Greetings, my beautiful lovelies. Welcome to my new space. Isn’t it beautiful? My friends and I, Carl and Melissa, and my husband, have been working on this space for quite a while now and it’s so exciting to actually be in this space.
It’s not quite where it needs to be but because of COVID-19 and my children are distance learning at the moment, we have to adapt, don’t we? So, I’m in this space. We can do all the decorating and all that fun stuff as we go along, there are a couple other things, water and stuff, that we’ll have to work around but I’m so grateful to finally be in this space and to be able to bring you yet another video.
Today I’m going to be making a recipe yet again with my handy dandy rice cooker. This is my favorite rice cooker. And the cord is, okay, here it is. This is my friendly Zojirushi rice cooker.
I have had this for many years now and it has not failed me. I love this thing. When I initially bought it, I said “100 dollars for a rice cooker? You gotta be kidding!” Worth every single penny.
We almost use it every single day. I would only recommend a rice cooker for those of you that eat lots of rice and that like having rice ready for you when you come home or ready for you in the morning.
Because these machines are programmable. I do make rice on the stove top, particularly if I’m making kind of Mexican style, like red rice or something like that — rice and beans. And I often scorch it because I forget about it or, you know.
So that’s another reason why I love this: it never scorches my rice. At any rate, I’m gonna be cooking a very interesting recipe with this machine. Let me plug it in. So we’re gonna plug in my machine Okay.
Can I just tell you how much I love this island? This island is actually just a hardware — let me show you — it’s a hardware trolley thing, right. And then you open this and you’re supposed to have like all your tools, but I have a can opener.
And in this drawer, whoa. I have you know, offset spatulas, bamboo roller mat. I mean, great. But look down here, it’s a super deep drawer, so I can put you know, a food processor down in there. I know it’s supposed to have a circular saw, but you know.
I have bowls in there. I’m super excited. Look, it has a power strip right in the side so I can plug in my appliances, aw. Today we’re gonna be making Oreo cookie rice. Sounds strange, right? But I think it’s actually going to be absolutely delicious.
I have cooked some other interesting things in my rice cooker along with rice, including KFC, including a full Big Mac meal, that includes the Coke, the fries, chicken nuggets, barbecue sauce, and a full on hamburger right into the rice cooker along with the rice.
It actually was pretty good. The KFC was really good. So I’m thinking, why not? Three for three! Oreo rice might be absolutely delicious. I mean, who doesn’t love Oreos? I know, I know. There are probably a lot of you that don’t, but I love Oreos and this is gonna be a sweet rice.
So instead of using water, we’re gonna be using milk. We’re gonna have rice. We’re gonna add a little extra milk. So it’s gonna be like a rice, you know, pudding. But with chocolate. Sounds great, right? Sounds great.
I first discovered this recipe on Sora News and I will put the link down below to the original post. So, let’s do this! The first thing we’re gonna need is two measuring cups of rice. When I say cups, I don’t mean a standard measuring cup, I mean the cup that came with this maker.
And that is about 2/3 to 3/4 of a cup, if I remember off the top of my head. So that works out to be two 2/3 of a cup, which is 1 and 1/3 cups, standard of rice. I hope I haven’t confused you. I’ll put the recipe information in the description.
In case I just did. Okay, so I premeasured my rice. And we’re going to wash this. So, we need a bowl. This is something my mom taught me how to do and from what I’ve learned and gathered from you and from what I’ve read, washing it a few times, rinsing it with water, agitating it, rinsing it, until the water runs clear, removes any extra starch on the outside of the rice, gives you rice that doesn’t clump together.
Put it into our bowl of the rice cooker. So there are little increment lines here and since I used two cups of rice, I’m gonna use two cups of milk. So,You just swirl the, in this case, milk, around the pot here to pull down any grains of rice. So, I need a little bit more. We don’t any rice sticking on the sides of the wall.
This is whole milk, by the way. Now we’re gonna add an extra 15 milliliters of milk. I’m using my adjustable measuring cup because you can adjust it to what you need, whether it’s liquid or dry.
Less than a quarter of a cup. So pour that in there. Now for the fun part. We’re gonna add. haven’t gotten used to my drawers yet. Where’d I put it? Huh? I opened every single one at this point.
They’re in here. Okay, ooh. Oreos! So I have the family size package. These were on sale about a month ago and we need 54 cookies exactly. I hope there’s 54 in a package.
I don’t know. Uh-oh. That one broke. I don’t like broken Oreos. What if I don’t have enough? That’s okay. I have another package of these, but shoot that’s a lot. Okay, one, two, three, broken.
Four five, they’re floating! 10, 11. 12, 13. 14, oh my gosh. I’m gonna need two packages. 15, 16. Oh my gosh this one got broken. 17, 18. 19, 20. 21, 22. 23, 24. 25, 26. 27, 28. 29, 30. 31, 32.
Okay 32 and 16. 32 and 16, how much is that? I’m not gonna have quite enough. 33, 34, 35. 36, 37. 38, 39. 47, 48. I am short six Oreos. Thankfully, I got two of these. So I’ll be right back.
Six Oreos! I gotta do this correctly. I gotta follow the recipe precisely. Never fear, family size number two is here. We need six more Oreos. Okay. Three, four, five, and six. That’s beautiful.
Okay, so we’re gonna pop this into our machine. Just like that. All right, see you in a few. Om nom. So good. Mm, mm, mm, mm, mm mhmm. Boy, I haven’t had one of those in a while.
Delicious. All righty. Let’s do this. Oh my gosh. I have to show you this, this is amazing. Look, they don’t even look cooked, but they are. Look, they’re squishy. And soft.
Let’s just take this out of here. Ooh, that’s hot, hot hot hot hot hot hot. Oh my gosh, look at that. We have rice. Oh my goodness. So the Oreos that were in contact with the milk have completely kind of dissolved.
While the ones on top are a little bit crunchy still. Oh my gosh, this smells amazing. Okay, look at this. It kinda reminds me of black sticky rice. Have you seen that before? There’s a variety of rice.
Guys, it’s beautiful. Dark, purple color to it. That’s what this looks like to me. All righty, let’s give our Oreo rice a taste! Itadakimasu! Mhmm. So delicious. You know what it’s like? It’s like warm cake batter.
It’s chocolatey, it’s warm, but has that kind of thick battery texture. And a little bit of chew of the rice as well. It’s delicious. It’s distinctly Oreo. There’s plenty of sugar in there to make this nice and sweet like a dessert.
So it’s like a mash up between rice pudding and cake batter. You’ve got the warmth and kind of the rice consistency of rice pudding, but then you’ve got that intensity and that kind of creamy thickness of a cake batter.
Delicious.It’s a lot like a lava cake. That’s what it’s like, mhmm. I think the heat really intensifies the flavor of the Oreo. It tastes chocolatey-er, it tastes sweeter, it tastes more decadent.
It feels more decadent in your mouth, but yeah. Well, it is more decadent. I mean how many Oreos had I eaten already? Like three, four? Five? Mm. So good. All righty, so there you have it. A fun, really easy experiment to do in your kitchen if you’ve got some Oreos, some milk, some rice.
A little rice cooker. Make yourself a delicious decadent dessert. I hope you guys enjoy that one. I hope you guys learned something. And fun and games aside, I hope you’re doing all right. If you’re reading this in the future, we are in the middle of the pandemic that is COVID-19.
And we all are struggling and trying to find our ways to deal with it. Remaining responsible, socially distancing ourselves, and trying to deal with all of this craziness. And I’ve found a lot of solace in my family.
It’s been great to spend a lot of time with them. It’s also been absolutely nuts at times. But, we have each other and I’m really really grateful for that. And I hope you guys are managing.
You can find me on social media. I’ve been reaching out more there. I find that because we’re more isolated, that I’ve had the need to post more on social media and I hope to do little eat alongs, so look for that.
I hope you guys are doing all right. I am thinking of you. We will get through this.
We are gonna be okay. All right, thanks again I hope you guys learned something. Bye!