The Steam Team Final Prototype Session

Reworking Session 2

Working off the feedback, we went through another round of the salmon rice on our own, to test the cooking time again on a cooker, and we tweaked the portion of rice, to see if we could up the quantity to be cooked in the cooker.

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The rice took the 20 mins indicated to cook. So, it might have been some error or setting in the particular cooker used in Session 2 that caused it to take longer than it should. We added an extra cup of rice, and the cooker managed to accommodate that, and serve up a more generous serving.

Final Session/ Session 3

For Session 3, we prototyped it off-location, as final submissions and examinations were drawing near and it was inconvenient and difficult to find participants willing to make time for a cookout in school. Prototyped for a session with some group mates, two of whom live on-campus, working on an assignment. Held in a home kitchen, with ingredients provided with the 5-dollar fee, and the recipe card was issued and instructions given.

Recipe tested: Quinoa with mushrooms.

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G
eneral consensus was that the recipe card was easy to follow and understandable,

ingredients were simple and the process fuss-free.

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The dish took the stipulated 25 mins to cook through.

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Comments and Feedback:

Sauteeing in the cooker would throw one off, since rice-cooker recipes were meant to be more fuss-free.

– Tested another round without sautéing garlic at bottom of the pot, and the dish came out fine too.

Quinoa was something new to all 3 participants, and all said the smell was somewhat off-putting.

– “Smelt of ginseng”

– All found it to taste pretty decent, deemed it to be something in between couscous and long-grain rice.

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