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A couple weeks ago I made enough brown rice for a week in my brand new Aroma rice cooker. I wanted a rice cooker that was electric so I could set it and forget it.
The first batch I made was disastrous. Too much liquid = a mess all over and really mushy brown rice. I’ve never had it turn out that way before.
My favorite brand of brown rice is Nishiki and it just was not right.
So I decided to try again today and see if it was a fluke the first time or honestly, I wasn’t sure if that is how brown rice was when made properly.
It turned out perfectly!! So I now have brown rice made for the week.
Tomorrow I am having a teriyaki bowl with chicken, broccoli, cauliflower, and brown rice. Yum!
After the brown rice, I decided to try to make steel cut oats in the rice cooker.
Again, I made a mess. The water to oats ratio was off a bit. Or it could be that oats bubble up more than rice. I did read online that may happen.
What I did:
I used 1 ½ cup of steel cut oats. (I used Quaker brand). I rinsed them a little bit and then added water to the 3 line. I think it’s 3 cups. Probably not enough water really because per the instructions on the oats you need 4 cups of water for 1 cup of oats. I cooked them using the brown rice setting and I did open the cooker a few times and stir the oats.
Like I said, it made a mess.
But I will still eat them (I think) and will maybe try again next week.
Not sure what the perfect ratio would be. Maybe I need to follow the directions with the 1 cup of oats to 4 cups of water. That seems a little too much though. I don’t know.
I am just glad to have the oats ready to go for the next few days!!
I need to plan ahead more so I am not spending an hour every night scrambling to make lunch and breakfast for the next day while I’m at work.
So as of right now, I have 3 lunches ready and enough oatmeal for at least 4 days.
Feels good to be starting the week ahead of the game!