Rice is a simple, healthy addition to almost any meal. The problem with rice comes with cooking it since it can take a long time and sticks to the pot. I recently purchased the Aroma 8-Cup Cool-Touch Rice Cooker from Target and found that it has several uses in addition to cooking rice quickly and easily. This rice cooker has a 15 hour delay timer so that I can load it with rice in the morning, set it to be done when I get home from work, and not have to worry about cooking when I get home. The product cooks rice while I am gone and then switches to “keep warm” mode when it finishes so that even if I am late I will still have fresh rice.
I have found that this cooker makes great rice for me every time. The only tricky part is that this system measures rice different than traditional measures so you need to be sure to use the included measuring cup. If you have problems with the rice sticking to the bottom of the pot, add an extra cup of water or consider buying rice that is from Thailand because it is higher quality than other white rice.
The clean up for this rice cooker is quick and easy because it is coated with a nonstick surface. It cannot go in the dishwasher but wiping it out quickly with a wet cloth will do the job, if you don’t like this one though then see some rice cooker reviews and it’ll help you find a good one.
Even though this product is called a rice cooker, it can cook several other things as well making it a great multi-purpose cooker which only costs $30. I fill it with oatmeal before I go to bed and set it for the time I plan to get up. I have hot oatmeal waiting for me when I get up and do not have to cook anything for the rest of the family because they can simply scoop out a portion on their own. There is a tray that goes over the rice part which is great for cooking additional items. Chicken comes very tender and moist when cooked in this way. Frozen veggies can be steamed in the top basket and then mixed with the rice to create a stir fry.
I really like using this product because it can save me time and energy. One device is able to cook an entire meal at once. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking to save time or have dinner waiting for them when they get home.