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Cooking Rice I have lost my instructions for my steamer and don't know how to cook rice in it! I put dry rice in the plastic insert and then put it in the steamer basket and steamed for 40 mins but it was still hard - am I supposed to put water in with the rice?

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Re: Cooking Rice

Ironically, I came to this site with the same questin you posted. I just found my manual. This is how tha manual tells you to steam rice:

Place one of the steamer baskets on the steamer base.

Place 1 cup of rice and 10 ozs of water in the rice bowl.

Place the rice bowl on the steamer basket and cover the steamer.

Set timer for approximately 32 minutes, depending on your taste.

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 16, 2008

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1. Remove basket.
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