Rice cooker £10 Asda - free c&c
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Rice cooker £10 Asda - free c&c

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Found 4th JanEdited by:"YFL"
Create the perfect rice dish using this hassle-free and stylish rice cooker. With two settings, cook or warm, the compact rice cooker couldn't be simpler to use and comes with a non-stick rice spoon for serving up beautifully uniformed portions. Before use you usually add between 1 to 1.5 cups per every cup of rice (using measuring cup supplied)



The stainless steel design with contrasting black details and heatproof handle for safe handling will look perfect on any kitchen worktop.



The inner pot can be washed in the dishwasher, but it may cause the surface to dull over time. Alternatively it can be washed in the usual way with hot soapy water. The inner pot is made from aluminum alloy, and the surface of the bowl is coated with non-sticker for the protection against the aluminum metal oxidation and prevent the rice sticking as well.
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OK so many moons ago I bought a Cookworks rice cooker from Argos and thougt it was the dogs danglies for cooking rice. Probably cost the same back then.
Since the paint, non stick layer, came off it was eventually consigned to the "give to son when he moves out box".
I now use a small Scoville neverstick pan and cook 1 portion of rice to 2 of boiling water for 20 minutes on lowest heat with lid on then allow 10 minutes rest without removing lid then fluff up afterwards and get same resulting perfectly cooked rice....
Obviously depends on the type of rice youre cooking but easy cook and basmati cook fine, some of the starchier rice might need lots more rinsing prior to cooking...
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Are these any good I'm useless at cooking rice ?
moley37 s ago

Are these any good I'm useless at cooking rice ?


Amazing for it. Had one for years, perfect rice, keeps it warm, no hassle. Was looking for one for about this price point, so have some heat!
moley18 m ago

Are these any good I'm useless at cooking rice ?


I wouldn't be without my rice cooker! . As @ssimonian says, you almost guaranteed perfect rice everytime, and it keeps it warm, which is a real bonus if like me, you're not so good at getting all parts of the meal ready at the same time.

Nice find @YFL
Got one 15 years ago, it still works well, highly recommend
Possible to cook any other grains such as quinoa?
Was going to get one of these, but a quick YouTube watch of how to cook rice in a pan and it's a piece of cake, save your money.

- 1 part rice to 1.75 water
- Boil water in pan with salt
- Rinse rice, add to pan, bring to boil
- Stir with fork, lid on, turn right down to a low simmer
- Leave for 20 minutes, do not touch the lid
- Turn off, leave for a few minutes, serve
The Sistema Microwave Rice Cooker for me every time.
Evostance10 m ago

Was going to get one of these, but a quick YouTube watch of how to cook …Was going to get one of these, but a quick YouTube watch of how to cook rice in a pan and it's a piece of cake, save your money.- 1 part rice to 1.75 water- Boil water in pan with salt- Rinse rice, add to pan, bring to boil- Stir with fork, lid on, turn right down to a low simmer- Leave for 20 minutes, do not touch the lid- Turn off, leave for a few minutes, serve


I don't know, I bought one about 5 years ago. It was £3 from Wilko in a clearance and has been used almost daily. One before that was £15 and that lasted 6 years. Honestly for the price and convenience it is completely worth it if you have the space in the kitchen.
Looks spot on. I paid £6 for a plastic one you microwaved 8 years ago and it made cracking rice; so this for £10. Heat in the abundance!
Can anyone tell me how they get their rice NOT to stick into a matted lump at the bottom when they use this ? Only affects part of the rice but a thin layer always forms.
My wife is Filipino and she uses this rice cooker every day. For two years. Its perfect. Wash the rice in cold water twice and pour away the water. Then just cover the rice with hot water and put in rice cooker. Done.
Edited by: "ministrymason" 4th Jan
axum11 m ago

Can anyone tell me how they get their rice NOT to stick into a matted lump …Can anyone tell me how they get their rice NOT to stick into a matted lump at the bottom when they use this ? Only affects part of the rice but a thin layer always forms.


Turn off the rice cooker at least 15min before serving. Turn off means unplug, not just leaving it on the “keep warm” mode.
Evostance1 h, 9 m ago

Was going to get one of these, but a quick YouTube watch of how to cook …Was going to get one of these, but a quick YouTube watch of how to cook rice in a pan and it's a piece of cake, save your money.- 1 part rice to 1.75 water- Boil water in pan with salt- Rinse rice, add to pan, bring to boil- Stir with fork, lid on, turn right down to a low simmer- Leave for 20 minutes, do not touch the lid- Turn off, leave for a few minutes, serve



not a great recipe health wise though
thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/ars…ce/
I love rice but really am considering giving it a miss with more info coming to light about how toxic that industry is, (pun intended)

and the fda recommended ratios for cooking

"Can the consumer do anything to offset or reduce the arsenic in rice?
Published studies, including research by the FDA, indicate that cooking rice in excess water (from six to 10 parts water to one part rice), and draining the excess water, can reduce 40 to 60 percent of the inorganic arsenic"

the one thing that is concerning to some though is cooking in a method to reduce the arsenic does significantly reduce the actual nutrient qualities of rice so this may need to be factored in vs risk.

Another thing i have come across but am failing to find more info on is the polishing system used in white rice, reports have found it to be mixed with asbestos containing talc to do this...................................
Edited by: "maddogb" 4th Jan
I'm a carnivor and am disgusted at how rice is treated, boiled alive under pressure! I'm going to a supermarket to pi55 all the rice eaters off!
Edited by: "HUKDude" 4th Jan
noneedtoshout53 m ago

Turn off the rice cooker at least 15min before serving. Turn off means …Turn off the rice cooker at least 15min before serving. Turn off means unplug, not just leaving it on the “keep warm” mode.


Not following.....I put the rice in (after washing) add the water, turn it on, it cooks, it pops up, i then serve as the rest of my food is ready......when are you suggesting to unplug it completely and why would that stop the "skin" forming which is already there anyway.....?
We purchased one of these about a year ago. My wife is Filipino so we eat a lot of rice. It's never been a problem good rice cooker. Remember to rinse the rice first.
axum16 m ago

Not following.....I put the rice in (after washing) add the water, turn it …Not following.....I put the rice in (after washing) add the water, turn it on, it cooks, it pops up, i then serve as the rest of my food is ready......when are you suggesting to unplug it completely and why would that stop the "skin" forming which is already there anyway.....?


Unplug stops heating completely so as to allow moisture in between cooked rice and the bottom of the bowl, so that dry “skin” is difficult to form. It is kinda like soaking dishes in water if there’s food stuck on them. Unplugging the machine 15-20 minutes before serving makes sure the rice is still hot whilst the bottom non stick. It works for me all the time.
millarcat2 h, 59 m ago

I wouldn't be without my rice cooker! . As @ssimonian says, you almost …I wouldn't be without my rice cooker! . As @ssimonian says, you almost guaranteed perfect rice everytime, and it keeps it warm, which is a real bonus if like me, you're not so good at getting all parts of the meal ready at the same time.Nice find @YFL


Thanks for the reply ordered
ssimonian3 h, 17 m ago

Amazing for it. Had one for years, perfect rice, keeps it warm, no hassle. …Amazing for it. Had one for years, perfect rice, keeps it warm, no hassle. Was looking for one for about this price point, so have some heat!


Thanks for the reply ordered
I can't help thinking that you would be better served learning how to cook properly rather than buying a single use gadget. I can cook perfect rice either on the hob or in the microwave. It isn't remotely difficult.

I'm guilty of this though, at home there is a brand new steamer still in its box, a blender that is used once in a blue moon, a salad spinner and probably others at the back of the "big" cupboard.

Not voted either way, just saying
Divvy1 h, 4 m ago

I can't help thinking that you would be better served learning how to cook …I can't help thinking that you would be better served learning how to cook properly rather than buying a single use gadget. I can cook perfect rice either on the hob or in the microwave. It isn't remotely difficult.I'm guilty of this though, at home there is a brand new steamer still in its box, a blender that is used once in a blue moon, a salad spinner and probably others at the back of the "big" cupboard. Not voted either way, just saying


I used to think that as well - I was quite happy boiling the crap out of my rice in a pot as I got consistent results. But then I got given one of the one xmas, it's a lot more convenient, just stick it on and forget about it.
axum4th Jan

Can anyone tell me how they get their rice NOT to stick into a matted lump …Can anyone tell me how they get their rice NOT to stick into a matted lump at the bottom when they use this ? Only affects part of the rice but a thin layer always forms.



noneedtoshout4th Jan

Unplug stops heating completely so as to allow moisture in between cooked …Unplug stops heating completely so as to allow moisture in between cooked rice and the bottom of the bowl, so that dry “skin” is difficult to form. It is kinda like soaking dishes in water if there’s food stuck on them. Unplugging the machine 15-20 minutes before serving makes sure the rice is still hot whilst the bottom non stick. It works for me all the time.


I get this problem with a sticky layer at the bottom. which is slightly burnt too. When I let it stay warm, it happens so I now eat the rice immediately once the rice has cooked - but I still have to scrape clean the sticky layer . I don't want to keep it warm or wait ages because I'm ready to eat it once the cooking stops - and it is otherwise is nicely cooked.
Edited by: "Patr100" 5th Jan
I know it’s lazy but for 40p a packet from Lidl and 2 mins in microwave does the trick for me... what am I missing?
maddogb14 h, 3 m ago

not a great recipe health wise …not a great recipe health wise thoughhttps://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/arsenic-in-rice/I love rice but really am considering giving it a miss with more info coming to light about how toxic that industry is, (pun intended)and the fda recommended ratios for cooking"Can the consumer do anything to offset or reduce the arsenic in rice? Published studies, including research by the FDA, indicate that cooking rice in excess water (from six to 10 parts water to one part rice), and draining the excess water, can reduce 40 to 60 percent of the inorganic arsenic"the one thing that is concerning to some though is cooking in a method to reduce the arsenic does significantly reduce the actual nutrient qualities of rice so this may need to be factored in vs risk.Another thing i have come across but am failing to find more info on is the polishing system used in white rice, reports have found it to be mixed with asbestos containing talc to do this...................................



Its all bull....You do know Asians have been eating rice for centuries and guess what, they live longer too. But I do agree on the Youtube recipe...who the hell puts salt in when boiling rice??
potnoodle9 h, 33 m ago

Its all bull....You do know Asians have been eating rice for centuries and …Its all bull....You do know Asians have been eating rice for centuries and guess what, they live longer too. But I do agree on the Youtube recipe...who the hell puts salt in when boiling rice??



yeah i really should stop listening to the likes of the FDA, the UK FSA and even the EU FSA which each advise that this is a real problem and take steps to monitor it.
not sure why you are against a little salt in the cooking water, it raises the boiling pint giving you a few seconds to react before it flows all over the stove and will be mostly washed away as you rinse the rice so can't see any health risk unless of course you are using one of these and the salt will spoil the taste of your extra arsenic
OK so many moons ago I bought a Cookworks rice cooker from Argos and thougt it was the dogs danglies for cooking rice. Probably cost the same back then.
Since the paint, non stick layer, came off it was eventually consigned to the "give to son when he moves out box".
I now use a small Scoville neverstick pan and cook 1 portion of rice to 2 of boiling water for 20 minutes on lowest heat with lid on then allow 10 minutes rest without removing lid then fluff up afterwards and get same resulting perfectly cooked rice....
Obviously depends on the type of rice youre cooking but easy cook and basmati cook fine, some of the starchier rice might need lots more rinsing prior to cooking...
Thanks but been posted before
This could literally be my story. I find cooking it in a pan this way actually makes better rice too.
Midjet7610 h, 49 m ago

OK so many moons ago I bought a Cookworks rice cooker from Argos and …OK so many moons ago I bought a Cookworks rice cooker from Argos and thougt it was the dogs danglies for cooking rice. Probably cost the same back then.Since the paint, non stick layer, came off it was eventually consigned to the "give to son when he moves out box".I now use a small Scoville neverstick pan and cook 1 portion of rice to 2 of boiling water for 20 minutes on lowest heat with lid on then allow 10 minutes rest without removing lid then fluff up afterwards and get same resulting perfectly cooked rice....Obviously depends on the type of rice youre cooking but easy cook and basmati cook fine, some of the starchier rice might need lots more rinsing prior to cooking...

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