Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Rice Cooker Pancake


Intriguing hah! Rice cooker pancake!  Awhile back my friend Harri sent me this link: RocketNews24.  She said that she knew that I liked to try out new things so she thought that I might be interested.  She was right.  I bought the pancake batter mix right away.

The other night, Landon said that he felt like eating cake. !!!! I told him that I had the perfect thing for him to try.

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He mixed up the batter, poured it into our rice cooker and pressed down the button.  Only thing . . . the button popped up after only a couple of minutes and refused to stay down after that.
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So I scotch-taped it down.
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After a few minutes it looked like this!  And then . . . after a another few more minutes . . . 
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it looked like this.  This is the pancake upside down.  The scorched bottom is glued to the pot.  The top remained kinda raw. 
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Landon said that next time (me: next time?) we should try to keep it on "warm" all the way.

19 comments:

Dd said...

whoa...you mean it cooked all the way to the top of the cooker ?? humm....too "light" to cook in the cooker huh ?? no ??

jalna said...

The bottom burned and the top stayed raw, Didi. But did you click on the link? All the variations looked so good!

Anonymous said...

I tried this too! I just used regular krustz pancake mix. I saw a recipe to add matcha powder then serve with azuki and sweetened condesnsed milk.
I had one of those 30 year old rice cookers that only cook rice, not even warm and it popped up after a few minutes too. I flipped the half cooked pancake over and pressed the button again. Came out pretty good!
But I just bought a new fancy rice cooker and have been planning to try it again.
vicki

Susan said...

I read the comments and the lady with the 10 cup rice cooker with brown rice setting on her cooker was successful : ) this is neat!

Lorna said...

Errr? Big fail! Probably way easier to do it the old-fashioned way, in a cast iron pan!

K and S said...

ooh not good, my friend K of Never Turn Down a Cupcake blog tried it and hers worked, wonder if the type of rice cooker matters?!

jalna said...

You so smart,Vicki . . . turn um over. Why didn't I think of that!

"Brown rice setting" . . . that's some fancy cooker, Susan.

Total fail, Lorna. And guess what else happened. Last night Wendell said the rice cooker is broken. He said the button doesn't stay down. He was in Vegas when me and Landon tried to make the pancake, and I not telling him nothing.

I'm wondering if gotta be one more fancier cooker too, Kat. K's pancake looked so light and fluffy.

Lorna said...

But if Wendell reads your blog, aiyah! Your rice cooker looked like one of those fancy ones, though. Tiger? I hate spending that much $$ so I have the cheapie ones that aren't pretty at all (believe it or not, mine is Black & Decker).

jenny said...

lol I like laugh and cry looking at the finished product.

Nippon Nin said...

Ha ha ha. Sorry it was not what you were expecting. I think I have to agree with Lorna.

Anonymous said...

J: oy. I clicked on the link but it was most unhelpful. Is the cover up or down and it doesn't mention the cook or warm setting. What kind of cooker, got the old fashion ones to the fancy new electronic ones. They all operate differently. One said to put it in the nite before bed and wakeup to it...at least 7-8 hours of it cooking no matter how low the setting is, won't it result in a dried out hard thing? I dunno. And when I heard the ::whispering:: button broke, I wasn't surprised cuz that was the first thing I thought of. A rice cooker doesn't function in that way. Since cookers work by having the rice get lighter and switching off, I'd think if it changes weight that's what happens. Try replicating in a regular t-fal pot at a low heat, maybe? I going eat regular pancakes they all good dat way. -N

jalna said...

Lorna, we're using an old spare rice cooker now until we get a new one. Wendell's talking about getting one from Costco. Somebody told him they have a good one. Black and Decker actually sounds like a good brand to me. Have you seen those really expensive induction-heating rice cookers that cost hundreds of dollars?

Me too, Jenny!

I agree too, Akemi.

Aiyaaa, N . . . so that's what happened to the button. I still neva say nothing to Wendell yet.

Mokihana said...

>>I tried this too! I just used regular krustz pancake mix. I saw a recipe to add matcha powder then serve with azuki and sweetened condesnsed milk.

Now this sounds really ʻono!!! But I think Iʻll stick to my cast iron skillet for the cooking.

Lorna said...

Induction cooking? Hundreds of $$? Too rich for my pocketbook. I still remember how my mother cooked her rice on the stove top, in one of those old aluminum pots (remember the ones that had all of the dimples, and the glass covers -- were they Guardian brand?), and her rice came out perfectly. And we have all kinds of fancy gadgets! Make sure that after Wendell buys the new rice cooker, that you post a picture on your blog!

jalna said...

Me too, Moki, I'm sticking to making pancakes in a frying pan from now on.

Lorna, I came home from work today and saw the new rice cooker on the kitchen table. It's an Aroma brand, and Wendell said it was around $35. Good price, yah.I still neva confess yet.

Anonymous said...

The cake normally is done within an hour...best not to check so often bc you,are,letting the steam out. You don't need to keep the switch down...when the temp cools,down then you can press it ...but just left alone in the warming function will work. Don't expect magic with anything new...practice makes perfect.

Nippon Nin said...

Ha ha ha ha ha ha! I just read the Anonymous comment. So entertaining!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your new rice cooker. I came here to saw that if you were going to do a cooker search to check out the Tasty Island blog becuz Pomai was looking for a new one and he's a hardcore rice lover. He did price and function comparisons and selected one. -N http://tastyislandhawaii.com/2014/07/07/review-zojirushi-induction-heat-rice-cooker/

jalna said...

Thanks Anon, but I don't think I'm gonna do it again, although I've heard from several people who have made the pancakes successfully.

Really yah, Akemi.

Holy crap, that Pomai, N. Wendell already bought a new rice cooker and I'll show it to you guys on a blog post soon. But unlike Pomai, I just got one picture.