Hi, Can anyone explain exactly what minute rice is. They may be called something different here in Denmark, so I would like to know what it is I should put in my MM in order to clean it and not to disturb the grinder instead. Claus Thøgersen -- ---------------------------------------- Jeg beskyttes af den gratis SPAMfighter til privatbrugere. Den har indtil videre sparet mig for at få 1054 spam-mails. Betalende brugere får ikke denne besked i deres e-mails. Hent gratis SPAMfighter her: www.spamfighter.com/pro
<Snip> ng <Snip> Claus, It is a generic term for pre-cooked rice. It can be heated up quickly (in= one minute, or so) instead of the normal 20 minutes for rice. Because it is= already pre-cooked it is softer than uncooked rice and won't damage the= burrs ofyour grinder. Hope this helps. Frank Parth
Claus, It still feels hard though when it's dry. brad On 5/16/06, Frank Parth wrote: <Snip> is <Snip>
It might be called Instant Rice. Not to be confused with microwaveable bag= s of pre-cooked rice. That would be very messy indeed. It is possible that the makers of Minute Rice found that Europeans wouldn't eat crap like that and don't even sell it there. :) Don
or it could be called parboiled rice also. On 5/16/06, Don Cummings wrote: <Snip> e <Snip> e <Snip> -- "Good night, and Good Coffee"
Claus, I made a quick call the Danish Embassy here in Washington, D.C and the girl said she knew what minute rice was but could not recall a product like it i= n Denmark, However, a visit to the "Uncle Ben's" web site shows that that brand is owned by Mars, Inc (the candy company that owns M&Ms candies ond others) and there was a reference to Denmark with this web site:http://www.unclebens.dk/You may be able to find "instant rice" marketed as Uncle Ben's Good Luck! Vince On 5/16/06, Claus Thøgersen wrote: <Snip> t <Snip>
Claus, If you can't find that, you can run some oatmeal through it.. Works well... <Snip>
Not quite the same. Parboild rice is the entire grain steammed or boiled to patially cook it, then dried. Minute rice is rice cokked fully, mushed up, then exrruded into a rice like shae & dried. On 5/16/06, Woody DeCasere wrote: <Snip> ble <Snip> ike <Snip> -- "Life is just one damned thing after another." - Elbert Hubbard
Hi, Well my confusion is in some ways growing. Parboiled rice is normal here, but the cooking instructions in is the normal one, add water in a certain ratio and cook for 12 minutes, wich do not seem to indicate that the rice are already cooked? I will ask on the European coffee site, but thanks for all the info given here! Claus ----- Oprindelig meddelelse ----- Fra: "Woody DeCasere" Til: Sendt: 16. maj 2006 16:40 Emne: Re: +minute rice what is it? or it could be called parboiled rice also. On 5/16/06, Don Cummings wrote: <Snip> -- "Good night, and Good Coffee" -- ---------------------------------------- Jeg beskyttes af den gratis SPAMfighter til privatbrugere. Den har indtil videre sparet mig for at få 1055 spam-mails. Betalende brugere får ikke denne besked i deres e-mails. Hent gratis SPAMfighter her: www.spamfighter.com/pro
On 5/16/06, Claus Thøgersen wrote: <Snip> I did a Google search and, as with Claus, my confusion is growing too. I seem to recall "reconstituted" rice; is that "Minute" rice, having been fully cooked, mushed up, then formed into rice-like grains and dried? Brian
I did a Google search and, as with Claus, my confusion is growing too. <Snip> It is this processing that makes Minute Rice good for this purpose. It is extremely dry and brittle. It absorbs oils and moisture and shatters instea= d of being ground into a paste like rice. *Uncle Ben's is not Instant Rice.* It is normal rice that has had a small amount of processing done to it to remove the surface starch that makes regular white rice stick together when cooked. It also has some flavors infused and will make your grinder even dirtier as it emits the flavored oils in which it was parboiled and washed.
Although I haven't used regular rice in my Mazzer I have used it in my Soli= s M with good results. I am not disputing any sucess others have with minute rice rather pointing out that I have noticed no ill effects and lots of cleaning action with raw rice in my Solis. Jared On 5/16/06, Don Cummings wrote: <Snip> s <Snip> ead <Snip> . <Snip>
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. After gumming up my Rocky with a mixture of coffee beans and roasted = hazelnuts, I cleaned it with regular long grain white rice. It worked = well. I think the rice is harder than roasted coffee so the burr wear = might be more than a load of coffee beans. I would think that a few = tablespoons of rice each week won't make a noticeable difference in the = burr life. By the way, not wanting to give up on the hazelnut experiment, I picked = out the nuts and did them in a whirly blade, then combined them with the = coffee after grinding. The result was OK. It was not at all like that nasty hazelnut flavored = stuff from the store. Phil
Phil, There are a number of brands of "essences" that work quite well. They have no sugar, so you have more control over how much flavor you want. I got mine from Food Emporium years ago, and haven't used them in as long. I don't remember the brand, but the company is in CT. There are others on the web....There have been threads in the past, so you might want to check the archives and/or Google groups... Btw, these flavorings are added directly into the drink in small dosages...one or two drops per cup... A+ <Snip>
Hej Claus, Jeg troede jeg havde skaffet nogle minutris fra Norge, men det er Uncle Bens - som vi jo lige har hørt IKKE er minutris. Indtil videre har jeg altså heller ikke haft held til at finde noget velegnet her i landet. Mvh. Theis On 5/16/06, Claus Thøgersen wrote: <Snip> ing <Snip> t <Snip> ribes) go tohttp://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings<Snip> -- Theis Peter Hansen, Ph.D., M.Sc.(Eng). Nordvad 45, DK-2860 Søborg, Denmark
Sorry about the danish post - was ment to be sent directly :-( Just saying that I have not found minute rice either, here in Denmark. /Theis On 5/19/06, Theis P. Hansen wrote: <Snip> thing <Snip> put <Snip>
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Has anyone considered that Zassenhaus also cold metal forges grain mills, and that plain old rice (actually a grain) will not actually summarily destroy your Zass? I wonder if this isn't similar to the discussion of hot air poppers with the round screen in the middle, and the apparent myth that this could lead to a recurrence of the San Francisco or Chicago Fires... I use rice (white, plain) to keep my Zasses clean, and I have noticed no loss in effectiveness of the mill. Rocks can very well damage steel, but we don't recommend rocks for cleaning a Zass. Brett Zassman On 5/19/06, Ed Needham wrote: <Snip> ribes) go tohttp://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings<Snip> -- Regards, Brett Mason HomeRoast Zassman