> This is in response to the numerous questions about the use
> of rice-cookers. There are numerous Japanese brands in ;the market
> and I have noticed also the Oster rice cooker cum steamer is available
> Beside cooking rice, you could just cook any grains in the cooker.
> Basically all the grains have to be cooked in a suitable amount of
> and once the liquid is absorbed by the grain, the cooker will
> have an automatic "off" mode . So whether your grains are cooked or
> under-cooked really depends on how much water you have put in.
> By trail and error you will eventually know how much liquid is needed
> for each kind of grain.
> You could also cook any kind of soup, broth in the cooker. Just throw in
> the various vegetables, spices, water etc and you have a delicous
> broth... a word of caution...When cooking the broth you have to monitor
> cooking time as there will be no automatic switching off of the machine
> since there is so much liquid in the cooker.
> You could also cook packets of instant noodles in them. Very
> useful for someone who has very limited pots. Just watch the cooker and
> ensure that the soup does not boil over.
> The list is endless for the use for the cooker. You could also
> steam food in it. Just experiment and remember to watch that the liquid
> does not overflow into the heating element and you'll be fine!
> Sharon Tan