Cooking rice can be a daunting experience. Although it looks simple enough, any variety other than simple long grain will can give even an experienced home chef plenty of trouble. Use an appliance that was invented in Asia for the sole purpose of taming this challenging grain. Some models feature pressurized and induction cooking that…
Foodal's Rice Cooker Reviews
Rice has always been a time and attention consuming food item to cook in order to make it properly. The rice cooker has the ability to automate the cooking process by mechanically or electronically heating and timing, and newer models have the ability to learn from artificial intelligence. The more basic appliances do not specifically speed up the cooking process, but they do ensure that the rice will come out consistently perfect. More advanced models feature pressurized systems similar to pressure cookers which greatly increase the rate at which the contents are prepared and some appliances, such as the Insta-Pot 5 in 1, allow for a multitude of cooking methods. Read Foodal’s Guide to Purchasing the Best Rice Cooker to find out more.
While there are two main techniques to cooking rice, using rice cookers are far more efficient. Making rice is often difficult to perfect. Although requiring only a handful of ingredients including rice and water for the Asian style glutinous or “sticky” rice varieties to salt, herbs, spices, and butter or oil found in other recipes and ethnic foods, the grain itself can be contentious – often coming out runny and porridge like or burnt on the bottom when prepared on the stove or in a cheap appliance.
With a rice cooker, the only real attention that is required is measuring and preparing the ingredients correctly, other than that you just set it and serve it when it is finished. More advance models feature a timer function and the appliance will begin to prepare your dish at the time you desire. These same models also feature stay warm/fresh modes that can keep the contents warm and delicious for up to three days.
This is where technology has greatly improved the process; thanks to fuzzy logic, a host of computerized algorithms, and new materials, the perfect rice can be made expertly even by the most inexperienced home chef. Be sure to check out Foodal’s rice maker reviews and buying/preparation guides below.