44456Re: [slowcooker] Cooking grains in Slow Cooker
- Dec 23, 2013I haven't done any other grains but white and brown rice in a rice
cooker, so can't comment from experience about anything else.
I doubt it would do tougher grains like oats/oatmeal very well tho. I'd
definitely get a crockpot for those.
A ricecooker probably would cook faster than a crockpot, but that's not
necessarily a good thing. ...and I wouldn't leave it on overnite like I
would a crockpot either.
I'd say experiment with the grains you use in the rice cooker you
already have. What doesn't work all that well, try a crockpot.
But I'd also say get a crockpot anyway. It's is good for so many other
things tho, it's cheap, doesn't take up much space and versatile. I
consider it my #1 appliance. Well, maybe after a microwave anyway.
>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@...>
>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@...>
>>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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