9/28/17 — How to Use a Rice Cooker

Cooking Brown Rice With a Rice Cooker

 

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brown rice

 

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Use the measuring cup that comes with the Zojirushi rice cooker.  Fill it to the top.

 

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Level off the rice.

 

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Swirl the rice around in filtered water.  Then, drain the water.

 

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Get every last grain of rice into the rice cooker.

 

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Fill the rice cooker with filtered water to the line that matches with the kind of rice and the number of cups of rice.

 

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I’m making 1 cup of brown rice.

 

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Close the lid, and choose the GABA brown rice setting on the bottom right.

 

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Press the red “cooking” button.

 

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The rice cooker counts down from 10 minutes.  When it turns to 0, it will play a song to indicate that it’s done.

 

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Press the gray button to open the lid.

 

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The rice needs to be fluffed up with the special rice cooker spoon.

 

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Fluff up the rice with the special spoon.

 

Hot Tips:

  • Set on the GABA brown rice setting. (The rice cooker soaks the brown rice at 104°F for 2 hours before the actual cooking begins.)
  • Cooking this way increases the natural occurring gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in brown rice.  The amino acid GABA has the following benefits:
    • lowers blood pressure
    • improves kidney function
    • relieves stress
  • Make 2 cups of brown rice instead of 1 cup.
  • Use filtered water.

 

Tomorrow:

What could we make with seaweed, brown rice, avocados, and raw vegetables?

 

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