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Need some practical pragmatic input on a rice cooker! [moved from Home Cooking]

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Need some practical pragmatic input on a rice cooker! [moved from Home Cooking]

Caroline1 | Jan 13, 2012 01:10 PM

Okay. I'm thinking about buying a Zojirushi induction 3 cup rice cooker. The kind that does the GABA brown rice and all that good stuff. But....! Is this something I really need? How much better does it cook rice than I can cook myself on the stove? I gather it will make congee, but not a word about whether it will make risotto. (I doubt it.) If you cook something with the rice (onions, garlic, durian, sausage, bell peppers), will the flavor linger in the next outing? So what I am trying to figure out is whether it is something I will be really happy about having bought, or is it another fast track to buyer's regret? Do you have/use a rice cooker, and what would it take to get you to give it up? Could you be happy without it? A curious mind.... Tell me! Please? '-)

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