When to Add Rice & When to Add Pasta to the Slow Cooker – New on OneDishDinners.com

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 16, 2011

If you’ve ever wondered when to add pasta or rice to a recipe in the slow cooking, I’m sharing answers over at One Dish Dinners!

Being able to slow cook some meat in a sauce with some veggies all day, then add the starch at the end of the cooking cycle…makes for super simple, slow cooked, one dish dinners!

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Christy May 16, 2011 at 2:07 pm

Speaking of rice, would you maybe do a post about how to cook rice? I feel silly, but I just can’t seem to cook brown rice very well. I don’t know what to look for and how to know it’s finished. I just follow the directions on the back of the box, and sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t…

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LisaE May 17, 2011 at 8:32 am

Christy….I would suggest investing in a rice cooker. Rice will basically cook itself in a cooker but if you don’t want to cook, I would say to simmer brown rice on the stove for around 45 minutes. Try using quinoa instead of brown rice if you haven’t-it is a complete protien, more healthier than brown rice, and cooks in 15-20 minutes. I end up cooking my quinoa for 20 minutes.

Hope this helps some!

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