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Feb 26, 2012 10:59 AM

Tupperware Rice Cooker

I mistakenly wrote under general so moving this question to COOKWARE. I am interested in the Tupperware rice cookers. I have read you may not cook rice with any other liquid but water or nonsalt broth. Second, I have tried to find comments within that give me an idea as to what any of you think about this product as far as cooking rice quickly in the microwave. I am a little leary of going to any other brand of plastic rice cookers. I have an electric small rice cooker but it seems to be a little towards time consuming to set it up, wash up all afterwards, etc. Therefore I am trying to find a shortcut if possible by using a tupperware model. Three cups final amount of cooked rice is about the safest I believe you can cook within. Something like 1 cup rice to certain amount of water and that is it on the rice amount that is safe to avoid boil overs. I know I can use glassware such as corning, pyrex etc but the liquid tends to bubble over because there aren't any holes in the lid of course. You can swivel the lid so container not covered completely on a square dish but still wants to bubble over when cooking a nice amount of rice. Therefore tupperware seems best idea. Any advice?

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  1. I cooked rice for years in a regular covered casserole. I used the rice function on my microwave, or if I didn't have a rice function, I used 5 minutes on high, and 15 on med power. This would be with regular long grain white rice. The casserole I used was a Pfaltzgraff casserole. Steam needs to vent around the edges of the lid of the casserole.Proportions were: 1 cup long grain white rice to 2 cups water.

    My point is--you don't need special stuff to do this in the micro.

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    1. re: sueatmo

      Good to know. Thanks for the reply. I do have the rice function and will try using my corning ware again. I assume you most likely used a 2 quart Pfaltzgraff? or was it larger?

      1. re: Tinkerbell

        It is just barely 2 qt. It holds 6 C with room to spare. The lid needs to NOT be airttight, but allow steam to escape.

        1. re: sueatmo

          Thanks, that is the news I need. Meanwhile, someone marked a tupperware down and I was able to get it cheap this morning. It is new so guess I can not go wrong. If I need to cook a larger amount of rice, I am going to use my Corning like you use your bowl and lid thanks to your advice. Thanks for getting back to me. I have the square ones, so I can swivel the lid or tilt it a little and it may work. Not tilting it is probably what caused the bubbling over to occur.

          1. re: Tinkerbell

            I have to say that I never had boil over doing this. If you have a French White Corning round dish that is pretty deep, that would work well, I think. You should use round vessels in your microwave oven. Not sure when I learned that, but I think it is true.

            1. re: sueatmo

              That I did not know. I have oval butterfly corning ware that is about 2.5 quarts but all the rest are square in the older corning ware up to about 3 quarts or so. I guess I will have to try. I have the pyrex mixing bowls 4 sizes with no lids but not for sure if they are microwave proof. They are antiques. I would have to put a plate on the top of them. I think best way to go is the round ones 2.5 quarts first, then the square if I have to. They are vintage too but I have used in microwave even tonight such as scalloped potatoes from the box. Thanks for the additional input here, sueatmo.

            2. re: Tinkerbell

              So how did you like the Tupperware Rice Cooker vs the corningware solutions? I'd like feed back other than my own on it as a consutlant.

      2. You mean something like the attached photo. I have this for about 19-20 years. It really brings back memory. I don't use it anymore because I have real ricecookers, but it did work well and it was really great for what I needed to do back then.

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        1. re: Chemicalkinetics

          Yes, just about like this. I have small electric rice cooker. We do not cook enough to use it. I read about the tupperware being handy and rice coming out super and became interested. However, I just saw where someone used a glass dish in microwave with glass top. I have not had as much luck because they seem to want to foam up a little and go over edges. I could go to a large bowl and top but then way more area then need in such a large container and wash up not as quick naturally. Therefore, I thought I would look at one of these and get some ideas also. What rice cooker did you replace this one with that you felt did a better job possibly?

          1. re: Tinkerbell

            "We do not cook enough to use it"

            Do you mean enough as in "frequency" or "volume"? In other words, do you mean the portion size you cook is too small for the electric rice cooker?

            "I read about the tupperware being handy and rice coming out super and became interested"

            It is handy, easy to use, but I don't know the rice being super. The rice from my electric rice cookers are better, but I don't use low-end electric rice cookers.

            "What rice cooker did you replace this one with that you felt did a better job possibly?"

            I had that plastic mircowave rice cooker since I was a college student, and eventually I inherited an electric rice cooker from my parents and I believe the electric one is better. It was a "National" brand.