I have the new Nesco Digital Pressure cooker here to use and test.
I will be posting new tidbits daily for a while as I put it through it's paces.
I said in an earlier post that I thought the recipe collection is abysmal. I think they need me to write them one of food we will really cook and ways to use this machine to it's full potential and save the most money with it.
I did find one interesting idea in the booklet though and I'm going to try it now. Sticky Rice.
Since the machine has a RICE button, it seems a reasonable thing for me to try.
The recipe says to use equal parts of rice and liquid. SURE. Like that's going to work, well, let's see:
Test version, I used 1 cup of regular long grain rice and 1 cup of water. I did add a pinch of salt because I'm genetically incapable of cooking something without adding a pinch of salt. Rice and water into pressure cooker. LOCK AND LOAD, RICE button and START button. Wait
At the end of 12 minutes, I opened the lid (without burning myself although I still think the design is bad) and VOILA! Are you kidding me?
PERFECT rice! PERFECT! Just a little sticky but each grain is separate and has a slight chew but not hard in the middle. HOW have I had a pressure cooker this long and NOT tried this?
REPEAT TESTING WITH BASMATI RICE AND A LARGER AMOUNT
Rice test #2,
2 cups of basmati
2 cups of liquid (1 cup stock because I had some fresh and 1 cup water)
pinch of salt
LOCK AND LOAD
RICE button and START button
DING DING DING
Perfect rice again. Slightly sticky but separate grains with a slight chew. FAR FAR FAR superior to any other rice I've made in a pressure cooker.
I did the same test but with Thai sweet rice. I didn't get pictures because, well, I didn't. Trust me here that it worked absolutely beautifully.
Sticky rice in the pressure cooker is a thing of beauty. I'd buy this machine just for this! :)