This is the last appliance I was curious about – and the last I’ll be posting about.
I use to cook a lot of rice. After mon mari became a T1 diabetic I stopped. We learned that potatoes were the easiest carb to gauge insulin for. Times and technology change and he is now much more flexible. Over the last 2 years we have started eating more rice and pasta…. both of which we love.
But I was actually curious about rice cookers because a friend from Andorra always used hers to make their morning ‘oats’ (oatmeal). Now that is something I would like in the winter. Still – an appliance should make more than oats and rice.
The new multi-functional rice cookers are programmable, flexible and will cook meats and cakes and all sorts of stuff… Read on:
Rice is the staple food of more than half of the world’s population, with Ricepedia reporting that more than 3.5 billion people depend on rice for more than 20% of their daily calories. If you’re part of that statistic, you’re probably no stranger to cooking rice on your own.
Now there are various ways of cooking rice, but if you want it fast and easy, you’re better off using a multifunctional rice cooker that does more than prepare your favorite grains. It’s not merely a novel culinary device — it’s a tool that can pretty much do it all. If you’re feeling apprehensive about making an investment, here are some reasons that will convince you it’s worth the purchase:
One of the best things about culinary machinery of today is that they’re built for longevity. Manufacturers are aware that consumers want tools that last for years, leading to products that have durability as one of their main features. Durability is an increasingly important trend, and so many multifunctional rice cookers are outfitted with non-stick coating and other heavy-duty materials like stainless steel and high-quality plastics. That way, you won’t have to worry about your investment disappearing after only months of use.
Several cooking functions
These days, the ideal choice for home cooks are appliances that do more than just one thing. Single function cooking tools are becoming a thing of the past, given how most consumers opt for devices that can churn out more than what they were originally designed for. This is where today’s rice cookers come in, as new and exciting models are continuously being released in the market. Whether it’s rice cookers that can cook different kinds of grains or one that can simultaneously cook rice and meat, it’s best to opt for an appliance with various functions to get the best bang for your buck.
Modern rice cooker appliances today feature micom technology, which involves the use of a microcomputer. Said microcomputers are the ones responsible for adjusting the temperature and cooking time, and at times, even program the rice soaking if necessary. Micom also has the capability of ensuring even heat distribution for more precise cooking, leading to better quality rice. What’s more, rice cookers with micom technology are also considered smart devices in a way that they can “think” on their own. All you have to do is plug them in, and they will automatically do what they’re set to do, allowing you to focus on other tasks in the kitchen.
Ease of use
Unlike traditional rice cookers, multifunctional cookers are designed with the user in mind. While their main boon is harbouring different built-in functions, they are also designed in a way that won’t confuse the cook. With just a push of a button, you can already execute the specific function you want it to do. Most multifunctional cookers have a timer, too, allowing you to input what time you want to eat. These types of devices make sure that the rice is ready for you by then.
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Don’t forget the oats…..
Article specially written for thymeforcookingblog.com
by Bellefleur Juice