When using a rice cooker (Zojirushi), do you have to let the rice stand for 10 minutes after cooking?
like you would if you were cooking on the stove... Thank you!
I don't know if you have to, but I do let the rice sit/stands for a little bit -- though not necessary 10 min per sa. When the "beep" comes on, I open the cover, mix the rice a just a bit, relese the extra steam, keep the cover open a bit longer if the rice a bit too moist.
I've never seen the need...assuming your have the "fuzzy-logic" type, and if you measure
the water/rice ratio as recommended, the rice comes out correctly as soon as the indicator states the rice is done...and it stays perfect for a long time after...
If I need the rice as soon as the timer goes off I just open the top and fluff it to separate the rice. I think there's enough residual heat in the rice to finish off the rice whether you let it stand for 10 minutes or not. Applies to using a rice cooker or cooking on the stove.
I don't know about Zojirushi, but I have an OLD el cheapo Panasonic (or is it National?) with a pretty beat up aluminum pot, and I find that if I let it rest for at least 10 minutes (15 is better), the rice releases from the pot more cleanly and cleanup is way easier. If I don't let it rest, the rice is fine, but I'll have a lot stuck to the bottom of the pot, which takes a lot of elbow grease (or an overnight soak) to clean off.
i have the zojirushi rice maker (smallish one) and when the buzzer goes off, i lift the lid and use the paddle that came with it to fluff it - and let out some of the steam that, i think, makes it soggy if it sits for a long time. then i close it and it stays warm and perfect til we're ready for it.