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Cook Grain with a slow cooker - PEP BB food.sand.grain.rice

BB Food Prep and Preservation - sand badge
 
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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.

Ingredients for slow-cooked rice.


Adding cooked meatballs to the rice.


An easy one-pot meal, ready to eat!


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I certify this BB complete!

 
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dry rice
dry rice
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rice with water
rice with water
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rice cooking
rice cooking
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cooked rice
cooked rice
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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
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    Cookikng rice in the CrockPot
    Cookikng rice in the CrockPot
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    Cooked
    Cooked
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    About four cups rice
    About four cups rice
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    Reference photo from stovetop showing 1 cup measured compared to volume in container
    Reference photo from stovetop showing 1 cup measured compared to volume in container
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    I certify this BB complete!

     
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    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.

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    The rice and other ingredients before cooking.
    The rice and other ingredients before cooking.
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    The mix after cooking.
    The mix after cooking.
    Staff note (Ash Jackson) :

    I see rice! I certify this BB complete. Enjoy your new Air Badge in Food Prep!

     
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    1 cup rice 1.76 cups water; fluffs to 2c+

    Pics:
    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.
    Rice cooking
    Finished
    A few stir-fried veggies and a generous portion of Bragg's (yum)
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    This needs a better pic of the uncooked rice in the cooker.

     
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    Here is my submission! Came out a bit wetter than I would’ve liked because I was making more than usual to have leftovers for fried rice. I always eyeball the rice:water ratio.
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    I certify this BB is complete.

     
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    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.
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    Two cups
    Two cups
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    Washing rice
    Washing rice
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    Rice and water in the rice cooker
    Rice and water in the rice cooker
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    Cooker on, 44 mins until it is ready
    Cooker on, 44 mins until it is ready
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    Cooked rice
    Cooked rice
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    I certify this BB complete!

     
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    Second rice cooking method:

    2 cups brown rice, 1 tbsp olive oil and 22 oz. water in crockpot cooked on high for 2 hours.

    I can't believe I never tried this before,  it turns out perfectly!

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    Rice and cold water
    Dry rice
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    Cooked rice
    Cooked rice
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    I certify this BB complete!

     
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    That's a 3-cup rice cooker and it's over the 3 c. line.  Used Basmati this time.  Good stuff.
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    2 c. rice to 3.5 c. water
    2 c. rice to 3.5 c. water
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    Rinsed rice in the cooker, waiting for water
    Rinsed rice in the cooker, waiting for water
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    Water added
    Water added
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    It's cooking
    It's cooking
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    Ding! Time to eat.
    Ding! Time to eat.
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    I certify this BB is complete.

     
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    Jasmine rice, 1.5 cups dry and 2 cups water.
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    Before
    Before
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    After
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    Nicole Alderman approved this submission.
    Note: I hereby certify that this badge bit is complete, and congratulate you on your Food Preservation air badge!

     
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