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How to Cook Rice in a Rice Cooker


If you are tired of burnt rice, consider using a rice cooker. In this recipe we will show you how to cook rice in a rice cooker.

This is how to cook rice in a rice cooker

Before cooking the rice, make sure to rinse it thoroughly. Rinsing the rice will remove any contaminants. Using your rice cooker, add one cup of rice and one and a half cups of water. For taste you may wish to add a pinch of salt and a tablespoon of butter. Close the lid on your rice cooker and set the timer. Most rice cookers will cook the rice within ten minutes. Avoid opening the lid during cooking. After the rice has finished cooking, let it sit for ten minutes before serving.

Rice can be served with a variety of meals. Consider adding the rice to your favorite Chinese dish. If you are low on energy, consider adding rice to your diet. Rice is rich in complex carbohydrates. With 25,000 types of rice on the market, finding one that tickles your fancy should not be a problem.

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How to Cook Oatmeal

It’s a snap to cook oatmeal in a slow cooker. Simply place the ingredients inside the cooker before bed time, and you’ll wake up to a hearty breakfast. You can learn how to cook oatmeal using either rolled oats or steel cut oats.

This is how to cook oatmeal

You will need the following ingredients:
- 2 cups steel cut oats
- 5 cups water
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1 cup apple cider (or apple juice)
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon salt

Place all ingredients into the slow cooker and stir. Replace the lid, and cook on low setting for 6 to 7 hours. Top with brown sugar and milk, if desired.

Now that you know how to cook oatmeal, you can make it a regular addition to your morning menu. Topped with sliced bananas and a glass of orange juice, oatmeal is a delicious and inexpensive breakfast. Experts recommend that you eat 6 – 8 servings of whole grains a day for optimum health. Oatmeal is a whole grain that serves double-duty because it contains soluble fibers which limit the amount of cholesterol absorbed into your blood stream.

Here’s to another Fantastic meal!

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How to Cook Wild Rice

Wild rice is a great alternative to white rice. The cooking time for wild rice is a bit longer compared to white rice. If the wild rice is undercooked, the rice may have a hard texture. This will make the rice difficult to chew. This simple recipe will show you how to cook wild rice that will make any mouth water.

This is how to cook wild rice

Before cooking wild rice, the rice should be soaked in water for 24 hours. After the rice has soaked, bring four cups of water to a rapid boil. Once the water is boiling, add one cup of rice and bring back to a full boil. Once the water is boiling, cover the pan and let simmer for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, check the rice for tenderness. If the rice is still on the chewy side, cook for an additional 10 minutes. After cooking is complete, drain and season as desired.

Wild rice is a great side dish for steak or chicken. You can also place the rice in casseroles or soups. Wild rice is not only delicious, it offers many health benefits. Wild rice is high in fiber and low in fat. Eating wild rice can lower the risk of diabetes and heart disease.

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How to Cook Steel Cut Oats

If you are looking for a tasty alternative to oatmeal, consider steel cut oats. Steel cut oats have a nuttier taste compared to traditional oatmeal. Also, steel cut oats are chewier than oatmeal. The cooking time is also longer. Steel cut oats can be cooked overnight. In the recipe, we will show you how to cook steel cut oats in a shorter time span.

This is how to cook steel cut oats

Note: This picture shows the difference between rolled oats (left) and steel cut oats (right).

To prepare your oats, bring water to boil in a medium sizes pan. Add a pinch of salt. Once the water has begun to boil, add in the desired amount of steel cut oats. Cook the oats on medium to high heat for 30 minutes. Make sure to stir the oats frequently. This will preventing sticking and burning. Once the oats are thickened, add in brown sugar or cinnamon. For best taste, serve immediately.

For added flavor, consider serving the steel cut oats with fresh fruits. Strawberries and blueberries go great with these oats. When choosing a beverage, consider one of the many fruit juices available. If you are diabetic, steel cut oats are a great alternative to traditional oatmeal. Steel cut oats can help lower blood sugar levels and blood pressure. They are also rich in fiber.

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How to Cook Quinoa

Figuring out how to cook quinoa, which is used as a grain much like barley, is easy once you figure out what it is. Like barley, it’s best to soak quinoa overnight in water, which will soften it and remove saponins, a phytochemical that makes it bitter. A good quinoa recipe can make the difference between seccuess and disaster, no matter how your main dish tastes. Here’s my favorite recipe:

This is how to cook quinoa

You will need the following ingredients:
- One cup of quinoa
- One and a half cups of chicken broth
- A bunch of flat leaf parsley
- A bunch of snipped chives
- A tbsp of sweet butter and sea salt
- Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Boil the quinoa in the broth for about twenty minutes till the stock is absorbed. Then place the quinoa in a bowl. Chop and set aside about half a cup of the parsley. Puree the rest of the parsley with one cup of water, then placed in a cheesecloth over a small bowl. Ring the liquid from the puree and discard the solids. Add the chives, butter, parsley juice and chopped parsley to the quinoa, mix well and seasoned with salt and pepper.

Quinoa is a highly nutritious food, and is considered a complete protein. It’s also rich in fiber, carbohydrates, the B vitamins, zinc, Vitamin E, iron, and magnesium. As it’s a good breakfast food, a good drink to go with it would be tea or milk. It’s often served with fruit or in pilafs, with vegetables and spices. Tomatoes and zucchini are my personal favorites!

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How to Cook Fried Rice

Instructions for how to cook fried rice are easy to follow and provide a great supplement to any oriental dish.

This is how to cook fried rice

You will need the following ingredients:
- 4 cups of cold, 1 day old, pre-cooked, long grained rice (Must be at least a day old, it can’t be fresh. Preferably, it should be long grained.)
- One large egg
- 3 tbs. sesame or peanut oil
- 2 tbs. soy sauce
- 4 sliced scallions
- 1 cup of raw, medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
- Bacon bits (optional)

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How to Cook Rice

If you are going to be cooking a lot of rice or for a lot of people or for a long time to come, I suggest investing in a rice cooker, which will take all the guesswork out of cooking rice. You can also cook rice in a pot on your stove. Just fill the bottom of the pot with approximately one inch of rice, then add another inch of water on top. Boil for approximately 20 minutes or until rice is tender.

The only problem with rice is, it is bland and most people only know how to prepare rice by boiling it. Here’s a great way to get rid of that bland-rice flavor and add some spice to your dish!

This is how to cook rice

You will need the following ingredients:
- 2 Cups left-over White Rice
- 1/2 Onion (diced)
- 1 Leek (Chopped)
- 2 Eggs
- 1/2 Cup Carrots Chopped
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- Soy Sauce & Sesame Oil to taste
- Your Choice of Shrimp, Chicken, Beef, Or Ham.

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How to Cook Brown Rice

Brown rice is a delicious super-food that is loaded with everything your body needs and nothing it doesn’t. If you know how to cook brown rice then you’re ahead of the game. A great recipe for beginners learning how to cook brown rice is Brown Rice Pilaf. This simple recipe takes about 50 minutes from start to finish and goes great with many different meals – both aesthetically and tastefully.

This is how to cook brown rice

You will need the following ingredients:
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 small chopped yellow onion
- 3 minced garlic cloves
- 1 cup brown rice
- 2 1/2 cups of chicken broth
- salt and pepper to taste.

Sauté the onion and garlic in oil for about five minutes. Add the brown rice; sauté another minute adding broth, salt, pepper and bringing it to a boil. Simmer on low for 45 minutes.

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How to Cook White Rice

White rice has a long history behind it, and an even longer list of how to cook white rice. If you are going to be cooking a lot of rice or for a long time to come, I suggest investing in a rice cooker, which will take all the guesswork out of cooking white rice. You can also cook white rice in a pot on your oven (range). Simply fill the bottom of the pot with approximately one inch of rice, then add another inch of water on top. Cook for approximately 20 minutes or until rice is tender. An easy trick to measuring the rice is to fill the pot full of rice to your first knuckle on your index finger and then water to your second knuckle.

White rice can be the base of an entree, a side dish, or even in desserts. I’d like to share with you a classic, and delicious, white rice and vegetable Teriyaki dish.

This is how to cook white rice

You will need the following ingredients:
- 2 cups rice
- 4 cups water
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tbs butter
- 1 tbs oil
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup frozen peas
-1/2 cup frozen diced carrots
- 1/4 cup diced onions
- 1 cup teriyaki sauce

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How to Cook Pasta

Learning how to cook pasta is simple. It is amazing how many new dishes you will be adept at cooking immediately after learning how to cook pasta. Many of them simply require the pasta and a sauce you can buy at the store.

This is how to cook pasta

You will need the following ingredients/items:
- A large stock pot
- some salt
- a wooden spoon
- water
- your choice of pasta

Add water to a few inches below the lip of the pot and add salt; only a 1/2 teaspoon is needed. Bring to a boil and add the pasta slowly working it in using the wooden spoon.

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