So when I got married and my mom gave me a rice cooker, I called her on a few occasions to ask for the proper water to rice ratio. After being scolded one too many times, I started googling it. But google only explained how to cook rice without a rice cooker. So then I started doing it on a whim without instructions. To date, I have not cooked rice successfully even once (and I try to cook Chinese food once a week). Fry rice - now that is different because you make it with old rice (and nasty old rice is fine) but normal rice, not so much. Today was no different. I put the correct rice ratio but forgot to put some water outside of the pot in the rice cooker so it could steam. Smart.
So I boiled some egg noodles instead. Still Chinese. Pretty good for the Panda Express orange chicken I made (cheated and bought the $4.99 Panda Express sauce) that Andy fried (while I fed Jordan!). Now I will never forget how to bread Chinese chicken:
1-2 pounds of chicken cubes
mix 1/4 cup of flour with 1/2 cup of corn starch and mix in with the chicken, cook in hot oil and wala - Chinese breaded chicken!
Then, cook some garlic, ginger and green onions, put the chicken back in and pour the sauce in.