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Old 08-25-2003, 11:23 PM   #1
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Default How do you cook restaurant-quality rice?

Rice in restaurants is one of my favorite foods. Rice at home is garbage. We tried boiling it, steaming it, etc. But it doesn't even come close to restaurant-quality rice. So how do they do it? I refuse to believe that not a single person here has ever worked in a restaurant!
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Old 08-25-2003, 11:24 PM   #2
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Buy a rice cooker (that is how most restaurants cook their rice). Then you'll just have to mix water and rice, and it self cooks to perfection
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Old 08-25-2003, 11:24 PM   #3
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Put it in a rice cooker.
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Old 08-25-2003, 11:25 PM   #4
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Alright, well thats easy! Which one should i buy and how much should i spend?
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Old 08-25-2003, 11:25 PM   #5
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Zojirushi fuzzy logic rice cooker > *


You can get *acceptable* rice from any >$50 enclosed (read: NON glass top) rice cooker by Panasonic/National or Tiger, but if you want BOMB DIGGITY AZZ rice, that you can keep warm for 2 days without turning to paste, get a Zojirushi. Costs about $150 but worth every damn penny.
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Old 08-25-2003, 11:26 PM   #6
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Dude, to be honest rice from resataurants suck. Just get a decent Japanese branded rice cooker and you'll be amazed.
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Old 08-25-2003, 11:26 PM   #7
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Alright, well thats easy! Which one should i buy and how much should i spend?
100 bucks on a really nice one, around 30 for a basic one. Zojirushi is best
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Old 08-25-2003, 11:28 PM   #8
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Restaurant rice is quality rice?? :Q I hope you're not talking about asian restaurants 'cause they're not all what you think
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Old 08-25-2003, 11:29 PM   #9
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Dude, to be honest rice from resataurants suck. Just get a decent Japanese branded rice cooker and you'll be amazed.
You should see the "rice" i had for supper yesterday. In comparison, wet cardboard seems delicious.
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Old 08-25-2003, 11:30 PM   #10
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Dude, to be honest rice from resataurants suck. Just get a decent Japanese branded rice cooker and you'll be amazed.
You should see the "rice" i had for supper yesterday. In comparison, wet cardboard seems delicious.
it's not our fault you have no clue how to cook rice.
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Old 08-25-2003, 11:33 PM   #11
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You should see the "rice" i had for supper yesterday. In comparison, wet cardboard seems delicious.
it's not our fault you have no clue how to cook rice.
Hahah! Cook rice? Who me? Dude, i'm still learning how to boil water!!
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Old 08-25-2003, 11:33 PM   #12
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Zojirushi fuzzy logic rice cooker > * You can get *acceptable* rice from any >$50 enclosed (read: NON glass top) rice cooker by Panasonic/National or Tiger, but if you want BOMB DIGGITY AZZ rice, that you can keep warm for 2 days without turning to paste, get a Zojirushi. Costs about $150 but worth every damn penny.
Whats the problem with glass tops?
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Old 08-25-2003, 11:42 PM   #13
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glass tops usually don't close all the way, merely just rest on top. plastic top ones usually seal closed.
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Old 08-25-2003, 11:43 PM   #14
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Zojirushi fuzzy logic rice cooker > * You can get *acceptable* rice from any >$50 enclosed (read: NON glass top) rice cooker by Panasonic/National or Tiger, but if you want BOMB DIGGITY AZZ rice, that you can keep warm for 2 days without turning to paste, get a Zojirushi. Costs about $150 but worth every damn penny.
Whats the problem with glass tops?
the biggest problem i had with it - it was the biggest PITA to clean.
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Old 08-25-2003, 11:47 PM   #15
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Asian restaurants rarely have "great" rice...

Don't expect a japanese rice cooker to make your uncle bens taste gd either...
Gotta go out and get a gd bag of ric.e
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Old 08-25-2003, 11:50 PM   #16
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Don't restaurants use the nonsticky rice? I prefer sticky rice.
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Old 08-25-2003, 11:52 PM   #17
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it depends on which restaurant, some have sticky, some don't.

and yea home rice p0wns
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Old 08-25-2003, 11:54 PM   #18
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Asian restaurants rarely have "great" rice...

Don't expect a japanese rice cooker to make your uncle bens taste gd either...
Gotta go out and get a gd bag of ric.e
Yea domestic rice is garbage.
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Old 08-25-2003, 11:55 PM   #19
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Yes you need to get good rice, not crappy rice!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-25-2003, 11:56 PM   #20
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Alright, so what kind of rice should i buy? I prefer non-sticky. Any other attributes i should look for?
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Old 08-25-2003, 11:58 PM   #21
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Just get a $20 rice cooker from Walmart. It makes Uncle Ben kick even more ass than he did before. I'd take it over the rice the Chinese Restaurants have around here.
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Old 08-26-2003, 12:01 AM   #22
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Your gas tank called, it's hungry!
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Old 08-26-2003, 12:06 AM   #23
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We always buy short grain...but that makes sticky rice.
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Old 08-26-2003, 12:09 AM   #24
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Rice? Try a pan and some water
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Old 08-26-2003, 12:11 AM   #25
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theres a variety of grains to choose from. some long thin dryish, others fat stubby and sorta fluffy/sticky. theres a bunch, and they DO taste different

you have to choose the same one as the restaurant, i can't think of the name right now

that and get a decent rice cooker.
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