Rice is essential in kitchens around the world because it is delicious, super easy to cook and goes well with almost everything. Used in dishes ranging from sweet to savory, nearly 500 million tonnes of this powerful grain are consumed each year, accounting for one fifth of total human caloric intake worldwide. For a quick and hassle-free partner at every entrance, rice is the simple answer and you don't need to use your stove – a rice cooker ensures that you get consistent, perfect rice every time.
Here's a list of favorite rice kitchens currently on the market.
This handy Aroma rice cooker allows you to quickly cook two to eight cups of your favorite rice. It comes with a non-stick inner container, a serving trowel and a handy digital control panel that includes a 15-hour delay timer – perfect for adjusting and forgetting when preparing other dishes. The included steam basket even allows you to rotate the vegetable steam cooking exactly inside.
This AmazonBasics mini rice cooker is a dream come true for streamlined kitchens and small apartments, measuring no more than nine inches high on either side. The capacity of four cups of cooked rice is enough for two people to enjoy a healthy part, and one-touch cooking takes all the guesswork out of the cooking process. It comes with a non-stick inner bowl and the kitchen includes both a serving trowel and a measuring cup for uncooked rice.
You can't go wrong with Zojirushi's high-tech kitchen, which is a perfectly reliable way to cook up to 10 cups of rice. No detail is overlooked here, from the sleek stainless exterior and retractable power cord to the microcomputer controller and LCD screen. This kitchen has predefined options for cooking a variety of rice types as well as rice-based dishes such as porridge, brown rice and rice cakes. All food contact parts are removable for quick and easy cleaning and if you plan ahead, the timer function ensures that you have hot rice when you need it.
Pressure cookers are a fantastic way to speed up cooking times for a variety of dishes that are known to take some time and rice is no exception. This Instant Pot cooker will have rice cooked in about 15 minutes and its pressure element ensures that it has some special features, such as a safety lock and overheating protection. The companion iOS app includes many pressure cooker recipes, and since it is a cooker you can throw vegetables, meat and other supplements with your rice to cook together.