Rice Cooker Lowry £5 @ Morrisons Instore
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Rice Cooker Lowry £5 @ Morrisons Instore

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Found 5th Dec 2010Made hot 5th Dec 2010
What else can I say, its a rice cooker with a 1.5 liter capacity, must be cheap at £5. Although I would never buy this item, i prefer to boil rice in the pan the traditional way. However these cookeres have had good reviews here when posted.

Please note image is of a rice cooker, not the Lowry rice cooker

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A rice cooker is much easier, cleaner and more consistent than using a pan, have you still got that Betamax?

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melipona

A rice cooker is much easier, cleaner and more consistent than using a … A rice cooker is much easier, cleaner and more consistent than using a pan, have you still got that Betamax?



you obviously eat out of a microwave!!!

These are great

Excellent price for this and the results from rice cookers are generally very good. However before spending the £5 I'd be asking myself do I have the space in the kitchen with all the other labour saving devices and how often I'd use it once the novelty had worn off.

Can't really argue for a fiver..

I love my rice cooker best buy ever Heat added

Roccostan

you obviously eat out of a microwave!!!


What planet are you on? If he was eating out of a microwave he'd be buying rice in microwavable pouches not using a rice cooker to cook rice properly. Incidentally I wouldn't say that cooking rice in a saucepan is the "traditional way" either. You get better results with a rice cooker - try it for yourself.

Roccostan

you obviously eat out of a microwave!!!



Westerners never seem to get the rice cooker thing...
Go to any Chinese/Korean/Japanese household. In their kitchen you will find at least one rice cooker. It's how we cook rice!

I'm crap at making rice too! Either too stodgy or still a little crunchy!

When I go abroad to rice eating countries, they have these at home, and I have to say, when I bring the same rice home (Basmati or Persian Glani/Lahijani), it cooks more to my liking in our saucepan than it does in their rice cookers.

I think they're a bit like the deep fat frier for asians. No class and frightfully low brow.

Having been all around asia.... the rice cooker is the traditional way!
Good deal though, might buy as spare with my 15% off staff discount weds!

Heat!

I always use a Dutchie to cook my rice, here is something you should give a try, to make rice a tastey dish on its own, it don't have to be bland or served with curry or sauce dish.

Tin of coconut milk, I use Dunns 55p Tesco.
Tin or packet kidney beans.
Sprig of fresh thyme or teaspoon of dried.
4 cloves of garlic don't crush them just put in pot.
Scotch bonnet pepper do not chop this, it is only to add a small burn to the rice flavour, I tend to pierce it then remove after rice is cooked and add it to my cooking curry if I am making one.

kimbasun

I always use a Dutchie to cook my rice, here is something you should give … I always use a Dutchie to cook my rice, here is something you should give a try, to make rice a tastey dish on its own, it don't have to be bland or served with curry or sauce dish.Tin of coconut milk, I use Dunns 55p Tesco.Tin or packet kidney beans.Sprig of fresh thyme or teaspoon of dried.4 cloves of garlic don't crush them just put in pot.Scotch bonnet pepper do not chop this, it is only to add a small burn to the rice flavour, I tend to pierce it then remove after rice is cooked and add it to my cooking curry if I am making one.




Don't use dried packet kidney beans unless you have boiled them for approx 45 mins. They can be poisonous.

marlovian

Don't use dried packet kidney beans unless you have boiled them for … Don't use dried packet kidney beans unless you have boiled them for approx 45 mins. They can be poisonous.


You mean soak them for 12 hours, boil in fresh water for 10 minutes, skim off any scum/bubbles, and simmer for 1 - 1.5 hours?

Edited by: "jukkie" 5th Dec 2010

marlovian

Don't use dried packet kidney beans unless you have boiled them for … Don't use dried packet kidney beans unless you have boiled them for approx 45 mins. They can be poisonous.



Sorry I thought everybody would know this, I took it for granted but forgot not all of use grew up cooking these type dishes, so yes you must cook the dried Kidney beans then add to the rice after and cook the rice as above, I mostly use tin kidney beans to save time these days.

Roccostan

you obviously eat out of a microwave!!!



So let me get this straight, you've gone to the trouble of alerting people to a cheap rice cooker and now you're criticising anyone suggesting that it might be something worth buying?
My rice cooker is one of my most used kitchen appliances after the kettle and toaster. They are very reliable, you can just click it on and you don't have to monitor it for then on.I think you'll find most Indian and Chinese restaurants would use this sort of thing.
Edited by: "jiggerouzo" 5th Dec 2010

yunyun

Westerners never seem to get the rice cooker thing...Go to any … Westerners never seem to get the rice cooker thing...Go to any Chinese/Korean/Japanese household. In their kitchen you will find at least one rice cooker. It's how we cook rice!



Perhaps if these Japanese companies decided to sell their fuzzy rice cookers here we might. It's annoying that Companies such as Panasonic, Hitachi, Sanyo etc sell 'overseas' models in Japan intended for use in Europe but don't sell them in Europe.
Edited by: "bluespace77" 5th Dec 2010

until i was about 24 I had always used a saucepan to cook rice,,, cos dad did in his takeaway... then when I met my OH, he to me to use the rice cooker and ive not looked back

These . Are. Great. end of.

Can you make fried rice in this the same as you get from the chinese takeaway?

Darroch

Can you make fried rice in this the same as you get from the chinese … Can you make fried rice in this the same as you get from the chinese takeaway?


obviously u do not know how to fry rice..
well u first have to cook the rice.. using a rice cooker or a pan.. then u need to let it cool a bit.. best will be cold rice but u can still fry it if its still warm.

So u heat up a saucepan..as big as possible or use a wok and add some oil...about 1 to 2 tablespoon then add in a whisked egg and then give it a good stir.
then add in as much rice as u require and then fry it tossing it now and again.. add salt and soy sauce to taste..

Good find op, used a rice cooker for years and never looked back.

love my rice cooker, got the royal doulton empire direct offer when they were still alive.
Good tip for failsafe rice (Nick Nairn) applies to any kind of rice, cover with plenty of water then lid on. when starts to boil set timer for 8 minutes gas off then empty majority of water lid back on and leave to cook in own steam for another 8 minutes, works every time

Can this do brown rice also?

leedale30

Can this do brown rice also?



yes, just leave to steam for longer (up to 15 - 20 minutes), found that if you running late this is perfect as the rice says fluffy and warm for ages

mumbojumbo

Stupid European tip! Don't even think about emptying the boiling water … Stupid European tip! Don't even think about emptying the boiling water from a big pan of rice. If you measure out the water and rice properly in the first place you shouldn't need to lift the lid until the rice is done.


if your feeding 20 people why don't you try a rice cooker, i know where you can buy one for a fiver

WOW nice deal! ...Not sure about the quality for a fiver though!
A rice cooker is a must for all east asian families as they eat it nearly every single day like westerners eat bread!
Perfect for westerners as they are mostly unable to cook rice properly! :-)

12 quid at my local morrisons

Greg5

love my rice cooker, got the royal doulton empire direct offer when they … love my rice cooker, got the royal doulton empire direct offer when they were still alive.Good tip for failsafe rice (Nick Nairn) applies to any kind of rice, cover with plenty of water then lid on. when starts to boil set timer for 8 minutes gas off then empty majority of water lid back on and leave to cook in own steam for another 8 minutes, works every time


That sounds like a terrible way to cook rice...
If cooking regular easy cook/American long grain, all you need to do is rinse your rice, fill the pan with water so it's an inch over the top of the rice, add salt, bring to the boil and leave to simmer with a cover on (with a small gap to prevent it boiling over) until all the water is gone.
For 20 years this has never failed me (then again, you could just buy a rice cooker ).

Obviosly other types of rice require more care (e.g. Sticky, Basmati or Italian rice).

was priced up at £12 at Tamworth, didn't price check though!!

This is great and all, discussing how some people like rice cookers and some people like saucepans, but with 2 people saying it's £12 and nobody confirming that they got one, why is this so hot? Can anyone else confirm they picked one up for £5?

I thnk this should probably be expired pending any proof of the deal...

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so we all like rice! Great!
Anyway, overnight I thought might be a good stocking filler, asked the mrs to pick one up today, she also said price is displayed at £12 down from £15. There was clearly a misprice from Morrisons, I took a pic of the £5 price tag too, which ill upload tonight when i get home. They must have realised when it scanned in at £12 and changed it, So not such a great deal after all!

£12 at Bolton - never been £5

Another post voted hot for a one store deal

davek

£12 at Bolton - never been £5


second that £15 @ thamesmead!

Thanks Op, Will be making a trip for my ma.

Only had the Lowry ones at Dukinfield and as other posts have pointed out...They were £12 reduced from £15..

The OP does state that it is not the Lowry one though, so maybe just limited old stock of a certain make?

£12 in Ipswich too, I asked her to price check just incase it hadn't been labelled right too....she didn't know anything about £5.....

The OP says "Image" is of a rice cooker, not the Lowry one, doesn't say that its not the Lowry one on offer......unless I'm reading it wrong......

bowl rice in a pan, traditional...wtf!!.....typical english, you clearly know little about cooking rice

a rice cooker is MILES better, less chance of burning the rice too

mind you my wife buys her rice cookers in hong kong or china
Edited by: "royals" 6th Dec 2010
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