ric·​er | \ ˈrī-sər How to pronounce ricer (audio) \

Definition of ricer

: a kitchen utensil in which soft foods are pressed through a perforated container to produce strings

Examples of ricer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Use a food mill, ricer, or masher to mash vegetables. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Parsnip and Potato Mash," 10 Dec. 2019 Humble beginnings, unprecedented success San Antonio, 1932: Gustavo Olguin, a cook, agrees to sell an adapted potato ricer, his complete list of retail accounts (all 19 of them) and his recipe for fried corn chips to C. E. Doolin. Ginni Beam, Dallas News, "Frito-Lay stays true to Texas roots by investing in the future of D-FW," 17 Oct. 2018 Remove the skin and puree though a food mill or potato ricer onto a lightly floured work surface. ExpressNews.com, "Recipe: Potato Gnocchi with a Quick Fondue," 10 Feb. 2020 Using a ricer yields a light, uniformly smooth mash. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Taking the gnocchi challenge," 1 Oct. 2019 Peel the skin off of the potatoes and rice them, with a potato ricer, into a large bowl. Danielle Pointdujour, Essence, "3 Sweet Potato Pie Recipes By Black Cooks That You Need This Thanksgiving," 21 Nov. 2019 On the continuum from slightly textured to exquisitely satiny spuds, use a potato masher (rustic, but fine!), ricer (nicer!), or food mill fitted with the finest disk (woooow!). Alex Beggs, Bon Appétit, "The Perfect Thanksgiving Mashed Potatoes and Gravy Have Arrived," 23 Oct. 2019 Pass the insides through a ricer or gently mash until smooth. Eric Velasco, al, "How to make homemade gnocchi," 11 Oct. 2019 Press the potatoes through a ricer onto a large baking sheet. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Taking the gnocchi challenge," 1 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of ricer

1889, in the meaning defined above

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14 Aug 2020

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“Ricer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ricer. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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