Who would have guessed that a rice cooker would make a difference in what seemingly appears to be a very simple item to cook. Just stick it in a pan with boiling water and there you go! Boy is that ever wrong. Up until now we used to buy the cheap $20 – $30 rice cookers at Canadian Tire and they worked ok but never stopped annoying me. The spray of starchy water and inconsistent results really didn’t make me want to make rice too often. Luckily (in retrospect) our rice cooker broke, so last weekend we went to Markham to see what the Asian shops were selling. We ended up buying a Zojirushi rice cooker.
Now the rice turns out perfect every time and it’s as if we were at a restaurant. It sounds funny to say but it has totally changed the way we prepare food because now we actually want to have rice every night and choose vegetables accordingly every day. Changing things up can get tricky, but it makes it a bit more like a game to prepare dinner now.
Here’s a picture of the rice cooker we chose:
So if you’re in the market for a new rice cooker, I definitely recommend investing in one of these bad boys. You won’t regret it!
A few pictures of my dinner tonight: