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Tiger JNP-S10U 5.5 Cup Rice Cooker Review

With Tiger JNP-S10U 5.5 Cup Rice, you can easily get down to the basics of cooking white rice. This kitchen appliance is an ideal unit without the need of high-tech rice cooker models. Through the features of this product, you can’t go wrong with it.

In Japan, Tiger is a recognized brand but not so much in the US. Tiger’s rice cooker models can last more than 20 years, which is very uncommon these days. The longevity of the brand truly speaks volume about its models’ quality and durability.

Here are the top reasons you might want to consider this model:

Keeps rice warm up to 12 hours

This ensures that you’ll have warmer rice after 12 hours of cooking it. Unlike other rice cookers, this one won’t dry out or burn the rice even if it is on for 12 hours.

With non-stick inner pan

The non-stick bowl allows the rice to be evenly cooked. It can avoid drying out while it keeps the rice warm for several hours or until you’re ready to eat it.

No boiling over

Many rice cooker users complained of their units boiling over. But this is not a problem with this model as it hardly ever boils over, unless you use more liquid, then you’re pushing its capacity.

Has washable steam vent

This makes it easy for you to clean up. And because it’s a non-stick unit, you can put it in a dishwasher.

Includes spatula and measuring cup for rice

The plastic spatula that comes with this model makes it easier for you to scoop up cooked rice. With it, you can avoid scratching the surface of the pan. You can also make an accurate measurement of your rice through its included measuring cup.

Larger capacity

This is especially great if you have a larger family to feed every day. It can easily cook enough rice to supply your family with cooked rice, regardless of how busy you are.

Durable

Tiger has a reputation of manufacturing rice cookers that can last for years or decades. With this model, you can expect it to last for 20 years or even more as long as you know how to maintain it.

With steaming function

This is a wonderful feature especially if you like steaming vegetables, seafood and other foods. You can just put the items on the tray while the rice is cooking; thereby, helping you in saving time and reducing power consumption.

Lightweight

It’s easy for you to store it when not in use. With its lighter weight, it can be an ideal rice cooker for those who ride in a recreational vehicle.

Pros

This rice cooker is one of the best on the market considering its durability and features. It can cook cups of rice that can stay moist and fluffy for several hours. Plus, it comes with non-stick pan making it easier and quicker for you to clean it up.

Cons

Although it has a steaming function, it doesn’t come with a steaming tray. This means that you’ll have to purchase it separately. But a steaming tray will only cost you around $2 so that won’t significantly add up to the entire cost of owning a rice cooker with a steamer using Tiger’s JNP-S10U 5.5.

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Rice Cooker Ginger Chicken With Rice Recipe

Rice cooker ginger chicken recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rice
  • ¾ cup of hot water
  • 1 cup of unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 large bouillon cube
  • 1 ¼ pounds of skinless chicken thighs (cut them into cubes)
  • 1 freshly picked ginger (peel and cut it into matchsticks)
  • Pinch of Kosher salt (ordinary salt may also be used)

Procedure:

  1. Use a small bowl to dissolve the cube.
  2. Put the rice, chicken and ginger into the rice cooker pot.
  3. Mix them all.
  4. Add the spinach on top.
  5. Pour the coconut milk and broth into the rice cooker’s pot
  6. Add a little salt
  7. Turn the rice cooker on.
  8. Cook it for about 40 minutes.
  9. Let it stand for another 5 minutes before fluffing the rice using a fork
  10. Remove and place it to a serving plate.

Add any steamed vegetables you wish such as broccoli, mushroom, bell peppers and carrots.

Rice Cooker Steamed Fish Recipe

steamed fish rice cooker

Ingredients:

  • Fish (any type of fish will do as long as it fits into your rice cooker)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil (olive oil may also be used.)
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • Green onions
  • Cilantro
  • Hot chili

Procedure:

  1. Combine the sesame oil, soy sauce, ginger, green onions, cilantro and hot chili in a bowl to make a fish rub mixture.
  2. Pour the mixture over the fish.
  3. Let the fish absorb the mixture for 15 minutes.
  4. Lay the fish on your rice cooker’s steamer basket.
  5. Leave its lid and allow it to boil and steam for 10 to 15 minutes. The cooking time will depend on your rice cooker. Make sure that you’ve read its manual to know the appropriate time to cook steamed fish.
  6. Garnish the fish with cilantro and chopped green onions.
  7. Serve while it’s still hot.
  8. You may also cook steamed fish while you’re cooking rice to save time. Wait for the rice to cook before laying the fish on the steamer’s basket or just on top of the rice. Before eating the fish, make sure that it’s fully cooked.

Rice Cooker Mac and Cheese Recipe

mac & cheese rice cooker

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups elbow macaroni (any pasta but the most recommended is a bite-sized pasta)
  • 1 ½ cups low-sodium chicken stock (regular chicken stock may also be used)
  • 1 ½ cups shredded cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt (you may also use kosher salt)
  • 1 cup whole milk or evaporated milk
  • ½ ground black pepper (freshly ground pepper, if available)

Procedure:

  1. Combine the pasta, chicken stock and salt in a rice cooker.
  2. Cook it for 15 minutes or set the cooker on white rice cycle.
  3. Wait until most of its water is absorbed.
  4. Open the cooker’s lid.
  5. Add the whole milk or evaporated milk, shredded cheese, ground black pepper. You may also add vegetables like cauliflower, carrots or frozen peas to make it more nutritious for your kids.
  6. Stir well.
  7. Close the lid.
  8. Let it cook for another 20 minutes. If you want to produce a crust on the bottom, you may cook it for additional 25 minutes.
  9. Stir it occasionally to avoid burning.
  10. Make sure that the cheese is melted and the whole milk/evaporated milk is well-mixed before serving it.

Panasonic SR-42HZP 23-cup Commercial Rice Cooker Review

Panasonic SR-42HZP 23-cup (Uncooked) Commercial Rice Cooker, “NSF” Approved, Stainless Steel Review
The Panasonic SR-42HZP 23-cup (Uncooked) Commercial Rice Cooker, “NSF” Approved, Stainless Steel Lid is specially designed for commercial use. This large capacity cooker is NSF qualified and is equipped with a direct heating system which makes it very ideal for commercial use.

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NSF stands for National Science Foundation, an independent, accredited organization which rigorously tests machines to ensure compliance with standard requirements in the United States. This Panasonic cooker and warmer is especially designed and manufactured in Taiwan.

This machine is very easy to use because it includes only one function switch and also contains an illuminated indicator lamp to indicate whenever it is on. This light indicator makes this machine safe to use because there are some cookers that have no light so you do not know when it’s on until you accidentally touch the hot surface or body. The handles of this rice cooker and warmer remain cool and safe even when in use.

Cook up to 23 cups of uncooked rice for only 30 minutes which means it is very energy efficient. Less cooking time means less electricity cost and more profit for the user or owner. One can easily provide costumers up to 74 servings of 3 ounce portions of rice every 30minutes. Rice is always cooked to perfection at all times because it is equipped with a built-in thermostat that cooks rice at the right temperature and automatically shuts off when it’s done cooking. Brown rice or other grains may even be cooked in this machine and everything is always cooked to perfection.
The inner layer of the removable pan is made of non-stick material that prevents rick from sticking and makes cleaning very easy. The removable pan is made of aluminum alloy which is very lightweight and easy to clean as well The stainless steel lid is durable and easy to clean. The overall look of aluminum and stainless makes it very appealing and decent looking so you can even display this cooker and warmer. Another special feature is the built-in thermal fuse that cuts off power when the unit is overheating or when there is power surge.

This hassle-free rice cooker is also a warmer and can keep rice warm for up to two to four hours due to awesome ability to keep food warm without burning or scalding. The Panasonic cooker and warmer is equipped with automatic shut-off system that keeps rice or food warm right after it has been cooked. You do not need to buy a food or rice warmer because this machine is dual purpose which means you do not need to transfer the rice or food to another machine that will keep it warm. If you will compute the price of a rice cooker plus a food or rice warmer and compare it to the price of this dual purpose machine, you will still be able to save money.

This machine weighs only 13.8 pounds which makes it easy to lift and move around. This amazing 2-in-1 product is available in many websites including Amazon and can be shipped anywhere in the United States.