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The Best Rice Cooker For Preparing Fast Meals In Your Kitchen

Updated on June 5, 2014

Home Cooking the Easy Way

I love my rice cooker and I know you will too if you give it a try. I have a Zojirushi which I have to say is the best one ever made. I use mine every chance I get. It out performs the old one I had, the rice comes out perfect every time I make it. I like to use it for everyday cooking and discovered I could cook lots of other foods in it too.

I love to make homemade sushi and the sticky grain cooks as well as the traditional long grain varieties. Not only does it cook but it keeps it warm for hours. On days I need to take the kids to soccer practice I just place it in the cooker and turn it on and when I get home with the kids it ready to eat. Since it stays warm I find that I can make it and then go outside and barbeque without having to worry about watching the pot for it to cook.

I also use boxed foods like Zatarains or I steam vegetables and they are perfectly cooked. It is amazing how one little appliance can change the way you cook your meals. It doesn't matter which model you choose they all do a great job with a task that used to take a lot of planning.

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Zojirushi NS-LAC05XT Micom 3-Cup Rice Cooker and Warmer, Black and Stainless Steel
Zojirushi NS-LAC05XT Micom 3-Cup Rice Cooker and Warmer, Black and Stainless Steel

3-cup capacity makes 6 cups of perfectly cooked cooked rice every time

Cooking functions include white rice/sushi, mixed rice, porridge, sweet, brown, and quick cooking rice

Inner cooking pan provides even heating for better cooking and measuring lines for precise control of ingredients

Features detachable inner lid, easy-to-read LCD control panel, automatic and extended keep-warm setting, reheating cycle, delay timer with two settings and a built-in retractable power cord

Small footprint takes up minimal counter space; Accessories include measuring cup, nonstick rice spatula, and spatula holder

 
Zojirushi NS-TSC10 5-1/2-Cup (Uncooked) Micom Rice Cooker and Warmer, 1.0-Liter
Zojirushi NS-TSC10 5-1/2-Cup (Uncooked) Micom Rice Cooker and Warmer, 1.0-Liter

Micro computerized fuzzy logic technology

Automatic keep warm, extended keep warm and reheating cycle

Easy to clean clear coated stainless steel exterior, 2 delay time settings

Interchangeable melody and beep signal

Built in retractable power cord

 
Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 5-1/2-Cup (Uncooked) Neuro Fuzzy Rice Cooker and Warmer, Premium White, 1.0-Liter
Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 5-1/2-Cup (Uncooked) Neuro Fuzzy Rice Cooker and Warmer, Premium White, 1.0-Liter

5-1/2-cup computerized rice cooker and warmer with advanced Neuro Fuzzy logic technology

Multi-menu selections; automatic keep-warm, extended keep-warm, and reheat cycles

Spherical, nonstick inner pan allows for uniform heating; LCD clock and timer; retractable cord

Includes 2 measuring cups, nonstick rice spoon/scooper, rice spoon holder, and recipes

Measures approximately 14 by 8 by 9 inches; 1-year limited warranty

 
Zojirushi NP-HBC10 5-1/2-Cup (Uncooked) Rice Cooker and Warmer with Induction Heating System, Stainless Steel
Zojirushi NP-HBC10 5-1/2-Cup (Uncooked) Rice Cooker and Warmer with Induction Heating System, Stainless Steel

5-1/2-cup rice cooker and warmer with micro computer technology

Superior induction heating evenly distributes heat for excellent results

Multi-menu cooking functions; LCD control panel; keep warm; timer

Spatula, spatula holder, and rice-measuring cup included

Measures 14-3/16 by 9-13/16 by 7-15/16 inches

 
Zojirushi NS-WAC10 Micom Fuzzy-Logic 5-1/2-Cup (Uncooked) Rice Cooker and Warmer, 1.0-Liter
Zojirushi NS-WAC10 Micom Fuzzy-Logic 5-1/2-Cup (Uncooked) Rice Cooker and Warmer, 1.0-Liter

5-1/2-cup rice cooker and warmer with Fuzzy Logic technology

User-friendly LCD control panel; multi-menu cooking functions

Automatic keep warm; clock and delay timer; dent-resistant plastic exterior

Includes 2 measuring cups, a nonstick spatula, and a spatula holder

Measures 13-3/16 by 9-7/8 by 8-1/2 inches

 

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    • BrianS profile image

      Brian Stephens 3 years ago from Castelnaudary, France

      I have been thinking about getting a rice cooker. I still do it the old fashioned way at the moment, which is OK, but I love the thought of just being able to cook it and leave it until you are ready with no harm done.

    • vc hadagreatday profile image

      vc hadagreatday 3 years ago

      Hi I just stopped by because I recognized the image of our rice cooker. I don't know which Zojirushi we use, but it's induction heated and has a GABA brown Rice setting, which is simply the BEST tasting way to cook plain brown rice! It seems to sprout each of the gains of rice - and they taste better as leftovers instead of getting dry/hard overnight in the fridge. Nice lens :)

    • Faye Rutledge profile image

      Faye Rutledge 4 years ago from Concord VA

      I use a smaller rice cooker, and I love it. I recommend one for anyone who cooks rice.