Trust Me: You Need a Rice Cooker

Trust Me: You Need a Rice Cooker

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I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking: “I cook my rice on the stove just fine, thank you very much.” And you’re probably right. You can cook your rice on a stovetop just fine. But wouldn’t it be nice to not set a timer. Wouldn’t it be nice to not have to worry about burning it EVER? And, wouldn’t it be nice to free up a burner to cook something else?

See? You need a rice cooker.

A friend of mine bought me one for Christmas about 10 years ago and I had the same thought. But when I discovered the joy of just pouring in the rice and water, and not thinking about it again until I heard the timer go off, I was hooked. And I happily used the small model I was gifted until I upgraded to the big guns: The Rosewill 5.5-Cup Rice Cooker.


This model (#RHRC-13001) uses something called Fuzzy Logic Technology, which allows the rice cooker to “think” on its own with a controlled heating and steaming technology to cook the perfect batch of rice every time. How does it do it? I honestly have no idea. Because all I do is dump in rice and water, press a button on the LCD screen, and forget about it.

Pro tip: Want to know how much water you need for the perfect batch of rice? Add your rice and cover with 1 inch of water. Perfect rice every time.


The 5.5 cup capacity inner pot with non-stick coating cooks up to 11 cups of restaurant-style rice. Restaurant-style rice = perfect, fluffy rice, FYI. Once it’s cooked, the device automatically turns to the “warm” setting until you’re ready for it. You can preset a timer to start cooking the rice later, and if you’re especially fancy you can cook porridge and make soup.

It doesn’t hurt that this looks like something straight out of the future either.

So seriously, get yourself a rice cooker. Specifically, the Rosewill 5.5-Cup Rice Cooker. You’ll thank me later.

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2 thoughts on “Trust Me: You Need a Rice Cooker”

  1. My in-laws gave us their rice cooker…and we never used it. We just didn’t have the counter space or the storage space :( I’ve heard you can make full meals in those things, too, but I just lacked the motivation. But now I kind of want one again (we donated ours to Goodwill)…

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