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Topic: minute rice what is it? (18 msgs / 342 lines)
1) From: Claus Thøgersen
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
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2) From: Frank Parth
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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

3) From: b cook
Claus,
It still feels hard though when it's dry.
brad
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4) From: Don Cummings
It might be called Instant Rice.  Not to be confused with microwaveable bag=
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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

5) From: Woody DeCasere
or it could be called parboiled rice also.
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6) From: Vince Doss
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=
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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
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7) From: Angelo
Claus,
If you can't find that, you can run some oatmeal through it.. Works well...
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8) From: Michael Wascher
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.
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9) From: Claus Thøgersen
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
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or it could be called parboiled rice also.
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10) From: Brian Kamnetz
On 5/16/06, Claus Thøgersen  wrote:
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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

11) From: Don Cummings
 I did a Google search and, as with Claus, my confusion is growing too.
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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=
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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.

12) From: Jared Andersson
Although I haven't used regular rice in my Mazzer I have used it in my Soli=
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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
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13) From: Philip Keleshian
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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

14) From: Angelo
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...
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15) From: Theis P. Hansen
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
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16) From: Theis P. Hansen
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
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17) From: Ed Needham
Consider yourself blessed.

18) From: Brett Mason
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
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