Rice cooker is very easy to use. It offers a simple and effective way to cook rice. Most rice cookers can automatically switch to the keep-warm mode when cooking is finished. So you have no need to watch and care the rice cooker. These words will tell you how to cook rice with a rice cooker so that you can say good-bye to bunt rice and ruined pots.
Step1. Measure the rice with a cup and add the moderate rice into the steam pot.
The measuring cup that comes with your rice cooker is not the same size as a standard US measuring cup. A cup is equal to 240 ml. unless the recipe calls specifically for rice cooker cup measurements. So you’d better read the user manual and the care guide before you use the rice cooker.
Step 2. Rinse the rice
Read the packaging, as some rice does not need washing and is enriched with iron, niacin, thiamin, and folic acid. First, you must rinse the rice for several times in case of the mixed dirt. Run tap water in the bowl. While the water is running, stir the rice. Continue stirring until the pot is full of water. Then tip the pot at an angle and drain the excess water out. Repeat until the water comes out clear. Drain as much water as you can.
Step 3. Measure the water
How much water you add depends on what kind of rice when you cook? Let me tell you. There is a simple way to adjust the amount of adding water. Just need your finger! After drain the water as you can, you have to add water into the pot. Stretch out one of your finger into the rice, but your fingertip just touch on the surface of rice. The height of water you adding are as a third of a finger that is equal to a joint.
Step 4. Place the pot into the rice cooker
Cover it, plug the cooker in, and press the switch to turn it on. The switch will click, like a toaster, when the rice is done. In some cookers, the rice will be warmed until you unplug the cooker. The rice cooker automatically turns off when the temperature inside the pot exceeds waters boiling point, which will not happen until all the free water has vaporized.
Don’t overfill the rice cooker or else it will boil over and make a mess.
If the rice cooker does not automatically keep the rice warm after it’s done cooking, you should consume or refrigerate it all as soon as it’s done to avoid food poisoning.