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    I bought the rice cooker because I screw up rice every. single. time. Then I found that you can cook more than just rice. http://www.thekitchn.com/5-things-yo...n-a-ric-111057 I thought I'd share this in case you have one.

    I'm trying to buy less packaged stuff and have replaced the kids oatmeal with rice cooker oats. 1:1-1/2 a bunch of raisins and maybe a Tbsp or less of brown sugar. It's very good. Restaurant style I'd say, and it can sit in there until everyone is ready to eat instead of getting cold on the table.

    Making a variation of the frittata this morning and going to try the polenta tonight. We already make rice 2-3 times a week, so my $15 machine is in use 7 days a week.

    Yay quasi cooking!
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    Oh neat! I didnt know rice cookers were so inexspensive!

    Somehow your post got me in the mood for grits! Mmmm. (Will have to wait until next weeks shopping trip.)

    (I hear DS10 downstairs now fixing himself some instant oatmeal - would like to get out of that as well.)
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    http://smile.amazon.com/Aroma-Cooked...ds=rice+cooker

    Mine looks almost loke this. Same brand. It was on sale at target when I got it. The steamer comes in handy, too. The kids will only eat certain veggies and steamed baby carrots is one.
    I'm a work-at-home mom to three, homeschool enthusiast, and avid planner fueled by lattes and Florida sunshine. My oldest is 6 and is a fircond grader (that's somewhere between first and second, naturally), my preschooler just told me she wants to learn how to read, and my toddler is a force of nature.

    I gather all kinds of secular homeschool resources and share them at TheHomeschoolResourceRoom.com.

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    Electric rice cookers.....every time I see one, I think of my Hawaiian and Filipino friends. Just like every time I see an electric tea kettle, I think of my Canadian sister-in-law

    Both make me wish I had more counter space! LOL!!

    Enjoy your oats!
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    We paid a bit more for a Japanese rice cooker over 11 years ago and its still in use a couple times a week. Dh packs himself a Japanese style lunch for work every morning so I set the timer on the rice cooker to have rice ready at 6am - it gets packed warm and stays warm in his Mr. Bento lunch box - has a container for rice, one for soup and two others he puts fruit or snacks in. Love having a timer on it.
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    One of my favorite meals is Lundberg Farms Olde World Pilaf: http://www.lundberg.com/product/lund...e-world-pilaf/, cooked in a rice cooker with veggies tossed in partway through cooking. I like them big and chunky: onion, garlic, mushroom, broccoli, brussels sprouts, zucchini, peppers, etc. When it's done, add some Liquid Aminos and cheddar cheese shredded on top, maybe a touch of butter or Smart Balance--amazing. It's one of those meals that I can't stop eating, even though I know I'm full.

    It probably sounds weird, but it's so good--I love me some veggies!
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    I burn rice EVERY time I make it. I debated getting a rice cooker, but I wasn't sure I could justify yet another kitchen gadget. And then I found directions for BAKING rice in the oven! and now it never burns! Granted, it takes an hour, which sucks, but at least I don't burn it. Still, if a rice cooker does more than one thing, maybe once the move is over I can get a rice cooker

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    I use my rice cooker to make beans.
    The pressure cooker was much faster but i didn't care for it. It takes awhile to make them in the rice cooker but i can leave them without worry or constant checking.


    Eta: I have the Aroma professional 20 cup rice cooker/food steamer/slow cooker. I hesitated to get it because I typically stay away from Teflon. But it has come in handy.
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    I didn't know if it was worth it either, aselvarial. But DS went on this huge rice kick where he wanted rice with every meal, and I just couldn't do it. I burned it every time, too. This is way easy. DS asked for the spinach frittata again and is now skipping around the house singing about eggs. I seriously used it three times yesterday, and right now I wish I had another one because the oats are better than in the microwave.

    I'll have to try beans. DH is always saying we should start buying dry beans instead of canned because we go through so many now. The kids love any bean soup or chili (because we also call that soup, I think).
    I'm a work-at-home mom to three, homeschool enthusiast, and avid planner fueled by lattes and Florida sunshine. My oldest is 6 and is a fircond grader (that's somewhere between first and second, naturally), my preschooler just told me she wants to learn how to read, and my toddler is a force of nature.

    I gather all kinds of secular homeschool resources and share them at TheHomeschoolResourceRoom.com.

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    Ours is a Zojirushi. Several years old but gets near daily use. We're Japanese cuisine freaks at our place so it has a permanent place on the counter.
    DD age 9, Grade 4ish

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