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Title: Enough Rice for the whole family.
Post by: achookwoman on February 19, 2012, 08:13:21 am
Every time I cook this I mean to post the recipe.  As you can see from the photo it makes more than cooking it in the basket.
Below is a description of what I do ,  but you could tip it into the Thermoserver to absorb the water.

250g rice
480g of boiling water
salt

Tip rice into TMX bowl
Add boiling water
Set dial to 5 mins/ Varoma/ speed 1.
Turn off and place tea towel over top to prevent evaporation.
or tip into Thermoserver and set aside for 25 mins.

If you wish you could cook onion/garlic in bowl first and then follow directions.

For brown rice

250g brown short grain rice,                                                                                                                                                     480g of boiling water.

Set dial 10 mins/ Varoma/ speed 1
Tip into Thermosaver,  ( I warmed it first with boiling water)
Stand with lid on for 35 mins.

this recipe makes 730g or nearly 6 cups of cooked rice


members' comments

Uni - I made 2 batches - 1 just plain and the other one I added

frozen corn, peas and beans a MC full of each
a handful of dry shiitake mushrooms
1 tbs of garlic and 50 g of onion + 2 bay leaves

I love it when easy gets easier. You are a legend Chookie.

mcmich - This was so easy. I don't think I will cook rice any other way now. Made it last night and turned it into fried rice.

KerrynN - This worked really well although I did get some rice stick to the bottom of the bowl in that 5 minutes.

Uni - makes great sushi rice too.

MJ has posted another alternative on page 4 of this thread - Spiced Basmati Rice


 
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Post by: judydawn on February 19, 2012, 08:47:39 am
Not only that Chookie, it also frees up the TMX to cook something to accompany the rice.  You've got 25 minutes to make it.
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Post by: fundj&e on February 19, 2012, 09:55:14 am
do you rinse your rice b4 adding it to the bowl Chookie?
Title: Re: Enough Rice for the whole family.
Post by: achookwoman on February 19, 2012, 11:05:43 am
do you rinse your rice b4 adding it to the bowl Chookie?

No,  just pour it in,  Uni.
Title: Re: Enough Rice for the whole family.
Post by: achookwoman on February 19, 2012, 11:08:22 am
Judy,  as I have 2 bowls,  i usually leave it in the TMX bowl and at the end of 25 mins.,  use a fork to scrape it into another serving bowl. 
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Post by: judydawn on February 19, 2012, 11:31:29 am
Chookie, would you say you prefer rice cooked this way or in the steaming basket if it was just for you and DH?
Title: Re: Enough Rice for the whole family.
Post by: achookwoman on February 19, 2012, 11:40:23 am
Chookie, would you say you prefer rice cooked this way or in the steaming basket if it was just for you and DH?

Judy, I always cook it this way,  and freeze any that is left over.  Even my Chinese DIL likes it,  and she is very fussy about her rice.

It also reheats well in the Microwave.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on February 19, 2012, 02:41:00 pm
Thanks for a new way of cooking rice Chookie. :)
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Post by: fundj&e on February 19, 2012, 10:13:18 pm
i made 2 batches is morning 1 just plain and the other one i added

frozen corn,peas,and beans a MC full of each
a handfull of dry shiitake mushrooms
1 tbl of garlic and 50 g of onion + 2 bay leaves


i love it when easy gets easier  ;D

you are a legend Chookie  :-*
 
Title: Re: Enough Rice for the whole family.
Post by: Halex on February 19, 2012, 11:08:12 pm
Wow, chookie, I thought rice was easy easy in TM, this is great as it frees up the TM.

So it just keeps cooking in the thermoserver?!?!?!?!?!?!?


Wow

H :)
Title: Re: Enough Rice for the whole family.
Post by: achookwoman on February 19, 2012, 11:58:49 pm
Hally , Uni CC and Judy,  this is what the TMX  is all about.
Title: Re: Enough Rice for the whole family.
Post by: Gertbysea on February 20, 2012, 12:57:57 am
My my aren't we a clever bunch. I love it.

Gretch
Title: Re: Enough Rice for the whole family.
Post by: achookwoman on February 20, 2012, 01:26:09 am
Uni,  you are at it again.  I start with a basic recipe and you run with it.  Always much improved by your imagination. ;D
Title: Re: Enough Rice for the whole family.
Post by: fundj&e on February 20, 2012, 02:03:22 am
what i can say chookie, u bring the best out of me  :-*
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Post by: mcmich on February 20, 2012, 04:58:29 am
Thanks Chookie, that's great. I don't have 2 bowls so putting it in the
thermoserver would give me (as JD suggested) 25mins to make the main.
Turning it into savoury rice is brilliant Fundj.
I just looove the forum.
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Post by: cookie1 on February 20, 2012, 05:00:24 am
Thank you all.  :-* :-* :-* :-*
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Post by: nazar on February 20, 2012, 06:43:01 am
 do you reckon that it would work as well for brown rice ?
we dont eat  white rice
Title: Re: Enough Rice for the whole family.
Post by: achookwoman on February 20, 2012, 06:47:32 am
do you reckon that it would work as well for brown rice ?
we dont eat  white rice


Nazar,  I think the initial time with the boiling water might need to be increased to 10 mins.  And the standing time to 35 mins.  I will give it a go for you and let you know.
Title: Re: Enough Rice for the whole family.
Post by: nazar on February 20, 2012, 07:04:07 am
wow that was a quick answer
l can give it a go myself . thank you for the ofter
l was just wondering if anybody had done it  
we dont eat white rice as it tends to make my husband feel sick
but brown rice does not affect him
Title: Re: Enough Rice for the whole family.
Post by: achookwoman on February 20, 2012, 08:11:03 am
nazar,  it works.   After 35 mins standing in Thermoserver it had a very slight bit of texture.  I would say it was cooked.

So for brown short grain rice.

250g brown short grain rice,                                                                                                                                                     480g of boiling water.

set dial 10 mins/ Varoma/ speed 1
Tip into Thermosaver,  ( I warmed it first with boiling water)
Stand with lid on for 35 mins.

BINGO.
Title: Re: Enough Rice for the whole family.
Post by: Frozzie on February 20, 2012, 08:31:19 am
Chookie your a legend as usual and uni love how you adapt and run with a recipe... Great way to do rice without it blocking the use of the bowl for those of us who only have one nd havent got around to two!!
Title: Re: Enough Rice for the whole family.
Post by: CarolineW on February 20, 2012, 10:50:38 am
Chookie your a legend as usual and uni love how you adapt and run with a recipe... Great way to do rice without it blocking the use of the bowl !!


Ditto 😘😘
Title: Re: Enough Rice for the whole family.
Post by: nazar on February 20, 2012, 03:43:18 pm
WOW    
 that you for that
 l did not want to put you to any trouble
your one amazing woman
 l was going to cook gingered chicken and rice for tea  tonight
but l cound not be bothered cooking so we had left overs
so thank you for going to the trouble for me
 l appericate it  

   SO THANK YOU TO  ACHOOKWOMAN  

Title: Re: Enough Rice for the whole family.
Post by: achookwoman on February 20, 2012, 05:27:37 pm
My pleasure.
Title: Re: Enough Rice for the whole family.
Post by: Frozzie on February 20, 2012, 05:41:33 pm
What time are you up at chookie.. ??
Title: Re: Enough Rice for the whole family.
Post by: Cuilidh on February 20, 2012, 07:07:18 pm
Thanks for the brown rice conversion, Chookie.  I love brown rice but don't always cook it because it takes just that little bit longer, but this is a brilliant solution.  Looks like it was a long day for you.
Title: Re: Enough Rice for the whole family.
Post by: mcmich on February 20, 2012, 09:49:11 pm
This was so easy. I don't think I will cook rice any other way now.
Made it last night and turned it into fried rice.
Title: Re: Enough Rice for the whole family.
Post by: achookwoman on February 20, 2012, 10:04:34 pm
Frozzie,  don't sleep well.  Over stimulated after day in Melb.  ;D
Mcm.  Glad you like it.
Marina,  how about this?  Mix some of the brown rice with mock rice and steamed silverbeet.  Stir through some cheese,  stud with cherry toms., and sprinkle with bread crumbs  and cheese.  Might need a bit of onion and garlic. ??( Alyce's onions and Tenina's garlic), Bake.   Sorta Hunza Pie.
Title: Re: Enough Rice for the whole family.
Post by: judydawn on February 20, 2012, 10:15:17 pm
Chookie I really think you should write a recipe book with all these wonderful ideas of yours. You are always trying something different and do your own thing rather than use recipe books all the time.  It would be like a CWA recipe book for TMX owners.
Title: Re: Enough Rice for the whole family.
Post by: achookwoman on February 20, 2012, 10:37:07 pm
Thanks Judy,  my beautiful consultant Anita says so too,  but I have too much fun playing with my TMX.  It is also nice to share with all the nice people on the Forum.
Title: Re: Enough Rice for the whole family.
Post by: Cuilidh on February 20, 2012, 11:50:08 pm
That adaptation sounds, good, Chookie.  I'm going to have to go on a huge cooking spree as a treat to me after I get through the next three hectic weeks (well, pehaps I will have to wait until Easter when I will have a good few days to concentrate on cooking).
Title: Re: Enough Rice for the whole family.
Post by: CarolineW on February 21, 2012, 08:07:49 am
Chookie I really think you should write a recipe book with all these wonderful ideas of yours. You are always trying something different and do your own thing rather than use recipe books all the time.  It would be like a CWA recipe book for TMX owners.

I agree, I'd definitely buy it. Even if it was your ideas from here it would be nice to have them in one easily accessible place.  If you do decide to, can I  put in a plug for producing it as an e-book?
Title: Re: Enough Rice for the whole family.
Post by: nazar on February 21, 2012, 08:12:48 am
 l would buy your book   chookie
 a lot of my recipes printed from the forum have your name on them n in my file
as l know that if l see a recipe with your name on it will work out
Title: Re: Enough Rice for the whole family.
Post by: achookwoman on February 21, 2012, 10:16:45 am
nazar , CarolineW and Judy,  you are all too generous with your comments.  Thank  :-* :-* :-*you.
Title: Re: Enough Rice for the whole family.
Post by: Cuilidh on February 21, 2012, 07:33:03 pm
An e-book is an excellent idea - we all obviously have internet access - if you are like me and hate to take the actual book into the cooking area as it always gets splattered, etc., with an e-book you can print off the recipes and just take a single sheet of paper into the kitchen (this makes me wonder about copyright complications though).

Anyway, I digress, Chookie, you are so helpful and brimming with ideas, thoughts and recipes that a book would be great, but I somehow think you are pretty busy already and taking on such a project is easier said than done.  However, should you ever go ahead you have a huge number of encouraging potential customers here and on your blog (http://achookwoman.blogspot.com.au/) - in fact, you've just about got your book ready-made from your blog - perhaps we should all simply go there and use that as your recipe book!
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Post by: djinni373 on February 21, 2012, 10:32:59 pm
Ohh thank you Chookie  :-* :-* :-*. Can now dispose of my rice cooker (which I had kept because I need to cook large amounts of rice). Now have enough space for my new toy- a food dehydrator from Aldi  ;D.

As for your cookbook, pretty please???. No pressure but would Christmas be too soon ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Enough Rice for the whole family.
Post by: CarolineW on March 01, 2012, 04:10:36 pm
Haven't I read somewhere on the forum that it's possible to make pasta in a similar way too?  Or am I dreaming it?  I've been trying to find it and can't, so perhaps I did dream it ...  :-)) :P
Title: Re: Enough Rice for the whole family.
Post by: judydawn on March 01, 2012, 06:00:50 pm
You are not dreaming Caroline.  In Alyce's Quick Fix in the Thermomix she has a recipe called creamy tuna pasta bake.
Using 400g buckwheat pasta, she places it in the thermosaver or a saucepan and covers it with boiling water, seals with a lid and leaves it for 15 minutes before draining it and placing it in the bottom of a casserole dish. The tuna sauce is made, pour over the top and it is baked for 20 minutes.
I substituted the buckwheat past for normal wheat spiral pasta which obviously swelled to a whole heap more than the buckwheat would but it was cooked to perfection after the 20 minute soaking with this method.  I have tried it with spaghetti but that needed 4 minutes boiling in a pan at the end of the 20 minutes as it was a little too al dente for my liking.
This is probably where you read something like this.
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Post by: CarolineW on March 08, 2012, 01:06:22 pm
Thanks Judy!
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Post by: shanmac on March 09, 2012, 12:48:25 am
PLEASE do an e-recipe book with lots of pretty pictures!!!

Great idea for the rice - usually have to pull out the rice cooker when cooking for the 6 of us , so this will be ace!

Thanks Chookie x
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Post by: CarolineW on March 29, 2012, 08:07:15 am
Ooh yes, a recipe e-book with lots of pictures - that would be wonderful!!!
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Post by: Gertbysea on March 29, 2012, 08:22:57 am
Chookie did I miss it? Someone mention an E book? Wahoo. Hard work but you know we would buy it. Yes  indeed  we would all support it for sure.

We love  to support those who support us. Love this forum.

Gert
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Post by: jkmt on March 29, 2012, 12:10:36 pm
Chookie, I'm all for the e-book idea!

Just a query on the rice though. Has anyone done the ratio for a larger quantity? I always cook 400g in the basket, and there isn't a lot left after my hungry boys have powered through it. (Don't you just KNOW that rice and grated cheese is the best meal of all time?! According to fussy Master 8) How much would actually fit in the thermoserver to cook this way? I love the idea of freeing up the TMX.
Title: Re: Enough Rice for the whole family.
Post by: achookwoman on March 30, 2012, 07:46:21 am
kjmt,  this recipe makes 730g or nearly 6 cups of cooked rice.  I haven't done it, but you could probably increase the amount of rice and water by a quater and cook it for 7 mins.
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Post by: jkmt on March 30, 2012, 12:08:48 pm
Thanks. I will give that a go. I dread to think how much my boys will eat as they get older. I know what their father was like as a teenager!
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Post by: KerrynN on April 04, 2012, 10:20:56 am
This worked really well, although I did get some rice stick to the bottom of the bowl in that 5 minutes.
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Post by: fundj&e on April 06, 2012, 09:04:36 pm
makes great sushi rice tooooooooooooooooooo  ;D

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Post by: mcmich on April 07, 2012, 06:36:57 pm
That looks really good Fundj. It's the only way I cook rice now - so easy.
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Post by: fundj&e on April 07, 2012, 08:20:51 pm
thanks mcmich, have you tried the Steamed Garlic Rice, so good
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Post by: fundj&e on April 10, 2012, 10:36:30 pm
mental block :-)) mc on or off, i have only made it a million times b4
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Post by: achookwoman on April 10, 2012, 10:39:36 pm
ON
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Post by: Plb16471 on April 15, 2012, 08:35:53 am
Thanks, I'll give this a go next time!
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Post by: MEP on April 25, 2012, 09:52:52 pm
As I don't have a Thermoserver yet, would this work without one? The idea of freeing up the TMX bowl, of which I only have one, is very appealing.

Thanks  :)
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Post by: achookwoman on April 25, 2012, 11:29:11 pm
The rice need to be kept warm , so that it continues to 'cook'.  Either a Thermos or there are other containers which are similar to the , are available.  I cook the rice at a time convienient to me,  leave it in the jug until ready, set aside and reheat in the microwave when I wish to serve it.
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Post by: MEP on April 26, 2012, 12:31:12 am
Thanks
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Post by: meganjane on June 11, 2012, 04:00:12 am
And, here's another version:

Spiced Basmati Rice

250g rice  

480g of boiling water
1 Tbsp ghee
3 cloves
3 cardamom pods
1 stick cinnamon
1 tsp turmeric
1 Tbsp pine nuts

Place rice in TM basket and rinse really well under cold water(until water runs clear). Allow to drain and rest for half an hour.
When ready to cook:
Add ghee to TM bowl and melt on Varoma, speed 1 for 30 seconds. Add rice and sauté on Varoma, for 1 minute, speed 1.
Add all other ingredients.
Cook at Varoma for 5 minutes, speed 1.
Tip into Thermoserver and set aside for 25 mins.

If you don't want to wait, don't wash the rice.

Oh, forgot to add! Take out the cardamom pods before serving. They are a tad unpleasant to chew on if you're not expecting them... ;)
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Post by: achookwoman on June 11, 2012, 11:56:32 pm
MJ,  love the look of the spices.  Why do you say, not to wash the rice if you don't want to wait?
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Post by: fundj&e on September 19, 2012, 09:38:50 pm
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Post by: Wonder on September 20, 2012, 12:54:01 am
I imagine because you need to wait half an hour after washing for it to drain?
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Post by: achookwoman on September 20, 2012, 01:10:36 am
I don't wash the rice.
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Post by: obbie on September 27, 2012, 07:49:57 am
thanks for this
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Post by: mcmich on May 19, 2013, 07:18:15 am
Just bumping this for all our new members that have joined lately.

I'm making savoury rice to go with tonight's dinner.  :)

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Post by: fundj&e on September 30, 2013, 01:26:46 am
bumping agian  ;D

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Post by: cookie1 on September 30, 2013, 12:18:39 pm
I love it when recipes are bumped. I have often forgotten about them and this reminds me and I put it on my menu plan for the next week.
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Post by: fundj&e on September 30, 2013, 12:24:10 pm
i made some today cookie

1 cup rice 1 cup water and   :-:
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Post by: astarra on February 16, 2016, 07:01:49 am
Just made this to have with our dinner, kids are loving it!  :D
Miss 5 is on her third helping  ;D ;D ;D

I fried onion before I added the rice, and we had it with slow cooked sticky sausages and mixed the extra sauce into the rice...along with corn, carrots and peas. YUM
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Post by: Cornish Cream on February 16, 2016, 09:17:52 am
Thanks for bumping the recipe Astarra. :-*
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Post by: astarra on February 17, 2016, 02:56:22 am
There was just enough rice left over to make fried rice for the girls' lunchboxes today  8)
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Post by: achookwoman on February 17, 2016, 08:28:38 pm
Thanks for bumping.  I often forget my own recipes, although this is one I use often. I have just made a beautiful creamy curry sauce , must post it as it is good with fish, chicken and veggies.  Holds up well in pies.
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Post by: cookie1 on February 18, 2016, 03:16:06 am
The fried rice  looks lovely Astarra.
I love the sound of that curry sauce Chookie.