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cooking rice

Postby oops56 » Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:34 pm

You don't need that complete military kit use you own stove

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eft4-y1EmUI
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Re: cooking rice

Postby irrationalsolutions » Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:35 pm

that looked like it worked well. i'm still on the fence about cooking rice on the trail. i have dont it camping but it always seemed like a pain to clean and it used more water to clean than i would like to waste. am i doing something wrong? or is it just me and i cant cook rice?
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Re: cooking rice

Postby hoz » Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:17 am

I used to use instant rice but really don't like the texture. I switched to cooking the rice at home and then dehydrating it. Rehydrated, it tastes very close and has a nutty flavor. No need to rinse it the second time around.

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Re: cooking rice

Postby dlarson » Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:33 am

I have cooked rice on the trail. It made a sticky mess inside my pot but it doesn't have to be a waste of water. Afterwards, I added a small amount of water to the pot, swirled it around with my spoon to clean off the walls and then drank it. Drinking your dishwater can supply more nutrients. Just don't use soap!

Also, I don't worry about my cook pot being spotless and clean. I rinse it out the best I can but I don't scrub it with soap and water. I figure most bacteria inside the pot will die the next time I boil my water anyways.
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Re: cooking rice

Postby holyphenol » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:21 pm

hoz wrote:I used to use instant rice but really don't like the texture. I switched to cooking the rice at home and then dehydrating it. Rehydrated, it tastes very close and has a nutty flavor. No need to rinse it the second time around.


I have yet to try this but have given it strong consideration...
Is it worth the time and effort in the long run, concerning cooking time and quality...
Also, I just thought of the availibility of par-cooked rice...?
I suppose I'll look into it later tonight(I work at a restaurant).

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Re: cooking rice

Postby Ridgerunner » Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:28 pm

oops56 wrote:You don't need that complete military kit use you own stove

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eft4-y1EmUI


The burner and potsupport look like diy, not military? I would think that a trangia/w simmer capabilities would be ideal for cooking rice. Just add some olive oil to keep from sticking too bad. I wonder how well the rice would cook if you bring it to a boil and pour it into freezer bag and cozy to simmer for 20 minutes? Maybe Sarah could give us some insight in this area. Sarah, r u out there?
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Re: cooking rice

Postby hoz » Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:39 pm

holyphenol wrote:I have yet to try this but have given it strong consideration...
Is it worth the time and effort in the long run, concerning cooking time and quality...
Also, I just thought of the availibility of par-cooked rice...?
I suppose I'll look into it later tonight(I work at a restaurant).


I can tell the difference in the taste between instant and cooked and dehydrated at home.

The dehydrated rice is firmer and nuttier.

It doesn't have to be washed, just rehydrate in boiling water.

We eat rice with almost every meal so it isn't a problem to dry the leftovers once in a while.

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Re: cooking rice

Postby zelph » Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:16 pm

hoz wrote:
holyphenol wrote:I have yet to try this but have given it strong consideration...
Is it worth the time and effort in the long run, concerning cooking time and quality...
Also, I just thought of the availibility of par-cooked rice...?
I suppose I'll look into it later tonight(I work at a restaurant).


I can tell the difference in the taste between instant and cooked and dehydrated at home.

The dehydrated rice is firmer and nuttier.

It doesn't have to be washed, just rehydrate in boiling water.

We eat rice with almost every meal so it isn't a problem to dry the leftovers once in a while.


What is the difference between parcooked and instant rice?
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Re: cooking rice

Postby hoz » Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:48 am

zelph wrote:What is the difference between parcooked and instant rice?


Marketing...I don't think there is a difference.

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Re: cooking rice

Postby zelph » Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:39 pm

Thanks for the insight HOZ.
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