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Women S Plus Size Blazer A New Day Green 4X
Add a smart tailored finish to your outfits with this Green Women's Blazer from A New Day™. This long-sleeve blazer is a great layering piece in your formal or casual wardrobe. Designed with notched lapels and a single button closure for a classic silhouette it layers stylishly over a range of looks. The breathable fabric with taffeta lining offers comfortable wear while the practical front pockets add functional style. Wear over a tucked-in tee with jeans for a stylish smart-casual look or with wide-leg trousers for a dressier twist. Size: 4X. Gender: female. Age Group: adult. Pattern: Solid. Material: Linen.
Diane Kistner: Okay, so I really wasn't expecting this to work well for rice, but I knew if I was going to eat more rice I needed something just like this. And so far, the 1-cup amount of long grain brown rice I've cooked has turned out just fine. The first time I made it, I used 1:3 rice and water like the instructions said (too much water, methinks); the second time 1:2 (too little), so next time I'll try it 1:2.5. The first time, I cooked the water at 100% for 5 minutes like another reviewer suggested, then added the rice and finished it at 70%. I got a small amount of spillage on the microwave turntable, but nothing a quick swipe of a sponge wouldn't take care of. The second time, I started the rice cold and cooked at 70% for the entire 30 minutes; same thing. Really, it's no big deal. It's easier to clean up than wiping the stovetop, and I like it that I'm not heating up a stove burner.I also picked up aJapanese Rice Washing Bowl with Side and Bottom Drainers, so I'm washing my rice first. I think I'm going to start sprouting my rice a little bit first, then cooking it.Anyway, I wanted to say how nice it is that these pieces all fit together. I especially like the pasta drainer insert, because I can use it as a colander when I'm washing up veggies in the sink. Today I steamed some fresh veggies in the the pasta drainer instead of using the steamer insert, then ran cold water over them to get them to stop cooking. Then I put my rice in the rice cooker and started it in the microwave, then diced up all the steamed veggies and some fresh herbs and mixed them up with a little olive oil, salt, rice vinegar, and grated parmesan cheese. When the rice was at the "fluff" stage, I fluffed it up and stirred in the diced veggies, then snapped the lid back on and left it all sitting on the counter to flavor-blend. That's what we had for lunch, and it was simple, cheap, and yummy. And then I was able to quickly wash everything up by hand, then dry the pieces and sit them right there on my counter beside my stainless steel bowls. I'll use this thing daily!
freckles527: Moving into our RV I wanted to learn some microwave meal options. I purchased this item thinking it would suck, but it was only $15 so the price was worth testing. My first test was Pasta (bow tie). It took a bit to get the time correct since I read to ensure it doesn't overflow keep the power level at 70, but pasta came out fine. Second was steam fresh veggies and these came out awesome. Then the real test for me was rice. Using 1 1/2 Cups Jasmine Rice, 2 1/2 Cups Water, Salt to Taste. Power Level 70. Time 20 minutes. Perfect Rice! I cooked the following meals all using the microwave:Shrimp & Veggie Alfredo PastaRed Beans & Rice w/Smoked SausageMac N'CheeseEven it this item only last for a year or two it is worth it. I'm very happy with this gadget and was pleasantly surprised.
grammaj: I have one of these and it's many, years old. All I have left is the bowl and the lid ( have no idea where the other pieces went to ). I cook potato casseroles in it too - the boxed kind and home made. I have a very low wattage microwave and start with 3 min. on high and 17 min. on 5 for rice - no over flow and perfect rice. And I always cook boxed casseroles lower than the directions say because of over flow. I love this dish because of the high sides and use it for many frozen vegies too. I have never cooked pasta in but after reading all the reviews, I will now.
Howdy06mom "howdy06mom": I never make rice on the stove and always use the microwave. This product offers a much larger capacity than my Pampered Chef brand so i can double the recipe without spillover.
Jack E. Wilson "carlsbadjack": I keep two or three of these on hand. They are an excellent inexpensive gift when you visit someone. Though inexpensive, I absolutely love them. They cook rice and vegetable to perfection. And for some people, those are both challenging endeavors, and I hate rice when not done properly.