What if you need to cook a whole bunch of plain rice and don't have an available stove burner? What if you don't own a rice cooker? What if you decided to cook in your crockpot every single day for a year and were feeling rather full of stew and soup?
You could make rice. Plain, old, perfectly steamed rice. In your crockpot.
The Ingredients:--1T butter
--1 cup white basmati rice (I'm listing this kind because that is what I used. I would imagine that any kind of white or brown rice would work, but I haven't actually tried any other out yet.)
--2 cups water
--pinch of salt
--rub butter on the inside of your crockpot stoneware
--put in rice
--stir in water and salt
--cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours, checking every 45 minutes or so.
I cooked the above batch for 2 hours, 15 minutes and checked on it twice.
Fluffy, lovely rice. I'm interested in trying this with larger quantities of rice and with different varieties.
We had this with takeout.
I needed some takeout. ;-)