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Makes Great Steelcut Oatmeal too!
on October 11, 2009
Ditto what others have said about washing your grains - it's imperative. As it is I stand the cooker on a dishtowel and drape a couple of floursack towels around it. The vent hole does spit and a film will cover anything that is not covered.
That being said, this cooker makes some fabulous brown rice and oatmeal. It's my first one. Up until I bought it I wasn't much of a rice eater at all, and I was microwaving McCanns Quick Cooking Steelcut oatmeal since boiling oatmeal can be a chore. Now I use the real steel cut not the quick cooking and I can cook oatmeal either the night before or even in the morning. It comes out perfect every time if you use the instructions on the can (1 cup oatmeal/4 cups water). Milk is not necessary as it's creamy and chewy at the same time.
I cook brown rice only and so far, so good -- again using the package instructions. I couldn't figure out the Zojirushi instructions. I find it's better to add the oil after cooking rather than before and I don't use the warm feature as it's too hot and will scorch the bottom of the rice. The Zojirushi is pretty easy to clean. The part that gets the grittiest is the lid, but it cleans up with a tough sponge. For the money, this is an excellent rice cooker. I don't know what fuzzy logic does, anyway.