Thursday, May 29, 2008

Whatta mistaka to make!

Earlier today I was all upset because I tried to make some rice in my newish cooker and something went wrong. It bubbled and spat for a humongous time, and eventually came out looking like a cross between mashed potatoes and grits.

I started a thread about it on Etsy and got lots of tips for the future. And lots of commiseration from some really nice Etsians.

However, I don't deserve any of it. Not a single word.

Want to know why?

Okay, I'll tell you.

When I was putting the ruined mess in a bag for the garbage, I suddenly realized that I had gotten confused about the markings on the rice measure. I needed to put in 2 full measures of rice and the corresponding amount of water. Instead, I only put in enough rice to come to the second marking on the measure --- 1/2 cup (!!!!!) --- and water for 2 measures.

That's right, I had 1/2 cup of rice and about 4 cups of water. No wonder it turned into a mushy messy mass.

Next time I use that cooker, I need to turn my brain on first.

Addendum: I used the cooker again today (June 3), and this time I did it right!


esque said...

He he, happens to the best of us! Good luck on your future rice-cooking!


La Alicia said...

I've been there! I lost the little measuring cup thingy that comes with the cooker -- so I GUESSED how much rice -- LOL -- I got it ALL wrong! :)