How to cook different types of rice in this great cooker
13 April 2014
Summary: Rice cookers shouldn't cost more than this one, in my humble opinion. This is the 2nd time I have purchased the same brand, and though the style has changed slightly all I care about is a NONSTICK INNER POT. If you make a lot of rice, you understand what I mean! Auto shutoff when rice is done according to the cooker; I would not rely on that although never had a problem. Here are some tried-and-true ratios of different types of rice/water.
Summary: After 3 months of use (4-5 times in total) it suddenly stopped working. The light wouldn't turn on.I checked the website for repairs, but the site ways that the service centers don't repair small kitchen appliances. Amazon won't take it back as it is past their return windows. So now am stuck with the rice cooker that doesn't work and cannot be repaired. This is the second B&D item that has stopped working within 3 months of purchase.
Summary: Pros: small, doesn't take up a lot of cabinet or counter space, cooks perfectly every time, switches to "warm" setting automatically so you don't have to watch over it constantly, cooks any grain--quinoa, brown rice. Comes with a steamer basket that is great for vegetables, had a couple leftover parsnips from a stew and decided to try steaming them in the rice cooker and they came out perfect.
Summary: I'm a Black and Decker 3-cup Rice Cooker kind of guy. I opened this thing and laughed at the size of the container. 20 cups? When am I going to be hosting dinner parties? I don't need 20 cups! Then I realized that when I use the included veggie steamer basket, the size makes a lot more sense. For the last few days I have put a cup of rice in bowl, covered it with water, and filled the steamer basket with broccoli, snow peas and asparagus. The veggies come out PERFECT.