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I have a Cuisinart dedicated rice cooker and I love the benefits.

However I get a little bit of stickiness around the sides of the cooker. A friend recommends a capful of oil while cooking the rice to prevent it from sticking, but I am not sure if that's a good idea?

The rice is sticking to side of the pot itself but it doesn't get burnt per se, just enough to make clean up a hassle.

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is it the rice sticking to the pot and/or itself, or is it the pot itself that's getting sticky? –  Joe Nov 29 '10 at 11:36

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One thing to try is to let the cooked rice rest for a while. My rice cooker's pot is non-Teflon and scratched, but I've found that if I remove it from the heating element and let it rest 15-30 minutes, there is virtually no sticking. If I try to remove the rice immediately, there is significant sticking.

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You have just reminded me something about the type of rice too.. I am pretty certain the type of rice will change the stickiness of rice that some rice is less likely to stick in the rice cooker. For example, you may find Jasmine rice sticks less than others. –  Foodrules Nov 30 '10 at 0:56
    
Good reminder. I use Jasmine rice almost exclusively. But I have found similar results with generic long grain rice. –  erichui Nov 30 '10 at 1:28

I have been using Rick cooker for my whole life. The simple answer I can give you is the problem of your rice cooker.

There are older models of rice cooker that sticks a lot and there is very little you can do about it. It happened to me when I was little that some of the rice cookers just did that regardless of what we did. The newer models won't do it unless inside it's scrated. The Japanese brand rice cookers are very reliable, so you won't have problem like this. I don't recommend you putting oil in your rice as I don't think it's an healthy option.

If there is no obvious scratches inside your rice cooker, then I think it's time to get a better rice cooker.

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My mother came up with a simple solution - add a capful of oil (she recommended corn oil) to the rice recipe.

This time around the rice scooped right out perfectly.

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Toasted sesame oil sometimes makes a nice addition. –  Wayfaring Stranger Jun 12 at 17:03

Instead of putting 1 capful of oil to the rice, why not brush the pot bottom with oil before putting in the cleansed rice and water. Try this out.

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