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[–]complex_reduction 80 points81 points  (5 children)

I did not know that green rice existed. For those curious like me:

Jade Rice is a short to medium-grain white rice that is dyed green with bamboo juice. The juice gives the rice a mild green tea flavour and aroma. The chlorophyl in the juice gives the green colouring.

Source: http://www.cooksinfo.com/jade-rice

[–]I_BUY_UNWANTED_GRAVY 33 points34 points  (2 children)

Chlorophyl? More like boreophyl

[–]YourMomSaidHi 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Got chlorophyll man up here talking about god knows what and all she wants to do is make out with me.

[–]alexs001 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I'm here to learn, everybody. Go on with the chlorophyll.

[–]Lord_of_the_Dance 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's good stuff, I buy the Lotus Foods brand, it has a nice subtle bamboo flavor and a soft texture. It's basically nicely flavored white rice.

I suspect our man Andrew Rea is using the same brand because he shops at Whole Foods and that brand also makes madagascar red rice which is a wonderful brown rice.

[–]Vovicon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In Thailand there's a lot of colored rice with different flavours. Green is normally flavored with Pandan leaves whole blue colour comes from Butterfly Pea flowers.

[–]Shinkletwit 72 points73 points  (0 children)

Skips to the end of the video to see finished product

Huh how did he turn all that rice into a rainbow sandwich?

[–]Koppite93 26 points27 points  (11 children)

What's with the burgers and fries??

[–]bolivar-shagnasty 86 points87 points  (10 children)

[–]Koppite93 3 points4 points  (7 children)

Thank you.. did he do an episode on those or are they just for show?? Can't find the episode myself

[–]bolivar-shagnasty 7 points8 points  (3 children)

I'm thinking just for show since they're just Krusty Burgers which are made from kangaroo meat.

[–]The_Prince1513 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Kangaroo is actually very good. Doesn't really taste like beef though. Maybe more like bison. Or venison. More gamey.

[–]fiery_discharge_1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I just found out a local butcher shop carries kangaroo. I'll have to give it a try some time.

[–]Hungover_Pilot 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Mmmmmmm Krusty Burgers.... uaghhhhhhhhhh

[–]Charchris 14 points15 points  (1 child)

it was the blurst of stews!

[–]Lincolns_Hat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Stupid monkey!

[–]Kosuke 25 points26 points  (3 children)

We need the Steamed Hams

[–]DJMINJA 6 points7 points  (2 children)

lmao isn't krusty burger just mcdonalds

[–]IAmSteven 6 points7 points  (1 child)

[–]DJMINJA 0 points1 point  (0 children)

this was exactly what i was referencing hahaha

[–]PompeyMagnus1 9 points10 points  (0 children)

The stew joke is probably my favorite joke from the The Simpsons.

[–]Kosuke 6 points7 points  (0 children)

You can devein shrimp/prawns with just a toothpick at the tail end of the shrimp by poking it perpendicularly and pulling it out laterally in one fell swoop

[–]Charchris 3 points4 points  (1 child)

some neon-colored cheese into a sandwich

[–]Charchris 1 point2 points  (0 children)

and pretend you're Ralph Wiggum.

[–]Hrothen 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Doesn't Tom Kha normally have galongal in it?

[–]alx3m 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I wouldn't say it's a traditional Thai recipe by any means. Not that it matters if it tastes good though. And Vietnam isn't Thailand anyway so who really cares?

[–]StarGateGeek 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wasn't Tom Kha anyway...more of a green curry.

[–]jandolme 9 points10 points  (8 children)

So much astroturfing

[–]Magi-2_Balthasar 15 points16 points  (4 children)

I wounder what is more likely,

  1. people like a thing you don't

  2. A vast global conspiracy to push a youtube cooking channel

[–]NukedCookieMonster7 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Not disagreeing with you that many people like Babish but it's weird that you make astroturfing sound so rare when in reality it happens about ten times a month on this sub alone (when its dumb enough to be obvious(

[–]i_706_i 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I'm sure astroturfing happens often on reddit, we've all seen the buy upvotes sites, but what are you basing that 'ten times a month on this sub alone' on? Just random videos/comments that you personally think are suspicious or some actual evidence and facts?

[–]NukedCookieMonster7 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No I don't really record this when it happens and I did exagerate but honestly its on the order of like five times a month. Im basing this on posts where the majority of comments are calling out OP for astroturfing (I don't have any proof basically)

[–]desktopissue -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

or 3. someone career minded uses the tools available to maximize their profits

[–]TheTurtleTamer 1 point2 points  (2 children)

How do you mean? In the comments?

[–]DJMINJA 6 points7 points  (5 children)

"at this point, we're suppose to find thai basil but i didn't find any" wow, i'm pretty sure he could have found some if he went to a chinese supermarket?...stew looking amazing tho!

[–]rrrx 6 points7 points  (2 children)

I found that strange too, since he did find fresh Kaffir lime leaves, which in my experience are usually both harder to find than and sold in the same place as Thai basil. Curiously enough, I picked up some of both just the other day from Wegmans. I also found the brown sugar questionable. Poor substitute for palm sugar.

[–]radicalelation 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah, damn near every grocer around me has some Thai basil, but kaffir lime leaves are a little more difficult. I know several asian grocers that have them, so no biggie, but Safeway, WinCo, QFC, and at least one of my Walmarts have Thai basil as well.

[–]tocilog 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Went to the grocery store, got back, realized he forgot to pick up one thing from the list, couldn't be bothered to go back to the store for one item.

[–]alman3007 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Whenever I saw this scene on tv, I always thought it sounded delicious.

[–]Philias2 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Isn't that the joke? That he tells it as if it was abysmal, but it's actually a delicious meal.

[–]MidFlightRiot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love me some steamed hams!

[–]I_am_from_England 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The rainbow grilled cheese looks awesome

[–]mktical 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Better do a Flaming Moe next

[–]TheContrarian2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I just took one thing away from this - Shellfish Stock. I didn't know that you could do that. Does the shell add flavor? My tongue had a bit of an orgasm, so I'm thinking maybe it does. I will have to try that.

[–]that-there -2 points-1 points  (7 children)

How come Americans can't grill their grilled sandwiches?

[–]TheNorthComesWithMe 5 points6 points  (5 children)

I'm not sure what you mean by this.

[–]that-there 1 point2 points  (4 children)

It's very straightforward, that bread was not grilled but fried.

[–]TheNorthComesWithMe 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It's just an etymological quirk of American English. Things that are cooked on a griddle or a flattop grill can also be called grilled.

Although this one was cooked in a pan and not on a griddle, "grilled cheese sandwich" is the name of the sandwich.

[–]KX86sdG5 1 point2 points  (2 children)

but that is a grill....

[–]the_agox 0 points1 point  (0 children)

British people call the broiler in their oven a grill.

[–]that-there 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No it's not, that's a frying pan with butter.

[–]Foyfluff[🍰] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

That stew looks delicious! I'm curious as to what it's like to have the 4 different rices though, he said it's "completely unnecessary" but does it have much effect? Some of those rices are a bit more firm than others right? Can anyone tell me if it's worth it at all?

Also, another thing that I thought was interesting. In a reddit thread the other day I read a good tip for the kitchen about always scraping the chopping board with the back of your knife to stop the blade from dulling, I noticed that /u/OliverBabish does in fact do this in his videos, but I don't think I've ever heard him mention it in a video, seems like a good, sort of common sense but not obvious, tip that would help people out.

[–]a-memorable-fancy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

someone called him out on it in the comments like three months ago and apparently it's taken this long for him to form the habit

[–]Procc 0 points1 point  (5 children)

Im not very good at cooking rice maybe I should get a CuisinArt

[–]nocturnalvisitor 8 points9 points  (3 children)

Don't bother. Easiest thing to make. Here you go:

Half a cup (for the Yank measurements) of rice per person.

Put rice into a sieve. Rinse under cold running water to wash out the starch. Stop rinsing when water stops looking milky.

Put rice into a small saucepan which can hold a lid. A small saucepan.

The important step: Top up saucepan with cold water to the level of if you were to put your finger into the pan so that you can feel the top of the rice, the water should reach the wrinkle of your your first knuckle.

Salt the water and rice and combine for a second.

Bring to a boil.

Immediately turn down the heat to the minimum you can get it. Absolutely the minimum.

Put on lid of saucepan.

Leave until pan lid starts to rattle. Depending on the amount of rice, this can vary. But shouldn't be more than 15 minutes for rice for two people. Do NOT open lid to check, it will be fine... it's just rice.

Turn off heat. Rice will continue to cook. Rice will be even better the longer you leave it, so long as it doesn't get cold of course. 15 mins max.

Tip: Do not over do the cooking of the rice (the low temperature part) as this will end up in the gluey consistency that he referred to in the video.


Deciding to start writing this on mobile on the underground was a bad idea for my thumb.

[–]Procc 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Ha ha sorry dude it was a joke on the product placement, but thank you so much for the detailed response you are what makes Reddit great!

[–]KX86sdG5 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Or alliteratively to all of that bullocks.

1.buy a $20-$30 rice cooker

  1. put rice in

  2. put water in

  3. press start button

[–]jibjibman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Pretty much. Any rice cooker will do.

[–]i_706_i 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This is the first time I've watched one of his videos and wondered if he's getting some sponsorship he isn't publicizing, solely due to the front and center Cuisinart logo.

Anyway, there is no way in hell you need a pressure cooker to make rice. Some people will swear by a simple pot and water, but to be honest I find it always sticks. However you can go and buy a rice cooker for like $20 where I'm from, probably half that in the US and it will cook price perfectly for hundreds of uses.

Buying a pressure cooker just for rice would be like buying a thermomix to beat eggs

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