Rice is a delicious addition to any meal. Whether you are aiming to make Chinese, Indian or another genre of food, rice can complement your meal. The Breville Rice Cooker can assist you in making all the rice you need. A small kitchen appliance, the Breville Rice Cooker is easy to use, clean and store.
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How-To Cook Rice
Before beginning to use your Breville Rice Cooker, wash out the removable cooking bowl, steaming tray and glass lid in hot soapy water. Also, remove all promotional labels on the outside of the bowl, tray and lids.
To begin cooking rice in the Breville Rice Cooker, take out the Rice Duo 6 cup and fill it with rice. If you are cooking rice for four people you will want to fill the Rice Duo Cup 6 with two cups of uncooked rice. This will yield 4 cups of cooked rice. Wash the measured-out rice in cold water until the water runs clear. This removes excess starch.
Next, place the removable cooking bowl in the stainless steel housing of the Breville Rice Cooker. Make sure the cooking bowl is sitting flat. This will make sure it maintains proper contact with the cooking surface. Add the uncooked rice to the removable cooking bowl. Add 1 cup of water for every 1 cup of rice you want to cook. Place the glass lid on top of the bowl and plug the cooker into an outlet. An amber light will illuminate once the Breville Rice Cooker has been plugged in.
To begin cooking the rice, press the selector control. A red light will come on to let you know the rice is cooking. A bell will ding when the rice has completed cooking. Remove lid and turn rice over using a fork or spoon. Let rice stand for 10-15 minutes before serving.
Creating Different Rice Dishes
The Breville Rice Cooker can also be used to create more elaborate rice dishes. If you are creating a meat and rice dish, meat stock can be used in place of water. If the amount of rice you are cooking requires 2 cups of water, you will need to use two cups of chicken, beef, vegetable or other stock.
To create a sweet rice dish, you can also substitute half of the water needed with apple juice, orange juice or pineapple juice.
For saffron rice add 1/4 teaspoon of saffron powder or 2 saffron threads to every two cups of water you use for the amount of rice you are cooking.
The Breville Rice Cooker can also be used to make delicious steamed dishes. Measure 3 or more cups of water or stock into the removable cooking bowl. Place the food you would like to steam onto the stainless steel steaming trays and insert into the removable cooking bowl. You will then place the steaming tray and removable cooking bowl into the steel housing of the Breville Rice Cooker. Cover with the glass lid.
Plug the Breville Rice Cooker into a power outlet. The amber light will come on to let you know the Breville Rice Cooker is ready to go. Press the selector control to start the steaming process. A red light will come on while the steaming is taking place. A bell will go off when the steaming is complete and food can be removed.