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 :)