About 15 or so years ago I bought my first rice cooker. It was one of the best kitchen appliance purchases ever! It makes perfect rice every time. Only problem with it was that when I decided to start making more brown rice I couldn’t use the rice cooker as it only worked with white rice. Meanwhile I used the Alton Brown oven method for Perfect Brown Rice. I figured once the rice cooker stopped working properly I would replace it with a rice cooker that had a brown rice setting. Great idea, only problem was the old rice cooker never gave up working! When David moved out I decided to give the old rice cooker to him and he was thrilled to get it. While shopping at Costco I saw an Aroma brand rice cooker that had a brown rice setting. A quick Google search (gotta love smart phones) revealed awesome reviews so I bought it.
This rice cooker makes perfect white or brown rice – I’ve tried both already. It can also cook other grains like Farro, Quinoa or barley so I plan on testing those as well. The liner has a non stick coating so clean up is a breeze – love that!
While at Costco I came upon this new to me melon and had to bring it home.
This adds a nice cheesy type flavor to veggies, popcorn and veggies. I want to try it on kale chips.
All of the above food finds and products are ones that were purchased with my own money and I wasn’t asked to review any of them or compensated in anyway.
We had a super productive weekend. The kitchen table top is refinished and back in place. Hubby Tom did a great job! We moved furniture around and are setting up a spare bedroom in what use to be son David’s bedroom. We have moved a lot of boxes to the attic as we are storing a variety of things for the young adult kiddos that they don’t have room for in their apartments.
Leaking pipe update. The giant dehumidifier is gone for now. The general contractor came on Friday and gave us an idea of what might happen as they move forward with opening up the wall and getting to the source of the leak. We are waiting to hear what our insurance company will cover on both the house repair and the totaled car. Everyone is in agreement that we should wait until after Katy’s August wedding to tear up the house. Thank goodness as there are so many decisions we will have to make and right now with all the wedding stuff going on we are on overload!
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Do you have a rice cooker?