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The Everything Rice Cooker Cookbook (Everything (Cooking)) Paperback – August 18, 2010

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Hui Leng Tay is the author of the popular food blog called ?Teczcape--an escape to food? (http://teczcape.blogspot.com), which was recently featured in a New York Times article about rice cookers. Her three-year-old blog, which focuses on fresh, innovative cuisine, receives more than 20,000 hits per month. Tay has been concocting delicious meals in her rice cooker for more than ten years and has come to depend on it as one of the most useful (and time-saving) tools in her kitchen. A graduate of Stanford and MIT, Tay is a true believer that with a base knowledge of flavors, the recipe options are endless.
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Product Details

  • Series: Everything (Cooking)
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Adams Media (August 18, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440502331
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440502330
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #666,178 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Author of food blog (http://www.teczcape.blogspot.com). Author of The Everything Rice Cooker Cookbook. Self-taught cook. Enjoys easy and nutritious home-cooking. Believes that there are endless recipes with a little love, thought and effort.

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49 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Bruce Harrington on September 7, 2010
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This book is packed with innovative and tasty recipes, but American cooks with little experience or access to Asian ingredients may find this book a challenge. Ingredient lists go beyond soy sauce and Chinese cooking wine; lychee, gojiberries and a variety of mushrooms also show up. Recipes with seafood - shrimp, scallops and fish are heavily represented. Dorm cooks looking for a cookbook to walk them through macaroni and cheese in their rice cookers should look for a more basic manual. Braver souls with a pantry and a willingness to explore their one pot wonder will be rewarded handsomely.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Prima Donna on February 18, 2013
Format: Paperback
I am very unhappy with the other reviews written in response to this book.
First and foremost the reviews panning this product were written quite obviously by American kids in college who don't know how to cook. Their complaints were: 1.I won't instantly have dinner without prep work, 2. It's a rice cooker, I guess that it was created to cook rice 3. I didn't know what the ingredients were. 4. I might use it sometime.

Hence -- I would like to say:
1.All of the ingredients in this cookbook can be easily found in your neighborhood grocery store, and the more exotic ingredients can be easily found in the Asian food section.
2. Yes. This cookbook requires that you chop a few vegtables.
3. If the recipe calls for an exotic mushroom use regular standard pre-cut, pre-washed mushrooms. And, if the recipe calls for shallots you can simply substitute green oions.

Now, with that out of the way, in reviewing this book, I would would like to clarify a few things. The first is that there are two types of rice cookers. The simple standard kind cost anywhere from $20.00 to $60.00 and they cook rice. You can also cook pasta in them and they will have an automatic shut off feature. This is the type of rice cooker that I would reccomend for Americans.

On the other hand, if you are of eastern descent, or you just love East Asian cooking and you would like to use your rice cooker in much the same way that people use slow cookers -- I would suggest that you purchase a "fuzzy logic rice cooker" for around $200.00. These machines are digitaly programable and will automatically know when your food is done which will allow you to cook all kinds of things in them besides rice.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By E. Koennecke on April 18, 2013
Format: Paperback
First, let's get out of the way who shouldn't buy this book:

* People who assume that they get their dishes without effort, this book involves prep work.
* People who want to cook their same old recipes from Betty Crocker, just with a new kitchen toy.

So, who should buy this book? Target audience for "Everything Rice Cooker" are primarily people whose kitchen is centered around the rice cooker and either have no fear of trying new stuff or grew up with Asian ingredients.

For these people, it's a beautiful book. The recipes are tasty, plenty of variations, and also easy to read (traditional book, cannot speak for the Kindle edition).

The book assumes that your main kitchen utensil is the rice cooker, if you have a lot of other kitchenware, it might be redundant for you. It will still be good read for new recipe ideas, but if you are set in your procedures in a traditional kitchen with a lot of pots and pans, it will be easier to cook the traditional way.
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful By tragedyanne on April 26, 2011
Format: Paperback
If you have a fuzzy logic rice cooker, you definitely want to buy The Ultimate Rice Cooker Cookbook : 250 No-Fail Recipes for Pilafs, Risottos, Polenta, Chilis, Soups, Porridges, Puddings and More, from Start to Finish in Your Rice Cooker (Non Series) instead of this one. Where this author dismisses the fuzzies as expensive and overly sophisticated, The Ultimate appreciates all they can do, and shows you how to really make full use of them.

That being said, I also have an on-off rice cooker. This book is still not doing anything for me. Using the rice cooker for a lot of these recipes seems like a stretch when you could just as easily put a pot on the stove. If an on-off rice cooker is your only cooking appliance, maybe I could see these being useful, but The Ultimate schools this book in on-off recipes too.
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21 of 28 people found the following review helpful By K. DeSarro on October 20, 2010
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I wanted a rice cooker recipe book with everyday recipes for my new rice cooker. This book has an overwhelming number of very unusual rice recipes with ingredients that are not available to me that I know I will never try.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anne Wingate on November 8, 2013
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The Everything Rice Cooker Cookbook (Everything (Cooking))
You just bought a ten-pound bag of rice and a rice cooker (used, from the thrift store) and as you enter the driveway your husband asks, "What are you going to do with all that rice?"

You grin like the cheshire cat. Then as you unlock the front door you quietly pick up the small box on the doorstep,enter the house, and open the box. The box says, The Everything Rice Cooker Cookbook. Includes: Curried carrot and Ginger Soup. Fragrant Coconut rice. Rice Noodles with Beef . . . .

Oh. That's what you're going to do with all that rice.

You spend the afternooon reading the rice cookbook and thinking about what recipes you get to make first. That Thai-stle Shrimp Cakes recipe looks good . . . so does that fragrant coconut rice . . . . They've probably got another printing in print already.

Are you sure you bought enough rice?

Usually the publisher gives me a copy of the book on condition that I promise to write a good, impartial review. This time I had to buy the book myself. Publisher, would you give me another, similar book to review?
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