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Season rice in Zojirushi

I have a fancy new Zojirushi cooker and am trying to figure out the best way to make rice. I didn't see anything in the manual referring to salt, or any seasoning at all (except for the 'mixed' ...
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Why does rice get sticky as it cools off?

So I have noticed rice go from fluffy and easy to separate to sticky and coming off as several masses. I have a hypothesis as to why that happens. Also, I have noticed this most in long grain rice ...
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What Can I Make in a Rice Cooker Besides Rice?

I received a rice cooker as a gift. I like to know if anything else I can done with it other than, cook rice. you have some ideas?
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Getting onion/garlic smell out of rice cooker

I used my rice cooker for rice with pork, onion and garlic. I washed it well twice but it still smells of pork and onion. It seems like the fat from the meat permeated the teflon (slightly scratched). ...
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Why do my mung beans turn from green to dark brown in a rice cooker?

I use a rice cooker like the one shown below to cook dried mung beans and red beans (Adzuki beans) as well as rice of course. After boiling and cooking, the rice cooker switches to a stable hot ...
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Rice Cooker Technology Best Suited for White Basmati Rice?

This is my staple food and unfortunately my 25 year old National rice cooker just died. The crop of new models are bewilderingly complex--most troubling is that few seem to have a "Non-Sticky" or "...
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Why does rice go bad next day?

I'm using a rice cooker to cook rice and I find the very next day it starts to increasing smell bad and I feel like puking just smelling it. Not sure what the cause is but the rice cooker has started ...
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How to ensure rice from rice cooker becomes dry?

I'm adding 1.5 cups of water for 1 cup of basmati rice to my rice cooker. I don't think the amount is the problem. It's not very watery but it can feel a little watery(which probably isnt an issue ...
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Should rice cooker bowls be refrigerated?

Whenever I can't finish all the rice in the rice cooker bowl, I place the bowl (with the lid on) into the refrigerator, to shirk transferring the rice to a container (e.g. Glasstock). Does this ...
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How many wash cycles should I aim for when washing brown rice?

I was told that I'm supposed to keep washing the brown rice with water, empty the pot out, and repeat until the water doesn't become foggy anymore to get rid of the arsenic. For each cycle, I pat, ...
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How much water to add to rice cooker when cooking brown rice?

I usually use 1.5 cups of water for every cup of 'white basmati' rice. Today I used 4 cups of water for 1 cup of 'brown basmati' rice and it came out a bit watery. however i did add more of the ...
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Safe to leave eggs in water overnight?

I want to have boiled eggs in the morning when I wake up. For this I want to use a standard rice cooker. My plan is to add the eggs and water before going to bed, set a timer and go sleep. Is it ...
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Can a rice cooker be used to evaporate remove all water in a soup?

Suppose I cooked a soup and now wanted to evaporate/remove all water from the soup leaving behind fat, oil, minerals etc. Could I place the soup liquid in a rice cooker, switch it on and expect it to ...
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How to make perfect pearl rice in a rice cooker

This question is specifically about short grain pearl rice. I recently got a nice Zojirushi rice cooker that has all the bells and whistles, and I've been wanting to use it to prepare perfect rice. I ...
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How to cook tarhonya in a pressure cooker or rice cooker

Is it possible to cook tarhonya (Hungarian egg barley) in a pressure cooker, such as an Instant Pot, to cut down on cooking time? The only pressure cooker recipe I've found neglects to mention the ...
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Rice cooker not stopping?

I bought a first rice/multicooker Tefal RK8121. I cooked the rice according to the manual. I put the rice inside and added the steaming tray on top of the rice to steam at the same time (it doesn't ...
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Differences between rice/pressure/multi/slow cooker?

I'm really confused about what these products are supposed to do, and if some products can do the same as others in the following list. What are the differences between the following devices? Rice ...
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Is rice vinegar bad for my non-stick rice cooker?

I have a rice cooker with a detachable bowl with non-stick (I presume teflon) coating on the inside. It looks something like this: When cooking sticky ("sushi") rice, after the cooking is done, you ...
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What am I doing wrong with my rice cooker?

I have a Breville rice cooker and follow the instructions exactly (for 2 cups of rice). There are two settings - on or off (keep warm). The manual says: But no matter what type of (white) rice I use, ...
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How to collect slime pass through rice cooker cover when cover on?

I have often the following situation when boiling rice and meat in rice cooker. However, I do not like it because the meat cannot then reach the high temperature. I know that I could boil rice and ...
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Cooking rice with limited equipment

I will be cooking in my dorm this coming year, and I only have an electric kettle at the moment. Is there a way for me to cook rice with only this (i.e. without a stove), or should I just get one of ...
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How do I clean a moldy rice cooker heating element?

There's a pretty large patch of white and green mold on the heating element of my rice cooker, near the magnet. Is there a way to remove it? It's grown to the point of bumpy. It seems that my brother ...
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How to properly cook basmati rice in a rice cooker

I do have a kind of problem with cooking basmati rice in my rice cooker. I am following the cooker instructions - for two cups (the cooker one, not the measurement unit) I use 200 ml of water. As far ...
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Cooking rice overnight?

I want to have cooked rice in the morning when I wake up. My plan is to prepare the uncooked rice before going to bed, add the water, set a timer and go sleep. Is it possible to leave the rice and ...
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When spicing rice, should you add the spices in the water beforehand or after the rice has cooked?

Newbie cook here. I use a small inexpensive rice cooker to cook my rice. Are you supposed to add your various spices to the water when you put the rice in the pot? Or should you add the spices in at ...
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Cleaning a Teflon pan with burnt rice residual

Here is the rice cooker I own: There is a removable pan which is Teflon coated. A few days ago, cooking 2 cups of rice I thought it was too slow so I put it on direct heat (oven) to make it faster. ...
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Coconut rice; should it taste like coconut?

I made coconut rice yesterday with a simple recipe (coconut milk, water, tsp sugar, pinch of salt, rice, all in the rice cooker). I was a little bit underwhelmed by the output; the rice was cooked ...
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What is GABA Rice?

GABA rice seems to command a high premium is only found on Amazon in a few varieties, one by Koshihikari, one by Sempio. Is GABA rice anything but brown rice pre-heated? Is the GABA setting on a rice ...
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How does a typical electric rice cooker work?

I have a cheap $15 rice cooker from my undergrad days (link). It has a metal pad on the bottom attached to a spring, a "Cook" switch (feels like a toaster lever), a "Cooking" light and a "Warm" light. ...
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Microwave rice cooker vs low-end electric rice cookers

So, at my parents home we had a two part microwave rice cooker which created relatively dry rice in my experience (though I only used it myself a couple of time), but I actually like it better than ...
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Why would I buy a rice cooker?

A friend of mine I'm getting an apartment with next year said that we should invest in a rice cooker. I'm fairly adept in the kitchen and don't come from a family that uses a rice cooker so I would ...
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How do I cook sticky rice/glutinous rice in my rice cooker?

I would like to try and recreate the sticky rice (aka glutinous rice or sweet rice) as I often find served in a kratip at my local USA Thai restaurant. I already have a rice cooker - the Hamilton ...
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Pressure cooker rice quality vs high-end rice cooker

I'm considering buying a proper rice cooker, as we've eaten most of the non-stick coating of the cheap one. The forums rave about induction heating, Zojirushi, Tiger, Toshiba RC-18NMF with its cast-...
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Less sticky rice and lentils

I have a recipe that calls for rice and green lentils to be cooked at the same time in a rice cooker. I do this and everything cooks nicely, then I add the rest of the ingredients and things taste ...
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Why does my rice smell?

I don't understand why my rice smells like eggs.. We have a new rice cooker that we used for two months now. I wash it, but should I deep clean it? Also, I put my rice in a big plastic bin so I won't ...
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How do I make black rice turn out better in a rice cooker?

There appears to be little to no info out there specifically regarding black rice and rice cookers. My rice cooker manual says nothing about it. The article on wikihow, "3 Ways to Prepare Black Rice", ...
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What are the benefits of “fuzzy logic” in a rice cooker?

I'm considering making the giant leap to a serious rice cooker -- after research, it seems like the Zojirushi is the way to go, even over the venerated Tiger -- but I'm trying to parse out the dozens ...
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Preparing Brown Rice

I have a rice cooker with brown rice setting. I struggle getting the brown rice cooked properly. I get it either too soft or too dry once it is done cooking. I usually put in 3-4 cups of water with ...
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Making sticky rice without rice cooker

I know that a rice cooker is the easiest way to make sticky rice, because of the way it is steamed. However, I don't have a rice cooker: what is the most effective way to make sticky rice using ...
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Safe to use rice cooker after mold grew on rice?

So I left brown rice in my rice cooker for 10+ days and unsurprisingly, some dark mold grew on the rice while I was gone. Will hot water and detergent be enough to remove all mold spores from the rice ...
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Why does my rice cooker's steam hole always clog?

The lid on my rice cooker has a small steam hole that gets clogged from bubbles forming and the quinoa gets stuck and then the whole thing boils over and makes a mess. Am I doing something wrong? How ...
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Downside of 'Turbo' mode on rice cooker?

My rice cooker has an optional Turbo mode when cooking rice. The mode is off by default. As I understand, the upside is that rice cooks faster. What's the downside?
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Is leaving a Teflon rice cooker on overnight dangerous?

I own a cheap Rival brand rice cooker. Here is a link to the product page. Note that there is an inner removable bowl where the rice is cooked. This bowl is coated in Teflon. After cooking rice last ...
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How do I determine the amount of water I need to use with my eletric rice cooker

I just realized that I don't know if I should add more or less water next time. What sort of signs would indicate that I should add less water and what signs would indicate that I am using too little ...
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Whats wrong with my rice cooking process in my Zojirushi?

I recently purchased a Zojirushi NP-GBC05 3 cup rice-cooker. I read through the manual and some instructions online. I have made 3 batches of rice so far and two of them have turned into a disaster. ...
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Can I cook lentils in a rice cooker?

Can I cook lentils in a rice cooker? Would I need to adjust my lentils/water ratio?
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What's the size of the plastic cup that came with my rice cooker?

I have a cheap-o rice cooker that works fine for me. It came with a plastic cup to measure 1, 2 or 3 "plastic cup" units of rice. Water is added to match the '1', '2' or '3' mark in the cooker bowl. ...
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What are the odds that American household have a rice cooker? [closed]

We started a Kickstarter project of creating an e-book with online videos to show you how to make sushi, from a master sushi chef. We are wondering what the odds are that an American family has a ...
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Large quantities of sushi rice in a rice cooker?

I'm looking to cook large quantities of sushi rice (short grained) in a rice cooker. Any tips? I have a commercial cooker but it only has a cook and warm setting. Should I go with the usual rice to ...
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How much rice should I cook per person?

I would like to know how much rice I should cook per person. Preferably in some "fast" measurements - like cups, spoons, etc. It would also be nice to know how much water should I add to the rice-...