

Ours went to rice cooker heaven and I didn't like it that much, or I would buy the same one. It would burn small batches and not cook big ones completely.

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Dutch oven or my bread maker.
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I use a pot with a lid.

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I used to cook it on the stove but I prefer it steamed. Plus it always boils over. Just like stupid potatoes.

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I have a bigger one with settings for white and brown rice and a basket to steam veggies

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ten bucks at Crappy Tire. I've had it forever and it's awesome. Basic, but I love it.

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I use a glass dish and lid and the microwave. Perfect rice, every time.

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I used to have a rice steamer and while I did like it, I really don't have enough room! Rice should not boil over because you are supposed to simmer it, not boil it.
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I use a dutch oven and make the rice just like this recipe. It's totally changed rice for me and I'm never going back to the measured way

http://www.culinaryhill.com/chipotle...tro-lime-rice/
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i just use a pan on the stove.

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about 6 or so years ago, i bought a used one on craigslist for cheap. it's a wolfgang puck 10 cup one. it has 2 steamer baskets and 2 lids (depending on using steamer baskets or not). we love it.

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We had a cheap one, loaned it to a kid, bought another cheap one, husband bought this one at Sam's Club, got the loaned one back, had THREE FUCKING RICE COOKERS, gave the returned one back to the kid who borrowed it, burned out the other cheap one and now we're down to just the stainless one. I never had a rice cooker before I married Peter. I never ate much rice. We eat a lot of rice. This cooker works fine, though it's got a cup on the side that catches water from the lid and I always get wet putting it away because I forget to empty it. And it doesn't cook right if some rice gets stuck under the springy thing in the bottom so I have to check that too.
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I have a zojirushi with fuzzy logic. We use it all the time and the rice always comes out perfect. I make congee, mixed rice, GABA brown rice, etc and it is wonderful.
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I have a zojirushi with fuzzy logic. We use it all the time and the rice always comes out perfect. I make congee, mixed rice, GABA brown rice, etc and it is wonderful.
it's totally worth the extra $$ and their customer service is great too

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It depends on the rice -- if I'm doing something more pilaf-y or that needs sautéing/heavy flavor I use a saucepan; for short-grain and other steamed rides I use a cooker. I have a tiny crappy one from the Merchant of Shame and it works well, but I think I want a bigger/better one.


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I prefer using a rice cooker because it doesn't tie up a burner.
We have an older version of this one: http://www.amazon.ca/Aroma-ARC-914SB...ma+rice+cooker
I've never used it as a steamer but it works great on both white and brown rice.
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How is the fuzzy logic with brown rice?

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the whole point of fuzzy logic is that it cooks all different types of rice perfectly - it can sense by moisture levels etc in there whether the rice is cooked so it doesn't just cook for x amounts of minutes for x type of rice. I have cooked every type of rice imaginable in mine and it's perfect every time unless I ignore the water level markings inside of the cooking bowl.
My sushi rice is a light brown rice - it's partially hulled so I just treat as sushi rice and it's always perfect.
Also, it keeps rice warm for hours without suffering. My asian friends who eat rice all day cook it in the morning and let it sit all day and eat the same rice at lunch

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