Rice Cooker Farewell

It was a wedding gift. And to my great-aunt who gave us her own rice cooker out of the 70’s, I am very grateful for the 8 years of use we have gotten from it. However, I am delighted with the prospect of not having to use it anymore!

You see, while it cooks the rice just fine, it doesn’t kick down to warm when finished, so the rice keeps cooking till you finally smell it burning. It’s gross. Burned rice does not make a pleasant smell or dinner. However, I tried making rice in the solar oven yesterday, and it came out great!IMG_20140314_125456123

We are partial to brown rice, as it’s an easy and gluten-free whole grain. I made one cup of rice in my solar oven by following what were originally crock pot instructions. Add 2 cups of water to 1 cup of rice, put the lid on, and cook for about 2 hours. My rice turned out fluffly and nice. Maybe someday I’ll attempt pasta too?

Rating: success! Bye-bye rice cooker!