October 16, 2012

Double Duty

Remember how I mentioned I don't really like single-use kitchen items? We just don't have enough space to store something that only has one trick up it's sleeve. Which is why I love my crock pot so much, with the crock pot the possibilities are endless.

Recently I found yet another reason to adore my crock pot. I'm willing to bet you didn't know this sucker can make THE BEST rice 'eva! Super fluffy, awesome, delicious rice. Every time. Without all the worry that accompanies cooking rice on the stove top. At least if you're me...

Cooking rice on the stove top is my arch nemesis in the kitchen. It never comes out right, or even the same. Even when I do the exact same friggin' thing. Its always just awful. Gloopy, or hard, but always disgusting. That's the only guarantee.

So obviously, I'm over the moon excited now that I know I can make my crock pot do the work for me. I tried this (very skeptically) last night, and I'm more than impressed. If I can help it, I'll never make rice another way.

The only hitch with my brilliant plan is that the crock pot takes 2-2 1/2 hours to fully cook the rice. Meaning I have to plan ahead ever so slightly. Which admittedly is difficult sometimes. Thankfully, Jake doesn't share my dysfunction with rice-cooking, so he'll be here to bail me out when I forget to prep :D

I use a small 'dipper' sized crock pot to do this. Coat the sides of the crock with butter. Place 1 1/4 cup rice and 2 1/2 cups of water. Cook on high for 2-2 1/2 hours until perfectly done.


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  2. Yeah right... Im terrible at planning ahead! You deserve all the credit there.

    1. I'll take it!
      At least you can make rice on the stove top! You can save me in a pinch if my planning ahead doesn't work out...

  3. I am also horrible at cooking right - I eventually gave up and switched to the ever-more-expensive "boil in a bag" type. I will definitely try this! I hope it works with brown rice...it looks like you used white?


    1. cooking "rice", not "right". Most of the time I actually cook things "right" :P

    2. I emailed you back, but yes I think this would work for brown rice. I plan to try that next. I'm assuming it will need more water and a bit longer cook time. Let me know if you try it!

  4. Great idea! I'm also horrible at rice, I end up getting impatient and eating it not fully cooked. Which is gross haha. Have you tried brown rice yet? That's currently the only kind I have.


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