• Ads by Google:
     




    Get email alerts Celiac.com E-Newsletter

    Ads by Google:



       Get email alertsCeliac.com E-Newsletter

  • Announcements

    • admin

      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

Rice Cooker And Pressure Cooker?
0

10 posts in this topic

Hi-

I am new to the gluten free diet. I am eating a lot of rice (and enjoying it) and my friends are suggesting that I get a rice cooker to make it easier to prepare. Meanwhile, my husband wants to get a pressure cooker (unrelated to my gluten issue). I would like to have as few appliances as possible. Can I use the pressure cooker for rice, or would I be better off having both appliances? I know everyone is different, but I'm looking for input for people who are experienced in gluten-free cooking. We like to cook but don't want to go overboard buying a bunch of expensive new equipment that we don't need.

thanks!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:
Ads by Google:


My personal opinion (for what it's worth, having never owned a pressure cooker) is that a slow cooker (crockpot) would be a more useful gluten free appliance than a fast (pressure) cooker. It doesn't require watching and your dinner cooks all day while you are doing other things. I don't know what the fascination is with rice cookers since cooking rice is so easy. It seems like a wasted appliance to me. :o Sure, I know you can steam stuff on top.......

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a stove-top pressure cooker that I mainly use for cooking beans. It also works great for popping popcorn, (not under pressure) with another lid from a large pot that happens to fit it. I like it for beans because cooking them on the stove, even after soaking for 6-8 hours just takes forever. In a pressure cooker it's like 30 minutes. I've also used it for a couple of other things like chicken, for which it works well.

I've never cooked rice in it, possibly because I don't cook large enough quantities of rice at one time, and it's easy enough to do on the stove. Plus there are cautions about blocking the stem vent area with the foam that forms when cooking rice, which would result in too much pressure building up and it could be dangerous, etc. I actually cook rice more often than I cook beans, but I'd vote for the pressure cooker. If I had the counter and cupboard space I'd probably also get a crock pot.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I recently invested in a rice cooker and love it. It is so easy to clean and I find it easier to make the right amount of rice. I have a pressure cooker but never use it. I prefer a crock pot to a pressure cooker. I have never tried cooking rice in a pressure cooker so I have no idea how well it would work.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have both totalling three pressure cookers and one rice cooker. I love them. I pressure can food all the time especially sp. sauce and chicken. But my rice cooker I use at least twice a week if not more. I also steam broccoli and potatoes in the rice cooker it is a fantastic tool in the kitchen to make quick work out of homemade gluten-free Gnocci and Perogi filling. As far as the slow cooker, I only use that about once a month. I must not be very good at it cause all my meats turn out dry and stringy not moist and tender and my rice is overcooked. I love rice as well. I buy it in bulk at the Hong Kong Market and normally buy 50lbs at a time. Short Grain rice, black rice, brown rice, wild rice. You name it I have it. I promise once you start to really use your rice cooker you will love it as much as I love mine.

Celiac Diagnosis confirmed via DNA after 18 yr old daughter diagnosised with Celiac. 2011

Discovered recieved DNA from Both parents. Mother knew she had problems with wheat but father has now gone gluten free at the age of 70 and his severe heartburn is gone.

Food Allergy Test Positive for Gluten 2011

Vitamin Profile severe deficiency of Vit D, Vit B's.

Self Diagnosised Celiac due to mothers reaction to wheat. Trial Gluten Free 2005 and stayed Gluten Free.

Hypothyroidism 2005

Hormone Deficiency 2005

Lupus 98'

Sjogrens 98'

RA 98'

Misdiagnosed IBS 92'

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:


If you can cook rice, I wouldn't waste money on a rice cooker. On the other hand, I can't cook rice. Sure some people find it easy but I have wasted a lot of rice trying and trying to cook it. I finally gave up and just got a rice cooker. I'm much happier with my dinners now that I have rice that doesn't suck.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm much happier with my dinners now that I have rice that doesn't suck.

:lol: :lol: :lol::

Okay, okay, you can have your rice cooker! :D

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Alton Brown says you shouldn't own any kitchen gadget that doesn't have more than one use, and I agree with that. Helps declutter the kitchen. To that effect, I have a pressure cooker (love it) but not a rice cooker.

By the way, you can cook rice in the pressure cooker - I've never done it but I have indian friends who do it all the time, so you can definitely get great rice out of the pressure cooker, along with beans, soups, meats, etc.

I make rice in a regular pot and it comes out fine. There's no special trick to it. Two parts water to one part rice, once it boils (stir it while it's coming to a boil), simmer (covered) for exactly 20 minutes (don't disturb it by stirring while it's simmering). Remove from heat, stir, and let it sit for a another 2-5 minutes before serving.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've spent many years living in SE Asia...so I have a rice cooker/steamer and would not give it up for anything. I like being able to just dump the rice and water in, hit the button and ignore it. I know how long the cycles take so it is really easy to work it into meal prep. I actually broke my old one (I'd had it for 20+ years) and had to replace it and I have to say the new one is really easy to clean -- rice NEVER sticks to it and wash-up is simple. They come in many different sizes so don't have to take up a lot of space.

I also have a crock pot and again, wouldn't trade it for a pressure cooker but I've never liked dealing with a pressure cooker. A personal quirk.

I use both rice cooker and slow cooker several times a week. If you need to check out some great gluten-free slow cooker recipes go here: http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I try to sell my friends on rice cookers. I just wish I discovered it during college when I lived in the dorms. I was always terrible at burning the rice on the bottom of pots and not being able to get it out. Now I just push a button and let it do it's thing and I don't have to give it a second glance. I occasionally toss in broccoli or beans mid-way through the cycle. I've also wrapped fish in aluminum foil and steamed it along with the rice. The possibilities are endless! Haha. I also like crock-pots for chili or pork tenderloins. I've never used a pressure cooker.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      106,460
    • Total Posts
      930,681
  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      63,885
    • Most Online
      3,093

    Newest Member
    Mato Sapa
    Joined
  • Popular Now

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Vegetarian here too, celiac really makes it tough as all the Quorn meat replacement products bar the odd one or two are out Then there's all the scare sites saying only paleo type diets will repair your insides but guess what they're all heavily meat / fish based. @Ennis_TX has some good ideas for meals
    • Wow guys just read all the replies Thankyou all so much!!! There are so many things you've all said that has triggered a light bulb in my little head!  The glasses may not be clean!!  I will put this to a test. One night I'll stick to bottles of cider (double checked are gluten-free)  another I'll try the Gin or William chase vodka if I can find it! And see the effects. if I loose many days due to these not working I'll see a practitioner and see what the deal is!  Before I was diagnosed at Coeliac... I went to a herbalist who did a test and said corn is funny on my body!!! But then 18months later (when I became incontinant and lost a lot of weight) my bloods came back positive (after begging the docs and telling them it wasn't IBS)  i don't tend to snack at bars on food but I must admit I never thought it could be the way it's served!!  The humour and information has made me feel so much better  thanks all  xxx
    • Hey Matt  thanks for your reply fellow Brit! I this is very interesting... I am very sensitive to cross contamination... e.g. A sieve wasn't washed properly when I lived at my mums so when I had drained my gluten-free pasta .. I hadn't even eaten the dish before I started to pass out and go dizzy and hot .. calling for my bf and mum ( they had a great team going when I would have an episode) it's horrendous!  The fatigue is something I imagine every coeliac suffers with! I have to nap a lot.  Ok so the booze I drink most of is -processo -amaretto -vodka, wine, cider (very rarely)  when I drink at home I'm fine!!!  I wonder if it's cross contamination from the bar or the level of alcohol?!  I also had a jäger bomb shot on Friday (looked it up and a lot of people say it's gluten-free)  it's a hard live but someone's got to do it!!  Thanks for the reply!  When you get poorly from gluten (and the other evil candidates) are you so bad you can't function and feel your body is about to snap?  Kind regards  steph 
    • Hi Steph and welcome I'm yet another Brit, funny how the alcohol threads flush us out I don't drink now but after a big night I used to get truly savage all day hangovers, much worse than those of my friends. They could include splitting headaches, vomiting, nausea, a 'fuzziness' in my head, sweats etc.  After I put the pieces together and went gluten free I had a 'big night' on cider only and the next day was a revelation. What I'd thought was a 'normal' hangover was, for me at least, anything but. With gluten out of the equation hangovers were a breeze! The difference was mind blowing and just one more example of how gluten had been messing with me over the years. So when I read your post my first thought was that there was some trace gluten contamination going on. However: Obviously you've been at the diet for some considerable time now and know the score. I know Coeliac UK are firmly of the opinion that all spirits are safe but some (note some this a contentious one :D) members here will tell you they react to gluten based grain spirits for instance which distillation should render safe.  Then there's the dangers of shared lines if you're drinking say Strongbow in a pub as alluded to above. Lastly it its wine, there's the often cited but maybe apocryphal these days 'flour to seal the casks' possibility. Finally there's bar snacks, maybe a brand of nuts etc that you snack on that may have changed their production process? I'm sure you've thought of these already, but it may be useful if you post your alcoholic drink choices / bar snack of choice up here maybe someone will have some input?.   The second thing which leapt out was: Would you class yourself as super sensitive to cross contamination etc? Firstly that would make the cross contamination theory more compelling. You could test that out by having a drink at home under controlled circumstances to see whether the same issue arises? That could also answer the quantity question. Does one safe drink trigger it, two, three etc? Finally, and this is one that I find difficult, knowing you have the gluten issue may lead you to assume it's that when it could be something else. I tend to attribute EVERYTHING in the world to gluten these days due to it being able to affect me in so many different ways. Crisis in Korea? Gluten. Russian tanks massing on the Ukrainian border? Check their wheat intake. Global warming? etc. So it may make sense to pursue some other ideas at the same time. Try:  http://goaskalice.columbia.edu/answered-questions/suddenly-drinking-alcohol-makes-me-sick http://www.steadyhealth.com/topics/very-abnormal-hangovers-thinking-it-could-be-allergy-to-alcohol and a doctor's answer: http://www.steadyhealth.com/medical-answers/abnormal-reactions-to-alcohol Cheers Sorry, best of luck! Matt  
    • Similarly, I've been vegetarian for 25+ years.  A 2015 Nature study connecting emulsifiers with microbiome changes has me wondering about the processed foods that I ate in the past, and I wonder about the wisdom of eating as much seitan as I did.  I mostly prefer my post-diagnosis diet since it forces me to consider every ingredient and to cook from scratch more.
  • Upcoming Events