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  • Published: Kansas City : Andrews McMeel, c2010.
  • Year Published: 2010
  • Description: xv, 111 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780740791420
  • 0740791427


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The pot and how to use it : the mystery and romance of the rice cooker

by Ebert, Roger.

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Call number: 641.631 Eb

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Includes index.

"In The Pot and How to Use It, Roger Ebert--Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic, admitted 'competent cook,' and longtime electric rice cooker enthusiast--gives readers a charming, practical guide to this handy and often overlooked kitchen appliance"--Cover, p. 4.

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not that useful

I bought a rice cooker some years ago, in part because of numerous people saying "it's really versatile, you can use it for more than just rice!" I bought a small one and it didn't come with any recipes to give me a sense of what you could make beyond rice. I felt cheated. Rice in the rice pot takes longer than on the stove, so if I hadn't planned the menu ahead it wasn't necessarily convenient either.

Fast forward to 2013. I read in an Ebert obit that he'd published this book about rice cookers, so I got it from the library. And again, I feel cheated. As others have said: the format is roughly 1/3 paean to rice cookers; 1/3 entertaining blog comments; 1/3 pseudo-recipes. The thing is, the recipes that are not just a grain would be, quite frankly, easier in a crock pot or on the cooktop (e.g. require sautéing onions or meat, etc.). The ones that seem uniquely suited to the rice cooker are few and far between: rice pudding, oatmeal, salty tuna on rice.

Oh we'll, now I know - and I guess I'll keep looking for creative ideas for my rice cooker!

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