Saturday, January 1, 2011

Rice Cooker

Rice Cooker

For Christmas, one of the gifts my hubby bought me was a rice cooker in red to go with my "red themed" color kitchen appliances. The model he bought me Aroma 6-Cup Rice Cooker & Food Steamer is pictured below. I love it for the mere fact it is a one touch operation and best of all has a steamer so you can steam vegetables, fish or meat while the rice is cooking. I never had a rice cooker before but always wanted one. The model I have is a more traditional cooker based on the original Japanese design. The Aroma site claims they are "...easy to operate and yield great results." I can vouch for that since I made rice and the texture was perfect. It took about twenty minutes to cook and clean up was quick.

Aroma 6-Cup Rice Cooker & Food Steamer
I think I am a pretty good cook but when it comes to making rice my results aren't always top notch. Actually, my hubby makes better rice than me. Sometimes my rice would come out too mushy or crunchy and other times just right. Using the rice cooker, I have flawless results every time and will use it from now on. I was reading Chef Ming Tsai's new cookbook Simply Ming One-Pot Meals and he suggests to use a rice cooker to get perfect rice as millions of Asians do. Ming also notes rice can be left in the rice cooker for up to 8 hours. My rice cooker switches to warm once the rice is cooked. I like this since I can make rice ahead of time and cook the rest of my meal without worrying it will get cold. I would not leave rice in there for too long and it needs to be unplugged to turn off.

-Sophia/Two Frys

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