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Rice Cookin' - A Recovering Physicist's Apology

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Sure the Senate and the House could have grilled Rice, they could have got Rice Steamed, they could have even boiled Rice, but they didn't because you can never trust a democrat to stand up for something that is right. But what started as potentially amusing aside filled with punning and games has suddenly taken a dark and unforeseen turn into politics. So let me start this entry over. I apologize for the attempt at wit...


While Katie was here I bought a rice cooker. I was pretty afraid of it due to the fact it is entirely in Japanese right down to the manual. Looking online I find no English manual in site. Luckily I am fluent in pushing random buttons and fallowing basic flow chart like diagrams in the instruction manual. And so 30 minuties after pushing the big red button I had sticky rice TO DIE FOR. Ohh it was wonderful. How I chortled, how I consumed, how I danced, how I tried to convince myself I had some kind of extra "kanji sense" that subliminally told me how to make the rice and guided my hand while button pressing. I made hamburger rice (much famed for being Caption Hook's favorite) It is a simple recipe (after all, I successfully make it on a regular basis) but it calls for a cup of rice. I made the rice in my rice cooker and added it. It was a bit too sticky, I will have to use more Kanji sense to work out how to make it less sticky, so the dish turned out rather thick, but it was super duper good. Boiling rice is no good. I will never go back, NEVER! Unless there is a horrible rice cooker related accident and I burn my apartment down because Kanji Sense royally screwed up...
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From:superpastelgirl
Date:January 31st, 2005 05:56 pm (UTC)

the mistress of the rice cooker

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if you don't add as much water (usually you add twice as much water as rice) then the rice wont be as sticky. Or you can buy non-sticky rice, tho I'm not sure you can in Japan. Also, you can rinse the rice w/ cool water once it is done cooking, that will also make it less sticky.

My dad taught me how to use our rice cooker when I was 13; it is unbelieveably easy. You add two cups of rice, four cups of water, put the lid on, and press the only button there is. When the light goes off, its ready. Your rice cooker (being fancy and japanese) might be more complicated than that.
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From:biggrumpy
Date:January 31st, 2005 10:43 pm (UTC)

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Thanks for the tips, prior to this I was running up to the rice cooker and touching it and yelling at it like the monkey's in 2001. I can't wait to make tacos because they need rice!
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From:uoyetahi_1435
Date:January 31st, 2005 09:51 pm (UTC)

haha

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i wish i could taste some of your deliciously made "kanji sense" rice... it sounds wonderful... although i'm not much of a rice person it sounds rather intruiging and i would like some... you'll have to make me some in the future
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From:biggrumpy
Date:January 31st, 2005 10:42 pm (UTC)

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They do rice differently here. I was not a big rice fan untill I got here. Of course I also eat it everyday here (it is the one thing I KNOW I can eat out of my school lunch!), so I may have just adapted to loving it.
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