Thermos Rice – BFI #1

Last night I had the brilliant idea of making brown rice in a thermos.

I put boiling water from the kettle in the thermos to warm it, and then dumped that out. I then added rice and more boiling water (in a standard 1:2 ratio).

In the morning I found the result was luke-warm water with fairly hard inedible rice in it.

result: FAIL

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7 comments to Thermos Rice – BFI #1

  • Matt

    …but I like the way you think! :)

  • Love those thermoses, though. Does yours have the little fold-able spoon that nests on top under the lid? Now that’s brilliant!

  • Oooooh…. that would be awesome. Sadly, it’s the standard construction-worker heavy steel not-any-fun kind.

  • Might work for oatmeal – but then you’d have a thermos full of oatmeal, and that won’t do at all.

  • Funny thing about that, Mike. I have oatmeal almost every morning and I use a mix of half slow cook oats and half quick oats (from the bulk bins), but I don’t cook it. I just add water and let it sit for about 3 minutes while I finish steeping and making my tea.

    I really like that it keeps a wee bit of texture rather than the babyfood mush texture you tend to get if your stovetop cook it.

  • Ya, that’s what my wife does with her oatmeal too – boiled water and the oats. If it’s a little watery, she’ll boil it just until the water is gone. She then adds nuts and cinnamon and (not enough) sugar and some dried fruit (raisins or cranberries, usually). Then, I add a tablespoon or so of honey and some milk, to make it edible.

    But I don’t think I’d make it in a thermos. Maybe in one of those short, wide thermoses, the ones for soup? In the standard construction worker thermos, you’d need a very long spoon to get the oats out.

  • MadCalicoJess

    I love brown rice but hate the cook time involved. My thought (which I haven’t tried) is when cooking it make a big batch and freeze a bunch of it.