Set the rice cooker for the 'Quick Cook' or
'Regular Cycle'. NOTE: Since all rice cookers are
different, please read the instructions that came with your unit to get an idea
for cook times, etc. The rice cooker is an efficient and time-saving kitchen
appliance that cooks perfect rice every time. So far, with my rice machine and the recipes from the
cookbook, I have produced perfectly cooked rice.
Place the oil and butter in the bowl (inner
pot) of the rice cooker. When the butter has melted, add the shallots and
celery. Cook, stirring a few times, until softened, approximately 2 minutes.
Add the Jasmine rice and cook, stirring 2 to 3
times or until all the grains are evenly coated and hot, approximately 10
Add the chicken/turkey stock, orange juice, salt, thyme, and orange
zest; stir just to combine. Close the lid of the rice cooker and reset for the
'Regular Cycle'. NOTE: Don't lift the lid to check the
rice during cooking. The cooking process depends on the development of steam
inside the pot, so letting steam escape by opening the lid may result in
improperly cooked rice.
When the rice cooker switches to the 'Keep Warm
Cycle', let the rice steam for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, open the lid and
fluff the rice with a wood or plastic rice paddle, or wood spoon.
NOTE: The pilaf will hold, with lid down, on
the 'Keep Warm Cycle' for up to 1 hour.
Makes 4 servings.