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May 15, 2013 08:01 AM

Making sweet rice in fuzzy logic rice cooker? And sticky vs sushi rice?

I have a Zojirushi NS-LAC05 neurofuzzy rice cooker that has a setting for sushi rice but also states on the same instructional page that it can't make sweet rice. Assuming sweet rice is analogous to sticky rice, isn't that what is used for sushi rice?

Do many rice cookers have problems making sticky rice? I really love sticky rice so I'm kinda disappointed if I can't make it!

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  1. Glutinous sweet rice is referred to as sticky rice. Sushi rice is a short grain rice that cooks up clumpy, and sticky, unlike long grained that tends to cook up fluffy, and separate. Your rice, and cooker will work fine.

    1. I really don't believe sushi rice is the same as glutinous rice/sweet rice. In my experience, you can make sweet rice in a rice cooker, but the best result is from steaming. That's just me. Of course, it also depends what you want to do with the sweet rice too.

      1. Sushi rice is simply a short grain rice mixed with vinegar and sugar. Pretty much all automatic rice makers can make sushi rice.

        Sweet rice is a variety of short grain rice from Southeast Asian that is extremely sticky when cooked. Many fuzzy logic rice makers do not recommend making sticky rice because it can burn the rice and cause the rice to stick to the pan.

        1. You can make sticky rice, just not in your rice cooker, because it will burn and stick. Just soak it first, then steam it in a cheesecloth-lined bamboo steamer or a regular pot steamer until it turns translucent.

          Sushi rice, as others have said, is a different variety and can be made in your rice cooker.

          1. Thanks everyone! I have a greater understanding of sticky rice vs sushi rice now. Sticky rice seems pretty easy without the cooker, so that's cool.