People cooked rice for ages without the aid of a specialized appliance. Who needs yet another unitasking device in their over-kitted kitchen? Maybe…you. Making rice shouldn’t be hard, but it can be for some people. No shame! Rice cookers make it easy—even for people who can legit cook rice without an assist.
Also, a rice cooker is only a unitasking device if you choose to see it that way. You can actually use it to make all sorts of things: soups, porridge, steamed vegetables, one-pot meals.
However, your desire or need to make these things in a rice cooker might not be high. Take our rice cooker compatibility quiz and see how well you are suited for each other!
SHOULD YOU BUY A RICE COOKER?
- Do you make rice or steamed grains at least a few times a week? If yes, keep reading.
- Do you have trouble making decent rice on the stovetop? If yes, keep reading.