Black Friday Deals on Rice Cookers 2012

Black Friday Deals on Rice Cookers 2012 Black Friday has been a long-held tradition in the U.S. that marks the official start of the Christmas shopping season. In case you are not familiar, Black Friday is the Friday after Thanksgiving in the U.S.. This year it falls on the 23rd of November. Even though the concept was initiated by brick-and-mortar stores, it has since become...
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Best Rice Cookers for Christmas 2012

Best Rice Cookers for Christmas 2012 If you haven’t thought about buying a rice cooker for your loved one or your best friend, maybe this is the year you should add it to your shopping list. I’ve compiled 10 best rice cookers for Christmas 2012. Why a Rice Cooker? As you might know, a rice cooker is a staple in many Asian households. In fact, it has been gaining so much...
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Best Rice Cooker under $100

Best Rice Cooker under $100 It’s hard to fathom a rice cooker could cost up to several hundreds of dollars with the advanced heating technologies and fancy menu settings for cooking every rice under the sun. Yet, there are great rice cookers at affordable prices if you care to search a bit more. In this post, I am going to show you three best rice cookers under $100...
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Best 3-Cup Rice Cooker

Best 3-Cup Rice Cooker Rice cookers have become an indispensable part of many households’ kitchen arsenals because of its compact size, portability to use anywhere, versatility to cook all sorts of meals and the ease of use with programmable cooking methods and pre-set timer. Many people live alone or in small families due to many reasons such as grown-up...
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What Is Shabu Shabu?

What Is Shabu Shabu? Shabu Shabu is a Japanese variation of the Chinese Hot Pot. “Shabu shabu” derives from the sound and motion of “swishing” the meat or vegetables in a pot of clear broth. Shabu shabu was introduced from China to Japan in the 20th century. One Dish – Many Names This is the one dish that has such a universal appeal and...
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Zojirushi SL-GRE18 Classic Bento Box Review

Zojirushi SL-GRE18 Classic Bento Box Review Introduction I was as guilty as many people out there when it comes to packing a healthy lunch box to work instead of going out to eat every day. If you want to be healthy, then start practicing what we’ve been preached: “You are what you eat”. The Zojirushi Classic Bento Box will be a fun utensil to help you eat healthy, stay...
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Best Small Rice Cookers Under 50

Best Small Rice Cookers Under 50 Believe or not, many people search for small rice cookers more than the mid or large-sized ones. I thought it might be helpful to do a cross-section review of the best small rice cookers under 50. The “small size” in this context is defined as 3 cups or thereabout of uncooked or cooked rice (in some instances). How I Chose Products...
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Do You Need a Rice Dispenser?

Do You Need a Rice Dispenser? After living in the United States for many years, one thing that stands out is there is a tool for everything you do. There is a garlic crusher, garlic storage container, a blender, a mixer. The list goes on and on. I didn’t realize there were rice dispensers on the market until I was putting around on Amazon today. So what in the world do...
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How to Make Sushi At Home

How to Make Sushi At Home Have you thought about making sushi at home? I know that you might be thinking sushi making is such an artful skill, or a delicate act to say the least. In fact, it’s a lot easier than you think. Hopefully I can debunk the basic sushi code for you into a few simple steps. For many parts of the United States, this summer has been...
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3 Great Rice Bowl Sets

3 Great Rice Bowl Sets All Bowls Are Not Created Equal If you are a self-professed rice aficionado, it’s not difficult to appreciate that you have to get a set of rice bowls in order to fully enjoy the perfectly prepared rice, its texture, aroma and taste. I hope that I don’t have to convince you that the normal soup bowl that comes with our everyday...
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Rice Cooker for College Student

Rice Cooker for College Student Hope you are enjoying the summer. For those of you who have a new college student, it might be time for you to plan ahead logistically before sending your kid off to school. Personally I haven’t experienced that yet, but I can just imagine the long shopping list for bedding, clothes, even furniture and appliances. If your kid is going to...
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How to Make Spanish Rice in a Rice Cooker

How to Make Spanish Rice in a Rice Cooker Cooking Spanish rice in a rice cooker? Is this oxymoron or what? You thought rice cooker is only for cooking plain old rice. Guess again! If you just apply a tad creativity to your culinary adventure, you can whip up a tasty Spanish rice in no time. What Is Spanish Rice? Spanish rice is a side dish to accompany a Mexican meal, be it a sizzling...
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Stainless Steel Rice Cooker

Stainless Steel Rice Cooker Stainless steel rice cookers are in high demand these days due to the awareness and potential concerns with non-stick coated cookware. Based on numerous studies, there is really nothing to be alarmed about as cooking temperature of rice cookers will never reach to the 662 degrees F for the coating to decompose. But for those of you want to air on...
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Zojirushi Who?

Zojirushi Who? As a leading brand in household and commercial appliances, Zojirushi (‘zoe-gee-ru-shi) had a very humble beginning. The company was established in 1918 as Ichkawa Brothers Trading Company in Osaka, Japan, in manufacturing hand-blown vacuum bottles. It was until 1961, the name of the company changed to Zojirushi Corporation. The name...
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Looking for a Steel Cut Oats Rice Cooker?

Looking for a Steel Cut Oats Rice Cooker? Cooking the Breakfast Champion Has Just Got Easier It’s a known fact to many people that oatmeal is a healthful breakfast due to its water-soluable fiber content, vitamins and complex carbohydrates. Numerous researches have shown that eating 3 ounces (dry oats) a day lowers total cholesterol and helps prevent heart disease. When it’s...
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Can a Rice Cooker Be Doubled up as a Vegetable Steamer?

Can a Rice Cooker Be Doubled up as a Vegetable Steamer? Working All Day and Eating Healthy Are Not Mutually Exclusive With increasing demands made by our jobs and daily lives, we are always looking for ways to kill more birds with one stone. Cooking is no exception. After a stressful day in the office, who would be in the mood or even have the energy to cook a tasty and healthy meal? But it’s...
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Finding the Best Brown Rice Cooker Is Easier Than You Think

Finding the Best Brown Rice Cooker Is Easier Than You Think Is Brown the New White? With the enhanced health consciousness and awareness these days, more and more people are switching to eating brown rice instead of white rice. But the biggest challenge many people face is how to cook brown rice perfectly so it comes out with the right texture and the right aroma. I have to say that I have had my fair...
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Umami? What Does It Have to Do with Rice Cooker?

Umami? What Does It Have to Do with Rice Cooker? What is umami? Umami, noun, pronounced as “oo-ma-mee”, is a Japanese word for “deliciousness” or “savory taste”. It is known as the fifth flavor/taste/dimension in food. Who Discovered Umami? The discovery of umami originated from a Japanese researcher in Tokyo Imperial University, Dr. Kikunae Ikeda. Umami was...
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