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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.


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?


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Apr 26, 2015
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
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
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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