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10 hours ago, rotuts said:

Im doing GABA Basmati Brown  ( TJ' rice )

 

as my first 3C induction test run

 

Ill report later   3 hrs or more , but nothing for me to do !

 

my question on the Zo's :  

 

can you ' set ' the clock / timer to show you

 

a count-down to done ?

 

granted , it would be fuzzy , and change a bit during a cycle

 

or is that not possible.     3 + hours cooks :  it be nice to see time left

 

even if its Fuzzy . 

How's the GABA rice?

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the GABA  Br rice was good '

 

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each grain was nicely cooked , and the husk was more or less part of moist component

 

that held the rice together , as you can see in the photo

 

this was not the style of brown rice where the brown-ness was dry , offensive etc

 

it was not individual grains of the sort I get w regular basmati.

 

it needed some mix-ins of some sort  .  its like a pilaf if you will

 

I doubt you need this setting on a machine that does not have it :

 

the BrR simply sat in warm water for about 2 hours and then cooked.

 

adding warm ( 105 F ) water to a regular Zo , then setting it up to start cooking

 

2 hours later would no doubt do the trick.

 

Soooooo much Extra GABA   ( 150 % vs regular BrR per manual , or 50 % more , your choice )

 

I had to sit down and have a Personal Beverage.

 

today Ill try the same TJ's BrR on a regular BrR setting 

 

and see if there is a difference in texture etc.

 

I hope to figure out how to get my BabyZo to do the countdown 

 

until done .

 

P.S.:  in terms of ' sprouted '  , the grains didn't look sprouted at all :

 

ie beginning to grow .  that certainly takes more than 2 hours.

 

 

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Today , I used the same TJ's BrRice

 

same rinse , measurements 

 

but now in the 3C-ind

 

the Brown Rice setting .

 

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Id not make much of any color differences

 

the BR setting for this rice :

 

texture is what Id point to .

 

a version of pilaf :  moist , not wet in any way , with texture w both

 

some firmness , but mostly tenderness.

 

this version : Brown stetting was a it different than GABA :

 

this version still had a bit of firmness , a bit more ' brown flavor/texture '

 

and very nice .   more going on w Brown setting

 

viz  texture and flavor.

 

that 35 %  ( adjusted )  GABA  possible loss :

 

     Im sure in Japan , rice is looked into , as many ways as possible 50 % increase GABA  Fine.

 

however for me , I think I can work with  the plain Brown setting 

 

its a tiny bit firmer , and more of a bran flavor and texture 

 

just a bit , but sill tender 

 

both , GABA setting , or 2 H in your Zo 105 soak :  a bit more tender 

 

a bit more muted .

 

or the Brown setting : a bit more ' Brown ' , but not too much

 

are delici0ous in their own way.

 

 

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@ElsieD 

 

its easy e tough to simulate 

 

as mentioned above .

 

many places , both books and on-line

 

suggest soaking before cooking 

 

brown rice : taking that dry , inedible stuff 

 

to something worth looking into .  Fuzzy-Wize

 

I completely agree .

 

the Brown setting does this w a total cook of  1:30 hr

 

or 3 hr w the GABA.

 

with trying once w a 2hr soak 

 

with one cup each way 

 

to taste and decide .

 

you would have to learn the programmed cook stuff 

 

it looks very easy tp do .

 

I like the On button .  that programmed stuff :

 

Im glad its there 

 

for others 

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the 3C-Ind  that I have 

 

its quite wonderful .  many reasons .

 

the Induction , which is far from free ? 

 

no idea .  as I understand it, 

 

Your Want 3 ? , we add induction ! '

 

it does have a close to Fatal Flaw :

 

Push On ( my goal ! )  :  "" Twinkle Twinkle Little Star """

 

the tone ?   ( w work , for fairness , you can choose ' beep' or nada 

 

Id very much prefer 

 

" Sultans of Swing "

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0ffIJ7ZO4U

 

nothing better .

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My Neuro Fuzzy has arrived!  I bought a bag of Lundberg Wild Rice Blend which contains long grain brown rice, sweet brown rice, wild rice, whole grain Wehani rice, and whole grain Black Japonica rice.  Now this may seem like a very, very, stupid question but is this cooked on the Mixed Rice setting?  If so, are any adjustments required?  Thanks!

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@ElsieD 

 

congratulations , you are going to have 

 

a fine time . w great results 

 

[ one does try to keep track of water rations , and adjust later ]

 

so   ... all those  items and grains are all mixed together ?

 

most are ' whole grain '  :::   is that the same as ' Brown '  :::  the total rice package ?

 

Id start w one unite of the mixture , wash , then use the brown rice ratio :

 

rice :: 2 water      

 

and cook it on " Mixed "

 

then see what you think .

 

I always would open the RC'r , and fluff

 

the mixture , and in the end got the mixture 

 

an warm , but fluffed up  

 

as the texture I was looking for .

 

looking forward to your discoveries.

 

P.S.:  is there a ref to the bag ( if its that ) ?

 

would you consider a pic of the bag ?

 

just curious .

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@ElsieD 

 

Id start with water .

 

then move on to other liquids

 

after you get a feel for water ::: rinsed grains.

 

of the top of my head

 

Cnut milk might do better on

 

' porridge '

 

as milk w groats does.

 

 

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3 hours ago, ElsieD said:

 but is this cooked on the Mixed Rice setting?  If so, are any adjustments required?  Thanks!

I believe the "Mixed Rice" setting refers to add ins such as vegies etc rater than mixed rice varieties if the rices require different cooking methods, I don't think one setting will do the trick, but as rotus has suggested, try it find out 🙂

 

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I cooked up some white basmati rice ronight.  I assumed "white" meant any white rice. In went  1  measue of rice then filled the pot with water to the 1 cup line.  The rice is delicious as those with rice cookers know.  I'm very pleased with my first batch.  Flushed with success,   I put some oatmeal and water in the pot, set the timer for 12 hours and hope that we get something edible in the morning.  @Kerry Beal You cook oatmeal using the porridge setting, can you tell me how much oatmeal and water you use?  I used 80 gm of oatmeal and 560 ml water, which is what I use for stovetop oatmeal

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44 minutes ago, ElsieD said:

@rotuts  This is a picture of the bag.

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I've cooked the same mix on the brown rice setting in my Zo, and it came out well.

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Our oatmeal was good, but I would not necessariily cook it using the timer again, at least not for 12 hours.  If you like oatmeal without texture, you'd like it done this way.  It had no "chew" and I prefer to have some texture to mine.  When it first came on, there was a fair bit of liquid spouting through the vent though I stopped after a few minutes.  Maybe that's the nature of oatmeal?  These were rolled oats, perhaps steel cut oats work better?

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12 minutes ago, ElsieD said:

Our oatmeal was good, but I would not necessariily cook it using the timer again, at least not for 12 hours.  If you like oatmeal without texture, you'd like it done this way.  It had no "chew" and I prefer to have some texture to mine.  When it first came on, there was a fair bit of liquid spouting through the vent though I stopped after a few minutes.  Maybe that's the nature of oatmeal?  These were rolled oats, perhaps steel cut oats work better?

I used to make oatmeal in my Zo for my late husband (I don't like oatmeal myself._

He said it was the best he'd ever had.  I used the steel cut variety with porridge setting.

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27 minutes ago, lindag said:

I used to make oatmeal in my Zo for my late husband (I don't like oatmeal myself._

He said it was the best he'd ever had.  I used the steel cut variety with porridge setting.

Thanks for this, @lindag.  I have steel cut oats so i'll try it next time.  Do you recall the ratio of oats to water, or did you use the porridge setting?

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@ElsieD 

 

Zeus will soon  be

 

a bit annoyed 

 

that your are spending time with the Zo

 

and not admiring his mighty fine tail.

 

I got my first Fuzzy 

 

based on reading this book from the library

 

https://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Rice-Cooker-Cookbook-Porridges/dp/1558326677/ref=sr_1_1?crid=22AG0MF1E2KIS&keywords=ultimate+rice+cooker+cookbook&qid=1661358824&sprefix=ultimate+rice%2Caps%2C84&sr=8-1

 

just for steel cut oaks  cooked w milk 

 

push one button , no scorching !

 

I  cooled off mass , then 

 

in contianers 

 

in the refrigerator , 

 

and microwave my AM delicious bowl 

 

each day .   and each bowl got a bir more milk

 

to losing it up , as I think oats continued to absorb

 

water , for some time.  its easy to add more milk the next 

 

day , and microwave for breakfast 

 

I do not have experience w rolled oats 

 

re : fuzzy type cooking.

 

consider trying 

 

' steel cut oats '  cooked w milk

 

if you=like your AM Oats creamy .

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, ElsieD said:

Thanks for this, @lindag.  I have steel cut oats so i'll try it next time.  Do you recall the ratio of oats to water, or did you use the porridge setting?

I use McCanns and I believe I just use the ratio listed on the can.

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2 hours ago, rotuts said:

@ElsieD 

 

Zeus will soon  be

 

a bit annoyed 

 

that your are spending time with the Zo

 

and not admiring his mighty fine tail.

 

I got my first Fuzzy 

 

based on reading this book from the library

 

https://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Rice-Cooker-Cookbook-Porridges/dp/1558326677/ref=sr_1_1?crid=22AG0MF1E2KIS&keywords=ultimate+rice+cooker+cookbook&qid=1661358824&sprefix=ultimate+rice%2Caps%2C84&sr=8-1

 

just for steel cut oaks  cooked w milk 

 

push one button , no scorching !

 

I  cooled off mass , then 

 

in contianers 

 

in the refrigerator , 

 

and microwave my AM delicious bowl 

 

each day .   and each bowl got a bir more milk

 

to losing it up , as I think oats continued to absorb

 

water , for some time.  its easy to add more milk the next 

 

day , and microwave for breakfast 

 

I do not have experience w rolled oats 

 

re : fuzzy type cooking.

 

consider trying 

 

' steel cut oats '  cooked w milk

 

if you=like your AM Oats creamy .

 

 

 

 

 

All righty then, next time I'll try pinhead oats cooked in milk.

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3 hours ago, rotuts said:

pinhead seams to be a different name

 

for steel cut ?

 

 

 

 

 

That's right.

 

  I cooked the wild rice blend tonight on the brown setting as @chromedome suggested.  Delicious.  The strange thing is that both last night and tonight I cooked 1 Zo measuring cup of rice.  I could have cooked less.  When i made rice using my old method, I always cooked 1 regular cup of rice and we had no problem finishing it.  I can't figure out why that should be the case.

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