In The Kitchen- The Amazing Rice Cooker 萬能電鍋

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Us Asians love our rice, we even invented a special cooker in the name of it. But what’s so special about a rice cooker?

In Taiwan, we make up thousands of yummy recipes to cook in it. Anything a slow-cooker can do we can top it. AND IT COMES IN PINK!!!

Our rice cooker design is simple, there is only one button. Push it down then the heater starts heating up. A spring pushes a thermostat underneath the pot against the bottom of the bowl for good thermal contact. During cooking the rice/water mixture is heated at full power. The water reaches a temperature of 100 °C (212 °F); it cannot get hotter than itsboiling point.By the end of cooking there will be no free water left; most will have been absorbed by the rice, and some boiled off. As heating continues, the temperature can now rise above boiling point; this makes the thermostat trip. Some cookers then switch to low-power warming mode.

Here are a few examples of what I’ve made with my rice cooker: steamed fish, curry, buns, dumplings, chicken soup, re-fried beans, salsa, mac n cheese, meatloaf, even lasagna and sponge cake! The sky is the limit when it comes to what a rice cooker can do.I have read about people using it to stir-fry and deep fry, which sounds amazingly convenient!

Another thing I love to do with my rice cooker is to prepare multiple dishes at once. I would prepare a few little bowls and put various ingredients in each bowl to make up a meal.

For example, all the ingredients for veggie curry in one bowl, whisked up egg in another to make steamed egg then rice and water in the last one to make rice, with one click and after a relaxing shower I get a feast to enjoy.


大同電鍋真是愛做菜的人的好朋友!

雖然英文叫它做”煮飯鍋“,但是不愛吃主食的我拿它來煮飯的次數真的是手指頭就數得出來。

最近和一些外國朋友聊天,才發現他們都不知道電鍋的好,真的以為”煮飯鍋”就只能煮飯而已,真的應該買一本”電鍋食譜600道”送給他們當禮物!

說到電鍋食譜,大部分電鍋食譜似乎都執著於中式菜單,西式電鍋食譜好像不太常見!

殊不知在我實驗過後,義大利千層麵、墨西哥莎莎醬、美式厚肉排、羅宋湯、蘋果醬‧‧‧‧‧‧都難不倒只有一個按鍵按下去跳起來的萬能電鍋!

更棒的是按下去之後就可以去逛大街,回來之後就有熱騰騰的美食可以吃了!

假如今天要搬進一個什麼電器都沒有的新公寓,不想餓死的話,電鍋一定是不二人選!

我很好奇大家都拿電鍋來煮什麼,有沒有什麼創意料理可以跟我分享呢?

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