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Oct 6, 2008 07:03 PM

Slow cooker Asian recipes

I discovered that I like using my slow cooker for cooking! :). But, I can't seem to find any Asian recipes using the slow cooker. If anybody can send some my way, I'd really appreciate it!

Thank you!

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  1. You have to get pretty far into the field of "authentic Chinese" to get to these, but there are some very nice Chinese casseroles - unfortunately, Googling them only returns recipes for fake stuff.

    1. Jook! Put a cup of rice and 6 cups of water and/or chicken stock in the slow cooker when you go to bed and cook on low overnight. The next morning, you'll have a delicious breakfast porridge. Add a little soy sauce and sesame oil and garnish with scallion. If you've got some leftover roast duck (or chicken or pork or...), toss it on top. Delicious.

      Also, there are lots of traditional Chinese dishes that are simmered or braised. Red-cooked pork belly, white-cooked pork or chicken, and Hainan chicken rice all spring immediately to mind as being do-able in the slow cooker; you just have to figure out the timing.

      1. I think a slow cooker dal would be fantastic. I just cooked a dal on the stovetop this evening and it took forever! I had to pressure cook the lentils for 25 minutes first, then pressure cook the spinach and aromatics for 25 minutes longer, then simmer them all together in another pot for an hour...snore! I think it would be well suited to a slow cooker.

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        1. re: fallingup

          Oooh, yeah. I got sidetracked on East Asia, but South Asian cuisine seems perfect for the slow cooker. A little browning ahead of time might be necessary, but dal, rogan josh, koftas, etc., etc. - they're all perfect.

          1. re: fallingup

            i always cook dal in the slow cooker with lamb. also nihari and haleem. almost effortless to make this in slow cooker vs cooktop. for the dal, i mix dry spices, dal, ginger, garlic paste, lamb chunks, 1/4 tomato, serrano pepper chopped and water. i cook this for 6 hrs or so then temper with garlic, whole cumin and onions in ghee. season with salt and serve.

          2. Wench31, here's a Mongolian beef recipe for the crockpot from someone who is cooking in her crockpot 365 days--I have not tried this particular recipe but we did try one of her curry recipes and it was pretty good...hope to try more of her recipes this week--you can see that she has a number of other Asian recipes on her website, too, that you may want to look into:

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            1. Pork rump (braised with copious amounts of soy sauce, star anise, ginger, orange peel and even more copious amounts of rock sugar)

              Ox tail soup

              Lions Head meatballs

              Fish head stew (with glass noodles, napa cabbage, tofu and mushrooms)