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Old 03-15-2015, 07:05 AM   #1
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Unhappy Upper layer not cooked in rice cooker

Hi guys. I recently bought a rice cooker. When I cooked rice in it the upper layer gets less cooked while the bottom layer gets over cooked.
I saw the rice packet, it said to add 1:1.2
1 cup rice 1.2 cup water.
I did about 1.4
But that shouldn't have done that right?
At first I used hot water to cook rice, I saw in the internet that it was bad, so i used cold water. The upper layer is cooked but not as good as it should be. The upper layer rice is still somewhat hard while the lower layer has more watery like rice.
Is the rice cooker faulty or am I doing something wrong.
I would really appreciate your help.
Thanks

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Old 03-15-2015, 10:30 AM   #2
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Rice cookers usually come with instructions. Did yours? If so, follow whatever directions and proportions it says.
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Old 03-15-2015, 11:22 AM   #3
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If you are following the directions on the rice cooker, then the cooker is faulty. I have never had problems with uncooked layers in mine.
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Old 03-15-2015, 02:09 PM   #4
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I also never have. Brown or white. Fuzzy logic or plain plug in.
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Old 03-15-2015, 02:37 PM   #5
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Hi guys. I recently bought a rice cooker. When I cooked rice in it the upper layer gets less cooked while the bottom layer gets over cooked.
I saw the rice packet, it said to add 1:1.2
1 cup rice 1.2 cup water.
I did about 1.4
But that shouldn't have done that right?
At first I used hot water to cook rice, I saw in the internet that it was bad, so i used cold water. The upper layer is cooked but not as good as it should be. The upper layer rice is still somewhat hard while the lower layer has more watery like rice.
Is the rice cooker faulty or am I doing something wrong.
I would really appreciate your help.
Thanks
Did you, perhaps, overload the rice cooker?
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Old 03-16-2015, 10:42 AM   #6
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All rice cookers heat from a bottom element.
You are likely putting too much rice in the cooker.
I have never had a problem as you describe.
The following method works perfectly for making perfect rice every time:
I use either white basmati or white jasmine or even 'sticky rice' for lo mai gai.
A water glass which holds 460 grams of rice. Into the rice pot. Fill pot with cold water. Soak for a few minutes. Gently wash the rinse to remove the talc or whatever powder on the rice. Pour off all the water. Into the pot cold water using the same water glass but only fill the glass to about 3/4 full. No salt.
Lid on. Press the button. Red light goes on. Ten-fifteen minutes later the cooker clicks and the light turns to orange. I leave the rice covered for another ten-fifteen minutes. Remove lid. Perfect rice.
I end up with nice fluffy cooked rice. Never overcooked or undercooked.
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Old 03-16-2015, 01:18 PM   #7
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I also get uneven cooking when I try to cook a lot of rice. When done, I stir the rice in the cooker and let it sit for a few minutes so the uncooked portion can absorb more moisture.
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