I decided to branch out and try to eat more at home. I need fire and forget stuff cause I just don’t have much patience for cooking elaborate meals. I have a crock pot and use it a bit, but still, I find myself having to plan out meals and such in advanced and to go the store too often. So I decided, since I have quite a bit of rice around the house and never can quite cook it right in a pot, to get a rice cooker.
I looked around online for what was most recommended. The biggest problem is most people said “just cook it on the stove” and I just didn’t want to. I finally ended up purchasing a Zojirushi IH Micom Rice Cooker & Warmer, 3 cups. That was more than enough for me. Last night I gave it a try. I used a cup of jasmine white rice and 1.25 cups water and a little salt. I was keeping it simple to try the first time. I hit the cook button after setting the rice type (white) and in about 45 minutes, I have rice that was damn near perfect. I am going to start trying to add some different flavorings and using stock in place of the water and do up some real fried rice, now that I have the cooking part down. And cleanup is a snap – rinse the inner bowl out and wipe down with a towel.