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Old 18-06-2020, 04:58 PM   #121
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On what ???
The 3 latest items from Lowenthal ???

[Lowenthal Official ] ★1+1★ Titanium Stone Frying Pan wok / grill pan pot woks cooking cookware = $22.90 on 2 base items

Select 01.:02.Stone coating Baby Pan 20 /
Select 02.:07.Stone coating Grill Pan 28(+S$2)
Lid:Lid 20cm(+S$7.90) /
Lid 02:None
= $22.90+$2+$7.90=Total S$32.80 (1 Qty) + S$1.99 shipping rate
Good deal.

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Old 18-06-2020, 05:04 PM   #122
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What do u mean - different technology bah

If u mean simple Heating Up - can be done also in a wok/pan of heated/boiled water - like throwing into a rice cooker filled with water ??
I've just steamed up a Sweet n a Savory Bazhang from Swatow Restaurant [delivered an hour back] for our Tea in the NUSHI Rice Cooker
- just over a low steamer rack with water !
Not bad - I prefer the Savoury one as has more liao=ingredients !

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Old 18-06-2020, 05:08 PM   #123
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Good deal.

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Yes - $22.90 for 1+1 is the CHEAPEST ever too
My 2 Previous 1+1 Buys were nearer $30 at ard $28 etc ....

Good titanium stone/ceramic pots n woks n lightweight too !!!
Great quality at very good price !!!!
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Old 18-06-2020, 05:48 PM   #124
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NO - THIS is even cheaper than the $41 one at $35 !!!

Be Shopary: De-sugar rice cooker automatic rice soup separation sugar-reduced rice rice cooking intelligent de-sugar meter rice cooker kitchen appliances

$44.09 -20% OFF

Huh ??? The other Chiffon Cake Funnel Pan-Tray version found in the La Gourmet brand was for collecting the Water Vapour supposedly containing the sugary carbs with the rice remaining at the bigger rice pot with the water ???
Here - the pan-tray cooks the rice itself - got 'sieve-holes' to filter water down into the Bottom Bigger Pot containing water for STEAMING the rice [Many more brands using THIS principle of a FILTER STEAMING POT OF RICE over the Bottom Pot containing the Steaming Water ]???


Starch-Removing Rice Cooker • Cut Calories & Best for Diabetics! Unboxing & how to cook rice?

Steam-pressure cooking time = 25 minutes
1 cup rice to 2.5 cups water [1 cup to 4 cups water in the other ECOHOME brand]

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Old 19-06-2020, 02:49 AM   #125
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This is the MANUAL Way of getting Resistant Starch from overnight cooked reheated rice - for LC Rice ...
Won't work on mom - she HATES eating overnight stuff !


Low carb Rice | How to remove starch from rice | weightloss, diabetes

Pre-soak rice for 20 mins
Boil 5 cups water + add 2 Tbsp EV coconut oil
Add 1 cup soaked rice to boiling water
Cook over low flame half-covered till rice is cooked
Filter rice n cool - refrigerate the cooled rice for 12 hours
Reheat the rice before serving
* The filtered leftover rice water makes a good hair conditioner - apply to shampooed hair for 15 mins then rinse off *


******************️ A Simple & Proven Way To Cut Rice Calories By 50% - by Dr Sam Robbins

Rinse 1 cup of white rice, until the water is clear.
Boil some water
Add 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
Add the 1 cup of white rice that you just rinsed and washed.
Cook the rice for about 30 minutes.
IMPORTANT: Let the rice cool down in the refrigerator for about 12 hours.
Reheat and serve.


Blood Sugar Test: White Rice vs Brown Rice

Some good pics :

No need to buy New LC Rice Cooker
Just need to adapt/modify the "Filter Steamer Rice Pot/Net" - from steamer, colander, metal sieve, etc

AKIRA D1 Mini 1.2L Small Desugar Health Rice Cooker Rice Soup Separate Automatic Appointment Low Sugar Steam Congee Pot 1-2 People

Homenhome Stainless Steel Steamer Foldable Steaming Rack
$9.20 on Lazada - to find Q10 Equivalent as the holes are tiny enough here for rice grains !

Need to remove the handles to fit the PC SS Pot tho'

Actually can use the Provided Steamer and Steamer Rack in the PC too
[may need to use Steamer Paper to 'cover' the too-big-holes for the small rice grains tho']

Just remembered I have the NUSHI Travel Cooker SS Steamer Tray
its holes are tiny enough for rice grains !!!!
More than sufficient for mom's 1/3-1/2 cup dinner rice too ....
Solution found from Existing Stuff !!!! YIPPEEE ....

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Old 19-06-2020, 03:55 AM   #126
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More good pics for understanding the process :

Found something suitable for about $10 too
Fitness Steamer Steam Rack Convenient Economic Stainless Steel Kitchen Vegetables Tableware Food Accessories Dish Cookware Cooking

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Old 23-06-2020, 02:26 AM   #127
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thanks kpc jie jie

moi ish see the white halogen one - boh brands one.

just now ssrr got 1 powerpac similar type one.

dunno get the white one same type but this is powerpac brand

or the korean one smaller for same pricing
So, which did you buy in the end ? Halogen or Air Fryer ???

Tonight saw this NEW version from DAEWOO - interesting !!!
Looks like a combi Grill/Roasting Pan cum Air Fryer [whatever can be done in the Halogen Oven tho']
- but the 3D Heating Element is from BELOW & NOT from the TOP now !

Daewoo Electronics15 Discount Daewoo Air Fryer Electric Baking Pan 2in1 Basket Bake Roasting Pan Non-Stick Air Oven
Retail Price S$250.00
Q-Price S$163.00 can get discount coupons n vouchers too


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Old 24-06-2020, 12:40 AM   #128
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So, which did you buy in the end ? Halogen or Air Fryer ???

Tonight saw this NEW version from DAEWOO - interesting !!!
Looks like a combi Grill/Roasting Pan cum Air Fryer [whatever can be done in the Halogen Oven tho']
- but the 3D Heating Element is from BELOW & NOT from the TOP now !

Daewoo Electronics15 Discount Daewoo Air Fryer Electric Baking Pan 2in1 Basket Bake Roasting Pan Non-Stick Air Oven
Retail Price S$250.00
Q-Price S$163.00 can get discount coupons n vouchers too


Huh today even cheaper with
Daily deal S$155.00
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Old 24-06-2020, 06:48 AM   #129
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I am copying these posts from DS' thread for more completeness on the LC Rice Cookers topic

Those able to read Chinese
I have a small favour to ask there at my Cooking Toys thread
Pls read my Pg 8 1st post on the Low Carb Reduced Sugar Rice Cooker n respond to my questions ...
[Even cheaper $35 LC Rice Cooker at Pg 9 post
But I started this at Pg 7 - https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/1...6-post104.html ]

I want to confirm my suspicion
- that simply STEAMING rice in an upper pot (whether 'filtered' with holes to allow water to flow down into the Bottom Bigger Pot or not) above the normal Rice Cooker Pot WILL result in LC Fluffier Rice !
ie the very act of STEAMING does wonders as opposed to COOKING rice surrounded IN water ....


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Basically wat the so-called LC rice cooker do is

Submerged rice in water and cook. As it cook, the inner pot will rise, the water will drip off to the bottom pot (coz inner pot has mini holes). Then the rice continued to cook thru steaming those dripped off water.

Tink of it this way. You cook porridge in pot on stove. When you see the water turns cloudy. Sieve out the grains. Then use the porridge water to steam the rice.

Anyway, experiments hv been conducted on the effectiveness in reducing blood sugar. Conclusion = effect insignificant.

Wat the rice cooker do is to remove partial amt of Amylopectin fr the rice. It can only slightly lower GI. No great impact on the overall blood sugar level. Hence not much help in combating diabetes.

These are all gimmick talks by manufacturers. Dun be fooled into wasting money on these. It din really say the rice will be fluffy or not.

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Thanks for your help here DS !

I managed later to find this in English - easy explanation of sorts

I don't think the LC rice cooker is 100% gimmicky as I feel there is
some science behind the principles for cooking LC Rice
- using the traditional methods [without the use of these 'gimmicky
rice cookers ...' which simply make things much simpler n convenient
for us instead]

On effectiveness/methods - some references :




From https://www.bulletproof.com/recipes/...ut-oil-recipe/

"Therefore, the benefit of cooking rice with coconut oil is twofold:

The rice produces a smaller spike in blood sugar because you get more resistant starch to take the place of digestible starch.
Moreover, the inherent qualities of the resistant starch decrease this smaller spike even further.
The result is lower-carb rice."


From https://www.ruchiskitchen.com/how-to...rch-free-rice/

Why STEAMING Rice makes it fluffy.

"Now the question here is – why drain and steam cook the rice again if the rice is already cooked? The answer is simple- at this point the grain is still sticky, to make them look fluffy- rice needs to be steam cooked for another 3-4 minutes and the end result will be separate, fluffy grains with no clumps."

Addition of vinegar in cooking rice mentioned here too

From https://www.bonappetit.com/test-kitc...ce-effed-it-up

Here's a good rule of them to follow: Generally, the sweet spot for cooking white rice is 1 cup of rice to 1 cup of water for short grain white rice or 1¼ cups water for long grain white rice.

Let rice stand (rest), covered, for 15-20 minutes to firm up.

The science behind healthier white rice - digestible starch n resistant starch

Adding an oil like coconut oil results in more resistant starch conversion ...

1 cup white rice
2 teaspoons coconut oil
1 3/4 cups water
1) In a pot, bring water to a boil.
2) Add coconut oil to pot, followed by the rice.
3) Cover, lower heat, and cook for 20 to 25 minutes.
4) Let rice cool, then chill in the fridge for at least 12 hours. Reheat as necessary before serving using this reheating method.

KPC : Basically May Soak Rice 20-30 mins n Use MORE Water
- Add vinegar n coconut oil to boiling water before adding rice etc ...
To make LC Rice WITHOUT using a LC Rice Cooker or PC

Well I've just ordered the pretty cheap Small Hole SS Steamer from HK for use in my SONA SPC2509 and this will act as the Inner Rice Steaming Net/Filter where water will drain into the SS Pot below to STEAM-Cook the rice & end up with Fluffy LC Rice
- without my buying another rice cooker too !

Nuts - this means I'll hv to cook mom's rice too since she's not allowed to touch the SONA PC... sighzzzz
Hmmm wonder whether steam-cooking rice in the NUSHI Rice Cooker will hv the same pressure-steaming effect or not - there IS a steam-vent there too ...can leave mom to cook her own rice there after teaching her the different method bah ....
If is juz for more fluffy rice, i din do so leceh if using a rice cooker to cook. I mentioned before how I cooked the rice.

Before Y2017, when I was using those not so smart rice cooker, I will soak the brown rice and basmati rice for 30min then cook so tat they can be fluffy and the cooking time can be shorten. But after the old rice cooker kaput and I upgraded to the Mayer rice cooker, I find tat even w/o soaking, the brown rice and basmati comes out fluffy too.

Wat I'm worried abt those reduced sugar rice cooker is they may impart a false sense of security, leading one to eat more tinking tat the rice has turned LC.

If to achieve lower GI in rice, I did in a diff way. I was oso looking at creating low (or lower GI) food when dad's blood sugar went haywire when he was undergoing TB treatment. Becoz while taking the TB meds, he need to be off metformin and used insulin injection instead. But even wif increase insulin dosage, his blood sugar would often be in the range of 19-26. And dad is a rice person. So I cannot eliminate tat fr his diet. After discussing wif the doc abs dietician, I tried to lower the GI of the rice by adding things like quinoa, oatmeal, barley, mixed grains etc to the white rice. And tat works, his blood sugar went down significantly to single digits.

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I hv since read that we are NOT doing the GI reading for rice correctly
bc NO-ONE just takes rice EXCLUSIVELY [ie eat ONLY rice]

We eat our rice WITH Other Foods as well and the ORDER of eating the various foods ALSO plays a big part in the final GI score

Ideally we should fill up on PROTEINS + some Fats first as they don't raise blood sugar (much) - then eat Carbs last !

(Hmmm think that's what I do usually with my carb-containing dinner [as my IF lunch is usually LC Fish Soup] - minimal rice at dinner (if any/at all) with a Fruity/Sweet Dessert following dinner ... so no big insulin spike bah )
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Old 25-06-2020, 03:16 PM   #130
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Only today I come across the link with pic showing more of how the La Gourmet LC Rice Cooking Process works in English ....

Theirs is a bit different using Evaporated-Condensed Water in an Upward HYDROLIC Process whereas the Other Brands mostly use a FILTERED NET LEACHING Starchy Water Downwards Process !


I'm expecting my cheap $7.20 Small-Hole Net Container to be delivered soon from HK too

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Old 27-06-2020, 03:40 PM   #131
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Got quite a number of deliveries from Q10 uncle today but the one I am tinkering with now is my 1.8l LOPOL Electric Health/Tea Pot (upgraded with filter etc)
I grabbed it at the 618 sale when price was very reasonable - abt $28 only !!!
Price was ridiculously high at over $90+ at some ISETAN Vendor Promo too ....

Boils water very very fast - can be our daily kettle when the gas whistling kettle dies on us !!!
Hv been wanting to get one for the longest time ever but put off by the pricing
Spas using this to serve nice teas n desserts to their clients ...

Now cooking Red Bean Soup with tangerine peel as the dessert for today ...so nice to watch thru' see-thru glass here

18 functions etc ...
Got helpful English translations in description page/review as stupid manual all in Chinese ...
Stick to the few selected simple functions instead of more complicating ones bah

Early birthday celebratory Eats with Kueh Pie Tee dinner as don't want to wait till the cilantro gets spoilt for the garnishing with own cooked prawns - just need to heat up the turnip etc n a yummy
dinner is served !
Bought 2 packs on offer
Decided against the Popiah Set due to the more pricey delivery needed there !!!

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Old 28-06-2020, 01:46 AM   #132
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Jin ho jiak - the Mr Popiah Kueh Pie Tee dinner
added my own prawn n cilantro garnishings

Followed by the Red Bean Soup dessert cooked in my LATEST Toy
- my LOPOL Electrical Health/Tea Pot

Tonight saw THIS pretty versatile split multi-functional electric cooker !
Decided to post it here
Rather than in the 2-Room BTO Thread which I feel is more appropriate as there are some who feel otherwise and jjww about it sighzzzz
THIS would make a great portable electric 'cooking stove' for BBFA types

Bear Split multi-functional electric cooker 3in1 electric frying pan DRG-C12Y1

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Old 28-06-2020, 03:07 AM   #133
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Old 29-06-2020, 06:44 AM   #134
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Old 29-06-2020, 05:17 PM   #135
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In due course I would want to do healthy Greek Yoghurt in my SONA SPC2509 PC - as shown in above Instant Pot videos
That Euro Cuisine yogurt strainer is SO expensive on Amazon Q10 Lazada etc etc !!!

So no choice but to go for the CHEAPER alternative of a colander lined with cheese cloth/coffee filters/etc...
Just ordered the cheese cloth from China but delivery charges are pretty high
Next to look for (cheap) UHT Milk on Q10

My soon-to-be-delivered 24-cm Colander Set should do fine for the yoghurt straining too - might need a Bigger Bottom Whey-Collecting Container which I ALREADY have too [plus other possible containers too] ??

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