Black & Decker RC3303 3-Cup Rice Cooker

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  • Take the guesswork out of making restaurant-quality rice at home with this easy-to-use rice cooker. The handy appliance offers a 3-cup rice capacity–great for one or two people or when making a side dish. Simply add dry rice, measure in the water, and turn the unit on with a press of the lever. Once the rice has cooked, the appliance automatically switches over to “keep warm” mode, which maintains an ideal serving temperature without over-cooking. In addition, the unit’s removable nonstick pot ensures effortless food release and quick cleanup. Other highlights include “cook” and “keep warm” indicator lights, stay-cool handles, four stable feet, and a tempered-glass lid with a steam vent. A measuring cup and a serving scoop come included. The rice cooker measures approximately 7-1/2 by 7-1/2 by 6-3/5 inches.
  • 3-cup rice cooker with easy one-touch operation
  • Automatic keep-warm mode; handy indicator lights
  • Glass lid; removable nonstick pot for easy cleanup
  • Stay-cool handles; measuring cup and serving scoop included
  • Unit holds 3 standard 8 oz cups of cooked rice, approximately 1 1/2 8 oz standard cups of uncooked rice
  • Holds 3-cups of cooked rice, 1-1/2 cups of uncooked rice. Measures approximately 7-1/2 by 7-1/2 by 6-3/5 inches
  • Ever since I purchased this item, I’ve been using it almost every single day! It is extremely convenient and is a snap to use. I live in a small apartment and this is the perfect size for one person. I always cook 1 cup of uncooked rice and it is a hearty serving for one person. It is very easy to measure all your ingredients because the non-stick bowl has marked lines on the inside (1 cup, 2 cup, and 3 cup) to show you how much water to add. Clean-up is a breeze because of the non-stick bowl.My favorite rice to make is jasmine rice with lots of lime juice, a little lemon juice, and cilantro. I add the rice to the non-stick bowl (1 cup uncooked). Then I add enough lime juice so that all of the rice is wet and soaking in it. Then I add just a little bit of lemon juice (1-2 tsp.). Then add a bit of butter and some salt. After rice is cooked, mix in 2 tsp. of cilantro and stir well. It’s delicious and it’s the only rice I ever make.

    The only problem with this unit is that you have to check the rice occasionally during the cooking phase, otherwise the bottom of the rice will brown. It’s not a catastrophe and is easily remedied. First off, let me just say that if the rice browns a bit, it only looks unpleasant. It still tastes just as good. To avoid this, you need to wait until the rice has absorbed almost all the water. Take off the lid and stir the rice thoroughly. Once the rice has absorbed most of the water, just switch the mode to “keep warm” manually (instead of waiting for it to click). Then occasionally stir the rice while you wait around 5-10 minutes (give or take). Once the rice has absorbed all the water, you can leave it on “keep warm”. I like to switch the mode back to “cook” for around 3-4 minutes so that the rice gets nice and hot. The trick is to take it out before it browns the bottom. This sounds complicated, but it really is not. Just check it occasionally, stir it a few times, then switch it to “keep warm” just before all the water is absorbed (95% or so should be absorbed). This is the only flaw with this unit (hence only 4 stars). Otherwise, I think it is fantastic and it is my new favorite kitchen appliance!

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