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Zojirushi and the sweet brown rice

EWSflash Feb 2, 2013 05:44 PM

I have a Zojirushi fuzzy logic rice cooker (a great purchase, IMO), and just set out to cook some brown sticky rice I bought with no idea how to cook it. Three of the choices on the cooker, in lengthening cooking order (I think, anyway), are 'sticky rice', 'semibrown rice', and 'brown rice'. Wasn't sure where to go , but ended up using the brown rice setting because I didn't want it to be undercooked. I also hope it isn't overcooked.

Has anybody used that rice, and if you used a rice cooker, what setting works best?

I rinsed it like i usually do, and it barely clouded the water at all, which made me think the grains were pretty tight and therefore needed a longer cooking time.

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  1. Chemicalkinetics Feb 2, 2013 07:45 PM

    No, I have never tried to cook sweet brown rice. Brown rice, yes. Sweet rice, yes, but not sweet brown rice. I agree with you. Sweet brown rice should be cook more like brown rice if I have to guess. Traditionally speaking, white sweet rice is cooked differently. You can definitely cook sweet white rice in water, but it is better to first soak it, and then steam white rice (not boil). This makes the preparation very different than most other rice.

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_rJCsXH6KLTk/SbMTs7ax9PI/AAAAAAAAA6Y/wxGkv2bi1os/s400/Sticky+Rice+Cooker.jpg

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-saJp8sDd7ac...

    Good luck.

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