Slow Cooker Recipes

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Thanks, @shyvas ! (Sorry I got the thread partially-derailed)

Back on topic: I made a batch of brown rice in my slow cooker. I've washed it out, and will be baking some red potatoes in it next.

Slow- cookers are also great for cooking dried beans of all kinds. It takes a long time (even if you pre-soak them), but the beans never seem to boil over and make a mess (like they do on the stovetop, unless I watch them very carefully). The one thing I've tried cooking in a crockpot which just didn't work was white rice- and this was the kind that takes 20 minutes to cook, not instant. It just took to long and the rice turned kind of pasty- almost gelatinous. I ate it anyway, but... yuck.
 
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I made Garbanzo beans and rice in my slow cooker this week:

I soaked the beans overnight. In the morning, I rinsed them and put them in the slow-cooker with 4 glasses of water, turning it on "high". About 3 hours later, the beans were almost done and I added 2 glasses of brown rice; this brought the contents almost to the top of the cooker. I stirred maybe every 20 minutes and turned the heat off when the water was almost absorbed, then let it sit for maybe 30 minutes more. I ate maybe 1/3 of it for lunch, left the cooker covered, and put the rest in the fridge after it had cooled somewhat. (Sorry the "recipe" is so imprecise. But it came out quite well).
 

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Slow- cookers are also great for cooking dried beans of all kinds. It takes a long time (even if you pre-soak them), but the beans never seem to boil over and make a mess (like they do on the stovetop, unless I watch them very carefully). The one thing I've tried cooking in a crockpot which just didn't work was white rice- and this was the kind that takes 20 minutes to cook, not instant. It just took to long and the rice turned kind of pasty- almost gelatinous. I ate it anyway, but... yuck.

This part I disagree with - red and white kidney beans are not recommended to be cooked in a slow cooker as they have toxins that need to be boiled out and that doesn't happen in a slow cooker. Do your own research for sure or here is a link that explains it:
Is it Safe to Cook Beans in a Slow Cooker?

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I don't have a slow cooker anymore but I have an InstantPot
so I was wondering.... if you could make popcorn in a slow cooker can you make it in an Instant pot.
and according to this you can.
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This part I disagree with - red and white kidney beans are not recommended to be cooked in a slow cooker as they have toxins that need to be boiled out and that doesn't happen in a slow cooker. Do your own research for sure or here is a link that explains it:
Is it Safe to Cook Beans in a Slow Cooker?

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THANK YOU for bringing that to my attention! I could almost swear I'd made chili with red beans in my crock-pot, but I did some googling and came across other references to that effect.
 
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