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When to put a dry cloth over an electric rice cooker?

Very simple: don't cover it at all, ever. There is a reason for the hole being there. It is there to let stuff out! Usually clean steam, but if you loaded the cooker wrong, a bit of mess can come out. ...
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How to prepare rice in rice cooker so it won't become sticky or clumpy, like Indian takeout in the US?

First, use basmati rice. Then, rinse your rice very well. Place rice in bowl, fill with cold water, drain, repeat until the water runs clear. I find that using the correct variety of rice, combined ...
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How to prepare rice in rice cooker so it won't become sticky or clumpy, like Indian takeout in the US?

There are many different ways of cooking rice, and you might not want to use a rice cooker if you really want individual grains, as it was developed for cuisines / rice varieties that are stickier. ...
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Why does rice go bad next day?

Leftover rice is one of the most common causes of food poisoning. Once cooked it needs to be immediately cooled down if you aren't going to eat it straight away, and it needs to be kept cold until ...
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Cooking rice overnight?

If your rice cooker has that kind of timer, yes, you can do that. Just before you go to bed, add cold water (the same amount you would use if you were cooking it right away), rice and optional salt ...
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How much rice should I cook per person?

The standard rice cup measure is one go (long o sound) ~180ml, which was at some point based on a Japanese government opinion about how much raw rice an average person would consume. 1 koku is 1000 x ...
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Why does rice go bad next day?

Rice can be a very dangerous food. It's always been recommended to me very strongly by my in-laws (Japanese, the family all together eats close to 1kg of rice a day) that rice, if not going to be ...
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Why does rice go bad next day?

Still dont think that should cause it to go bad so soon as Ive always That's the problem with your line of thought, right there. Your rice has always been unsafe. For safe rice, you have to cool ...
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How much rice should I cook per person?

The USDA recommended serving of rice (PDF) is 1/2 cup cooked, which should be 1/4 cup raw, as rice about doubles in size. The reality, though, is that the amount someone should eat and the amount ...
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What am I doing wrong with my rice cooker?

Does your rice cooker have a scale up the inside of the bowl? With mine, you add a number of scoops of rice, then fill with water up to the correct number on the side of the bowl. Maybe it is just ...
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Differences between rice/pressure/multi/slow cooker?

There are several different categories of these devices, but they do all tend to look quite similar. Prices can vary by a very significant amount, though. So. Rice Cooker The simplest kind of rice ...
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How to prepare rice in rice cooker so it won't become sticky or clumpy, like Indian takeout in the US?

The reason why the two types of rice that you mentioned are different in texture is because Indian takeout restaurants generally use white Basmati rice, Chinese takeout restaurants generally use white ...
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Is rice vinegar bad for my non-stick rice cooker?

It should be fine. The acidity of the vinegar would be an issue if it were to come into contact and react with bare metal. Non-stick cookware is fine for, say, making tomato sauces, etc, which means ...
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Getting onion/garlic smell out of rice cooker

Nothing's penetrated the teflon, what's happened here is that you haven't got all the fat off, garlic smell is fat soluble so it's remaining with a small film still on the pot. Put some dish soap ...
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How to collect slime pass through rice cooker cover when cover on?

I will bump this up to an answer as the only time this should not work for you is if you have a rice cooker that requires a minimum weight to activate the heating element. You usually should be able ...
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When spicing rice, should you add the spices in the water beforehand or after the rice has cooked?

I think a good rule of thumb is whether or not the spice is dried. For example, dried Rosemary will soften to the texture of the rice if cooked in the water with the rice, but will be crunchy if added ...
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How do I avoid rice cookers emitting strange goo on my counter?

Some rice cookers have a vent on the side, and there's a little cup with it that clips in there to catch the starchy moisture that might escape during cooking. If your rice cooker came with a small ...
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What's the size of the plastic cup that came with my rice cooker?

I'm struggling with this too, as I replaced my rice cooker cup. However, as someone else pointed out, ratio counts. It's one cup of white rice to one and a half cups of water. Doesn't matter if it'...
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How do I prevent stickiness in a rice cooker?

In my experience, it has little to do with your rice cooker model, the amount of water (so long as it's reasonable i.e. not extremely scarce), or adding oil whatsoever (frankly, greasy white rice ...
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Can I use a rice cooker with flavored rice boxes?

I used chicken flavor Rice-a-Roni. I have a small Rival rice cooker. I browned the rice mix in 2 tablespoons lower fat margarine like the package says. I scraped the rice mix into the rice cooker, ...
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Differences between rice/pressure/multi/slow cooker?

A rice cooker is a device specifically designed for rice, and rice only. These devices often proclaim features like "fuzzy logic", which really only means that they are programmed to reach a specific ...
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Safe to leave eggs in water overnight?

Go for it. Eggs in their shell are pretty sturdy. Technically, a very small amount of water will be absorbed by the eggs, but unless you weighed them, you probably won’t notice. I do have a small ...
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How many wash cycles should I aim for when washing brown rice?

The cloudiness you see in your rinse water is starch, not arsenic. The amount of arsenic still present after rinsing off the starch and cooking the rice is safe according to the FDA. https://www....
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How to ensure rice from rice cooker becomes dry?

What I normally do is fluff up the rice- sometimes its just the top layer which is a little more moist due to condensation, but if it's watery I sometimes leave the rice cooker open for a bit and let ...
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What Can I Make in a Rice Cooker Besides Rice?

Almost anything that can be cooked in a slow cooker (on low) can be done in a rice cooker. Roger Ebert (the film critic) has a cookbook for rice cookers : The Pot and How to Use It ... but there's ...
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Season rice in Zojirushi

Rice cookers excel at just making plain rice, and all you need is uncooked rice and water. If you go beyond that, though, there are possibilities galore. For instance, I like adding a couple ...
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How do I keep the rice cooker from boiling over?

You mention you're using the recommended amount of water according to the rice cooker... have you checked, or tried, the amount of recommended water according to the rice? Varieties or preparations ...
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How do I prevent stickiness in a rice cooker?

There are many factors at play here. My experience is: The right ricemaker makes a huge difference. A heavy pot (to better distribute heat) goes a long way to prevent sticking. Many ricemakers go ...
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How much rice should I cook per person?

Generally 60-80g or so if you are just having a sauce and rice. If you are having starters, sides, or vegetables then 50-60g, or if it's someone very hungry, 80-100g.
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What are the benefits of "fuzzy logic" in a rice cooker?

"Fuzzy Logic" is a form of mathematics invented by Professor Lofti Zadeh of UC Berkeley around 1970. Briefly, it is a trial and error tool that functions in situations where exact mathematics cannot. ...
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