Can't get /ck/'s rice cooking darling, a zojirushi, in Europe. At least not the cheaper models that everyone raves about.
What's a good alternative?
Looked this up out of curiosity...
How is this worth $174? Rice is so cheap, you probably won't eat $174 worth in your entire life. Also, it's rice; how complicated is your cooking process?
Get one by a Japanese company, spend atleast a 100 dollars and make sure it has a locking lid
If you do that your rice cooker will be great, after that its just determining what if any other special features you want.
>you probably won't eat $174 worth in your entire life
I bought that exact model and can tell you that it didn't even come with rice included. Seriously, you spend all that money, and STILL have to purchase the rice separately!
It's actually pretty god tier to have even if you only cook rice once or twice a week.
I'm currently living with other people so I keep/use it in my room, because even though I think it was worth the money I'd still get pretty pissed if some idiot fucked it up.
$174 is a lot of rice, but in your life you'll eat far more than that.
A lot of these are made to perfectly steam rice and keep it like that for hours on end without dropping the temp.
That said: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KDNKTJG?keywords=tiger%20rice%20cooker&qid=1453156727&ref_=sr_1_1&s=kitchen&sr=1-1
will do just fine as well
I'm pretty sure I've surpassed spending $175 on rice in the last 5 years.
a $25 pound bag of jasmine runs ~$20 & the misc. brown rice/basmati/short grain i pick up add up to over $35 a year
You've probably only ever eaten poorly prepared rice your entire life and think it's normal.
Not saying it's some great feat to prepare rice well just using a pot, but having any kind of rice perfectly cooked every time at the push of a button is a nice convenience.
You should go talk to britbongs who think electric kettles are worth spending money on, and ask them about the superior quality of their boiled water compared to plebs who still use a pot on a stove.
>it's quite nearly tea time and i had forgotten to put a pot of water on the hob!
>surely we wont be able to wait the two minutes it takes to boil if we only set it on now!
>You've probably only ever eaten poorly prepared rice your entire life and think it's normal.
Nice assumptions. It's fluffy, tender and the grains are separated and I use store brand rice for ffs.
How does this thing compare to those expensive japanese rice cookers?
It was only $25, I can't complain, it's already paid for itself many times over.
I bought a cheaper thing from Target; it works great. Called Aroma Sensor Logic Rice Cooker. $50 and makes perfect white/brown/wild rice, congee, porridge, and oatmeal. Also slow cooks and supposedly bakes but I haven't tried that latter part yet; sounds dubious. Not sure if they have Target in Eurostan but if they do give it a look; cheaper than that overpriced Jap shit anyway. Or get a Tiger.
I've been shopping for one of those fancy smart electric pressure cookers recently. Most have a rice cooker mode. My friend just bought an Instapot, and he has a zojirushi. He says the instapot isn't quite as magical and automatic, but for jasmine rice the end result is entirely comparable.
Anybody else have experience with these kinds of things?
>2 tbsp butter
>2 tbsp olive oil
>1 small yellow onion
>saute yellow onion for 10 minutes on medium
>get casserole dish
>measure in 2 cups long grain white rice
>pour onions with the butter/oil over rice
>coat every grain of rice with the liquid
>warm 3 cups of chicken stock
>add pinch of saffron
>add pinch cayenne pepper
>pour over rice and stir lightly
>cover with heavy foil and stick in oven
>350F for 45 minutes
>let rest for 10 minutes when done
Saffron rice pilaf is stupid simple to make, you can't fuck it up.
Pic related; it's the god of all herbs
I have that model actually. It works great. The only problem is that if you don't stir the rice as soon as it's done and turn it off, it will brown the bottom grains on its "keep warm" setting.
>Get one by a Japanese company
My Vietnamese wife wanted nother but the Japanese Tiger brand. It is also the one her aunt uses in Cali.