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u/henrycaul · 7 pointsr/fitmeals

Fun fact: Roger Ebert (yup, THE Roger Ebert) wrote a book of rice cooker recipes: http://www.amazon.com/Pot-How-Use-Mystery-Romance/dp/0740791427

u/xckzwar · 7 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

The Pot and How to Use It: The Mystery and Romance of the Rice Cooker - Roger Ebert, Sept. 2010
https://www.amazon.com/Pot-How-Use-Mystery-Romance/dp/0740791427

u/ihitrecord · 4 pointsr/AskCulinary

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If you're not going to have a stove, you'll want a rice cooker with fuzzy logic. Zojirushis are nice, and so are Panasonics. They're not just for rice. There's an old metafilter post somewhere that got condensed into a book (yes, THAT Roger Ebert) that you probably don't need, but it's out there.

Yes, you can make a good soup in a rice cooker, including mirepoix, if it's a good pot.

Also, a decent one should double as a crock pot.

u/TheOtherSon · 4 pointsr/Showerthoughts

Yup, rice cookers actually aren't actually unitaskers, just ask Roger Ebert, yes that one.

u/Jaguarflesh · 3 pointsr/Cooking

Roger Ebert wrote a book on using a rice cooker. http://www.amazon.com/The-Pot-How-Use-It/dp/0740791427

u/KimberlyInOhio · 2 pointsr/Advice

Congratulations! Learn to cook at home, and start paying your bills through your bank's online bill pay. If your bank's online bill pay service is any good, you can have the bills sent electronically right to your bill pay, and get an email reminder. Then you look at the bill, find out when your next payday is, and set the bill to be paid then. It keeps you from losing bills, and if you move a lot at first, you won't have to worry quite so much about being late due to forwarding your mail and changing addresses and such.

Put a little table close to your door where you can dump your stuff when you come in. Purse/wallet/keys etc so you don't have to chase them down when it's time to leave in the morning.

Use your deadbolt and security chain.

Scan your birth certificate, drivers license, Social Security card, passport, college diploma, and any other ID, and keep the scans on a thumb drive in a safe location. Will make it easier to replace if lost or stolen.

Open a Google Doc and list out all the places you've ever lived, and the dates you lived there. Keep updating it as you move, because if you ever apply for a job that needs a security clearance, you'll need that. I got a Coast Guard application back in the day, then pitched it because my family moved A LOT when I was a kid. No way I'd ever be able to remember them all.

Hit thrift stores for kitchen essentials like dishes, glasses, silverware, spatula, colander, etc and then upgrade the ones you use a lot at some point down the road. When you go to the grocery store, pick up a pack of disposable plastic storage bowls for leftovers. Don't buy a hundred at once, just every now and again buy a new set for a few bucks. And it'll be easier to store if you get all round ones, or all rectangles.

Have a "fridge party" where people can come and bring you a bottle or jar of their favorite condiment, salsa, olive oil, Sriracha, or whatever. That stuff can get expensive, and it's a fun party idea.

Put a rice cooker on your Amazon wish list. Those fuckers can be used for SO MUCH.

u/m_toast · 2 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy
u/ALoudMouthBaby · 2 pointsr/Cooking

I don't own a rice cooker myself, have you taken a look at Roger Ebert's book on the subject? While the Amazon reviews on it are fairly mixed I've had two personal friends recommend it as a good starter guide to cooking with a rice cooker.

u/LadyDriverKW · 2 pointsr/povertyfinance

Also, Roger Ebert (yes the movie critic) was an ace at cooking with a cheapo rice cooker. Once he got serious about losing weight (and before he got cancer) he used to carry it with him as he traveled so he could cook in motel rooms.

He published a cookbook about how to make all kinds of food with a rice cooker in less than ideal situations: https://www.amazon.com/Pot-How-Use-Mystery-Romance/dp/0740791427

u/pbrooks19 · 2 pointsr/vegan

Oddly enough, before the surgery that left him with no jaw, Roger Ebert was a guru of the rice cooker, and wrote a book about all the cool things one can cook in it. Check it out!.

u/BugOutBob · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

I am not a huge Roger Ebert fan ("video games aren't art", etc.), but I have to admit that he sells the benefits of owning a rice cooker best:
http://www.rogerebert.com/rogers-journal/the-pot-and-how-to-use-it

I have made soups and stews, rice (of course) with various flavors, oatmeal, etc. Slow cookers are nice, too... but if I only had room for one or the other, I would choose a rice cooker.

PS: Plus he did a whole friggin cookbook: http://www.amazon.com/The-Pot-How-Use-It/dp/0740791427

u/mchnikola1 · 2 pointsr/guns

You're golden then, one of the best rice cooker cookbooks is: https://www.amazon.com/Pot-How-Use-Mystery-Romance/dp/0740791427 by film critic Robert Ebert.

u/ChefKyle208 · 1 pointr/Cooking

There is a book by Roger Ebert all about things you can cook in a rice cooker. http://www.amazon.com/Pot-How-Use-Mystery-Romance/dp/0740791427/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1420496252&sr=8-1&keywords=roger+ebert+cookbook check it out. Lots of fun stuff in here

u/larinioides · 1 pointr/EatCheapAndHealthy
u/hamburgular70 · 1 pointr/budgetfood

Hey, glad to help. I had the same epiphany a few months ago. The food really is designed for it. If you live somewhere with any sort of international market, go there and grab some Indian spices in bulk. I drive half an hour to closest one for black peppercorns, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, turmeric, green cardamom pods, and garam masala. It's so so cheap and totally worth it. Also brown rice and whatever special lentils they have like unsplit black lentils. Oh man are those foods cheaper and better than I imagined.

I also have this great book about instant pots by Roger Ebert. I'm also a U of I alum, and just found it fascinating. It's a great read and it's really interesting to read a short book by someone that is so incredibly passionate and funny about a subject like this.

u/marsepic · 1 pointr/EatCheapAndHealthy

https://www.amazon.com/Pot-How-Use-Mystery-Romance/dp/0740791427

Great book on using a rice cooker creatively. No need to get a slow cooker, unless time is a huge problem.

u/Ignatius_Reilly_67 · 1 pointr/EatCheapAndHealthy

I am going to echo sentiments here and advice you to get a small rice cooker. It makes life really easy. Also; Roger Ebert wrote a book of Rice cooker recipes:
http://www.amazon.com/The-Pot-How-Use-It/dp/0740791427

The main thing to remember about Rice Cookers is to use the cup that comes with it. If you lose it the equivalent is 6 oz. NOT 8 oz. This is why a lot of people screw up by using the regular 8oz. measure in the Rice Cooker.

The last advice I have is to use different kinds of broth instead of water to make the rice. I personally use the Better then Bouillon brand Mushroom broth as my base and the rice is really umami tasty errytime. Also, Miso paste is a good base for making dashi to cook the rice.

Experiment. Rice is a really good carbohydrate that absorbs a great variety of flavors.

But the main thing is to get yourselves a Rice Cooker. It will make your life really easy.

u/emillyorr · 1 pointr/EatCheapAndHealthy

I forgot about the rice cooker option. Another thing is--hunt around on Google for rice cooker recipes. Roger Ebert even wrote a whole book on the subject, and with a little creativity, you can use it for far more than just rice. Between owning a slow cooker and a rice cooker, trust me, meal-making will be set.

u/Hedonopoly · 1 pointr/Cooking

Roger Ebert has a good book all about cooking in a rice cooker.

u/madmaxx · 1 pointr/Cooking

Rice || noodles + veg + protein.

I had a rice cooker in my dorm room, and made pretty much everything in it for 6 years. Roger Ebert did the same thing for most of his bachelor years and wrote a book about it: https://www.amazon.ca/Pot-How-Use-Mystery-Romance/dp/0740791427