I made hapa rice (half white and half brown rice) in 25 minutes in the stack cooker. I was truly amazed at how well it made rice. No more making rice every day in a metal pot on the countertop. I can store my rice cooker now and allow for more space in our small kitchen. I put 3 cups of rice in the stack cooker (deep bowl) and rinsed it a few times and put 3-1/2 cups of water. Swirl the pot around to level the grains at the bottom of the pot. Put the stack cooker in the microwave WITHOUT the lid and cooked for 25 minutes. Be sure to cook without the cover or it will boil over and you will have a big mess to clean up.
Our microwave is a 1250 watt machine and I cooked it at full power. It cooked the rice just right. Remove the container from the microwave and place the lid on and allow the heat and steam to continue cooking the rice. It cam out PERFECT! I like knowing we can cook rice daily without the fuss of a big ole pot and its a quick wash. After cooking, I moved the finished rice into a microwavable crystal wave bowl for storage and future reheating if necessary.
After it was done, I transferred the completed quinoa into a small crystal wave bowl for lunch tomorrow. Now, to make tonights entree.
1 chuck steak (about 12-16 oz ), cubed into small bite sized pieces
1 whole white onion, thickly sliced
4 cloves of garlic, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup of lite soy sauce
2 Tablespoons of worcestershire sauce
1/4 - 1/2 cup of water
Black pepper to taste
Cube the steaks and place on the bottom of the large stack cooker bowl. Cover with onions, garlic and all liquids. Top with a sprinkling of black pepper. Cover and place in the microwave. I cooked mine for 20-25 minutes in my 1250 watt microwave. I stopped at 20 minutes to check how well the meat was done. I could've stopped there, but wanted to make sure it was cooked thoroughly so I put it back in for another 2 minutes and let it stand in the microwave for about 10 minutes to let it continue cooking in its own steam.
The results were fantastic. Mind you, my husband asked me what I was making and I had NO CLUE. I just threw the ingredients in the pot and hoped it would come out ok. LOL. The onions were perfectly done and the meat, though just a LITTLE tough (thus cube into smaller bite sized pieces), it tasted great! I must mention that while this was cooking my house smelled so good that waiting 20 minutes felt like forever.
I really wanted to make it lemon pepper but we were out of lemons. So, I kept it simple and it turned out ok.
Below are pictures of my stack cooker. It comes with a steamer insert so you can steam veggies EVEN FISH! It also comes with an insert that fits in the large deep bowl for making cakes. Yes, you can make cakes in the microwave using the stack cooker. I haven't tried it yet, but will very soon! You can click on each image to enlarge. Thanks for reading!