Friday, May 11, 2012

How to use the Cuckoo High Pressure Rice Cooker for cooking dishes ?


This is the High Pressure Rice Cooker " Cuckoo" from Korea, currently I am using it for cooking the rice. It has multi -functions, for example : for cooking the white rice, for speed cooking the white rice, for cooking the brown rice &  grains(현미잡곡,糙米及五谷)or steaming/ braise the food( 만능찜, 蒸或焖),for making the crust over-cooked rice( In Korean, we call 누룽지, 锅巴)。
For me, I use it to cook the  brown rice,glutinous brown rice and black beans together everyday. It is very delicious if compared with by using the electric rice cooker of gas high pressure rice cooker. I wash the rice and soak in the water for 3-4 or 4-5 hours before I cook ( I don't throw away the water, pour it the rice cooker together with the rice.)
We can also use this rice cooker for cooking the following Korean dishes:

(A) 닭찜 (Dak-jim)/焖鸡

Ingredients:
chicken 900g
potatoes 50g
carrot 50g
sugar 2 Tsp
chopped green onion 1 Tsp
minced garlic 1 tsp
Korean soy bean sauce(진간장) 4 Tsp
ginger juice 1/2 Tsp
pepper 1/2 tsp
sesame seeds 1/2 Tsp
sesame oil 1 Tsp

Method:
1.Wash & cut the chicken into bite-sizes  pieces.

2. Cut the potatoes in 2 or 3 pieces, trim the edges ( optional).

3. Cut the carrot, same size as the potatoes, trim the edges (optional).

4. combine the seasoning ingredients in a bowl.

5. Pour the seasoning sauce over the chicken, mixing to coat thoroughly. Let marinate for 1 -2 hours.

6. Place the marinated chicken in the rice cooker ( during the process of marinating the chicken, some "water" or "gravy" will come out, therefore, it is not necessary to add some more water).

7. Select the " steam/braise " function and set the time required for 35 minutes. After that, press " start".

8. After 35 minutes, enjoy your food....

( Can use the rice cooker to cook" galbi-jim" too)



(B) 만두찜    ( " Mandu"/Dumpling)/蒸饺子

" Mandu " 15

Method:

1. Pour 1 1/2 cup of water in the rice cooker.

2. Put the steamer rack in the rice cooker.

3. Place the "mandu" on the rack.

4. Select the "Steam/braise" function , set the required time for 25 minutes. After that press " start"


(C) 고구마 ( Steam the sweet potatoes)/蒸蕃薯

 Sweet potatoes    4 ( if the  each of the sweet potato is  more than 150g, please cut it into 2 pieces)

Method:

1. pour 1  1/2 cup of water in the rice cooker.

2. Put the steamer rack in the rice cooker.

3. Place the sweet potatoes on the rack.

4. Select the " Steam/braise" function, set the required time for 35 minutes. After that press " start"

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