LeKue’s Rice Cooker

Advantages of the LeKue rice cooker

Lekue’s Rice Cooker is attractive and versatile

The versatile rice cooker
The versatile rice cooker
  • Saves time. No need to boil water first
  • Beautifully designed so that the water does not overflow – microwave stays clean
  • From kitchen to table. The simple practical design may be used as a serving vessel
  • Use for a wide variety of grains: couscous, wheat, barley, oats, buckwheat, etc.
  • Serviceable for any grains - even your morning oatmeal
    Serviceable for any grains – even your morning oatmeal

    Scientifically tested. The design is the result of research on cooking rice with microwaves

  • Dishwasher safe: made of 100% platinum silicone and plastic
For all types of rice and grains
For all types of rice and grains

Lekue’s Mini Pan – Plus

Multiple uses for Lekue’s Minute Cake Pan

Lekue’s Minute Cake Pan is great for that one serving of desert; their recipes easy and elegant.

Great for one serving deserts
Great for one serving deserts

But once these little guys are in your kitchen you’ll find other uses.  I carry one around with me in the morning grabbing bites of my morning muesli and fruit while getting ready for a busy day at Inner Oasis.

Great for small left-overs. Just cover with a 4 inch silicone lid from Charles Viancin and it’s sealed and waiting for you when it’s needed.

Silicone lids stick and seal
Silicone lids stick and seal

Any one with young children? Wouldn’t they love to eat from these bright pretty bowls?

 

Lekue Omlette Maker

Easy omelettes for any meal

Vegetable Omelette                                                                                         1/4 Cup green peppers diced                                                                         1/4 Cup red onion diced                                                                                     2 eggs                                                                                                              1/2 clove garlic finely minced                                                                          2 tbsp milk                                                                                                  extra virgin olive oil                                                                                     salt and pepper to taste

Lekue Omelette maker
Lekue Omelette maker

Lightly oil inside of omelette maker. Place vegetables and garlic in bottom of omelette maker and cook 1 minute – or until just tender (800 watts)

Whisk the eggs in separate dish, add milk, salt and pepper. Pour into omelette maker, close lid (note there is a top and bottom to the omelette maker). Cook 1 minute and 45 seconds at 800 watts. Open omelette maker and flip omelette. Cook another 1 minute and 45 seconds (800 watts). Remove from omelette maker and serve.

NOTES: Omelette will slide out of the maker with no mess. Substitute other vegetables as you wish: broccoli, mushrooms, etc.   Do not use more than 2 eggs.

Penne with Pesto

from Lekue

  • 1 Cup dried penne pasta
  • 2 Cup water
  • 2 tbsp pesto sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • grated parmesan cheese
Lekue Pasta Cooker
Lekue Pasta Cooker

Place pasta, salt and pepper, and water into the pasta cooker, close lid and cook in microwave for 13 to 14 minutes (longer is softer) 800 watts*

Remove from microwave, reverse the lid, drain most of the excess water from the pasta cooker, leaving just a few drops.

Add pesto to the pasta and mix. The extra water will thin the sauce just a touch.

Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and serve.

NOTE: this recipe can also be made in the steam case. Adjust cooking time to 11 – 12 minutes at 800 watts.

*see Powering down your Microwave

Cheese Making Ingredients

You choose the best products for your cheese making

Inner Oasis has interested, intelligent customers asking great questions about Lekue products.

Cheese making requires fresh milk and an acid to separate the milk from the whey.

Usable milk:                                                                                                      fresh whole cow’s milk*                                                                                    goats milk                                                                                               sheep’s milk                                                                                           lactose-free fresh milk                                                                             skim or semi-skim milk                                                                              salt-free milk                                                                                              skim or Semi-Skim fresh pasturized milk                                                                                           *best quality cheese

Usable acids:                                                                                                    vinegar                                                                                                     lemon                                                                                                           lime                                                                                                           yogurt

Did you know that fresh cheese contains a higher percentage of water than aged cheese, and therefore contains fewer calories?

from Lekue/Alicia

Claire’s tip for flavorful cheese

Adding dry herbs

A visit from Claire, a great fan of LeKue products; One of her favorites is the cheese maker.

Easy, quick and delicious
Easy, quick and delicious

The recipe Lekue provides is simple and easy to follow, but Claire likes more flavor. Her solution:  adding dry herbs (chives, cracked pepper, perhaps a touch of oregano,) to the hot milk before you add your choice of lemon, vinegar or yogurt).  The heat helps to assure the herbal flavors are released and evenly distributed through your cheese.

Chocolate Popcorn

Two of our favorites together at last!

Chocolate Popcorn by Lekue

1/4 C popcorn                                                                                                  3 teaspoons olive oil                                                                                       1 tablespoon sugar                                                                                       1/4 C pastry chocolate                                                                             Grated rind of 1 orange

Ymmm Good!
Ymmm Good!

In popcorn maker add popcorn, olive oil, and sugar. Stir. Cover with lid and place in microwave for 4 minutes at 800 watts+.

Melt the chocolate in the silicone lid  for  1 minute in the microwave at 800 watts*. Sir until it crumbles completely then add grated orange rind. Pour over popcorn and shake to                                                                      mix.

  • see tips and hints for Powering down your microwave
LeKue's Popcorn Maker
LeKue’s Popcorn Maker

 

Thinking about dinner tonight?

A vegetable side dish even the kids will love

Lékué  >  Recipes  /  Spinach with Raisins and Pine Nuts

Spinach With Raisins And Pine Nuts

Ingredients for the small steamer

  • 1 1/2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 tbs  butter
  • 1 tbs pine nuts
  • 1 tbs raisins
  • 1/4 cup water
  • salt and pepper

    A toast to our Mom
    A toast to our Mom

Instructions

Put butter and pine nuts in Lekue Steam Case (small) , close lids and cook for 3 minutes .

Put the remaining ingredients in Case, close the lids and cook for another 5 minutes , gently stirring after 2 minutes.
*you can serve this dish with a little bit of grated cheese on top.
*Optional add onions, shallots, or garlic.

NOTE:  This recipe is for an 800 watt microwave.  Most of our microwaves are either 1100 watts or 1200 watts. Powering down your microwave is easy.  Set the number of minutes you want to cook, Then push “power level”.  You can enter numbers from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).  See below

For 1100 watts           for 1200 watts

10 = 1100 watts         10 = 1200

9  =    990                   9 = 1080

8 =     880                   8 = 960

7 =     770                   7 = 840

And so on

I usually set my 1100 watt over for 7 , let it cook the given amount of time and then  just add bit more cooking time to bring it up to par.

Mixed Vegetables (1/2 person steam case)

Ingredients:

  • 2 Baby carrots
  •  1/ 2 Cup string beans

    Steam Case serves 1 to 2 people
    Steam Case serves 1 to 2 people
  • 3 Cauliflower florets
  • 1/2 Diced potato
  • 3 Asparagus

Place 1/3 C water beneath the tray (or in the steamer if you have no tray). Put all ingredients in steamer. Close lids and cook in microwave for 4 minutes (800 watt microwave.. see below)  Serves 1 to 2

NOTES:                                                                                                     Cooking vegetables in water leaches vitamins. Placing the water beneath the tray steams the vegetables making them more nutritious.

Most microwaves today are 1100 to 1200 watts. To powerdown your microwave you must first know the wattage (See the inside wall – or edge of microwave when you open the door).

Enter cooking time (in this case 4.00 minutes). Press “Power Level” and enter a number 1 – 10 (10 is full power).  Example: If you have a 1000 watt microwave, press 8 for 800 watts.