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44454Re: [slowcooker] Cooking grains in Slow Cooker

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  • runner_dude
    Dec 22, 2013
      great info
      thanks so much lance
      which leads to another question ...
      if all i want to do is cook whole grains,
      maybe i WOULD do better with a rice cooker ...??
      the last rice cooker i had though would boil over a bit
      but i assume it would cook the grains quicker than a
      slow cooker ...
      anyway, just some food for thought

      From: Lance M <monarch@...>
      To: slowcooker@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Saturday, December 21, 2013 4:58 PM
      Subject: Re: [slowcooker] Cooking grains in Slow Cooker

      No, none of the crockpots I know of have a sensor to detect when the
      temp gets past a certain point like rice cookers do. They are made to
      come to a certain temp and stay there until turned off (or after a
      certain amount of time they drop to low.)
      But they do make a great pot of oatmeal overnite, and can handle many
      other grains quite well.

      What I would do is find a crockpot (slowcooker of whatever brand) at a
      good will or other thrift store. (remember, the older the better, imho.
      if you can find a 70's crockpot with a glass lid, you've hit the
      jackpot!) Probably will only cost about $10. Try it during the day when
      you can check on it periodically, then you'll know how long you can
      leave it to itself.

      >so i take it none of the slow cookers or
      >crockpots have a feature where they shut off automatically
      >once all the liquid has been absorbed ??

      >i don't currently own one but was thinking
      >of buying one if i can use it to cook whole grains,
      >which i eat every day

      > From: Barbara <barbrus@...>
      >To: slowcooker@yahoogroups.com
      >Sent: Saturday, December 21, 2013 12:16 PM
      >Subject: [slowcooker] Cooking grains in Slow Cooker

      >I cook Steel Cut Oats overnight in my slow cooker every week ......... also have done rice.
      >I think any kind of hard grain would cook well in the slow cooker but the only sure-fire way to find out is to try it with whatever kind of grain you want to cook.
      >Just remember to use the 2 liquid to 1 grain ratio and cook on LOW.

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