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Here is my submission for the Cook Grain with a Rocket Stove and Haybox Cooker BB - Food Prep & Preservation Aspect - Sand.

For each method, I kept the recipe simple and repeatable:
2 cups of dry rice
4 cups of water
dash or two of salt

Day 3 of BB20 2020: I used a J-Tube Rocket Stove to boil the water then cooked the rice for about 2 minutes before I transferred the pot to the Haybox Cooker.
I am used to cooking rice at a ratio of 1:2 (rice:water) on the stovetop and it worked great in the solar oven too.  For the slower cooking process, the ratio is too high and the rice was mushy - it could be great for a rice porage but not as a side dish (IMO).

To document my completion of this BB, I have posted:
+ a picture of the ingredients
+ a pitcure of the j-tube stove
 - a picture of the grain and water boiling on a rocket stove
 - a picture of your heated uncooked grain being transferred to a haybox cooker (with some sort of watch or timer)
 - a picture of your cooked grain in a haybox cooker (with some sort of watch or timer)
 - a picture showing the final product is at least two cups of grain
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2 cups dry rice and 4 cups water
2 cups dry rice and 4 cups water
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The J-Tube Stove I used to cook my rice.
The J-Tube Stove I used to cook my rice.
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boiling rice and water on j-tube strove
boiling rice and water on j-tube strove
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Putting the Rice in the Haybox at 9:53
Putting the Rice in the Haybox at 9:53
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Taking the Rice out of the Haybox at 12:14
Taking the Rice out of the Haybox at 12:14
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Rice in bowl and 1 cup measure cup to show volume
Rice in bowl and 1 cup measure cup to show volume
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I certify this BB is complete.

 
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Today I used my haybox cooker for the first time. I cooked brown rice.

Everything assembled to cook 2 cups of rice.

I followed the directions in Margaret Mitchell's Fireless Cook Book, substituting bone broth for the water.

Rice simmering on my rocket stove.

Rice pot transferred to haybox cooker.

Mine is made from an old travel cooler and scraps of foam insulation leftover from our pantry upgrade.

Now we wait.

I'm guessing that the directions in the cook book were for white rice, so I cooked mine longer.
Total cooking time was an hour and a half.

Finished amount 0.5 quart or 2 cups.
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