The Japanese eat rice on a daily basis. This may or may not seem like an attractive option for those of us in the West. I used to eat rice about once a month, usually when I went out to eat an Indian meal. Rice to me just was not all that exciting a food. That was before I discovered how the Japanese eat rice. My basic problem was that I simply did not know how to cook rice properly. So I often ended up with a wet almost porridge like gruel. As it happens, this is actually one way that the Japanese do eat rice. Although typically they prepare soft and sticky white rice. Now that I know how to make rice correctly I eat it much more regularly. It turns out that it is actually very easy however there is a special piece of equipment that is required. That is a Japanese rice cooker.

Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 rice cookerThe company Zojirushi are recognized as the market leader in Japan. They are famous for producing rice cookers of the highest quality that last for years and make great tasting rice every time. It is a simple matter to cook rice using a rice cooker. The only real work that you have to do comes before the rice starts cooking. You simply have to get the preparation right and then the rice cooker will do everything else for you. If you buy a Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 rice cooker you get the benefits of Japanese technology in a machine that was designed for the Western market. All the buttons are written in English! The NS-ZCC10 features Zojirushi's Neuro Fuzzy logic technology. This allows the rice cooker to think for itself and make tiny temperature adjustments in real time to ensure that your rice cooks perfectly without burning every time.

To prepare your rice to go into the rice cooker is easy. The Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 rice cooker comes equipped with a measuring cup. You must use this cup to measure out your rice because the markings on the inside of the cooking blow assume that you are putting in Zojirushi sized cups of rice. All you do is add the number of cups you want and then you must wash the rice. This is fairly straight forward. You just add water to the rice that you have put in the cooking bowl and gently massage it with your fingers. The water will change to a milky color so you just pour this off and add new water and repeat. Eventually the water will stop changing color at which point your rice is ready. Next you simply fill up the cooking bowl to the appropriate water mark and that is it. Let the rice sit for about ten minutes to absorb some of the water and then turn the machine on. That is all you have to do, the rice cooker does the rest. You can read a further Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 review on the site Japanese rice cookers.