Rice cooker is one of the most interesting pieces of technology that has not only changed the lives of many but has also made the very act of cooking, a practice of leisure. The rice cooker is an ideal solution for limited cooking space and cooks perfect rice with no or little attention. With more than half the world consuming rice as their staple food, the ubiquitous rice cooker cooks great rice, making it an important device in every kitchen.
After hours of research, and reading millions of reviews online, I finally discovered one high-end rice cooker that makes excellent rice porridge, sticky rice, and brown rice, it is none other than the Zojirushi rice cooker. The Zojirushi brand of appliances has been in the market for about 90 years now. Why do you need a high-end rice cooker when a pot and a stove can do the same work? This is one question that continually crossed my mind before I wanted to purchase a rice cooker. The answer to this topic is simple, which I discovered after buying my Zojirushi rice cooker – if you want to make perfect white or brown rice, then the Zojirushi rice cooker is what you need. If you like eating rice multiple times a week, and would love to eat only the best-tasting rice, then it is worth investing in the Zojirushi rice cooker. If you don’t have the budget to buy Zojirushi rice cooker, Kedai Makan will help you to get the best rice cooker within your budget.
The ultra-innovative, super smart Zojirushi rice cooker uses pressure cooking along with induction heating. In other words, the rice cooker automatically adjusts the amount of pressure based on the menu selected. This rice cooker uses the fuzzy logic computerized technology, where the artificial intelligence of the microcomputer adjusts based on moisture, heat, and weight.
What I have noticed with constant use of this cooker is that it makes adjustments to time and temperature based on the meal that I cook. From sushi rice to porridge this versatile rice cooker takes cooking to an all new level with a host of settings. The number of presets on the computer screen that is located in the front of the rice cooker works exceptionally well when cooking sushi rice, brown rice, and white rice. Just push the simple one-touch button and your work is done. I did try different varieties of rice – Basmati Rice, Black Rice (the Forbidden Rice), Sushi Rice, Jasmine Rice, and the Carolina White Rice. I noticed that each rice variety took surprisingly long time to cook, especially if you are used to converted rice or parboiled rice. But, the best part of using the Zojirushi rice cooker is you need not keep a close watch while the rice is cooking. For instance, I adjusted the settings on the cooker with Sushi rice in it, went out the supermarket to pick a few vegetables, came back home and found the rice cooked to perfection.
My favorite setting offered by the Zojirushi rice cooker is the GABA setting. This setting holds the GABA brown rice at 104° for two whole hours before cooking it, making it extremely simple to cook healthy rice in a matter of minutes. The setting helps in bringing out the nutty flavor of the brown rice, where every rice grain is firm (not crunch) and cooked to perfection (not mushy).
The rice cooker comes along with a measuring cup (to measure rice and water), steaming basket, spatula holder, and nonstick rice spatula. Washing this cooker is way too simple, especially with its solidly built parts and detachable lid. The instructions booklet that comes along with the Zojirushi rice cooker offers precise instructions and answers almost all your questions.