Out of 23 Ratings

Owner's of the Cuisinart Cookware CRC-400 gave it a score of 4.7 out of 5. Here's how the scores stacked up:
  • Reliability

    4.7 out of 5
  • Durability

    4.52 out of 5
  • Maintenance

    4.7 out of 5
  • Performance

    4.74 out of 5
  • Ease of Use

    4.68 out of 5
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Confetti Pilaf
This mixture of wheat berries and brown and wild
rices is finished off with green peas and chopped
red bell pepper – the look is wonderfully full of color,
and the pilaf is perfect with grilled chicken or fish.
Makes 4 cups (eight servings)
1/2 cup (Rice Cooker) wheat berries* (not
cracked wheat or bulgur)
boiling water
1 teaspoon unsalted butter
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
or shallot
2 tablespoons finely chopped carrot
3/4 cup (Rice Cooker) long grain brown rice
1/4 cup (Rice Cooker) wild rice
1/2 teaspoon marjoram
1-1/8 cups (standard liquid measure)
low-sodium chicken stock
1-1/8 cups (standard liquid measure) water
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 cup frozen baby peas, thawed
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
2 green onions, trimmed
(include 2-3 inches of green), chopped
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Place the wheat berries in a heatproof bowl and
cover with 2 inches of boiling water. Let stand 1
hour to soften. Drain.
Insert the Rice Cooker Bowl in the Cuisinart
Cooker. Place the butter and olive oil in the Rice
Cooker Bowl; cover and turn On. Heat for 1 minute.
Add chopped onion and carrot; stir, cover, and cook
2 minutes. Add drained wheat berries, brown rice,
wild rice, and marjoram; stir to coat. Cover; cook 2
minutes. Add chicken stock, water and salt; stir.
Cover and cook until liquid is absorbed and Rice
Cooker switches to “Warm”, about 45 minutes.
When Rice Cooker switches to “Warm”, add the
thawed peas, chopped red pepper and green
onions. Cover and let stand 5 minutes. Add ground
pepper; toss gently to combine. Transfer to a warm
bowl to serve. Serve hot.
*Wheat berries can be found in many well-stocked
grocery stores, specialty food stores or health food
stores. Wheat berries are whole unprocessed ker-
nels of wheat. They can be cooked in cereals, pilafs
and breads and add a nutty flavor. Wheat berries
should be soaked prior to using to soften.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 108 (16% from fat) • carb. 19g • pro. 3g •
fat 2g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 1mg • sod. 197mg •
calc. 13mg • fiber
Creamy Parmesan Risotto
with Asparagus
Use vegetable stock to make this a vegetarian dish.
Makes 3 cups (serves six as a side dish, 4 as a first
course, 2 as an entrée)
Cooking spray
4 ounces asparagus, peeled,
cut in 1-inch pieces
1 teaspoon unsalted butter
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup finely chopped onion or shallot
1/3 cup finely chopped carrot
1 cup (Rice Cooker) Arborio rice
1/3 cup dry white wine or vermouth
3 cups (standard liquid measure) water,
chicken or vegetable stock (may mix)
4 tablespoons heavy cream
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
Lightly coat the steaming tray of the Cuisinart
Rice Cooker with cooking spray. Place asparagus
in steaming tray; reserve.
Place the butter and olive oil in the Rice Cooking
Bowl of the Cuisinart
Rice Cooker. Cover, turn on
and wait one minute. Stir in the chopped onions
and carrots and cover; cook 1 minute. Add the rice;
stir to coat completely. Cover and cook 2 minutes.
Stir in the wine; cover. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, until
the wine is completely absorbed. Add the water or
stock; stir. Cover and cook for 25 minutes, stirring
2 or 3 times during cooking. Place the asparagus
filled steaming tray on the Rice Cooking Bowl and
cover. Cook until the Rice Cooker switches to
“Warm”, about 5 minutes longer. When Rice Cooker
switches to “Warm”, stir in the heavy cream,
Parmesan, and white pepper. Replace the steaming
tray over the Rice Cooking Bowl and let stand on
“Warm” for 5 to 10 minutes. Stir the steamed
asparagus into the risotto. Serve hot.
Nutritional information per serving
(based on 6 servings):
Calories 110 (37% from fat) • carb 11g • pro. 4g •
fat 4g • sat. fat 2g • chol. 11mg • sod. 334mg •
calc. 66mg • fiber 1g
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