Sunday, February 8, 2009

Red Rice Cooker

I decided that I should eat more rice. This led me to the decision that I should buy a rice cooker. I was guided by three thoughts:

1) The vegetarian meals and cooking styles I enjoy most use rice.
2) Much of the world's population survives thanks to rice.
3) I really don't like to cook, so anything I can do to make cooking rice easier is good.

I researched rice cookers online and talked to friends about their experiences with rice cookers, but ultimately I just went to Target and picked up this small, red one for $18; it was cheap and matched the accent color I use in the kitchen. Yesterday was my first time using it. It was great! I put in some rice, added some water, pressed the button and left for the grocery store. When I got home I was greeted by the smell of freshly cooked rice. Now I just need to focus on preparing a few, key recipes well and I'll be set.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Knife Storage

I'm now ready to expect almost any kind of senseless behavior in our office kitchen, but this was a good one. Evidently toasters are ideal locations for storing dirty knives.