5 Tips You need to know when using a Rice Cooker

5 Tips You need to know when using a Rice Cooker

In India, rice is a staple food. People in all parts of the country eat rice almost every day. Most Indian families have a rice cooker in their kitchen. It is a life-saving appliance that lets you cook rice perfectly every time. While the cooker's functionality is simple, it is quite versatile and waiting to be explored.

From knowing the exact rice-to-water ratio to experimenting with an array of ingredients, here are a few simple and effective tricks and tips that can help you make the most of your rice cooker. So, without any further ado, let us get started:

Tip 1 – Get the rice to water ratio right

The key to using an electric multi cooker or the traditional rice cooker correctly and getting perfectly cooked rice is to get the rice-to-water ratio right. This holds the key to getting the perfectly puffy and deliciously cooked rice. There is no golden water-to-rice ratio rule as such, it greatly depends on the type of rice you are cooking.

Here is a list of the popular types of rice used in India and the right water ratio to use to cook them in your cooker. 

White Rice—The right rice-to-water ratio for cooking white rice in your cooker is 1:2, i.e., use two cups of water for one cup of rice. If you are using a steamer, it generally takes about 15-20 minutes to cook. 

Basmati Rice – Basmati rice is commonly used in different parts of India. It is known for its rich aroma and taste. Also, it has a distinct appearance, as the grains are much longer than the usual white rice. For cooking basmati rice the right rice-to-water ratio is 1:1.75 and it usually takes about 30-40 minutes to cook. 

Brown Rice – Another popular variety of rice grown and consumed in India, it is known for its lesser carbohydrates content and distinctive taste, and appearance. For cooking brown rice the right rice-to-water ratio is 1:3 and it usually takes about 15-20 minutes to cook. 

Sushi Rice – Sushi rice is mostly popular in Japan, but over the years, it has become increasingly popular in India too. It has a slight texture to it, and cooking it perfectly is critical to get the right Sushi roll. For cooking brown rice the right rice-to-water ratio is 1:1 and it usually takes about 15-20 minutes to cook. 

Tip 2 – You can use it for cooking more than just rice

Yes, you may use rice cooker primarily for cooking rice. But is a really versatile kitchen appliance. You can use an electric Wipro Vista 1.2L Multicooker offered by Wipro Appliance to cook multiple dishes simultaneously. 

You can get creative and experiment with cooking a one-pot meal that includes grains, proteins, and vegetables. You can also cook rice and steam vegetables at the same time to make a hearty soup in your multicooker. So, don’t be afraid to explore the limits of your rice cooker 1 litre beyond cooking rice dishes. 

Tip 3 – Reheat the leftovers in your cooker 

Many people tend to use microwave ovens to reheat food. But guess what? Your humble rice cooker can do the same job for you. You can steam in your cooker, reheat leftover food, and enjoy a piping hot meal.

Simply toss the food you want to heat in the cooker, splash a bit of water to maintain moisture inside, and let the cooker do its job. Once heated, the meal will taste fresh and delicious, just like freshly cooked food. 

Tip 4 – Cook savoury and sweet dishes

You may know that the rice cooker can make various delicious savoury and spicy rice dishes. But did you know that you can also make some delectable and mouth-watering sweet dishes in your cooker? You can make dishes like rice pudding or even cakes using your trusted appliance. It is a convenient way to satisfy your sweet craving without having an oven at home. 

Tip 5 – Maintenance matters 

Your Wipro Vista 1.2L Multicooker, offered by Wipro Appliance, can do many cooking tasks easily, help you make incredible dishes, and cook rice and any other ingredients you throw in to perfection. But to ensure that your electric multicooker works well for a long time, you need to maintain it well and keep it in good shape. 

Here are a few simple maintenance tips that can help you: 

  • After every use, remove the inner pot and wash it thoroughly using a gentle scrub and soap to remove the food particles stuck on it.
  • It is advisable to avoid washing the exteriors using a scrubber; instead, use a damp cloth or sponge to wipe clean the spills and stains.
  • Refer to the manual instructions on how to use the cooker, and know about the different heat settings to ensure that you use the right setting based on the ingredients you are cooking.
  • Having a clean cooker always ensures that your cooker works efficiently for long and you get a delicious-tasting meal every single time.

Remember, cooking is all about having fun and letting your creative juices flow, and more importantly, it is about feeding your loved ones a delicious meal. So, go ahead and use the above tips to use your cooker and make superfood.

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