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Dutch Oven sizes - cooking 1-1.5 Cups of rice or beans

jade408 | Apr 27, 202003:35 PM     23

So I am having the great existential crisis on what versatile dutch oven size to get. I am debating on 4 qt vs 5.5 qt Staub round cocettes. I need room to make 3-4 servings of stew and curry type dishes. Either should work well for that. And leave me space to brown 4-6 people of chicken. Or 1-1.5 pounds of meat.

But I am worried about the low-end of quantities. I am now leaning towards the larger size because of the steamer insert! But I am worried about when I want to make smaller quantities. I am planning to make beans or bean soups - using only 1 cup of beans. I see for beans the diameter could be fine. But I am a little concerned about a small amount of rice in a rice dish like jambalaya or risotto or chicken biryani. What do you think? Can you make 1 cup of rice in a 5.5 qt pot (getting them now site unseen!)

Would love your input.

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