Cooking Rice with Spice

Cooking Rice with Spice

Maybe you are looking for something different to cook for dinner tonight. You may also be looking for something easy to make as well. Why not try to make a rice dish with a little bit of added ingredients? If you do not have something to cook rice in, you can find the best rice cooker by looking at these reviews.

Aroma 8-Cup (Cooked) Digital Rice Cooker: Because it’s a small, entry-level model, it would be unfair to expect the Aroma 8-Cup Digital Rice Cooker to be overflowing with extras, but it does have a separate steam tray in addition to a rice cooking bowl, measuring cup, serving spatula, and some recipes. Useful machine features include an automatic “keep warm” function (so your rice stays at a nice, ready-to-eat temperature) and a timer that can be set for as much as 15 hours before you actually want the rice cooked.

Hamilton Beach Digital Simplicity: Apart from its larger capacity, the Hamilton Beach Digital Simplicity Rice Cooker has a lot in common with the Aroma. Again, there’s a steamer tray, measuring cup, and spatula, but the Hamilton Beach includes a soup ladle as well. There’s also a timer (of the same 15-hour duration). Rather than having a specific “keep warm” feature, the Hamilton Beach automatically keeps rice warm until you choose to turn it off.

Zojirushi NS-ZCC10: The Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 Rice Cooker comes with a single pot, two measures, and a rice spoon with its own holder (conveniently located on the side of the machine). There are two “keep warm” options: a shorter, 5-hour option and a longer, 12-hour option. Two different timers allow you to set the Zojirushi to make porridge for breakfast, wash the bowl, re-fill it, then have rice ready in time for supper. As an added bonus, the timer also works as a normal LCD clock. The Zojirushi NS-ZCC10’s foldable handle is a nice touch, as is the retractable power cord. It even plays a little tune when your rice is ready!

Add Spirulina!

Spirulina is 65% protein and amino acids including the essential fatty acid gamma linolenic acid (GLA) which has gotten a lot of attention for its anti-inflammatory properties, especially when taken with other quality Omega-3 supplements like Fermented Cod Liver Oil. (I suspect that the benefits of GLA in Spirulina are even more than what the studies have found since these studies often use vegetable oils for their GLA source, and the other inflammatory compounds in vegetable oils can interfere with the anti-inflammatory ability.) It contains all essential amino acids. GLA is difficult to find in a food source and normally has to be created by the body. Spirulina is one of the few foods with a natural GLA content.

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