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Purple clay rice cooker - no instructions. Ideas?

linengirl Aug 22, 2009 09:41 PM

I am in a bit of a quandry. Got a purple clay (aka yixing clay, I think) rice cooker from SanYuan here. Seems like a very nice quality one. But no instructions. And the pot, unlike your usual rice cooker pot, doesn't have water markings on the side (you know, "fill to here for one rice cup full of rice, fill to here for 2 rice cups...". Tried emailing the company via their website and email bounced back. Tried websurfing for online pdf users manuals -- can't find. I suspect from the buttons that this thing makes rice, makes brown rice, slow cooks and probably a great deal more. But... it's only a suspicion.

Does anyone have any experience using these rice cookers? Advice? Suggestions?

Many thanks!

  1. KaimukiMan Aug 28, 2009 04:31 AM

    the knuckle system is always a good starting point. doesnt seem to matter how much or how little you are making (within reason) put enough water in the pot to cover the rice to the depth of one knuckle. you can adjust over time, but this should work to start.

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    1. re: KaimukiMan
      linengirl Aug 29, 2009 10:56 AM

      Much obliged, both. This is a good starting place. And I think I hear a copy of the Rice Cooker cookbook calling my name, besides... Trial and error with good rice: yum!

    2. tanuki soup Aug 24, 2009 04:24 PM

      I believe the usual ratio for rice cookers is around 1 to 1.5 cups of water for every 1 cup of rice. I'd suggest you start from there and adjust based on the results you get.

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