Rice Cooker Only for Microwave Oven 2-cup "Chibikuro-kun"
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I have only tried this with sushi rice but it comes out nice or soft sometimes a little bit wetter than it is but I don't mind (although not sure if that is how everybody wants). Although I do not know a bit about japanese words since all of the instructions are in japanese (no english translation), I just made the directions based on my assumptions on the pictures that the box shows so I am not sure if it is as accurate but its better than nothing. Do not bash me if I am wrong, used this as tips or advice. Do your own trial and error on your type of rice you are cooking.
1. The first step just seem to be telling you how much rice you want to cook or prepare like between 0.5-2 cups of rice (minimum and maximum amount you can make I assumed).
2. Second step as most likely any asian would do is the washing and rinsing step. As the pictures shows, you wash the rice then pour and strain the water to remove most of the starch in the rice...
Fortunately, rice is not too hard to cook. The lack of instructions is not a big problem. Everyone likes their rice cooked differently. I used 1 cup rice with 1 2/3 cup water and cooked it on high in the microwave for about 12 minutes. Let the rice sit for about 5-10 minutes and have some darned good rice. You will need to play with the water and cooking time to get the rice to come out the way you want it. I added a little butter after cooking, ummm good. This rice cooker appears to be of a good quality hard plastic, the price is right but the lack of English instructions made me subtract one star.
This is a great rice cooker; it actually cooks rice better than my electric rice cooker. I love how it comes with a rice paddle and measuring cup! It is very easy to clean, basically wipe a soapy sponge over it and rinse. (I have not tried it in the dishwasher but my guess would be that it is top rack safe) The only minor problem I have had was one of the clamps on the side falling off, but it wasn't hard to put back on.
Bear in mind: The instructions are in Japanese so that may be a problem for some.
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