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Re: Which rice cooker do you recommend to buy?

I don't know why, but a rice cooker is my friend..and I can do without all kitchen machines. It is non stick, it always delivers. It saves time, just does. No need to really look after it. And yes, herbs and spices go in too. I always cook without measuring, I think if I had the time to dedicate one pot for rice it would work as well after a while, getting the estimation of volume and weight right. But we like the rice outa our rice cooker, it is lovely. OP - Fust Samurai. Magnifique.
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Re: Which rice cooker do you recommend to buy?

If you're eating enough rice to consider investing in a rice cooker, you are probably what they call a "high consumer" of rice (relative to the European average) over at the BNF.

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High consumers of rice may wish to consider cooking methods which reduce arsenic concentration in rice. On behalf of the FSA, a study was undertaken to look at the effect of cooking methods on levels of arsenic in rice. Rinse washing was effective at removing around 10% of the inorganic arsenic from basmati rice, but was less effective for other rice types. High volume water:rice cooking (6:1) removed inorganic arsenic by 45% compared to uncooked (raw) rice.
Takeaway: use high volume water to rice cooking. (Cook in lots of water till barely done, drain, fluff with a fork, leave covered for 5-10 minutes.)
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Old 16.01.2020, 10:51
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If you're eating enough rice to consider investing in a rice cooker, you are probably what they call a "high consumer" of rice (relative to the European average) over at the BNF.

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Takeaway: use high volume water to rice cooking. (Cook in lots of water till barely done, drain, fluff with a fork, leave covered for 5-10 minutes.)
Is once a week 2 cups a high quantity?
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Old 16.01.2020, 10:54
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Yebbut... why? it's so simple and quick to cook why not just wait until you're nearly ready to eat and cook it fresh?

I think these machines come from cultures where families would eat massive amounts of rice throughout the day, perhaps not all at the same time, so you can see some sense in it, but if you're just cooking for a single meal, even if it's several times a week, the same factors aren't in play.
i cook brown rice which takes around 45-50 minutes. rest of the meal may take only 15 to prepare. i'm not going to sit around twiddling my thumbs.

typically, i'll put on the rice cooker, then go out and do the shopping. the rice will be done or almost done when i'm back and i can take 10 mins to make the rest of the meal.

advantages: can leave/cook unattended, keeps warm, doesn't take space on hob

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Old 16.01.2020, 10:58
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Re: Which rice cooker do you recommend to buy?

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I've been puzzled before at how some people struggle to cook rice - it's about the simplest thing in the world as far as I can tell.

I do use the absorption method sometimes, specifically when I'm doing "mexican rice" (heated in a little oil first, then cooked with chopped onion, coriander and chilli), but more often we simply put it in a pan with a lot of well-salted boiling water, simmer it until it's cooked, then rinse it in a seize with more boiling water. Takes about ten minutes.

Never been able to understand why people find it difficult, nor why a dedicated machine like these would be needed.
Part of the reason I use one is stove-top real estate. My not-so-cheap apartment cooker has only got three rings ffs. Bung the rice on ahead of time and forget. I can then concentrate on the other dishes and tempering the dal.
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Old 16.01.2020, 11:07
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I think these machines come from cultures where families would eat massive amounts of rice throughout the day, perhaps not all at the same time, so you can see some sense in it
Specially if you eat rice for breakfast. Get up in early morning and wait 20 minutes before you can eat? People have their drip coffee maker on a timer.
PS: can you make porridge in those fancy Japanese cookers?
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Old 16.01.2020, 11:08
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Re: Which rice cooker do you recommend to buy?

I think the name rice cooker is a a bit misleading, new year I had Glühwein in mycooker.
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Old 16.01.2020, 11:32
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I think the name rice cooker is a a bit misleading, new year I had Glühwein in mycooker.
Depends if you put rice in it too, or not..

I fished out an almond from a Swedish vin chaud a few times.
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Old 16.01.2020, 12:11
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Depends if you put rice in it too, or not..

I fished out an almond from a Swedish vin chaud a few times.
Is it not supposed to have almonds?
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Re: Which rice cooker do you recommend to buy?

Why not invest in one of those 3x 1lt pot slow cookers...you can cook an entire meal this way, whilst you are out working, of course you can cook rice in one of them too.

https://ch.myworld.com/de-ch/dp/dunl...m_campaign=pcs



There is not much I don't cook with my SC's ,I even make cheesecakes and such in them.
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Old 17.01.2020, 07:04
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As usual, you get what you pay for, and if you like rice, then these machines really are worth the money without a doubt.
The fuzzy logic version is a coveted version but unfortunately all zojirushi models are rated for 120V
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Old 17.01.2020, 09:54
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Hi, not sure if you will read this ... did you buy it in Switzerland? Online? If you bought in Zurich (the korean shop mentioned in the post above) was it with the correct voltage? (or did it come with a voltage converter?)

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No, no and no. I bought it in Japan, use a 220 to 110 box next to it... but it is the fuzzy logic model.

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Is it not supposed to have almonds?
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Specially if you eat rice for breakfast. Get up in early morning and wait 20 minutes before you can eat? People have their drip coffee maker on a timer.
PS: can you make porridge in those fancy Japanese cookers?
Yes, my Japanese cooker makes porridge, called "Congee" with rice and water, not oatmeal.
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I am a single male, trying to find ways to make food without wasting too much time. Currently, I think a rice cooker is a good way to start adding products in the kitchen.
Long-time rice cooker here, always have had dedicated unit until recently. Was convinced to try a cheap plastic microwave rice steamer, was very leery but after using it am converted. Small, perfect for 1-3 people, takes only 10-12 minutes for great rice plus can cook other stuff like lentils in it. Just have to be a bit careful when opening right out of the microwave due to release of steam if don't open correctly.
Suggest buy the better quality "Sistema" unit out of New Zealand for less than 20 Franc, don't think the no-names will hold up more than a couple times.
Glad to have one less electrical appliance in the cabinet. Good luck!
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Old 21.01.2020, 11:31
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Re: Which rice cooker do you recommend to buy?

Manor (the department store) has a model on sale today. Regular price CHF 69.90 for only CHF 15.00 with free delivery (it seems?) if purchased from the website.

Link FR: https://www.manor.ch/fr/p/p0-35830401

Link DE: https://www.manor.ch/de/p/p0-35830401

Or if you live near a store you can go there. Link to store list: https://www.manor.ch/fr/store-finder
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Where are you getting your info @Verbier? You always seem to have your ear to the ground
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Where are you getting your info @Verbier? You always seem to have your ear to the ground
The OH only lets me sleep in the bed on the weekends.

On a serious note, I had seen the thread the other day and when I got the Manor advertising/sales material with the mail this morning I quickly looked at it and saw the rice cooker and for the price I thought I should share the info. My good deed for the day so to speak.
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Where are you getting your info @Verbier? You always seem to have your ear to the ground
We just got it amongst the publicity in our letter box, I was just about to post here but Verbier beat me to it.
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Zojirushi is the gold standard.
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