| Register  | FAQ  | Search | Login 
It is currently Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:29 pm

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 18 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Unconvential slow cooker/rice cooker recipes
PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:08 pm 
Offline
Brain Made of Raw Seitan
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:23 pm
Posts: 1212
Location: Under a bridge
So I've decided I should use my slow cooker and rice cooker more often. Right now I only use my slow cooker for basic stuff like simmering beans and making soups, and my rice cooker for making grains and rice (duh). I've heard of people making bread in a rice cooker (warning: link is not vegan but it's an interesting process). This got me thinking, are there other "unusual" ways to use a rice cooker/slow cooker that are totally awesome and I'm just not thinking of? Thoughts? Ideas? Suggestions?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Unconvential slow cooker/rice cooker recipes
PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:23 pm 
Offline
WELFARIST!
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:08 pm
Posts: 5138
Location: WV
I make pretty much any recipe for pilaf-type dishes in my rice cooker, but my rice cooker has a sauté setting, so that helps.

Guess that's not really non-traditional, but it is helpful for a person who cannot make rice on the stove, no matter what the directions in a recipe say to do.

_________________
But if one were to tickle Pluto, I suspect that it might very quietly laugh. - pandacookie

55k usd is like 4 cad or whatever equivalent in beavers you use on the island - joshua


Awesome. Vegan. Rad.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Unconvential slow cooker/rice cooker recipes
PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:37 pm 
Offline
Seagull of the PPK
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:46 pm
Posts: 8515
Location: Brasil
i make my stuffing for thanksgiving in my rice cooker. it was born of necessity in Japan, but it makes awesome, super moist stuffing.

actually, in japan i heard of many people using their rice cookers for weird things, like spaghetti. when you have a kitchen with one electric hot plate that doesn't really work, you get creative.
some ideas (and a non-vegan pic): http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/01/dinin ... d=all&_r=0

_________________
Buddha says 'Meh'.--matwinser
I'm just a drunk who likes fruit. -- Desdemona


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Unconvential slow cooker/rice cooker recipes
PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:41 pm 
Offline
Brain Made of Raw Seitan
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:23 pm
Posts: 1212
Location: Under a bridge
Yes, that's the type of thing I was thinking of! I had actually heard of the rice-cooker bread thing from friends who had worked in Korea, because I guess ovens aren't as common there as they are in the USA.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Unconvential slow cooker/rice cooker recipes
PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:43 pm 
Offline
Addicted to B12 Enemas
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:19 pm
Posts: 251
The most unconventional thing I ever used my rice cooker for was steel cut oats.

1 c oats
4 c water
soak overnight, then turn it on in the morning.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Unconvential slow cooker/rice cooker recipes
PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:48 pm 
Offline
Can't Dance, Isn't Part of Revolution

Joined: Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:32 pm
Posts: 160
When we lived in South Asia there was an expat cookbook floating around with recipes for cakes and steamed puddings made in a rice cooker. I had a small oven so I never tried it. I tasted a cake a friend made, and it was alright, but I wouldn't go out of my way to make or eat it.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Unconvential slow cooker/rice cooker recipes
PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:42 pm 
Offline
WELFARIST!
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:08 pm
Posts: 5138
Location: WV
torque wrote:
i make my stuffing for thanksgiving in my rice cooker. it was born of necessity in Japan, but it makes awesome, super moist stuffing.

actually, in japan i heard of many people using their rice cookers for weird things, like spaghetti. when you have a kitchen with one electric hot plate that doesn't really work, you get creative.
some ideas (and a non-vegan pic): http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/01/dinin ... d=all&_r=0


An ex of mine made spaghetti in a slow cooker once because it was the only clean thing in his kitchen. It turned out suuuuper weird. Like just a giant mass of stuck together noodles that had absorbed all of the sauce. It was kind of like eating wet, tomato-y bread.

_________________
But if one were to tickle Pluto, I suspect that it might very quietly laugh. - pandacookie

55k usd is like 4 cad or whatever equivalent in beavers you use on the island - joshua


Awesome. Vegan. Rad.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Unconvential slow cooker/rice cooker recipes
PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:01 am 
Offline
Not NOT A Furry
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:26 pm
Posts: 466
Location: Zagreb, Croatia
I have a basic cheap on/off rice cooker. The directions warn not to use it for anything but rice (cooked in water, not milk) and steamed vegetables. I guess I voided my warranty.

I'm not sure what I cook in the rice cooker is unconventional, but it is forbidden in the manual:

I use it for polenta, because I don't like standing and stirring it for the whole cooking time. I just put 1 cup polenta (160 g) and 3.4 cups water (850 ml) in the dish, turn it on and in few minutes it switches to keep warm. (My cup is 250 ml.)

Pearled barley. Cooked it twice. It cooks it well, but, both times, a lot of water came out and the water collecting container on the side was way too small for it.

Spelt, unsoaked. It cooked it really well in much less time than it would take on the stove.

Bulgur, cooked really well, fluffy.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Unconvential slow cooker/rice cooker recipes
PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:15 am 
Offline
Should Spend More Time Helping the Animals
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:39 pm
Posts: 6294
I love to use my slow cooker to make polenta. I once made chocolate cake in it because it was too hot to turn the oven on. It wasn't the best cake, but it was edible.

_________________
"We are simple people, my husband is a mechanic with dirty hands, my daughter is a blue haired lesbian who's favorite activity is making people uncomfortable." - torque


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Unconvential slow cooker/rice cooker recipes
PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:16 am 
Offline
Invented Vegan Meringue
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:20 pm
Posts: 4018
Location: Edinburgh
I've made chocolate pudding cake and blondies in my slow cooker (I didn't have a working oven at the time, so I was desperate). They both turned out alright. The pudding cake recipe is online (just google it), but the blondies recipe is in The Vegan Slow Cooker.

_________________
A pie eating contest is a battle with no losers. - amandabear


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Unconvential slow cooker/rice cooker recipes
PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 10:53 am 
Offline
Tofu Pup

Joined: Thu May 23, 2013 10:42 am
Posts: 1
You can found a lot of good slow cooker recipes there:
http://allrecipes.com/recipes/main-dish/slow-cooker/
And I found it is easy to cook with a slow cooker, so I decide to find a good slow cooker.
While I search reviews about slow cooker, I found a good slow cooker review site, http://slowcookerblog.com.It also give advice of what size is right for you. Really a good site.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Unconvential slow cooker/rice cooker recipes
PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 2:23 pm 
Offline
Memorized Veganomicon
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:31 am
Posts: 97
I have a really simple rice cooker, has anyone cooked dried beans in their rice cooker? I would plan on soaking them for 12 hrs, just wondering if anyone has done this and how long it took them to cook.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Unconvential slow cooker/rice cooker recipes
PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 4:23 pm 
Offline
The Real Hamburger Helper
User avatar

Joined: Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:43 pm
Posts: 2341
Location: Wet and Windy Wiltshire
Cooking beans from raw in a slow cooker is risky business. Of the beans that are toxic raw, several become more toxic if you cook them at too low a temperature (kidney beans, for example). I would be inclined to cook them properly first, then add them. The risk is fairly small, but it has hospitalised people in the past and one should generally avoid cooking foods in ways that pose a significant risks of making you ill.

I've had beany poisoning and it's horrible.

It's not true of every bean, but it's worth checking whether or not the kind you use are suitable for slow cooking.

_________________
Moon - "This is the best recipe in the history of recipes forever."


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Unconvential slow cooker/rice cooker recipes
PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 4:33 pm 
Offline
Impressive boner
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:57 pm
Posts: 4183
Location: Nottingham.
I cook chickpeas in the slow cooker overnight but never any other kind of bean.

I'm very interested in the rice cooker bread. I wonder if it could work for GF breads.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Unconvential slow cooker/rice cooker recipes
PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 5:09 pm 
Offline
WELFARIST!
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:08 pm
Posts: 5138
Location: WV
I'm scared to cook kidney beans from scratch, period. But I have done chickpeas, black beans, and adzuki beans in my slow cooker with success.

_________________
But if one were to tickle Pluto, I suspect that it might very quietly laugh. - pandacookie

55k usd is like 4 cad or whatever equivalent in beavers you use on the island - joshua


Awesome. Vegan. Rad.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Unconvential slow cooker/rice cooker recipes
PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 6:43 pm 
Offline
Should Write a Goddam Book Already
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 04, 2010 7:32 pm
Posts: 1010
Location: Michigan
I throw caution to the wind I guess, cause slow cooker beans are the easiest way to make them I think. It takes about 3 hours from dried to cooked, no soaking required. If you wash the beans and put a 3X1 ration of beans to water and turn it to high, it seems chickpeas will be soft in about 3.5 hours, most other beans in 3. I didn't know you weren't supposed to cook kidney beans this way, but they seem fine. To be fair, the high setting on my crockpot does get to a low boil.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Unconvential slow cooker/rice cooker recipes
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 5:15 pm 
Offline
Smuggling Raisins
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:57 pm
Posts: 325
Location: Mini Apple
torque wrote:
i make my stuffing for thanksgiving in my rice cooker. it was born of necessity in Japan, but it makes awesome, super moist stuffing.


Do you have a specific recipe you use? My cooking for thanksgiving would probably be a ton easier if I could do stuffing in my slow cooker

_________________
"Sunday, Sunday, SUNDAY, one night only: it's the amazing...the outstanding...the unbelievable.....VULVODYNIA!" -- Desdemona

"I can't help but feel bad for the Tofurky for having a beer can shoved up it's soy hole." --nickvicious


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Unconvential slow cooker/rice cooker recipes
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 6:02 pm 
Offline
Seagull of the PPK
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:46 pm
Posts: 8515
Location: Brasil
i'm not too good with recipes-- but it's basic, you know, chop stale bread [or use the packaged squares], saute up onions and celery, maybe mushrooms, dump it all in the cooker, add a little sage and some thyme and have some veg broth ready to throw over it and then let it steam itself. it doesn't get crisp, it is super moist.

_________________
Buddha says 'Meh'.--matwinser
I'm just a drunk who likes fruit. -- Desdemona


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 18 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Yahoo [Bot] and 9 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Template made by DEVPPL/ThatBigForum and fancied up by What Cheer