Rival RC61 Rice Cooker Review

Rival RC61 is a rice cooker with 6 cups capacity. It is not a fancy rice cooker because it does not run using an advanced technology. Its cost? You will only have to spend around $20 for it. But it depends on where you want to purchase yours. Its price range is from $14 to $20. Despite the absence of some fancy settings like those of high-end products, you can still cook perfect rice.

This rice cooker can help you avoid overcooking, scorching or burning your rice. It is not the same as cooking your rice through a stove.

Size and the price are two of the most important factors people are drawn into purchasing this model. This unit is small enough to fit into a very limited kitchen space but big enough to cook up to 6 cups of cooked rice. With its tiny size, you can put it in somewhere even though your kitchen is already loaded with several gadgets.

Its ease-of-use is also another reason you might want to consider it. Simply put. It is a “plug-and-cook” type of appliance. You just have to measure how much rice you would like to cook. Then, add appropriate amount of water based on the instructions that go along with the type of rice you are cooking. Push the “cook” button and the unit will take care of the rest.

Although the description of this model says that it has the capacity of cooking 6 cups of rice, the measurement meant the cooked rice. This means that you will only be adding about 4 cups of uncooked rice and it will yield about 6 cups of cooked rice. Do not push its limit as the content may overflow.

Upon receipt of this rice cooker, you will receive the unit, manual, rice measuring cup and a spatula. These items are pretty common in a rice cooker.

This rice cooker is not only ideal for white rice but you can also cook in here brown rice. Plus, you can steam a piece of fish and some vegetables, like broccoli. When steaming, you must cook the rice first. After it is done cooking, let the cooker go into warm mode before you remove the lid and add the steaming tray that contains the marinated fish or vegetables. Allow the tray to sit there for about 5 minutes. Make sure that you put the lid back so that there is enough heat to steam the fish or veggies.

Overall, this product is great. It does its job well in preparing and cooking rice, as well as steaming other foods. The box has a guide that can tell you how long you are going to cook the vegetables. You may not like how the steam escapes from the lid and water spatters out the side when you cook and steam using this cooker. But this is just an insignificant inconvenience considering the features and benefits of opting for this rice cooker. It is a truly handy little unit that lets you cook healthy meal with one kitchen gadget.