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Rice cookers or microwave rice ??

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whateverheather · 12/08/2019 21:32

Hey looking for advice regarding rice cookers, seems it work out cheaper then microwave rice , and seems cheaper.

Is it worth getting ? It only be for two ppl

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lazylinguist · 12/08/2019 21:36

I use a simple, microwaveable rice cooker. It's just a plastic tub with a double lid. Bought it on Amazon. Cheap and cheerful, works brilliantly.

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ZazieTheCat · 13/08/2019 00:25

We bought a cheap mini one off Amazon for £16. Loved it. It lasted about a year, more than paid for itself. Then we bought a Lakeland one, £49.99 (comes with 3 year guarantee). It is absolutely brilliant. Cooks even a small quantity of rice really well.

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Otherpeoplesteens · 14/08/2019 15:14

I'd always go for the rice cooker over prepackaged microwave rice, on cost and plastic waste grounds if nothing else. If you're worried that a rice cooker will produce too much for two of you, you can always freeze it after you've cooked it.

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whateverheather · 14/08/2019 17:29

Thanks for the replies, can I ask about the microwave rice cooker, is that easier then using a traditional rice cooker ?

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LemonBreeland · 14/08/2019 17:32

We got a microwave rice cooker by sistema after being sick of soggy pan cooked rice or expensive microwave rice. It's brilliant and makes perfect rice each time.

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PassMeAnotherCoffee · 14/08/2019 17:34

I have a cheap microwave cooker. Cost about a fiver in TK Maxx. Much, much cheaper than sachets of microwave rice. Tastes nicer and far less packaging waste.
Rice cooked by absorption on the hob tastes better still though!

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Teddybear45 · 14/08/2019 17:36

You could just follow these instructions for making rice in any normal pan.

m.youtube.com/watch?v=73LsLjCZGf

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gowgow · 15/08/2019 17:48

I bought a microwave rice cooker from Amazon - don't know how I've managed without it ! I'm usually cooking for 2 & it's perfect, but it will cook a lot more.

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LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD · 15/08/2019 17:50

I have a microwave one (brown rice was a disaster) that is nice to use (from m&s) and a pressure cooker that cooks rice well. I usually steam it but gadgets are really useful.

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