- Jun 6, 2008
Turmeric, cumin seeds, cardamom seeds, makes an excellent DIY pilau rice.We've got one similar, but a bit older... 20 YEARS older. My gf got it in the early 2000s from an Asian market, and has sworn by it since. For as easy a process as it is, it's actually pretty versatile. We've found using chicken, beef or vegetable stock instead of water and a few seasonings makes plain jasmine rice into a quick, easy side. We've also done boxed rice with flavored ingredients like dirty rice or jambalaya; just ignore the instructions on the box, toss in the rice and flavor packet, eyeball the water level, and boom. This is probably the most used appliance in our house; how it hasn't shit the bed yet is beyond me, but when it does, there will probably be tears, and I'm not kidding; this thing is like a family pet to her.