If you’re serious about cooking rice, you need a dedicated rice cooker. And if you’re ready for the
best rice cookers on the market, you need a Zojirushi. We have been the market leader for years,
and we have a rice cooker for every budget and every kitchen. Explore the world of Zojirushi rice
What are the differences between rice cookers?
Rice cookers use a variety of technologies to heat and cook rice. Ranging from simple, conventional
devices to the ultimate rice technology using pressure and induction heating, Zojirushi rice cookers
come in all types and sizes. No matter the technology, the principle is the same: we heat the rice
perfectly to ensure a tasty, worry-free outcome. Read more about the various kinds of rice cookers
How do I cook rice in a rice cooker?
Although the details may vary slightly from model to model, the process of cooking rice in your
Zojirushi rice cooker couldn’t be simpler.
1. Measure rice
Use the included rice measuring cup to measure rice. Fill to overflow and level off.
2. Wash riceWatch video
It's important to wash the rice to remove excess starch.
3. Measure water
Use water lines and fill to the line that matches the type and cups or rice being cooked.
4. Select menu and hit START!
Choose the right menu setting and press START!
Can I cook things besides rice in a rice cooker?
Absolutely! Your rice cooker is actually a versatile appliance for cooking a variety of grains.
Depending on the model, your Zojirushi can handle far more than simple white rice.
Short Grain White Rice
Zojirushi's standard rice for all rice cookers.
Medium Grain White Rice
More widely available in the US, interchangeable with short grain white rice.
Long Grain White Rice
Most popular in the US, use designated LONG GRAIN menu setting when cooking.
Short Grain Brown Rice
Rice without the husk removed, use designated BROWN or GABA BROWN menu setting when cooking.
Jasmine White Rice
Often categorized as long grain rice, Zojirushi offers a dedicated JASMINE menu setting to preserve its fragrance.
Cook perfectly fluffy and slightly nutty quinoa with a touch of a button.
Steel Cut Oats
No more messy overflows on the stove! Zojirushi will cook it slow and low, all on its own.
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My rice didn’t turn out as I expected. What did I do wrong?
A Zojirushi rice cooker is as close as anyone can get to the ultimate in simple, one-touch rice
cooking. But of course, there are some things we know that can still go wrong. Here are a few:
Rice is hard
Cause: Water was not measured accurately, rice is old and dry, or has become dry due to storage condition.
What you can do: Add a little extra water when cooking.
Rice is too soft
Cause: Water was not measured accurately or correct menu setting was not selected.
What you can do: Reduce a little water when cooking.
Rice turns yellow
Cause: Rice was not washed thoroughly, cooked rice was kept in Keep Warm setting for a long time.
What you can do: Consume cooked rice as soon as possible, use extended keep warm.
Overflowing or spitting
Cause: Excessive amounts of ingredients and/or water, or wrong menu setting was selected.
What you can do: Follow cooking guidelines and utilize water measure lines.
What comes with my rice cooker?
All Zojirushi rice cookers include rice measuring cup(s) and a spatula. Rice measuring cup capacity is measured in the approx. 6 oz. / 180mL rice measuring cup, using raw short grain white rice. Other grains may vary.
Some models also include a spatula holder and rinse free measuring cup.
Some models include a steaming basket.
Temaki Sushi Hand RollsSee recipe
Temaki Sushi, or hand-rolled sushi is easy to make at home with a little bit of preparation. Here are some basic instructions on how to hand-roll your own. It's easy to learn and fun to make, perfect for a sushi party!
Steel Cut OatmealSee recipe
Did you know steel cut oatmeal is easy to make in a rice cooker? And the best part? The delay timer. Set up the rice cooker at night, for freshly, and perfectly cooked steel cut oatmeal first thing in the morning!
Chesapeake Crab Carrot RiceSee recipe
Have you cooked rice with carrot juice? It gives the rice a beautiful orange color that makes this dish unique. The crab seasoning adds a savory taste to this mixed rice – a fun dish for your weekend potluck party!