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Rice Cooker Adventures

6 Feb
When I was younger, I practically never ate rice. We were a pasta family. When my sister and father were diagnosed with celiac, they ate rice, but I am pretty sure it was instant.
So my rice cooking skills are pretty much level 0.5. Cooking rice on a stove is practically impossible! I finally got a rice cooker. Compliments of one of my super awesome friends; who had a spare. I was eager to try it out: to have decent, not too mushy/hard/burnt rice, and not having a pot to scrape clean.
Basically. You put some rice in, and some water. Close the lid. Push a magic button. And that’s it! I kept checking to make sure that the rice wasn’t doing anything crazy. It didn’t. Rice cookers work. Who woulda thunk.
The rice paddle that came with the cooker worked excellently as well. You would be surprised at how much difference the shape of a spoon can  make.
In the pantry, I had some long grain white rice, some frozen veggie mix, and sweet and sour sauce. We didn’t even have soy sauce. Now that I have a way to make super easy and delicious rice, I will be expanding the Asian-style cuisine found in my pantry. Any suggestions? Our household is very Italian-food centered, so I’m not sure where to begin.
So. Our main meal this evening was white rice, with veggies fried up in canola oil. I got a thumbs up from my picky eater.
Eventually I want to use the steamer to cook some meat and veggies. And get some brown rice.