Saturday, September 01, 2007

I killed my Rice Cooker

I don't cook rice very often nowadays,

and I certainly don't have the conventional ubiquitous rice cooker that is in just about every Asian household any more. BUT I did ( *sigh* ) have a microwaveable rice cooker that was every bit just as good.. till a few days ago, when I killed it.

Like I said, I hadn't cooked rice in a while - at least not from scratch - a lot of what i do with rice nowadays comes from the Ready-in-5-minutes precooked brown rice or wild rice form. Feeling somewhat nostalgic, I thought I would try to cook some rice from scratch.

Bad Idea.

I overestimated the time and underestimated the water, and the result was a meltdown in our microwave - forget the noxious fumes that came pouring out of the microwave for a moment, or the now black charcoal rice that was left over - David was totally horrified when he smelt something burning ( I was in the other room ) and saw the rice cooker ITSELF bubbling in the microwave. EGAD.

At first we went running out of the house after turning the oven vent on, but after a while, David thought it was funny enough to blog, since I usually post something that I'm proud of, that I did for the Letti Thursday meals. So, here's the damage, in full its full digital glory...

On a more successful note, I made Pecan crusted fish and fried rice for Letti Thursday.

Genesis 1:29
And God said: Behold I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.


dobbs said...

Oh dear, hope it didn't damage your MW oven. Thankfully I haven't had any MW oven mishaps, but I did melt a kettle (plastic bits) over the stove!

Bad Sheep said...

Oh my. I guess you were making cajun that day. Blackened rice. I don't have a rice cooker either. I love the boil in bags!

taranicole <"3 )~ said...

I Love that rice cooker! I have the same one (though, after our trp to the Philippines I've been wanting a "real" one!)!!! Glad everyone was ok after the mishap ;)

Anonymous said...

yikes! at least no one was hurt :) Thank God! **hugs**

makuahine said...

Oh my goodness!!

I am glad, too, that neither of you were hurt, and that your microwave didn't explode!!

K. Restoule said...

Oh the horror.

However that's how I cook. Leave it on the stove until the smoke alarm goes off.