Solar Cooked Simple Rice

by Brad
(Las Vegas)


I don't normally eat rice, but I do have an electric rice cooker that does cook rice, very easily. Today, I decided to take two scoops of rice, place them in my Hot Pot cooker, and cover with an inch of water. This is the same ratio of rice-to-water, as the one my electric cooker uses.

After an hour, I put a plastic spoon through the rice, and saw there was still some water visible on the bottom. At the hour and a half mark, the spoon revealed a thorough cooking, with no water remaining. The rice was fluffy and ready.

I did not move my Hot Pot cooker at all during the hour-and-a-half. Although not the perfect tool for baking, the HPC does many things, extremely well, especially soup and rice. Every day, I find ways to work with its unique design, and am glad to have this solar cooking tool. Several of my co-workers hike the local mountains, and the HPC, with its low profile fold-up, has generated great interest.




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Thanks Brad for Sharing your solar cooked rice experience.

We do rice and pasta as well in our Hot Pots every so often.

One question; did you preheat the water or did you just put the rice and water in at the same time?

Nathan
Admin.

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Apr 26, 2015
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awesome
by: steverik

I tried cooking the tomato rice in the solar cooker. And the happy news is that the experiment was so successful. The rice was perfectly cooked was at a right timing. I love solar cookers. Very economic and a bill saver.

Apr 23, 2011
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I Love Rice and the HPC (Hot Pot Cooker)
by: Bruce

I have cooked rice in the HPC several times. I use two cups of converted rice, and a quart of liquid (water or broth.)

Sometimes I first add about a tablespoon of olive oil and saute chopped onion or minced garlic, then add the rice and liquid. Seasonings like salt, pepper, and smoked paprika can also add to the flavor.

I usually turn my HPC every 15 minutes or so to track the sun, and it works really well, cooking the rice completely in about 90 minutes.

Apr 23, 2011
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Same Time
by: Brad

The water and rice went into the pot, and then the pot was placed into the panel area. No pre-heating of the pot nor water.

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