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Cooking Fish In a Rice Cooker

I just recently started cooking all my meat in a rice cooker and it actually comes out fairly tasty. However, I notice fish, being delicate as it is, doesn’t always come out the best. Certain fillets, such as flounder, either disintegrate into the water or turn into mashed potatoes. Does anyone here have any experience that could help me solve this problem other than buying fillets that don’t disintegrate?

thanks in advance

[quote]Johndoe33 wrote:
I just recently started cooking all my meat in a rice cooker and it actually comes out fairly tasty. However, I notice fish, being delicate as it is, doesn’t always come out the best. Certain fillets, such as flounder, either disintegrate into the water or turn into mashed potatoes. Does anyone here have any experience that could help me solve this problem other than buying fillets that don’t disintegrate?

thanks in advance[/quote]

how do you cook other meats? just put submerge them in water and press the cook button on the rice cooker which usually is about 20-30minutes?

If at all possible, you’re better off getting pan-fried/grilled experience than figuring out optimal rice cooker strategy. (imo)

…does the rice cooker actually get the meat sufficiently cooked to be safe for eating?

This seems like a really dumb way to approach cooking meat. Why don’t you just get a foreman grill?

You can buy a steamer attachment.

Yeah, you can either steam it or just cook it in water. I prefer cooking it in water because I can cook over 10lbs at once. With my foreman, i would have to do 5-6 batches to cook that much and that is pretty time consuming. Also, cleanup takes about 2 seconds. I find the rice cooker cooks my foods more evenly and they come out more tender.

I have also notice I yield much more of what I cook when it comes to meats other than fish. You can cook meats/fish rare-well done based upon how hot the water gets and the type/thickness of the cut. I did some reading online and i am going to try cooking my fish with salt/vinegar in the water. this is supposed to prevent delicate fish from falling apart. I’m about to give it a try…