cooking grains in a rice cooker

esperanza
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I just received my new rice cooker, a 3-cup Zojirushi (the European model: NS-LAQ05) and am extremely happy with it. However, I was wondering whether it would be possible to use it to cook grains as well, such as millet, quinoa, bulgur, barley... But I am not sure about how much water I should use and what programme would be best. This rice cooker has 5 settings: white/mixed rice, sushi, quick, porridge and brown rice. So far I have tried only the white/mixed and brown rice setting.

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Noi siamo usciti fore
del maggior corpo al ciel ch'è pura luce:

luce intellettüal, piena d'amore;
amor di vero ben, pien di letizia;
letizia che trascende ogne dolzore.

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Loretta
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Re: cooking grains in a rice cooker

I use my rice cooker to make quinoa at least twice a week.

I use a brand which doesn’t need rinsing and measure one part quinoa to two parts water.

I then use the quick white rice/steam setting (I have a Japanese Sanyo rice cooker).
Your 'quick' setting should work.

I don't usually make millet or barley on their own but add them to rice so I can't answer for these grains.

esperanza
Bento-ing from: modena › Italy
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Re: cooking grains in a rice cooker

thank you! I'll try to cook quinoa then. By the way, do you add millet and barley to white or to brown rice?

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