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LMAAOOOO WHO IS THIS HILARIOUS DUDE??????? 😂😂😂😂😂 THIS RICE COOKING IS A HATE CRIMEpic.twitter.com/V4N4gS4W77

— Jenny Yang (@jennyyangtv) July 23, 2020

calzino, Thursday, 23 July 2020 11:42 (two months ago) link

:D :D :D

À la recherche du scamps perdu (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 23 July 2020 11:46 (two months ago) link

that is the greatest video i've seen in a long time

À la recherche du scamps perdu (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 23 July 2020 11:48 (two months ago) link

lol

imago, Thursday, 23 July 2020 11:50 (two months ago) link

Never thought i'd live to see the day someone cooks rice worse than gyac but here we are. That's astonishing.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Thursday, 23 July 2020 11:51 (two months ago) link

you don't need to boil the water first, just put the pasta in the water from the get go and then heat it up cmon guys

― gbx, Sunday, 18 June 2017 03:57 Bookmark

reminds me of this guy (also an idiot) i once met who cooked rice by pouring it into a pot of boiling water and draining it after x minutes

― r|t|c, Sunday, 18 June 2017 08:55 (three years ago)

Matt DC, Thursday, 23 July 2020 11:52 (two months ago) link

shots fried

imago, Thursday, 23 July 2020 11:52 (two months ago) link

western ppl in their expensive millionaire kitchens with every bleeding mod con going apart from a rice cooker!

calzino, Thursday, 23 July 2020 11:53 (two months ago) link

tbf i don't own a rice cooker - one day, sigh - but i know how to measure water to rice

À la recherche du scamps perdu (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 23 July 2020 11:57 (two months ago) link

uncle roger otm, wtf is this

scampo, foggy and clegg (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 23 July 2020 12:01 (two months ago) link

Ffs

scampos mentis (gyac), Thursday, 23 July 2020 12:01 (two months ago) link

I use a colander to wash the starch off the rice before I cook it, like you would with potatoes for chips or a bake. If I'm prepping it for a fried rice dish I use the steel rice ball, otherwise the rice cooker is the easiest way and they are cheap af.

calzino, Thursday, 23 July 2020 12:08 (two months ago) link

this was how every uk person of non-asian descent cooked rice in the eighties iirc.

neith moon (ledge), Thursday, 23 July 2020 12:11 (two months ago) link

It's how French people still do it!!

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 23 July 2020 12:13 (two months ago) link

The 1 part rice/2 parts water thing is so simple and makes such decent rice I don't know why I need a rice cooker!

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Thursday, 23 July 2020 12:23 (two months ago) link

because they keep the rice warm when i'm cooking a few things at once like a curry and frying some onion bhajis, it takes one more job off the load, too much multi-tasking and whats left of my brain starts to melt!

calzino, Thursday, 23 July 2020 12:28 (two months ago) link

that ratio sounds wrong btw!

calzino, Thursday, 23 July 2020 12:28 (two months ago) link

well for basmati it would be! ignore me I only get the cheap rice in big sacks

calzino, Thursday, 23 July 2020 12:30 (two months ago) link

I'm used to the rice cooker ratio of 1 - 1 and a bit

calzino, Thursday, 23 July 2020 12:31 (two months ago) link

1 part rice to 1.5 parts water ftw. Turn the heat off and stick the lid on for 10mins after the water had soaked up or boiled away. Comes out perfect.

Matt DC, Thursday, 23 July 2020 12:31 (two months ago) link

Works for me! 2 people = 1 cup of rice, 2 cups of boiling water, simmer for 15 minutes on lowest heat, turn off heat, cover with clean tea towel, steam for 5 minutes. Bob's yer mother's brother.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Thursday, 23 July 2020 12:34 (two months ago) link

i think i cook rice fine but scraping the burnt ones from the pan is always an arse

imago, Thursday, 23 July 2020 12:35 (two months ago) link

That method is one of the few things I can be sure of in this palsied world. If that's wrong, I'm going full Captain Oates.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Thursday, 23 July 2020 12:36 (two months ago) link

this was how every uk person of non-asian descent cooked rice in the eighties iirc

I was thinking about this the other day and idk if rice cookers were even a big thing in British Indian / Bangla / Pakistani households until a lot later than that.

Of course, even with a saucepan, as Uncle Roger says, if you need to drain the rice after cooking you've fucked up.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Thursday, 23 July 2020 12:37 (two months ago) link

this was how every uk person of non-asian descent cooked rice in the eighties iirc.


I didn’t click this and was reminded of how I made rice as a student - in a microwave steamer. Very good it was too.

scampos mentis (gyac), Thursday, 23 July 2020 12:38 (two months ago) link

I'll use a saucepan for my lol Mexican style sautéed rice or pilau, but rice cookers rule im

calzino, Thursday, 23 July 2020 13:08 (two months ago) link

Heat a little oil in bottom of pan (with cardamom pods/cinnamon stick if cooking Indian), then toast a cup of rice and pinch of salt to infuse, then two cups water. Give it a stir, lid on until pan boils, then turn heat right down and leave it alone for 20 minutes.

santa clause four (suzy), Thursday, 23 July 2020 13:49 (two months ago) link

that sounds good, but I'd usually add a good chunk of butter before serving.

calzino, Thursday, 23 July 2020 13:52 (two months ago) link

Ooh, some ghee instead of oil would be the real way to go but I never buy ghee.

santa clause four (suzy), Thursday, 23 July 2020 13:55 (two months ago) link

i think last time I got ghee from online tescos rather than local Asian supermarket I didn't check the weight and was disappointed to be paying just short of a fiver for a small little tin of it.

calzino, Thursday, 23 July 2020 14:55 (two months ago) link

My Bangladeshi neighbour keeps me in biryani (she calls it pilaf), chicken curry and (most recently) a huge container full of lamb chops because she ‘always makes too much’. Not complaining, also that’s when I eat ghee.

santa clause four (suzy), Thursday, 23 July 2020 15:11 (two months ago) link

I'm doing my own style biryani tomorrow and will put some chicken in yogurt and spices marinade later. After hearing an Indian master chef who owns restaurants in London talking about how a proper biryani is made, i should be shot for even using the name in vain lol I don't even add any saffron and milk to it these days. But i tell what it is still good food .. honest!

calzino, Thursday, 23 July 2020 15:21 (two months ago) link

lol, btw gbx was right about pasta, you don't need to heat the water first. In fact you can soak pasta in cold water and just quickly microwave it. I would advise against it on pastas you don't want cooked too uniformly (eg farfalle, where the differences in done-ness is key to the texture)

plax (ico), Thursday, 23 July 2020 17:23 (two months ago) link

i make my rice in the microwave and i make perfect rice every time and i don't make a big deal out of it

plax (ico), Thursday, 23 July 2020 17:24 (two months ago) link

very averse to cooking in a microwave (haven't owned a microwave in 8 years so it's just as well)

Temporary Erogenous Zone (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 23 July 2020 17:27 (two months ago) link

I don't really understand rice cookers, cooking rice is the easiest thing you can possibly do, I don't need another appliance in my kitchen

Temporary Erogenous Zone (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 23 July 2020 17:28 (two months ago) link

idk why people dislike microwaves

plax (ico), Thursday, 23 July 2020 17:29 (two months ago) link

Doing rice or pasta in the microwave feels like more faff than doing it on hob where at least you have control over texture.

Matt DC, Thursday, 23 July 2020 17:32 (two months ago) link

my microwave is old and shonky but yeah i think i prefer being able to be hands on

À la recherche du scamps perdu (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 23 July 2020 17:36 (two months ago) link

The only time I've used microwaves is when I was doing this shite night-shift job in Woolwich and I used to microwave a muller rice pudding in the canteen. Yuck!

calzino, Thursday, 23 July 2020 17:44 (two months ago) link

My mum used to kick some made-up bad science that they give you cancer and I think that has stuck with me a bit.

calzino, Thursday, 23 July 2020 17:57 (two months ago) link

it's possible mine does tbf

À la recherche du scamps perdu (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 23 July 2020 18:01 (two months ago) link

if you haven't got space for a proper rice cooker, got one of these microwave lads and it is pretty much on the money every time and involves very little work - https://www.josephjoseph.com/products/m-cuisine-rice-cooker

Hmmmmm (jamiesummerz), Thursday, 23 July 2020 18:01 (two months ago) link

A horseless cart you say? I will not entertain this satanic contrivance

calzino, Thursday, 23 July 2020 18:10 (two months ago) link

my parents in law (korean) moved in for the pandemic. the first time i made rice with them here, my mother-in-law came to the kitchen to watch me do it because she hadn't cooked rice without a rice cooker in decades and couldn't remember how it worked.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 23 July 2020 18:35 (two months ago) link

yeah, i literally make rice w. almost every meal and i pour it into a lidded container, cover with water and put in the microwave for 8 minutes and leave to steam for another 8-10. it takes about 30seconds to prepare and the rice is ready and perfect every time.

plax (ico), Thursday, 23 July 2020 20:03 (two months ago) link

i don't know why I would need more 'control'. There are advantages to having a rice cooker but they're mostly if you're making it in huge quantities or want to be able to keep it warm for a long time after.

plax (ico), Thursday, 23 July 2020 20:04 (two months ago) link

that isn't any quicker than doing it on the hob

Temporary Erogenous Zone (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 23 July 2020 20:04 (two months ago) link

it is impossible to scald the bottom if you forget it, its also more energy efficient.

plax (ico), Thursday, 23 July 2020 20:06 (two months ago) link


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