Sunday, August 23, 2009

My Rice Cooker


I recently purchased a rice cooker! I had been wanting one for a while, since I cook a lot of rice: it's cheap, filling, and goes great with a lot of meals. My parents have a rice cooker, my brother in college has one and one of my best friends has one - and they all swear by it! So, I took the plunge and added another kitchen gadget to my collection. (I already have a food processor and a crock pot.)

I did a bit of research and decided to go with the Rival 6-cup Rice Cooker from Target for $16.99 plus tax. It's absolutely adorable and really small, so it fits easily into a cupboard and barely takes up any counter space! With this specific rice cooker, it's very important to follow the instruction booklet it comes with: you need to use the included "rice scoop" and fill it up to the same "water line" as how many scoops you put in, i.e., 1 scoop = "1" on the water line. (Never try to cook the maximum 3 cups uncooked rice in it because, based on the reviews, it's too much for the little guy to handle and will make a mess on your counter!)

I have used it 3x since I bought it: 2x using only 1 scoop of rice and 1x using 2 scoops. The rice has been perfect each time! I think brown rice might take a bit longer to cook, but I've only used white basmati rice so far. It's perfect for a single person or a couple, because it makes enough to eat plus some leftovers.

It also comes with a vegetable steamer on top (not pictured). I have used it to steam peas, edamame and green beans - all frozen and thrown in the veggie steamer about 5-10 minutes after I started cooking the rice. Next I'll try steaming some potstickers.

It's so easy and I'm very happy with my purchase! :)

4 comments:

HighClassLowIncome August 25, 2009 at 11:37 AM  

I have a small pink rice cooker :) I like making quinoa in it also.. brown rice does take a little longer to cook. My mom told me she soaks the brown rice first for about an hour then cooks it. I've never actually used the steamer, I may have to try it soon!

asgreen August 26, 2009 at 2:39 PM  

Is it easy to clean? I've been thinking about getting one, but I want to make sure I'll use it first.

hustler August 30, 2009 at 9:47 PM  

Wow, I thought they would be more expensive than that. I eat a lot of rice so now I am contemplating getting one! I like to eat rice with stir fry and anything spicy but I also like white rice with milk and sugar.

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