Yesterday, I had a chance to work on two BBs for my Food Prep and Preservation PEP badge. For this one I made rice with meatballs.
For the rice, I used one cup of brown rice and two cups of what I call "tomato water." This is simply the water I drain off of frozen tomatoes after they defrost. The frugal part of me doesn't want to throw it away, so I use it for cooking.
Here is my submission for the Cook Grain with a Rice Cooker, Crock-Pot, or Instapot BB - Food Prep Aspect - sand.
For each method, I kept the recipe simple and repeatable:
2 cups of dry rice
4 cups of water
dash or two of salt
I used a crockpot!
To document my completion of this BB, I have posted:
- a picture of your grain cooking in the crockpot
- a picture of your grain cooked in the crockpot
- a picture showing your cooked grain that is obviously at least two cups
- in case it is not obvious - a reference photo from the stovetop method showing container volume in comparison to 1 cup measure
Well my Instapot rice today might get rejected for this BB because I put too much other stuff in so it becomes hard to see the rice! None the less I will submit it for consideration. I started with 1.5 cups of brown rice, added 1.5 cups of water, a can of corn, a can of diced tomatoes, and an assortment of spices to make a Spanish rice sort of thing. After it was done cooking I decided to add some salt too. (I am trying to use less salt in my diet.) Anyway, here are the before and after photos.
I double rinsed the rice -- thinking now that I should've saved the water for plants. The rinsing makes the finished rice a lot less "starchy" tasting.
A few stir-fried veggies and a generous portion of Bragg's (yum)
The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing.
This needs a better pic of the uncooked rice in the cooker.
Just wanted to say we normally eat brown rice but my husband got a bit trigger happy when we had lockdown in Feb/March and bought all the rice he could (or any type). We are still working our way through. Think this one is half polished (half way between brown and white) I use the rice cooker most days so this one was very simple for me, just a matter of photographing it.
"Each of us have a unique and necessary gift to the world. The purpose of life is to express our gifts. We are all here to contribute our gifts toward something greater than ourselves, and will never be content unless we are." - Charles Eisenstein