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Old 22-05-2020, 11:32   #1
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All electric galley: rice cooker

After some fails we finally found the right product for us (couple cooking for 2, sometimes 4 or 6) for cooking rice energy efficiently and nit using the induction cooktop which is in use for the rest of the meal.

We got to this after watching it win the #1 recommendation on America’s Test Kitchen. It’s less than $40 so great deal and it works perfectly

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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A good rice cooker is worth its weight in gold. Rice quality beats pretty much any other way you can do it, especially for sticky short grain rice. I've got one at the house, but not on the boat. Only due to lack of space.
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Re: All electric galley: rice cooker

We have one at home with the simple 'toaster' type control: push down to cook, pops up when done. Coached on make/model/operation by Asian friends. Curent favorite dish with is rice below and steamed 'hirata' buns on top, served with crispy breaded fish and some sort of green, lettuce or cabbage. Rice is washed beforehand and added to the cooker 1:1 rice and water.
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A good rice cooker is worth its weight in gold. Rice quality beats pretty much any other way you can do it, especially for sticky short grain rice. I've got one at the house, but not on the boat. Only due to lack of space.
We use very nice jasmin rice from Thailand (bales from Costco) and were cautious about it working well in this cooker but the results are great and the smell of the jasmin rice is amazing
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We have one at home with the simple 'toaster' type control: push down to cook, pops up when done. Coached on make/model/operation by Asian friends. Curent favorite dish with is rice below and steamed 'hirata' buns on top, served with crispy breaded fish and some sort of green, lettuce or cabbage. Rice is washed beforehand and added to the cooker 1:1 rice and water.
We had one of those when we lived ashore and loved it. But this one is better for a boat: they offer smaller models (besides the fullsize), the lid is hinged and locks and not made of glass. It still comes with the steaming basket that goes over the rice. We use that for fresh veggies
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Re: All electric galley: rice cooker

Another very effective and even lower energy rice cooking method is to boil the water and rice, and then remove it from the stove and immediately wrap it in several fleece blankets. No need to watch the time. Thermal cooker work, but a blanket is enough.


I use a rice cooker at home. Very handy.
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Re: All electric galley: rice cooker

I would like to tryone, but I'm limited on power. What is the Amp draw?? Amazon listing doesn't spec. I assume about 20min for rice and that this is 110VAC, so I have to invert.
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We use very nice jasmin rice from Thailand (bales from Costco) and were cautious about it working well in this cooker but the results are great and the smell of the jasmin rice is amazing

We inadvertently got some jasmine rice in our last home delivery...

Anything special about cooking that versus plain ol' white rice?

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We inadvertently got some jasmine rice in our last home delivery...

Anything special about cooking that versus plain ol' white rice?

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One cup rice, rinse well, start with 3/4 cup water. Amount of water can differ with each harvest; our 2020 harvest bale needs a little less water than the 2019 harvest we used just before.

These rice cookers already do correct measuring: you use their cup, which is 3/4 cup in US measure, rinse it then in the pot and then add water to the line that corresponds with the number of cups (their measure) you added.
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I would like to tryone, but I'm limited on power. What is the Amp draw?? Amazon listing doesn't spec. I assume about 20min for rice and that this is 110VAC, so I have to invert.
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We just arrived aboard and will cook rice tonight. I brought an energy meter so will measure it and report
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Re: All electric galley: rice cooker

We love our ricemaker, wouldn't be without it. Will be interesting to see Jedi's numbers. Cooking a cup to cup-and-a-half (the 180ml ricemaker cup, not a 8oz cup) takes 12-14Ah @12V, so ~150Wh. When it first starts and is in full heat mode is can draw 40-50A @12V (~500-600W) for a minute or so.
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One cup rice, rinse well, start with 3/4 cup water. Amount of water can differ with each harvest; our 2020 harvest bale needs a little less water than the 2019 harvest we used just before.

Thanks. Sounds semi-normal. We usually use equal measures of rice and water for plain white rice... in a stovetop pan. Haven't really experimented much with our Instant Pot... which apparently has a magic setting for rice...

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Re: All electric galley: rice cooker

At home I find my instant pot makes pretty good rice and much faster than a rice cooker. But the output from a proper rice cooker is still better, so being that the house kitchen has space, I have both.
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I use a 4 qt pressure cooker. 5 min at pressure for white rice, 7 - 8 for brown. Takes 3 -4 minutes to come up to pressure.
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Re: All electric galley: rice cooker

We eat a lot of rice , have about 20kg of Jasmin, basmati and sushi rice on board now.
Bought a rice cooker about 4.5 years ago.
Haven't used it in 4 years.
Easier using a pot.
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