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Should I get the Zojirushi 3 cup or 5 1/2 cup rice cooker?

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Should I get the Zojirushi 3 cup or 5 1/2 cup rice cooker?

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derailed16 | | Jul 4, 2010 08:34 PM

I'm ready to buy my first Zojirushi rice cooker but I'm having a difficult time deciding whether to buy the 3 cup or 5 1/2 cup model. I currently have a crappy 3 cup Salton and for the most part it makes just the right amount of rice for my boyfriend and I.

One of the main reasons why I want to get one of these rice cookers is to make Congee (or Jook). My boyfriend was recently diagnosed with an oral cancer. Right now, he's having a difficult time eating anything that has to be chewed. In a few weeks he'll undergo surgery and will have a hard time eating anything. I figure Congee might be a good and different source of some kind of nutrition besides pureeing everything.

I guess I should admit that I've never actually made Congee before (my mom used to make it for me when I was little) so I'm concerned that if I get the 3 cup cooker that it won't be enough.

These rice cookers aren't inexpensive and I absolutely hate the hassle of returning things, so I'd really appreciate some of your advice.

Thank you so much in advance for your help :)

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