I’m working on my courage! Stir. We always loved the way it taste. That way I would know how much water to add. I know what you mean, I used to think the same, too. Me, too! So, if you don’t have one and plan to get one, make sure its one that lets you set the amount of time to cook. MICROWAVE on HIGH 5 minutes. Yum! Since the rice steamer has always saved us so much time, I started wondering if I could use it to make the Zatarain’s rice. I poured the rice from the Zatarain’s box and measured it to see how much was in there. I used to watch that show all the time with my mom, we loved it! Note that you don't need to rinse brown rice. I’ve mentioned before how much I love my rice steamer. Great read! We grew up with a rice steamer (or rice cooker), seeing that rice is part of almost every meal lol. I didn’t know I needed it until I had one! Ugh, allergies can be so hard to work with! I use it for any and every recipe that calls for rice. But whenever I need to get a new one, I will have to have a look at a programmable one. I think this might have just been the push I need to actually get one! © 2020 Son Shine Kitchen. However, i love the fact that you can turn it on and go and still get the same, if not better results. It’s such an easy way to make a great side dish! It was so easy in the steamer, and great that I was able to set it and walk away while cooking the rest of our dinner. This will be enough for four regular servings of rice. We typically only eat brown rice. When making any recipe, it’s essential to make sure you have the correct equipment. It makes it so much easier and comes out perfectly fluffy every time. After all, the instructions are so similar, why wouldn’t it work? Yes and yes! Oh I haven’t had this in forever! Need to try this brand asap! I definitely need a rice steamer after reading your post, Stephanie. This seems to be oozing with flavour which is always the best. The following items are hand-selected for this recipe and are all items I have personally used and/or recommend. The instructions on the box say to either cook it in the microwave or on the stovetop. We don’t make it very often, but it was so nice to know it works in the steamer when we do! When Justin and the boys went grocery shopping one day they came home with a few boxes of Zatarain’s Rice Sides to go with a few of our meals. See disclosures for more information. Different rices will of course yield different final results. Bake 25 minutes for white rice or about an hour for brown rice. I hate when I burn rice. A Dutch oven is a good choice for cooking rice since it has a nice sturdy base that conducts heat well and a tight-fitting lid. For example, jasmine rice will yield a more light and fluffy rice, whereas arborio will give you a heartier texture. If it's not done enough you can cover and bake it for another 2 to 4 minutes. Ugh I love rice! It saves so much time and I don’t have to clean up the mess that cooking it in the microwave makes. I decided that I would give it a go in the rice steamer and see what happens. Or, if you're using a separate baking dish, combine the water and rice in the dish and cover it either with a lid or a tight piece of foil and transfer it to the oven. I love that it turned out so moist and it looks so flavorful too! The advantage of using the rice steamer was not having to do anything except measure it all out at the beginning. Oh and obsessed with the convenience of not having to cook it at a stove top. I love that you have shared that you can do this in the steamer. I could set the machine and let it do its job. Add the amount of butter suggested in the instructions on the box. which we only ever used to cook plain white or brown rice. It gets used pretty often here now! Once the rice is cooked, fluff it with a fork to let the steam out. I love when you can start a dish then forget it. I love rice and it is one of the very few foods I can feed my daughter since she has food allergies. This looks so delicious! Especially when I am making a few things, it’s great to not have to worry about one of the things that are cooking. It seemed to be handling the Zatarain’s rice without a problem. Microwave on MEDIUM (50% power) 16 minutes or until rice is tender, stirring occasionally. ground beef, cooked and drained, and 1 tbsp. For brown rice, you'll need 1 3/4 cups. This rice looks great. We had this box of rice with Super Simple Cilantro & Lime Fish Dinner, but there are many flavor options to do with almost any dish you are making. But, I went ahead and turned the rice steamer on to see what would happen. A standard long- or medium-grain white rice is the most common type used for dirty rice, but feel free to make dirty rice with any kind of rice you have. Since it was a gift, I didn’t have much say in which model. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. I love how all your recipes are customizable and simple. We have a rice cooker (I guess they’re the same thing??) Or, if you're using a separate baking dish, combine the water and rice in the dish and cover it either with a lid or a tight piece of foil and transfer it to the oven. Cover the dish tightly with foil and bake the rice in a 400 degree F oven for 50 minutes. If you don't have a pot with a lid, you can use a baking dish covered tightly with foil and it should work just fine. Your email address will not be published. Not that I was expecting that, but I wasn’t sure what it would do. I was so happy it worked in the steamer because I agree, the rice is always better when made in there. Add 1/2 tablespoon of butter to the liquid as well as 1 teaspoon of.