Rice is the primary food for daily consumption that is served in the table for most Asian nations. In the traditional method, it requires much attention during the cooking progress to ensure the rice was cooked properly to retain its better and natural taste. When electric rice cookers were invented, it changed the traditional way of cooking rice. All you have to do is just add the right amount of rice with measured corresponding water in it to cook without even spending too much time and effort during the cooking process.
Electric rice cooker is a kitchen tool that was invented to cook rice the easy way with the same result as the conventional type of cooking. As long as the rice and the water is already in the cooker, just turn it on and while waiting, you can do more things or continue with what you are doing. The basic design of electric rice cooker consists of a removable inner bowl with an indicator label on it and the outer shell where heating elements are located inside of it.
To provide heat to the rice, generally mechanical and thermal were used on most basic design of electric rice cooker. But to some expensive design, microprocessors and timers were installed to constantly monitor and detect the desired or specific time of cooking. For the top of the line design, it is capable of having an induction heating.
Thirty to Forty five minutes is the average time given to a rice cooker to complete its cooking time. It has no accurate time for the rice to be cooked because it depends on the amount of rice, the ability of the heating elements and the room temperature as well is to be considered. The best advice for the first time user is to refer on the user’s manual for the instructions and proper usage of the electric rice cooker. As long as instructions are followed, your rice will be cooked as expected.
You can also consider other types of cookers, such as an electric pressure cooker for example.