Asia being a large place was kinda my point. I doubt they use many rice cookers in Tajikistan, Armenia, Russia etc. Not that it's a big deal. If you want one, use one - and this is cheap enough to test the waters.
You must be the 1% I accounted for
Asia is a large place - most of South East Asia use rice cookers - I should know I'm one of the 1.7Billion inhabitants of said continent
I do the same, cup of rice, water in plastic container little above the rice, 5 minutes, top up water, stir it, another 5 minutes and rice is perfect. I would understand if someone doesn't have microwave.. so I guess it could work for some (y)
They really don't you know. Last time I checked, India was in Asia, and I've spent a lot of time in India without ever seeing one. They're fairly common in the cities of Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, but not so much in rual spots.