Thursday, November 20, 2008

Rice Cookers

I read a great article called "Who needs a rice cooker?" on the Washington Post Newspaper site. Basically it is an essay about the benefits (there are no disadvantages) of owning and using a rice cooker.

If you have never used one you don't know what you are missing. And, if you have used one you are already a devotee.

I own 2 rice cookers. They are both made by Zojirushi. One is a on/off basic model and the other is a fuzzy-logic model with many bells and whistles. They each have their own benefits. I use my rice cooker 5 times a week or more, sometimes more than once a day. I am a gadget junkie, but truthfully unless you want to make porridge or mostly brown rice the low end models are good enough for most people.

Once you start cooking with a rice cooker, you will be able to create your own recipes and know the techniques required to make awesome porridges for breakfast and even to bake a cake. But, until then, try this great cookbook called "The Ultimate Rice Cooker" by Beth Hensperber.

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