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[EMERGENCY] What do I get my lifting bro for his birthday that I totally forgot about? [R]3 years agoputthecookiedown posted submission on bodybuilding.
May 20, 2016
Rice Cooker [R]3 years, 6 months agoNov. 20, 2015
Nov. 20, 2015
I highly recommend this rice cooker off amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Oster-CKSTRCMS65-Uncooked-resulting-Cooked/dp/B007JNNN5U/ref=sr115?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1448027543&sr=1-15&keywords=rice+cooker&pebp=1448027558578&perid=0NDY3GJ609M6F0HQ1T7P it's under 30 bucks and me and my boyfriend use it all the time to make rice. Its really nice and portable too, I brought it from my house in Illinois to his house in California during the summer to make rice and his mom loved it so much she got one for herself. Also, if you're worried about life span, this rice cooker has lasted about 6 months with us so far and we have had no problems with it.
Is investing in a nice rice cooker a good investment? Weighing the cost/benefit. [R]4 years agoApril 24, 2015
So I'm thinking about buying a nice rice cooker like a Zojirushi rice cooker like this one. They're obviously a bit pricier, which I can easily cash flow thanks to my relatively frugal lifestyle. Anyway I eat prepared food from the grocery store a LOT. And I realize that eating prepared food is 2-3x, if not more, expensive than if I bought raw ingredients like rice, onions, and chicken or something and cooked it. Thing is I don't have a rice cooker, but my house has one of those crappy $10 ones. Am I making excuses to consume? Should I just stick with the crappy rice cooker, even though it makes unevenly cooked rice and doesn't keep it warm and moist after cooking it? I dunno. Any of you have good experiences with investing in a little bit nicer rice cooker? Is it worth it?
April 25, 2015
Stick with a cheaper rice cooker with a steaming basket on top, like this. I use my rice cooker almost every day, either to make rice, steam veggies, or steam frozen dumplings. The steaming basket is a must-have in my book, and will help you cook quick and frugal meals. Check out your local Asian market to get dumplings, I can get 3 bags for $10, which will last you a few weeks. Just put a little water in the main bowl, dumplings in the steamer basket on parchment paper, and 30 minutes later you have delicious dumplings!
In terms of why to have a rice cooker, it's a great thing to use to make frugal meals. My most common uses:
Stir-fry/fried rice: egg, spam, frozen veggies or whatever's in the fridge (add a drop of sesame oil for flavor when stir-frying)
Chili: canned tomatoes, canned black beans, kidney beans, lima beans, ground meat if you have it, add rice for texture
Soups: thicken up chicken broth or canned soup with some added rice
Basic side dish: Having chicken and veggies? Meatloaf? Anything else and need a side dish? Cook up some rice and have a 3 course meal in 20 minutes.
Breakfast/hangover cure: Nothing like a bowl of rice with some stir-fried tomatoes and a couple of fried eggs on top to give me my appetite back. Maybe that's just me though.
Tips for a 19 yo male vegetarian in college looking to go vegan? [R]4 years, 3 months agoAgricola86 posted submission on vegan.
Feb. 5, 2015
For moral reasons, I have come to the decision to go all out vegan. What foods should I really focus on? College dining halls have a variety of vegetarian options, but nutrition is important and I don't know where to begin.
Feb. 5, 2015
Welcome and I'm so glad you've made this connection! 19 is an amazing time to understand the implications of our unnecessary use of animals and I wish I would have had your intuition when I was your age. :)
Regarding nutrition, others have covered the important B12 but other than that I'd say keep it simple. Load up on lots of greens and colorful vegetables. I'm sure your college has big salad bars which are great for this.
Beyond that I really recommend a cheap rice cooker like this one for your dorm. It's super easy to make things like beans, rice, and lentils in and will give you some solid nutrition while being super cheap!
Rice Cooker - Yay or Nay? [R]4 years, 3 months agomonkeyphonics posted submission on Cooking.
Jan. 28, 2015
Did a search, a lot of info has been deleted. First question is: should I get a rice cooker? and secondly - when it comes to making a purchase: should I invest in an expensive one with a million options ($150-300), or will a basic one(under $50) do just fine?
Don't peek / don't lift the lid while it's cooking. [R]4 years, 4 months agoCydeWeys posted submission on Cooking.
Dec. 31, 2014
I've come acrosse this a few times in recipes. Especially when cooking rice in a pot, there's seems to be a 'golden rule' of not lifting the lid for the entire period the rice is cooking, or all sorts of problems may arise, according to the recipes.
Is there any truth to this? If yes, could anyone explain why this is?
Dec. 31, 2014
Whoa there, you don't need to spend nearly that much money. The $24 Oster one is great, and it's the most recent one I had. Smaller is better; I was usually making only 1-2 cups at a time, which the larger rice makers don't do very well. The small rice cookers are great. If you're cooking for a large family then get a bigger one, but if you're only cooking for one or two people, the one I linked is perfect.
Best rice cooker for 1-pot meals? [R]4 years, 7 months agoOct. 10, 2014
Oct. 10, 2014
Does anyone know how chinese restaurants make their white rice? [R]4 years, 10 months agomonkeyphonics posted submission on Cooking.
July 1, 2014
Ive asked their servers whay kind of rice they are using and they always say jasmine white rice... which is weird because ive been using jasmine white rice for decades but its not as fluffy and delicious as the one in the restaurant. Is there a trick to doing this or what?
July 2, 2014
Frozen Burritos [R]4 years, 11 months agocahutchins posted submission on slowcooking.
June 9, 2014
This past month I received a very substantial (>100%) raise, while I had my life pretty much set up around my previous salary. What should I change? [R]5 years agopragmaticzach posted submission on personalfinance.
May 1, 2014
I work for a high tech firm in the Midwest, previously working on web/graphic design, and now I've been moved over to the R&D department after my boss discovered I had some patents from a few years ago, prior to my employment here, that the company considered valuable for some of their upcoming products. They bought both of my patents for a fair amount ($250k each and .75% of profits, as specified in the contract of sale) and gave me a raise to move to R&D.
I was previously making $34,000 in the web department, and I was given a raise up to $92,000 with that move. I've built my entire life around making paltry money. My investments are limited to a crappily funded 401k, a small house, and a vintage Camaro. What the hell do I do with this extra money. I got my paycheck today and I almost cried. Do I go buy jet skis? What the hell do I do?
May 1, 2014
Is a zojirushi $105 better than an Oster? http://www.amazon.com/Oster-CKSTRCMS65-Uncooked-Cooked-Cooker/dp/B007JNNN5U/ref=cmcrprproducttop That one has great reviews.
Rice and Rice Cookers [R]5 years, 4 months agoltrain430 posted submission on EatCheapAndHealthy.
Dec. 29, 2013
Hey everyone, I'm thinking about starting to make rice. I've seen a lot of posts about the ease and benefits of cooking and eating rice so I'm wondering are there specific kinds of rice that are best or is all rice equal? Any information on brands, price, types of rice, whatever, would be helpful!
Additionally, any information on rice cookers would be helpful as well. Are there any particularly good or bad ones out there?
Can you recommend a rice cooker? [R]5 years, 8 months agoAug. 25, 2013
A lot of the recipes I've been making would be great with steamed rice. However, I am apparently terrible at making rice. Every time I try I end up with a mess. Generally burned on the bottom and uncooked on top. So, I think I'm ready to throw in the towel and buy a rice cooker. Ideally I'd like one where I can make anywhere between just enough for myself and enough for 4-5 people. Any recommendations?
Edit: Thanks for the replies everyone. I ended up getting a $20 one from Bed Bath and Beyond. I tried it with just a small amount of rice and it appears like it will do the trick.
Aug. 25, 2013
You only need a simple one that has nothing but one button for cooking. I think I have a smallerish Oster brand rice cooker from Target and it cooks enough for 4-5ish people. It also cooks white rice quickly enough that it would not be that hard to get a second batch cooking if it were needed.
This is the one I have.