Zojirushi Rice Cooker

This rice cooker was sent to me for free to review and contains affiliate links.  This is not a sponsored post.

Behold – the Zojirushi Rice Cooker.  I’ve been seriously coveting one ever since I went to Willie Garson’s house.  My last few rice cookers are cheap, burnt messes.  They keep me shackled to the stovetop, muttering with frustration.

zojirushi rice cooker

The company is sending me their Micom 3-Cup Stainless Steel model; I almost cry when I open it.  I grew up having to make rice every day for my family, and this is the high-quality, nonstick cooking pot I remembered.

rice cooker

A spatula holder on the side!!!  There’s also a retractable cord so I don’t have to store it on the counter when I’m not using it.  It’s the little things that thrill me…

rice cooker spoon

…not to mention that IT SINGS when you begin cooking, and when it’s done too.  “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” is the start song – I still have to identify the “Finish” one.
zojirushi

Of course, it makes amazing rice but I also experiment with other grains in it too.  This is bulgur and it turns out perfect.  It is fluffy, soft, with an al dente texture.  The only downside is that it takes a long time – I believe this 2 cup batch came close to 2 hours.  Not that it matters – I didn’t have to babysit it, it stays warm til I am ready for it, and we have plenty of leftovers for days.  There’s also a timer if you want to set it to be done by a certain time – we might try that option for porridge one morning.

bulgur rice cooker

Full disclosure: This rice cooker is from Zojirushi for free to review, but this is not a sponsored post.  All opinions are my own.  This post contains affiliate links – thank you for supporting this blog!

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7 thoughts on “Zojirushi Rice Cooker

  1. Deanne

    I love that little rice cooker! It does make excellent porridge with steel cut oats – I use a 2:1 water:oats ratio and set it to be done in the morning. So perfect, and the leftovers reheat well all week. I have the 5-cup version and there is a minimum of oats you have to use (mine is two cups) so take a look at the little manual book – but it’s so great!

  2. Lez

    Oh man! I’ve always wanted one of these babies! Maybe one day? =D
    You should try making CAKES in them—they work! Although the texture will be different from a baked cake, a cake is still a cake! Yum!

  3. sassygirl711

    i love my zojirushi! overnight oats get amazing results cooked in it.
    it’s such a versatile cooker…any grain: steel cut, millet, amaranth…
    cooks up beautifully. heads up: i ALWAYS use the measuring cup that comes
    with it. it’s a totally different size than regular measuring cups.
    f you don’t…volcanic mess!
    enjoy.
    🙂

    1. Lynn @ The Actor's Diet Post author

      Yes I saw that they made it clear to only use that measuring cup – good to know!

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