Brown rice has a rich, nutty flavor that works well with stronger flavors that may overpower white rice. It's also higher in fiber and vitamins, making it the more nutritious choice, but it takes about twice as long to cook. A rice cooker eliminates the constant pot-checking necessary to ensure perfect results when cooking on a stove top. The Black and Decker Flavor Scenter Steamer allows you to add your favorite herbs to infuse the rice with flavor and aroma without smothering it in high-calorie sauces.
Remove the various parts of the cooker from the base and set aside. You will only use the steamer bowl, rice bowl and lid to cook rice.
Insert the steaming bowl, then insert the rice bowl. Add 1 cup of rice and 1 1/4 cups of water, or 1 1/2 cups of rice and 2 cups of water to the rice bowl. Stir in any desired seasonings.
Replace the cover securely and set the timer for 50 to 52 minutes for 1 cup of rice, or 54 to 56 minutes for 1 1/2 cups of rice. The chime will sound and the cooker will turn itself off when the time is up.
- Use broth or wine instead of water to add flavor to your rice.
- Rinse and soak your rice before cooking for softer, fluffier grains that won't stick together.
- The rice bowl and cover are dishwasher-safe.
- Don't use the drip tray or flavor scenter screen to cook rice. Everything gets mixed together in the rice bowl.
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