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

Mine came with a recipe book to show how to do chicken and stuff too. Of course, I no longer have the book. Did you try googling?
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or try the manufacturer's website
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Old 11-03-2006, 09:28 PM   #9
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so does it automatically turn off when the artichokes / veggies are done, or do you have to watch it?

i routinely throw stuff in with the rice as it cooks, then you have a healthier rice dish. most common is frozen corn, that's easy. sometimes i add tofu, baby corn, bamboo shoots, dried mushrooms (sliced) too.
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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.
I can just imagine how much better an artichoke would taste steamed....I've always boiled them. Oh man, I'm craving one now lol I'm going to have to try that with my rice cooker. All I've ever done is rice and quinoa.
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