I am Asian and this is one of the best rice I have ever had. I've made it with just regular slow cooker a coupe of times, and the rice always turn out very well. I use it to make sushi rolls or eat it as a side dish with stir fries. I've also made fried rice with leftover and also turned out nice. The price is also very reasonable here comparing to super markets near my region. I'll order this from Amazon from now on.