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#251751 - 04/30/13 09:26 PM Using rice cooker to cook Higgins Worldly Cuisine?  
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My M2 loves all varietys of Higgins Worldly Cuisine. I have an electric stove, so I have to pay close attention when cooking it - taking the pot off the stove every 30-40 seconds to avoid it boiling over or over cooking and sticking to pot (how I wish I had a gas stove).

I just bought a rice cooker, and am thinking - hmm, this should work for the bird's food. Has anyone tried this?

I line the bottom of large ice cube trays (about 2" cubes) with some veggies, spoon the Higgins into the trays, and freeze. This makes super convenient blocks of food which is especially appreciated by my pet sitter and husband when I'm not around.

#251752 - 04/30/13 10:27 PM Re: Using rice cooker to cook Higgins Worldly Cuisine? [Re: Jaclyn]  
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I've never tried it in a rice cooker. Let us know how it turns out.

#251950 - 05/11/13 01:49 AM Re: Using rice cooker to cook Higgins Worldly Cuisine? [Re: Jaclyn]  
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Finally had the chance to try it out tonight - used Creamy Zin. MIxed response from me - it was a bit "wetter" than usual but still stuck like crazy to bottom of rice cooker pan. I may try a non rice variety (Creamy Zin is basmati rice based), but I think I'm back to the constant attention to cooking over the stove.

The M2 food tester thought it was yummy!

#251951 - 05/11/13 02:05 AM Re: Using rice cooker to cook Higgins Worldly Cuisine? [Re: Jaclyn]  
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I've never had much luck in cooking those "mixes". The breads/muffins seem to work for me better. Any of the rice mixes always came mushy and not appealing to the birds or me. If I wouldn't eat it, I'm not giving it to them.

Another finicky flock today. Gave them some plain, bland white rice. Everyone loves it. Go figure. Tried it in the past and it was hit and miss.

#251959 - 05/11/13 03:45 PM Re: Using rice cooker to cook Higgins Worldly Cuisine? [Re: Jaclyn]  
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I'm a cyclist, and have been cooking up lots of "potables" from the Feed Zone author. These are foods like rice and polenta cakes made to be easily consumed while riding your bicycle. The great news is that most of these recipes are also great for birds (note - a few have chocolate and should not be given to birds). I bought the rice cooker to make these potables, but am finding that the M2 is liking them as much as me.

#251960 - 05/11/13 06:35 PM Re: Using rice cooker to cook Higgins Worldly Cuisine? [Re: Jaclyn]  
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That's very interesting. I want to try some of them, thank you! cool

#252004 - 05/16/13 02:13 AM Re: Using rice cooker to cook Higgins Worldly Cuisine? [Re: Jaclyn]  
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That is awesome. I have found pastas to also be easy to work with veggies and my birds all love them. It just matters how small you cut them up versus the bird size. Rice works well, too, but pasta seems to be more enjoyed. Is there any issues with pasta vs. the rice?


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#252168 - 06/02/13 05:50 PM Re: Using rice cooker to cook Higgins Worldly Cuisine? [Re: Jaclyn]  
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I use my rice cooker and the top tray while cooking the rice I steam the frozen mixed veggies with spinach and what ever else I have ie speckled butter beans and when all done I mix it all together...and feed Ms Shug some in the evening with sometimes some shredded cooked chicken..

My dogs get the same too mixed in their dry food. So maybe now that's why Ms Shug has started barking. Hahaha

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