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What are the benefits of using a dedicated rice cooker, rather than just cooking rice in a pot?

For which reasons should I use a dedicated rice cooker, instead of cooking rice in a pot?
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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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Stopping water from bubbling over when cooking rice

Every time I cook brown rice (in a traditional pot, or in my new rice cooker), large bubbles form and spill over the sides. How can I prevent this? I found this question, but wasn't able to draw ...
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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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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-...
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Can a rice cooker make amounts much smaller than its rating?

I'm looking at getting one of Zojirushi's induction rice cookers and the 5.5 cup model is currently a little cheaper than the 3 cup model. I'm a single guy and will only be making a cup or two of rice ...
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How do I keep the rice cooker from boiling over?

Possible Duplicate: Stopping water from bubbling over when cooking rice I am having epic rice-cooker failure here. I measure out the amount of rice suggested by the little cup thingy. I rinse it ...
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Quinoa in a Rice Cooker?

I’ve recently discovered the loveliness of Quinoa, and the joy of buying it in bulk at Costco, so I’ll be making a lot of it in the near future. I’m wondering if I can use my rice cooker to make the ...
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How do I prevent stickiness in a rice cooker?

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 ...
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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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Will meat cook inside of a rice cooker?

I would like to use my rice cooker to cook one of those pre-packaged jambalaya mixes, and I've had good success with using prepackaged rice packets in my rice cooker. Sometimes there is a bit of ...
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What to look for when buying a rice cooker?

I think I can best explain the question by using a computer analogy. When buying a laptop there are specific qualities that a person looks for like Processor speed Screen size Amount of memory What ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Rice cooker problem: film appears after cooking

What is this and why does it appear? It always happened, maybe I cook rice the wrong way, or maybe it comes from the rice itself... I wash the rice with water before, at least 3-4 times. I don't even ...
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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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What is the purpose of a pressure cooker in a rice cooker?

Some of the more expensive rice cookers advertise that they use pressure in combination with induction to cook rice. On one Japanese website that sells rice cookers, they showed some diagrams that I ...
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When to add diced vegetables when cooking rice

I like to add diced vegetables (or peas) when I make rice in my rice cooker, but I'm not sure when is the best time to add them. I find if I add them too early they get mushy and flavorless, but if I ...
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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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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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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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Can I use a rice cooker with flavored rice boxes?

Can I use a rice cooker to prepare something like Rice-A-Roni's Four Cheese rice? Or what about the Uncle Ben rice boxes? If not, is there a way to get something that tastes similar without using ...
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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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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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Why is it that every time I steam vegetables while cooking rice my rice cooker ruins the rice?

Why is it that every time I steam vegetables while cooking rice my rice cooker ruins the rice? My rice to water ratio is the usual 1:2. My last two attempts included mushy basmati and jasmine 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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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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What types of rice are appropriate to use in a rice cooker?

I have recently acquired a Zojurushi fuzz logic rice cooker. What I am having difficult to find is the best kind of rice to use with it; I am looking for a good brown and white rice that can go with ...
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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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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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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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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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Non-teflon rice cooker reccomendations [closed]

I am looking to get rid of the teflon rice cooker I have (it is getting a lot of scratches, and I am worried about where that teflon is going). What should one look for in a good rice cooker that does ...
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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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Pre-made seasoning to add to rice in rice cooker to make rice more flavorful? [closed]

I've looked all over for this and not found much. Chipotle resturant adds lime and cilantro to their rice, some folks put Saffron. I thought "gee there must be others". Any other pre-made seasonings ...
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Does the cooking time, adding more water and using high quality and expensive rice help to produce soft and non-stick rice?

Most of my friends told me that to prevent the rice from sticking at the bottom of the rice cooker pot (as shown in the picture below) and to prevent the rice from becoming very hard at the bottom of ...
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How can I judge the extra amount of water to use if I am cooking rice with extras in in my rice cooker?

I love my rice cooker. I also like rice with stuff in, makes an easy quickish dinner. I sometimes cook up some stuff, say mushrooms, chilli and garlic fried in a bit of olive oil, or small chunks ...
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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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How can I adapt rice cooker steamed fish to cooking in a pot?

I have seen steamed fish dishes where the fish is cooked on top of the rice in a rice cooker. I'd like to try this, but I don't have a rice cooker and always cook my rice in a pot. Does anyone know ...
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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 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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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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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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How do I avoid rice cookers emitting strange goo on my counter?

With my rice cooker, I always have to put a paper towel underneath it before I start it, because it tends to make a mess. It creates piles of white watery starch goo. I don't really know how else to ...
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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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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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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 ...