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Old 11-24-2007, 09:02 AM   #1
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Zojirushi Rice Cooker Question

I have a new rice cooker which I love. I know I can use it for things other than rice, but I am not sure which settings to use. Does anyone have a Zorjirushi rice cooker and know what the different settings do? the settings I am not sure about are mixed, porridge, and sweet. The settings I understand are white rice, reg/sushi, softer, harder, quick cooking, semi brown, and brown.

I would like to cook quinoa in it, but I am at a loss to pick the right setting. My guess is I would use the setting I use for regular long grain rice as the package cooking instructions say to use the same water to grain proportions as rice. I would love to know what about those other setting though.

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If quinoa is a grain, I would put it more on par with cooking oats in this instance and wouuld have thought the porridge setting was appropriate. I would have tried lentils in the brown rice setting.

Sweet I would think was for something like boiled rice pudding which has mixed fruit in and cooks in milk.

Mixed - perhaps for something akin to risotto type dishes?

All of this is just a guess GB as I'm not familiar with the machine. But without a manual, that is how I would interpret it. Sorry.
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Thanks for your input Bilby. Unfortunately the manual is no help. It was written in Japanese and translated into English so even the basic things are not explained as well as I would like. There do not discuss those other setting even minimally though.

I think most of your ideas in this make sense. The quinoa/porridge one is the one I am not convinced about though. I am not sure why though. I am thinking (but could be wrong) that quinoa cooks pretty quickly and oats take a long time, but I guess the whole point of these cookers is that they are smart enough to determine how much time something needs and they adjust automatically so maybe you are right.
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I've been searching and can't find a recipe or instructions. A lot of people recommend this book tho: "The Ultimate Rice cooker Cookbook"

Hope this helps?
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Also it depends on the oats. Quick oats cook in under a minute. Guess the best way is to stick a cup of oats in on the porrige setting and see what happens. only out a bit of oats and water then.
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Yep I think someone might be getting me that book for Chanuka
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Guess the best way is to stick a cup of oats in on the porrige setting and see what happens. only out a bit of oats and water then.
Good point.
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Just having a look at the website. Never seen anything like it!!LOL Our Sunbeam rice cookers do just that and maybe steam. That's it. These ones look like R2D2!

Which model do you have? This is the one you got with points isn't it?
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Yep it is the one I got with points. The model I have is the NS-ZCC10 5.5 cup capacity.
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R2D2 indeed. It's so cute!! DH, open your ears, this is what I want for Christmas. :-) Along with the book, of course. :-)
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