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When you're too broke to buy a new rice cooker...

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  • Nov 29th, 2004 7:31 pm
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Deal Addict
Nov 14, 2003
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Be careful of a short. It looks like you stripped the wires really high up and they are only stuck on the tape.
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Nov 7, 2003
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lol dude...you can always cancel your internet connection for a couple of months to save up for a new rice cooker :lol:
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Oct 26, 2002
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ever heard of a pot with a lid?
thats been making my rice for years.
That's my 2cents worth
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Aug 27, 2004
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Im a starving student (not really but for the sake of argueing)


I just use my kettle and measuring cup...
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Sep 3, 2002
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Is that a source of potential electrical fire? I think I'm safer sticking with cooking Nissin instant noodles! :D
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Deal Guru
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Mar 17, 2004
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Problem is chances of stuff from xscargo going wrong is just as high as the improvised rice cooker. :P
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LOL! I thought you cooked it in a regular pot on hot stove.

In any case, may want to experiment cooking rice in a regular pot. The bottom layer is almost always burnt and it has a nice but different flavour. This is sometimes used in other dishes too.
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NDman wrote:Problem is chances of stuff from xscargo going wrong is just as high as the improvised rice cooker. :P
But hey! Look at pic #2 and then the pic of the unit at xscargo. They look like pretty much the same gizmo.

But all that aside, I use the microwave to make rice. Doesn't everyone have one of those?
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Sep 14, 2002
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oh man.
That's a fire waiting to happen.
I've seen microwave rice cookers at the dollar store. It's just a simple plastic thing but apperently it works well.

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