Cookbook Review: 300 Best Rice Cooker Recipes
Gift Idea: Cookbook & Rice Cooker
Your mother, brother, or girlfriend has been contemplating buying a rice cooker.
Bright idea: Why not buy them a cookbook – 300 Best Rice Cooker Recipes? And if you’re generous, buy the rice cooker too.
Why a rice cooker?
Since the 1940s, rice cookers have been a staple in Asian American households but the appeal to eat more rice, more whole grains, and more legumes continues to grow. With a rice cooker (also cooks whole grains and legumes), the appliance automatically turns itself off when finished so there’s no fear of burnt food. Rice cookers do not hog counter space and are portable, so go ahead and take the rice cooker to your little cabin in the woods (with electricity).
Rice cookers cost between $15 and $200. So you have to do some research (which the book provides) and consider your budget and how many bells and whistles you want and can afford.
Beyond white – the book goes into the origin of rice and the many varieties – brown, basmati, long grain, red rice, black rice, jasmine, sticky, risotto and more. The book also explains the numerous whole grains and legumes and how to prepare. Just reading the pages – I already feel like a know it all.
The book presents recipes for breakfasts – Berry Breakfast Risotto, Cowboy Breakfast Tamales + 15 more recipes.
There are pages for appetizers, snacks, and sushi, salads, soups, entrees (fried forbidden rice with shrimp), pilafs, one pot meals, side dish, steam cuisine, and desserts (sticky rice with mango). And a few mouthwatering photos too.
The book is thorough and filled with food recipes to tempt every palate.
The author, Katie Chin, should be proud of her accomplishment. Eat more rice.