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Old 10-28-2006, 12:18 PM   #1
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What else can a rice cooker do?

Mine is second hand and has no directions. I'm guessing it is from the 80's. It works great though for rice and it has a steaming try so when the rice is almost cooked i can put broccoli on it and steam. But, that is all I use it for at the moment.
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Old 10-30-2006, 09:41 AM   #2
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Bumping this up for you because I've wondered about this as well. I know you can make any grains in it (oatmeal, bran, etc) and ours can steam veggies, but I don't know of any other uses.
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Old 10-30-2006, 10:59 AM   #3
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Re: What else can a rice cooker do?

Don't actually know how to do this myself, but I saw a cooking show not too long ago where they steamed some veggies and fish in one. I thought that was pretty cool. Definitely worth looking into!
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Re: What else can a rice cooker do?

I steam all different veggies in mine (especially artichokes!). You can also use it to cook soups & stews.
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Re: What else can a rice cooker do?

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I steam all different veggies in mine (especially artichokes!). You can also use it to cook soups & stews.
Ohhh! I love artichokes. I just got a rice cooker and used it tonight (for rice, how boring) but was looking at the manual. It says you can steam veggies but I'm sooo not a cook.
So how exactly do you do it? Just like steaming them in a steam basket in a pot except in the rice cooker? My cooker doesn't have a timer, just a button you push...Hmmm, maybe I should just try it huh?
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Re: What else can a rice cooker do?

I just put a couple inches of water in there, put the artichokes in & turn it on. It takes almost an hour, but I like it better than boiling them.
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BUMP!!! Cause I want a rice cooker and am trying to convince dh to get me one LOL. I just got a slow cooker (1st one in my life!! WHOO HOO) sooooooo I have to have reason... BUMP!!
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Re: What else can a rice cooker do?

Well ours has a seperate basket to steam veggies in as well as cook rice. They are so worth the money. We love ours!
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I LOVE my rice cooker.

One dinner that I make sometimes is so super easy. I put Basmati rice in the bottom, then in the steam basket I put frozen salmon steaks with sliced lemon, and frozen normandy blend veggies around the salmon. Takes 5 mins to prepare and tastes so yummy when it is done. And it only takes about 20 mins to cook.
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Re: What else can a rice cooker do?

i dont think i can cook meats in mine. I have an Armora or something brand. It has the metal steaming tray on it though so I do the rice and then I do brocoli and cauliflower.
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