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Advice on commerical kitchen layout

I'm setting up a commerical delivery only kitchen and so far I have a flat top grill and fryers. Beside these under the hood i need to add induction hobs for cooking potatoes and pasta and rice ...
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Brown rice in an old rice cooker?

A comment on the question about brown rice making a mess in old rice cookers has me wondering: Is there a proper way to cook brown rice in a mechanical (one button) rice cooker, or do you need a ‘...
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How should I bake a cake in a rice cooker with no cake setting?

I've found several online recipes for baking cakes in a rice cooker; they all assume a rice cooker with a "Cake" setting that allows you to specify a cooking time. My rice cooker has ...
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When to put a dry cloth over an electric rice cooker?

I have bought a (roughly five litre volume) electric rice cooker that looks like this: Notice the small hole at the top lid, that I suppose is for letting out steam. During cooking, is it ever needed ...
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What is the normal shape of Zojirushi rice cooker's inner pot?

I possess an 8-year old Zojirushi rice cooker Model NS-LAQ05, which is marketed as the ‘international’ model, as its electronics are suited for places where the electrical grid’s voltage is something ...
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How to cook rice outside commercially?

Is there a better alternative to a propane rice cooker for cooking rice outside e.g farmers market, street food environment? I have found very little options for actual machines in the united states, ...
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How to avoid "Keep Warm" mode on rice-cooker

I have a "Hamilton Beach Multi-Cooker" rice cooker / steamer / etc. 840304400 is the model number. We only cook rice for sushi, rice bowls, onigiri, etc. 9 times out of 10, we want to work ...
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Mochi without a Mochi mixer

Can a kitchen aide mixer, with a dough hook, do the same (or nearly the same) job as a Mochi Maker which costs nearly $300?
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How to prepare rice in rice cooker so it won't become sticky or clumpy, like Indian takeout in the US?

When I get Indian takeout (US), the white rice is not at all sticky or clumpy. Even over the next few days it can be essentially poured out of the container as individual grains. This is unlike the ...
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Safe to leave 'new' chicken stock in rice cooker for three hours? [duplicate]

I'm on a Japanese food kick after starting Midnight Diner on Netflix, and recently purchased a rice cooker. I'm experimenting with the delayed rice setting, and have programmed the device to have my ...
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Black garlic: Is it possible to use a cheap rice cooker's keep warm function to make it?

I've been looking into black garlic and I read that if I take garlic and wrap it in foil and put it in a rice cooker on the keep warm function, it'll work. I have 2 sets of cookers -- I have a ...
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How do I avoid rice cookers emitting strange goo on my counter?

With my rice cooker, I always have to put a paper towel underneath it before I start it, because it tends to make a mess. It creates piles of white watery starch goo. I don't really know how else to ...
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How to make creamy/starchy risotto with brown rice?

I've been making risotto with a brown rice blend (Long Grain Brown Rice, Sweet Brown Rice, Wild Rice, Whole Grain Wehani Rice, Whole Grain Black Japonica Rice), and I quite like the texture, and how ...
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Season rice in Zojirushi

I have a fancy new Zojirushi cooker and am trying to figure out the best way to make rice. I didn't see anything in the manual referring to salt, or any seasoning at all (except for the 'mixed' ...
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Why does rice get sticky as it cools off?

So I have noticed rice go from fluffy and easy to separate to sticky and coming off as several masses. I have a hypothesis as to why that happens. Also, I have noticed this most in long grain rice ...
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What Can I Make in a Rice Cooker Besides Rice?

I received a rice cooker as a gift. I like to know if anything else I can done with it other than, cook rice. you have some ideas?
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Getting onion/garlic smell out of rice cooker

I used my rice cooker for rice with pork, onion and garlic. I washed it well twice but it still smells of pork and onion. It seems like the fat from the meat permeated the teflon (slightly scratched). ...
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Why do my mung beans turn from green to dark brown in a rice cooker?

I use a rice cooker like the one shown below to cook dried mung beans and red beans (Adzuki beans) as well as rice of course. After boiling and cooking, the rice cooker switches to a stable hot ...
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Rice Cooker Technology Best Suited for White Basmati Rice?

This is my staple food and unfortunately my 25 year old National rice cooker just died. The crop of new models are bewilderingly complex--most troubling is that few seem to have a "Non-Sticky" or "...
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Why does rice go bad next day?

I'm using a rice cooker to cook rice and I find the very next day it starts to increasing smell bad and I feel like puking just smelling it. Not sure what the cause is but the rice cooker has started ...
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How to ensure rice from rice cooker becomes dry?

I'm adding 1.5 cups of water for 1 cup of basmati rice to my rice cooker. I don't think the amount is the problem. It's not very watery but it can feel a little watery(which probably isnt an issue ...
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Should rice cooker bowls be refrigerated?

Whenever I can't finish all the rice in the rice cooker bowl, I place the bowl (with the lid on) into the refrigerator, to shirk transferring the rice to a container (e.g. Glasstock). Does this ...
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How many wash cycles should I aim for when washing brown rice?

I was told that I'm supposed to keep washing the brown rice with water, empty the pot out, and repeat until the water doesn't become foggy anymore to get rid of the arsenic. For each cycle, I pat, ...
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How much water to add to rice cooker when cooking brown rice?

I usually use 1.5 cups of water for every cup of 'white basmati' rice. Today I used 4 cups of water for 1 cup of 'brown basmati' rice and it came out a bit watery. however i did add more of the ...
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Safe to leave eggs in water overnight?

I want to have boiled eggs in the morning when I wake up. For this I want to use a standard rice cooker. My plan is to add the eggs and water before going to bed, set a timer and go sleep. Is it ...
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Can a rice cooker be used to evaporate remove all water in a soup?

Suppose I cooked a soup and now wanted to evaporate/remove all water from the soup leaving behind fat, oil, minerals etc. Could I place the soup liquid in a rice cooker, switch it on and expect it to ...
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How to make perfect pearl rice in a rice cooker

This question is specifically about short grain pearl rice. I recently got a nice Zojirushi rice cooker that has all the bells and whistles, and I've been wanting to use it to prepare perfect rice. I ...
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How to cook tarhonya in a pressure cooker or rice cooker

Is it possible to cook tarhonya (Hungarian egg barley) in a pressure cooker, such as an Instant Pot, to cut down on cooking time? The only pressure cooker recipe I've found neglects to mention the ...
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Rice cooker not stopping?

I bought a first rice/multicooker Tefal RK8121. I cooked the rice according to the manual. I put the rice inside and added the steaming tray on top of the rice to steam at the same time (it doesn't ...
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Differences between rice/pressure/multi/slow cooker?

I'm really confused about what these products are supposed to do, and if some products can do the same as others in the following list. What are the differences between the following devices? Rice ...
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Is rice vinegar bad for my non-stick rice cooker?

I have a rice cooker with a detachable bowl with non-stick (I presume teflon) coating on the inside. It looks something like this: When cooking sticky ("sushi") rice, after the cooking is done, you ...
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What am I doing wrong with my rice cooker?

I have a Breville rice cooker and follow the instructions exactly (for 2 cups of rice). There are two settings - on or off (keep warm). The manual says: But no matter what type of (white) rice I use, ...
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How to collect slime pass through rice cooker cover when cover on?

I have often the following situation when boiling rice and meat in rice cooker. However, I do not like it because the meat cannot then reach the high temperature. I know that I could boil rice and ...
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Cooking rice with limited equipment

I will be cooking in my dorm this coming year, and I only have an electric kettle at the moment. Is there a way for me to cook rice with only this (i.e. without a stove), or should I just get one of ...
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How do I clean a moldy rice cooker heating element?

There's a pretty large patch of white and green mold on the heating element of my rice cooker, near the magnet. Is there a way to remove it? It's grown to the point of bumpy. It seems that my brother ...
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How to properly cook basmati rice in a rice cooker

I do have a kind of problem with cooking basmati rice in my rice cooker. I am following the cooker instructions - for two cups (the cooker one, not the measurement unit) I use 200 ml of water. As far ...
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Cooking rice overnight?

I want to have cooked rice in the morning when I wake up. My plan is to prepare the uncooked rice before going to bed, add the water, set a timer and go sleep. Is it possible to leave the rice and ...
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When spicing rice, should you add the spices in the water beforehand or after the rice has cooked?

Newbie cook here. I use a small inexpensive rice cooker to cook my rice. Are you supposed to add your various spices to the water when you put the rice in the pot? Or should you add the spices in at ...
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Cleaning a Teflon pan with burnt rice residual

Here is the rice cooker I own: There is a removable pan which is Teflon coated. A few days ago, cooking 2 cups of rice I thought it was too slow so I put it on direct heat (oven) to make it faster. ...
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Coconut rice; should it taste like coconut?

I made coconut rice yesterday with a simple recipe (coconut milk, water, tsp sugar, pinch of salt, rice, all in the rice cooker). I was a little bit underwhelmed by the output; the rice was cooked ...
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What is GABA Rice?

GABA rice seems to command a high premium is only found on Amazon in a few varieties, one by Koshihikari, one by Sempio. Is GABA rice anything but brown rice pre-heated? Is the GABA setting on a rice ...
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How does a typical electric rice cooker work?

I have a cheap $15 rice cooker from my undergrad days (link). It has a metal pad on the bottom attached to a spring, a "Cook" switch (feels like a toaster lever), a "Cooking" light and a "Warm" light. ...
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Microwave rice cooker vs low-end electric rice cookers

So, at my parents home we had a two part microwave rice cooker which created relatively dry rice in my experience (though I only used it myself a couple of time), but I actually like it better than ...
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Why would I buy a rice cooker?

A friend of mine I'm getting an apartment with next year said that we should invest in a rice cooker. I'm fairly adept in the kitchen and don't come from a family that uses a rice cooker so I would ...
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How do I cook sticky rice/glutinous rice in my rice cooker?

I would like to try and recreate the sticky rice (aka glutinous rice or sweet rice) as I often find served in a kratip at my local USA Thai restaurant. I already have a rice cooker - the Hamilton ...
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Pressure cooker rice quality vs high-end rice cooker

I'm considering buying a proper rice cooker, as we've eaten most of the non-stick coating of the cheap one. The forums rave about induction heating, Zojirushi, Tiger, Toshiba RC-18NMF with its cast-...
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Less sticky rice and lentils

I have a recipe that calls for rice and green lentils to be cooked at the same time in a rice cooker. I do this and everything cooks nicely, then I add the rest of the ingredients and things taste ...
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Why does my rice smell?

I don't understand why my rice smells like eggs.. We have a new rice cooker that we used for two months now. I wash it, but should I deep clean it? Also, I put my rice in a big plastic bin so I won't ...
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How do I make black rice turn out better in a rice cooker?

There appears to be little to no info out there specifically regarding black rice and rice cookers. My rice cooker manual says nothing about it. The article on wikihow, "3 Ways to Prepare Black Rice", ...
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What are the benefits of "fuzzy logic" in a rice cooker?

I'm considering making the giant leap to a serious rice cooker -- after research, it seems like the Zojirushi is the way to go, even over the venerated Tiger -- but I'm trying to parse out the dozens ...
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