Cooking Rice with Stainless Steel
Proper techniques to cook rice in stainless steel rice cookers that won't stick
At first, cooking rice with a stainless steel cooker may appear tricky and beginners may find the rice sticking to the pot. Follower these proper usage guidelines and you'll find a much better result!
- 10-cup rice cooker uses a minimum of 2 cups of rice, 5-cup rice cooker uses a minimum of 1 cup of rice.
- Rinse the rice and drain completely. Then add the needed amount of cooking water. Use 1 cup of water for each cup of rice. Therefore, 2 cups of rice need 2 cups of water. In case of brown rice, ratio would increase to 2.5 cups of water, depending on varieties of rice.
- The most important point: After cooking time has completed, the rice cooker will automatically switch to "Keep Warm" mode. You should turn off the power or main switch and then leave the lid closed for 10-15 minutes before serving.
Additional cooker guidelines
For Rice: The rice cooker has a Cook mode and Keep Warm mode. For cooking rice, it will turn to Keep Warm mode automatically after the cooking is completed. It takes about 13 minutes to cook. For the best result, leave the lid closed and the cooker switched off for an additional 10-15 minutes after cooking is completed - this helps greatly to avoid sticking.
For Soups & Porridges: Use the cooker in Soup and Porridge mode. As cooking styles for soup and porridge is different for everyone, you do need to check manually to get the best personal result depending on the recipe used.
Water Cups: You will find that newer models of rice cookers no longer have water cups. These are the containers located at the back of rice cookers that collect water produced during the cooking process. The tubes for the water cups always become dirty and are extremely difficult to clean. The best design is to have a water collection area around the rice cooker. The user can wipe away the water with a dry cloth.
Heating Base: The heating base can be dirty. We do not recommend any use of detergents for cleaning. Please make sure that the base of the rice cooker insert is clean before placing it in the rice cooker.
Stainless Steel: Stainless steel is a very strong material that can endure many types of erosion; however, it can be eroded. For example, if you place a stainless wok on the beach, you may find it oxidised a week later. Therefore, you will need to clean the cookware thoroughly every time after use. Do not let salt, vinegar, or lemon juice sit on a stainless steel surface for more than 48 hours.
Use and Clean: Please use and clean the cookware according to the enclosed instructions. Because of the high heat used with stainless steel, your rice cooker will have a plastic-like smell during the first three uses. This is normal and there are no negative effects on your health or safety because of this smell. It will go away with continued use.