Solar cooking recipe - Soya Rice Vegetable Concoction

Solar cooked soya rice vegetable concoction.

Soya Rice Vegetable Concoction

I kicked off the solar cooking season with this adhoc recipe here in Ottawa, Canada (45 degrees latitude) while our permanent snow still had a month or more to remain. I got tired of just cooking straight long grain brown rice and decided to fancy it up a bit. This was the result. Enjoy! (February 20, 2011 - Ottawa, ON, Canada)

Ingredients - Serves one or two, depending on side dishes

  • 1/4 cup long grain brown rice
  • 1 small carrot
  • 1 small celery stalk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon oregano leaves
  • 1 teaspoon tarragon leaves
  • soya sauce to taste

1. Chop up carrots and celery into small pieces.

2. Put all ingredients in pot.

3. Put in solar cooker and reorient toward sun as often as needed.

4. When the temperature reaches boiling (212F, 100C), quickly open the container and stir to make sure all rice is in contact with the liquid, then close up again. If you don't do this then I find some of the rice never cooks.

Leave it until done or until the temperature according to the thermometer falls below boiling.

Video of the food preparation, cooking and more...

The following video shows me assembling the modified CooKit and cooking in below freezing weather as well as a bit about the cooking pot and pyrex container and me making the modified CooKit in the first place.

About the solar cooker

Pretty much any solar cooker will do bu in thie case I used my modified CooKit solar cooker. This is like a CooKit except it can be flipped around for either low or high sun angles. See the link for full details.

Modified CooKit while cooking this recipe in winter.
Modified CooKit while cooking this recipe in winter.
The cooking pot and thermometer inside the pyrex containers.
The cooking pot and thermometer inside the pyrex containers in
      used with the Modified CooKit while cooking this recipe in winter.

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