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[rahy-ser] /ˈraɪ sər/
an implement for ricing potatoes, squash, etc., by pressing them through small holes.
Origin of ricer
1895-1900, Americanism; rice + -er1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for ricer
  • Fluffiest mashed potatoes may require that they be put through a potato ricer.
  • But that doesn't mean that it can't put out a ricer now and again, when it's feeling froggy.
  • Arrange on remaining fourth of mound yolks chopped or forced through a potato ricer.
  • Remove yolks, and mash or put through a potato ricer.
  • Mash the potatoes through a potato ricer, a food mill, or in a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.
  • Drain and mash the pumpkin and potatoes, using a ricer or a sieve.
  • Drain the potatoes and put them through a ricer or mash with a potato masher.
  • Mash the potatoes by putting them through a ricer back into the rinsed cooking pot or mash them with a fork in the pot.
  • Immediately mash potatoes finely or put through a ricer, and transfer to a bowl.
  • Peel them, mash them in a ricer or a food mill, and turn into a mixing bowl.
British Dictionary definitions for ricer


(US & Canadian) a kitchen utensil with small holes through which cooked potatoes and similar soft foods are pressed to form a coarse mash
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