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Old 06-11-2012, 03:23 PM
 
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This is one of my favorite rice recipes-- always make it with brown rice. It's come out delicious every time!

Spinach and Rice (Spanakorizo) Recipe - Allrecipes.com
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:26 PM
 
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Hey, I thought I was having deja vu:

I need your help with brown rice
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Old 06-11-2012, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Hey, I thought I was having deja vu:

I need your help with brown rice
HAHAHAHA!! I know! But that was so five months ago!
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Old 06-11-2012, 04:29 PM
 
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I've never understood the need for a rice cooker.

And apparently there are others who feel the same way
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Old 06-11-2012, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I've never understood the need for a rice cooker.

And apparently there are others who feel the same way
Simply for the sake of convenience, just like most of the commenters on your link said.
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Old 06-11-2012, 04:37 PM
 
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Well barley has even less flavor and is a bit bigger and chewier, but it has even more nutrition. So I do 2/3rds brown rice to 1/3 barley (pearled I think). Maybe just a little more water in the rice cooker to compensate.
Doesn't solve your flavor issue but you've gotten some good suggestions here.
I love Thai Red Curry from a local place, you can buy the paste at a grocery store but it must be a different brand because I don't like it. Still looking for whatever they use (I doubt they do it entirely from scratch).
But that doesn't mean you wouldn't like it. Add some coconut milk and a little bit of the paste, some chicken, some green/red peppers, carrot strips....
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Old 06-11-2012, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Well barley has even less flavor and is a bit bigger and chewier, but it has even more nutrition. So I do 2/3rds brown rice to 1/3 barley (pearled I think). Maybe just a little more water in the rice cooker to compensate.
Doesn't solve your flavor issue but you've gotten some good suggestions here.
I love Thai Red Curry from a local place, you can buy the paste at a grocery store but it must be a different brand because I don't like it. Still looking for whatever they use (I doubt they do it entirely from scratch).
But that doesn't mean you wouldn't like it. Add some coconut milk and a little bit of the paste, some chicken, some green/red peppers, carrot strips....
Ooooh, I love barley. Such a good suggestion!
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:40 PM
 
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I've never understood the need for a rice cooker.

And apparently there are others who feel the same way
I LOVE my rice cooker! I put rice and broth in it and it cooks itself while I prepare the rest of the meal. When it finishes cooking it stays warm until everything else is done.

For breakfast I put the rice on to cook and add a little brown sugar, by the time I finish getting ready for work my breakfast is ready.


I make a quick lunch by cooking the rice and then adding whatever fresh veggies I have on hand, diced or chopped.

I use my rice cooker more than any other small appliance I own.
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:44 PM
 
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Rice cooker also frees up a burner for the other stuff I am making.
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Australia
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I too am a new rice cooker devotee.

Mine cost $13 and I love it.

It's so quick and easy and makes the rice taste really nice. I haven't tried brown rice in it though, personally I'm like the OP, I want to like it, I know it's good for me but just....ugh.....
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