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Model No.: NS-TSC10
Capacity*: Up to 5.5 cups / 1.0 liter
Dimensions (W x D x H): 10-1/8 x 14 x 8-1/2 inches
Electrical Rating: 120 volts / 610 watts
Color: Stainless Brown (-XJ)

Model No.: NS-TSC18
Capacity*: Up to 10 cups / 1.8 liters
Dimensions (W x D x H): 11-1/8 x 15 x 9-7/8 inches
Electrical Rating: 120 volts / 820 watts
Color: Stainless Brown (-XJ)

*Capacity is measured in the approx. 6.1 fl. oz. / 180mL rice measuring cup, using raw short grain white rice. Other grains may vary.

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The Micom Rice Cooker & Warmer features micro computerized fuzzy logic technology to prepare perfect rice every time. In addition to various rice including white, brown, long grain and Jasmine, it has menu settings to cook delicious steel cut oatmeal, quinoa and cake.

  • Advanced micro computerized fuzzy logic technology
  • Multi-Menu Cooking Functions: Menu settings include white, long grain white, sushi, congee, brown, GABA brown, Jasmine, steel cut oatmeal, quinoa, quick white and cake
  • Automatic keep warm, extended keep warm and reheat function
  • Convenient delay timer (2 settings)
  • Easy-to-store detachable power cord
  • BPA-free (all surfaces that come into contact with food or beverage)
  • cETLus listed
  • Instruction manual in English, French, and Traditional Chinese (Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese manuals available online)

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Model No.: NL-DCC10
Capacity*: Up to 5.5 cups / 1.0 liter
Dimensions (W x D x H): 10-3/8 x 14-5/8 x 8-1/2 inches
Electrical Rating: 120 volts / 660 watts
Color: Pearl Beige (-CP)

Model No.: NL-DCC18
Capacity*: Up to 10 cups / 1.8 liters
Dimensions (W x D x H): 11-1/2 x 15-5/8 x 9-7/8 inches
Electrical Rating: 120 volts / 900 watts
Color: Pearl Beige (-CP)

*Capacity is measured in the approx. 6.1 fl. oz. / 180mL rice measuring cup, using raw short grain white rice. Other grains may vary.

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Undoubtedly, rice is one of the most popular dishes in the world. It is widely consumed in Asia and Africa, the two most populous continents in the world. Rice, when cooked well, goes with just about anything. Today, rice cooking techniques have improved significantly, and this has resulted in an increase in the variety of dishes that can be made with rice, each with its own unique taste and texture.

Rice cookers have made cooking rice so much more convenient: with just the push of a button, you get perfectly cooked rice that stays warm until it’s ready to serve. But it is very important to choose the right stove because the wrong stove can cause a cooking disaster. Between a burnt bottom, rice sticking to pots, and boiling over on the stovetop, the wrong rice cooker can be a problem.

In this article we will talk about the best rice cooker for 3 cups how to choose a rice cooker and common questions that are commonly asked about rice cookers. But before we dive into all that, let’s first look at some of the benefits of rice cookers.

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In this post we will review:

  • 1 Benefits of rice cookers Why you should
    • 1.1 Affordable portable kitchen equipment
    • 1.2 Travel cooking
    • 1.3 convenience
    • 9071 6 1.4 Uses less energy than cooktops

    • 1.5 Less heat in the kitchen in summer
  • 2 The best 3-cup rice cooker hot on the market right now
    • 2.1 Aroma Housewares Pot-Style 3-cup rice cooker
    • 2.2 BLACK + DECKER RC506 3-cup rice cooker
    • 2.3 Zojirushi NS-LGC 05XB Micom 3-cup rice cooker and warmer
    • 2.4 Tiger JAJ-A55U PP Micom 3-cup slow cooker
    • 2.5 IMUSA USA GAU-00011 3-cup non-stick electric rice cooker

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  • 3 Things to consider when buying a 3-cup rice cooker
    • 3.1 Cooking insert:
    • 3.2 Timer:
    • 3.3 Automatic keep warm setting:
    • 3.4 Tempered glass lid:
    • 3.5 Accessories:

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  • 4 How to cook rice in a rice cooker
    • 4. 1 Measure the rice with a cup and place in a saucepan.
    • 4.2 Rinse rice if necessary.
    • 4.3 Measure the water
    • 4.4 Soak the rice for thirty minutes, if desired.
    • 4.5 Add fragrance (optional)
    • 4.6 Move the grains of rice to the side and below the water level.
    • 4.7 Check your rice cooker for custom options
    • 4.8 Cook rice in your rice cooker
  • 5 How big is the 3 cup rice cooker?
  • 6 How much water do I need for 3 cups of rice?
  • 7 How long does it take to cook 3 cups of rice in a rice cooker?
  • 8 How much water do I need for 3 cups of jasmine rice?
    • 8.1 Conclusion

Benefits of rice cookers Why you should

In addition to the undeniable fact that these devices make cooking rice faster and easier, they also offer other benefits, which we list below.

Affordable Portable Kitchen Equipment

This appliance is ideal for people with a small kitchen or people who live in a college/dormitory. Actually it can be used to cook other dishes, a good rice cooker can cook meat, fish and various vegetables along with rice of course.

Travel cooking

Rice cookers are also ideal for people who are planning a trip or for people who travel a lot. Whether you’re traveling by road or staying at a lodge, you can quickly make a simple dish like baked tandoori chicken with rice pilaf. Less cooking, more party.

convenience

I have heard many complaints such as “my rice boils over when I cook it on the stove” or “if I cook brown rice it usually boils dry or boils over”. I’ve had similar issues in the past, the rice cooker took care of it all.

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The rice cooker does its job without any hassle, just rinse the rice, put it in the rice cooker and move on to other activities.

Uses less electricity than cooktops

Save on electricity with rice cookers; these appliances consume significantly less electricity than electric stoves.

Most rice cookers use no more than 500 watts per hour in cooking mode, but on average a small two-burner electric cooktop consumes approximately 1000 watts per hour. A rice cooker consumes about half the energy used by a cooktop.

Less heat in the kitchen in summer

Usually most rice cookers do not generate heat, the heat is generated in the stove and kept inside it to cook rice, unlike cooktops where the heat is generated on the open plates, since the plates are open, the heat is released into the atmosphere in the room. kitchen, and in the summer heat will increase the already high temperature of the kitchen.

The best 3-cup rice cooker on the market right now

Aroma Housewares Pot-Style 3-cup rice cooker

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This is another of the best home appliances produced scented cookware. This device is specially designed for minimal everyday use and holds up to six cups of cooked rice. This unit is very similar to all other aromatic rice cookers, the only major difference is the amount of rice it can take at one time. And like all other Aroma kitchen appliances, this is a great option for your kitchen.

If you don’t know, this cooker, like other aromatic rice cookers, is very versatile, meaning it can be used to steam other dishes such as vegetables, Jambalaya meat dishes and so on. The cooking function and the steam function can be controlled at the same time, in fact, it would be better to work both at the same time to reduce the total cooking time. But even with two features, this device could well match restaurant-grade features, performance, and standards.

This model is actually one of the new and improved “set it and forget it” devices. This machine is completely independent after you set up the operations. You don’t have to stay with the rice or constantly check it while it’s cooking, you can do other things while your rice is cooking without worrying about the food burning or overcooking, in case you’re so worried you forget your food in the stove. . The hob immediately automatically switches to keep warm mode; rice is brought to an acceptable level.

The rice cooker is styled like a pot, so you can always be sure of a thorough cooking. It can be used to cook all kinds of rice and it can perfectly cook 2 to 6 cups of rice at a time. It also features a removable steamer located above the cooking chamber that is used to steam other foods while rice is cooking, and a tempered glass lid that lets you keep an eye on your food as you walk by.

This appliance has a non-stick inner pot and an aluminum steam tray. Other accessories are a rice measuring cup and a rice paddle.

Pros

  • Can be used as a steamer or stovetop.
  • Independent machine can be easily operated
  • Cooking quality standard
  • Comes with optional accessories

Cons

  • It can be quite dirty, leaking water when left alone.
  • The auto keep warm function may cause the rice to turn brown if left alone for too long.

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BLACK + DECKER RC506 3 Cup Rice Cooker

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This cool appliance is a great option for those on a budget or those looking for relatively good value for money. The most notable feature of this device is its affordability, but even with its cheap price, it still packs some impressive features. It’s pretty fast and efficient, you have to wait about 20-30 minutes for the rice to be done.

After a 30 minute boil, the rice retains a soft texture, and if you’re not ready to eat, a keep warm function is available to keep the rice fresh until you need it. This stove can also be used as a steamer and comes with a removable steam basket where you put the food you are going to cook. For most dishes, steaming is a healthier option than frying or baking.

Like the other cookers on this list, this cooker can be used to cook a variety of dishes including soups, stews and even oatmeal.

The physical features of this stove include a removable non-stick inner pot and a tempered glass lid for easy food control (if you want). The bowl and glass lid are dishwasher safe, making cleaning easy and hassle-free.

There are indicators on the body of the appliance to indicate whether the rice is being cooked or kept warm.
The handle is made of soft touch plastic so you can easily lift the lid at any time and the lid also has a steam outlet to keep the temperature constant during cooking.

Optional accessories for this cooker include a plastic serving spoon and a measuring cup to properly measure the rice in the cooker.

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Pros

  • Fast and efficient
  • Can be used as a steamer or stovetop.
  • Dishwasher parts
  • Very affordable

Cons

  • Rice tends to stick to the bottom of the pot
  • Water may leak from the ventilation hole in the cover.

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Zojirushi NS-LGC05XB Micom 3-cup rice cooker and warmer

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The Micom Rice Cooker is an upgrade of the popular NS-LAC05 Rice Cooker XA for 3 cups. At the same time, I note that this is a wonderful stove with many different cooking options. We chose it as the third choice for several good reasons.

First, like the previously mentioned cookers on this list, it can cook any type of rice, say brown rice, long grain rice, GABA brown rice, wild rice, and even sushi rice. If you are in a hurry, it has a quick cooking function that allows you to cook rice flour quickly, and you can also cook oatmeal and other food products.

In addition, the unit has a triple heater design that generates heat from the bottom, side and lid, allowing heat to be transferred quickly and evenly through the hob. Finally, it comes with Micom Technology, a unique feature available on most Zojirushi cookers; this function automatically regulates food and temperature.

Pros

  • Comes with multiple cooking options
  • Made of stainless steel for extra strength
  • Comes with a triple heater for fast and even heat transfer
  • Comes with a recipe book with simple instructions.
  • It comes with integrated Micom technology.

Cons

  • No accessories available
  • Non-removable lid
  • Not dishwasher safe.

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Tiger JAJ-A55U PP Micom 3-cup slow cooker

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bright appearance with pink trim and a digital interface at the top. It can cook up to three cups of rice and even other foods. With the usual features found on similar rice cookers, it has a built-in timer to help you keep track of how long your food is cooking, as well as 8 different menus to choose from. The menus contain various cooking functions that you can use.

It also has an undo feature that allows you to replace a command if you make a mistake or change your mind about a choice you made. It also has a keep warm function and a slow cooking option.

Its pink color is quite catchy and will always grab your attention when you walk around it and will also keep you informed when programming your cooking settings.
It also comes with additional accessories such as; spatula, measuring cup, double boiler and even a recipe book.

Pros

  • Nice pink finish
  • Digital display with many different cooking options and cancel button.
  • Comes with optional accessories

Cons

  • Not dishwasher safe
  • Pink may not complement the aesthetics of some kitchens.

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IMUSA USA GAU-00011 3 Cup Non-Stick Electric Rice Cooker

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If you are a busy person who rarely has time to cook, then this rice cooker is what you need. This device is simple, efficient and fast to use. At a low price, this device has some serious features. It is great for small families, individuals and students due to its small size and low cost.

IMUSA can hold up to 6 cups of cooked rice, ideal for 1-2 servings. It can also be used to cook other dishes besides rice, such as vegetables, oatmeal, etc.

It also has a keep warm function that you can use to reheat previously cooked food and cook it like new. It is energy efficient because it does not use much electricity and takes less time to cook.

The device automatically switches to keep warm mode after the food is ready to a certain level, so you can leave food on the stove until you are ready to eat it.

Pros

  • Very fast and efficient
  • Has a keep warm function to reheat previously cooked food.
  • Very cheap and available

Cons

  • Rice tends to stick to the inner pot if left in the pot too long.
  • Rice sometimes turns brown.

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What to Look for When Buying a 3 Cup Rice Cooker

There are many things to consider when choosing a rice cooker. When looking for a rice cooker, keep the following in mind, it will help you get a device that will suit all your needs and preferences. Here’s what to look out for:

Cooking Insert:

Make sure your rice cooker has a non-stick pot. It should also be removable for easy cleaning and proper maintenance. It is even better if the kitchen accessory can be washed in the dishwasher, as this will make your work even more comfortable.

Timer:

The timer is an essential function of the rice cooker if you want to enjoy the benefits of cooking rice without having to constantly control it. In addition to being able to set the cooking time, some advanced rice cookers also have an optional timer that allows you to set the start time of the cooking cycle. With this timer function, you can add ingredients to the rice cooker and set the timer 23 hours in advance. This feature is useful if you have been away for several hours and want to return to a plate of freshly cooked rice.

Automatic keep warm setting:

Another useful addition to the rice cooker, it automatically switches the appliance to keep warm mode at the end of the cooking time. In addition to not burning or overcooking, the rice dish will keep it warm for hours until it’s ready to eat.

Tempered glass lid:

Most cheap rice cookers have plastic or metal lids. The problem with these lids is that they don’t allow you to view content without lifting the lid. Lifting the lid generates heat inside the pressure cooker, which lowers the cooking temperature, so avoid this at all costs. In the case of a rice cooker, a glass lid is preferable because it allows you to look inside without lifting the lid.

Accessories:

Although not an absolute necessity, it is helpful to have additional accessories included in the kit. We’ll talk more about accessories that come in handy in a rice cooker: a steamer, plastic or wooden spoons, a measuring cup, and a cookbook.

How to Cook Rice in a Rice Cooker

  1. Measure out the rice with a cup and place in a saucepan.

    Some cookers have a removable bowl or pot, while others require the rice to be placed directly in the pot. In most cases, rice cookers come with a measuring cup that holds about 180 ml of water. Alternatively, use a standard measuring cup.

    1 cup (240 ml) uncooked rice makes 1 1/2 cups (360 ml) to 3 cups (720 ml) cooked rice, depending on the variety.

  2. Rinse rice if necessary.

    Many people choose to wash rice to remove pesticides, herbicides, or contaminants that may be present. Some less modern grinding methods also create crushed grains that release excess starch in the rice, which must be rinsed to keep the rice from sticking together. If you decide to rinse the rice, fill a bowl with clean water or keep it under the tap.

    Rinse with water until the rice is completely submerged. Drain the water through a sieve or tilt the bowl slowly, manually blocking the falling grains of rice. If the water seems discolored or filled with floating pieces of rice or dirt, rinse a second or third time until the added water is relatively clear.

  3. Measure water

    Most rice cooker instructions recommend cold water. The amount of water to add will depend on the type of rice you are cooking and your preferred humidity. Inside the rice cooker, there are often graduated marks that show how much rice and water to add, or instructions on the rice packaging.

    Alternatively, use the following suggested amounts depending on the variety of rice, but keep in mind that you can always change them in the future if you prefer softer or chewier rice:

    Long White Grain – 1 3/4 cups of water to 1 cup of rice (420 ml of water to 240 ml of rice)
    White Medium – 1 1/2 cup water to 1 cup rice (360 ml water to 240 ml rice)
    White short grain – 1 1/4 cups water to 1 cup rice (300 ml water to 240 ml rice)
    Brown, long grain – 2 1/4 cups of water to 1 cup of rice (520 ml of water to 240 ml of rice)
    Sold as “boiled” (not half cooked) – 2 cups of water to 1 cup of rice.

    Indian style rice like Basmati or Jasmine requires less water as you want the driest rice; do not use more than 1½ cups of water per 1 cup of rice. Only use 1 to 1 if you washed the rice first. To improve the taste, it is best to add bay leaves or cardamom pods directly to the rice cooker.

  4. Soak the rice for thirty minutes, if desired.

    This is not required, but some people do this to save cooking time. Soaking can also make cooked rice stickier. Use the above amount of water to soak the rice at room temperature and use the same water for cooking.

  5. Add flavoring (optional)

    Flavoring should be added to the water before lighting the rice cooker so that the rice absorbs these flavors during cooking. Many people prefer to add salt to taste. Butter or butter is another standard option. If you are cooking rice the Indian way, add some cardamom seeds or bay leaves.

  6. Move the rice grains to the side and below the water level.

    Use a wooden or plastic bowl to move the grains of rice around the pan. Rice left on the surface of the water may burn during cooking. If liquid or rice spills on the rim, wipe the outside of the pan with a towel.

    It is not necessary to harvest the rice below the water level. This can release excess starch and make the rice thicker or stickier.

  7. Check your rice cooker for custom options

    Some rice cookers only have an on/off switch. Others have different settings for brown or white rice, or the ability to delay cooking until a certain period has elapsed. You’re not likely to have problems doing just the basic setup, but it’s a good idea to find out what each button or option does if possible.

  8. Cook rice in the rice cooker

    If the rice cooker has a removable pot, insert the inner pot and pour water and rice into the pot. Close the lid, plug in the stove and press the switch to turn it on. The switch will click like a toaster when the rice is ready. In most rice cookers, the rice is heated until the pot is unplugged.

    Do not remove cover to check fig. The cooking process mainly depends on the formation of steam inside the pan, raising the top will allow the steam to escape, which can cause the rice to not cook properly.

How big is the 3 cup rice cooker?

Medium 3 cup rice cooker measures 9.5 x 9.5 x 7.5 inches. while the average weight is 6 pounds.

How much water do I need for 3 cups of rice?

First, it depends on the type of rice you are cooking and, to some extent, on the rice cooker you are using. The basic rule of thumb is to use 2 cups of water per cup of rice. , but there are times when your rice cooker can’t hold that amount or the rice you’re cooking takes longer. In both cases, try adding half a glass of water to a glass of rice, and check regularly to see if there is enough water to add more.

How long does it take to cook 3 cups of rice in a rice cooker?

It mainly depends on the type of rice cooker you are using and the cooking function for an average rice cooker. 15 cups of rice takes 25 to 3 minutes to cook. But with the quick cook feature available on some rice cookers, it can take less than 15 minutes.

How much water do I need for 3 cups of jasmine rice?

Most people recommend 1¾ cups of water per cup of jasmine rice, so for 3 cups of rice I would recommend Drink 5 glasses of water or 5½ glasses of water and check regularly to make sure you have enough water.

Conclusion

Rice cookers are fantastic devices because they are useful and help reduce the labor involved in cooking. While cooking rice and steaming other dishes at the same time, you can play with your kids, do some work on your computer or just focus on playing on a Sunday afternoon, these devices make cooking more comfortable and more efficient.

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Yost Nusselder, founder of Bite My Bun, is a content marketer, dad, and loves to try new dishes that is based on Japanese food, and since his team he has been creating detailed articles in blogs to help loyal readers with recipes and advice Tami for cooking.