Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Zojirushi Rice Cooker

If it takes you awhile to make a decision about a rice cooker purchase, like 4 or 5 years, debate no more! This is THE ONE! Around Christmas time, after reading countless reviews on Amazon to figure out which rice cooker I wanted to buy when my worthless, but inexpensive, little 20 year old burn-50%-of-all rice-and-stick-to-the-pan rice cooker gave me one fit too many. I bought the five cup version which is just fine for Doug and I, but if you have a large family or cook for the masses, you might want to consider a larger version.
So just for rice, you might ask? And my answer would be no.  "No", coupled with pointing you toward this book as well, and then, when you're done experimenting with the most perfect steel cut oatmeal ever (timed to be ready for you in the morning, with the sweet aroma of cinnamon, slivered almonds or maybe pumpkin spice), you can venture into things like lentil-rice salads with feta and black olives.

Don't you feel healthier just reading this?  So save your pennies (or dollars) for this one, and if you can force yourself to spend some of your money or this rather than photographic equipment (I know, I know, I hear the groans), think of how you'll live longer to take more shots! (Because you'll be eating more whole grains and veggies and fewer slabs of bloody meat.)

9 comments:

Kelly said...

I've been thinking about getting a rice cooker so really appreciate the review.

Kelly
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joscelyne cutchens said...

we love our zojirushi rice cooker too. it is well worth the price. I've never cooked anything but rice in it, but then again, we're a rice nearly every day kind of family. :)

Kerry said...

I may just have to try one.
By the way, what's the difference in regular and steel cut oatmeal?

Maria said...

I'm going to check it out! We were a Hitachi kind of family and I've loved my rice cooker, but Hitachi is no longer making it, so I've been on the quest for a new brand. We eat rice very frequently. Once of David's favorite meals is fresh rice, with chicken soup poured on top. Thanks for the tip! This looks like a good one.

Reds said...

I have a rice cooker but am not very happy with it - thanks for the great review on this rice cooker - will try to find it here!

Stephanie said...

Best rice cookers ever!!! I love ours too.

painter phoenix az said...

Had to change mine then. Fantastic!

Perrine Renoir said...

one of my fears of going abroad is not having enough rice in my diet. but it seems there's plenty of rice on that side of the planet too. :)

Maria said...

Angela - I showed this rice cooker to Lee and he said: "Ooo, look at all those buttons! Does it need to set the time?" I said yes. "Then we don't want it." He was kidding, I think . . .