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Old 09-30-23, 05:53 PM
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If I were in your situation, I would try just putting in excess water, boil the rice until done, and then strain: cooked, unburned rice. The minute rice suggestion might save some fuel.
My, personal, solution is couscous. Put it in water, about 1:1, bring it to a boil, turn off the heat, and let it sit a couple of minutes. For a change, make it with a bullion cube, or simmer some dried meat for a minute or two before adding the couscous.
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This turned out to be a total flop. The lot I used was fine. Whoever pointed to my stove as the biggest problem gets a gold star. It does boil, boil harder, and off. I had to lift the pot off the fire and hold it, then put it back, for the whole cooking time. I went through a small stove canister in three days. Itís really only useful for rehydrating instant foods and brewing beverages.

on top of that, by the time I was making dinner I didnít really care what I was eating. I ate cold serial and powdered milk for dinner at least two nights.

My number one most valuable food was peanut butter and bread. Pasta was a more enjoyable meal when I cooked.

I think Iím trying the beer can stove next, but im saving the good rice for home.
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The main reason I like my MSR Dragonfly. Highly adjustable, from a slow simmer to full on jet engine boil. And the noise at full power scares away critters.

Iím the pasta master.



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Originally Posted by Pratt
If I were in your situation, I would try just putting in excess water, boil the rice until done, and then strain: cooked, unburned rice. The minute rice suggestion might save some fuel.
My, personal, solution is couscous. Put it in water, about 1:1, bring it to a boil, turn off the heat, and let it sit a couple of minutes. For a change, make it with a bullion cube, or simmer some dried meat for a minute or two before adding the couscous.
Couscous is a good idea. Iíll try taking some next trip.

I did use that cooking method after my first attempt. It wasnít good enough for the trouble. Iíll just take instant next time assuming I take rice at all.

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The other day, I did remember a technique I read of, but have never tried, for cooking rice. Bring the rice and water to a boil at breakfast time and then decant into an appropriately sized thermos bottle. The rice stays hot enough and a dinner you pour it out and, voila! cooked rice.
Niliraga suggested a similar idea above.
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I've been using this stove on a month tour because I wanted one with a broad flame when turned down low. It has worked. It can blast out heat to boil water but also simmer well. A slight weight penalty over tiny stoves that fit direct to a canister but worth it IMO

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If you like to cook, I’d go with a liquid fuel stove. You can cook with low heat and simmer for hours on 8 ounces of fuel.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
The main reason I like my MSR Dragonfly. Highly adjustable, from a slow simmer to full on jet engine boil. And the noise at full power scares away critters.

Iím the pasta master.


Only problem with a Dragonfly is the thing sounds like a jet engine
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Originally Posted by plumberroy
Only problem with a Dragonfly is the thing sounds like a jet engine
As noted. During a trip last fall a campground owner came to my site to talk. I had the thing on high to bring water to a boil. I had to turn it down to hear what she was saying even though she was only about 6í away. I did hear her say my dinner smelled good.
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Originally Posted by irc
I've been using this stove on a month tour because I wanted one with a broad flame when turned down low. It has worked. It can blast out heat to boil water but also simmer well. A slight weight penalty over tiny stoves that fit direct to a canister but worth it IMO

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ďThe advantage of a gas canister stove over a multi-fuel stove or liquid fuel stove is the ability to control the flame with a spin of a knob allowing you to cook rather than incinerate.Ē

As has been noted, there are liquid fuel stoves that can do this well. In addition to a Dragonfly, I have an Optimus Nova, which is also a liquid fuel stove. It too has great flame control.
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ÖI have an Optimus Nova, which is also a liquid fuel stove. It too has great flame control.
Great stove, I have the exact same.
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