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# 143550 18-Apr-2014 15:00
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Need a new rice cooker. Breville one takes 30 min give or take 10 mins to cook rice.

How long does [http://www.harveynorman.co.nz/home-appliances/kitchen-appliances/grills-and-cookers/panasonic-1.8l-multicooker.html]this[/url] take?




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  # 1027396 18-Apr-2014 15:09
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The page you linked to answers the question you posted. You can also search for the manual and read it.

Rice takes as long to cook as rice takes to cook. I doubt the brand of cooker makes much difference.



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  # 1027399 18-Apr-2014 15:12
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I have bought camera bags that are exactly 5cm shorter in every dimension than the official measurement.

My bosch washing machine's 45 min takes 90, and its 1:50 requires 3.5 hrs.

Who knows!




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  # 1027458 18-Apr-2014 17:27
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joker97: Need a new rice cooker. Breville one takes 30 min give or take 10 mins to cook rice.

How long does [http://www.harveynorman.co.nz/home-appliances/kitchen-appliances/grills-and-cookers/panasonic-1.8l-multicooker.html]this[/url] take?


If your Breville cooker is cooking rice in 30 mins then that is too fast.
Rice is best cooked slowly over about an hour - at least for short to medium grain rice.

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farcus: Rice is best cooked slowly over about an hour - at least for short to medium grain rice.

That applies to raw rice, not your typical parboiled rice where a by-product of efficiently cleaning/de-husking the rice results in partially boiling it.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parboiled_rice




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  # 1027473 18-Apr-2014 18:07
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Short grain sticky rice is best soaked for hours before you cook it. Then you cook it with mango and coconut cream and make awesome in a bowl.

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  # 1027484 18-Apr-2014 18:30
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Niel:
farcus: Rice is best cooked slowly over about an hour - at least for short to medium grain rice.

That applies to raw rice, not your typical parboiled rice where a by-product of efficiently cleaning/de-husking the rice results in partially boiling it.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parboiled_rice


I've owned four different Japanese rice cookers over the years. None of them have cooked the rice in under an hour.
Definitely much better quality rice coming out of them than the cheap Breville cookers - even when cooking long grain rice.

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farcus:
Niel:
farcus: Rice is best cooked slowly over about an hour - at least for short to medium grain rice.

That applies to raw rice, not your typical parboiled rice where a by-product of efficiently cleaning/de-husking the rice results in partially boiling it.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parboiled_rice


I've owned four different Japanese rice cookers over the years. None of them have cooked the rice in under an hour.
Definitely much better quality rice coming out of them than the cheap Breville cookers - even when cooking long grain rice.


I cook mine on a stove top and start with boiled water.  Never owned a rice cooker, do you use cold water so the cooker has to boil it which takes forever as the element is much lower power than a kettle/stove?




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  # 1027598 18-Apr-2014 22:33
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I have a Panasonic cooker similar to the one you linked to, and it takes something like 45 minutes for white rice and longer for brown.



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  # 1027600 18-Apr-2014 22:34
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thanks. will take a look tomorrow and decide




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  # 1027612 19-Apr-2014 00:03
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http://sistemaplastics.com/products/microwave/rice-steamer

Cooked perfectly in 8-15 minutes depending on quantity. About $15 retail.

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  # 1027620 19-Apr-2014 00:11
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Soak rice for 20-30min in cold before cooking. Costs nothing but decreases cook time much and improves quality of result.




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  # 1027622 19-Apr-2014 00:22
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  # 1027623 19-Apr-2014 00:25
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in all cases make sure you wash the rice before cooking it - it makes a huge difference.

Niel:
I cook mine on a stove top and start with boiled water.  Never owned a rice cooker, do you use cold water so the cooker has to boil it which takes forever as the element is much lower power than a kettle/stove?


Japanese rice cookers vary the temperature throughout the cooking process.

http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/indepth/exotic/JapanesQue/special/panasonic.html

Zojirushi would be the premier manufacturer of rice cookers.

They are pretty expensive though - about $250NZD for an induction heating rice cooker.

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