Meet Zojirushi’s Product of the Month: Micom Rice Cooker & Warmer NS-TSC10A/18A

Have you met the newest Zojirushi Micom Rice Cooker & Warmer NS-TSC10A/18A? This beauty comes packed with healthy features that will make it so much easier for you to plan nutritious and healthy meals. From quinoa to steel cut oatmeal, this truly versatile rice cooker will cook grains perfectly effortlessly.



Features

This rice cooker comes in two sizes, a 5.5 cups capacity for smaller households and a 10 cups capacity for larger families. Whatever size you choose, each Micom Rice Cooker & Warmer NS-TSC10A/18A comes with a beautiful stainless gray exterior and a microcomputer with our signature Fuzzy logic technology, which adjusts cooking times and temperatures to ensure perfect results time after time.


Like all of our products, this Zojirushi rice cooker was designed with both style and functionality in mind, with a retractable cord for easy storage, a clear-coated stainless steel exterior, an LCD control panel with Clock and Timer functions, and a convenient detachable inner lid for effortless cleaning. Accessories include a steaming basket, rice measuring cup, nonstick rice spatula, and spatula holder.




Settings

These Zojirushi rice cookers can cook rice, healthy grains like quinoa or brown rice, steel cut oatmeal, and steam veggies all at the touch of a button. Simply choose your desired setting and let the Micom Rice Cooker do the rest for you. Use the steaming basket and select the “steam” menu setting to steam your favorite vegetables, fish, or dumplings. For those busy mornings when you don’t have time prepare breakfast, set up the timer the night before and have delicious steel cut oatmeal ready the next morning ready for everyone to enjoy while you get a few more minutes to sleep.

If you’re cooking rice, select which type of rice you will be cooking, and come back when you hear the machine’s cheerful melody or beep signal that lets you know your rice is ready. There is an automatic “keep warm” setting that will keep your rice hot and fresh for you and a delay timer that allows you to choose at which exact time you want the rice cooker to have your rice perfectly cooked.



Rice menu settings include

  • White/sushi
  • Mixed
  • Porridge
  • Sweet
  • Brown
  • Cake
  • Steam
  • Quick-cooking

To see the Micom Rice Cooker & Warmer in action, watch our product video on YouTube. Looking for rice or other recipe ideas to use with your rice cooker? Visit Zojirushi.com to discover our library of dishes that you can easily make with the help of your Zojirushi appliances.

Now that you’ve been introduced to the Micom Rice Cooker & Warmer NS-TSC10A/18A, which feature do you look most forward to using? Will it be rice, dumplings, or quinoa? Be sure to share your dishes with us on social by tagging your photos on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram! #Zojirushi #ZoFan

Product of The Month: Stainless Carry Tumbler SX-JA30/40

Believe it or not, we’re in the home stretch of Winter, and Spring is just about to grace us with its presence. And whether you’re still savoring the coziness of our current season or preparing for new upcoming adventures, our product of the month – the Zojirushi Stainless Carry Tumbler SX-JA30/40, is sure to be a handy beverage companion to meet your needs.

This product is both a reliable coffee tumbler to help you warm up in colder weather and an insulated water bottle for your next outdoor adventure – truly perfect for all four seasons and any occasion. Interested in learning why this Zojirushi stainless vacuum insulated tumbler is so unique? Let’s dive in!

A Reliable On-the-Go Drinking Experience

Available in four matte colors (Watery Green, Vintage Rose, Fog Blue, and Forest Gray), the star of the Stainless Carry Tumbler SX-JA30/40 is the leak-proof, gasket-free, one-piece lid. You will never have to worry about losing or replacing a part, nor will you ever have trouble cleaning your lid. The lid also comes with a convenient handle, so you can carry it around with you on the go or pull it out with ease whenever you need it.

Thoughtfully Designed, Inside and Out

We specifically manufactured this stainless tumbler with a special technique that rounds out the sipping area for maximum comfort when drinking. In addition, it features SlickSteel® polished stainless steel interior that minimizes odors and stains and its specially designed lid reduces condensation from forming. This stainless tumbler is portable, durable, elegant, and reliable.

Superior Temperature Retention

As always, our stainless steel vacuum insulation technology keeps your drinks hot or cold for hours. The Zojirushi Stainless Carry Tumbler SX-JA30 has an 11 oz. capacity and a heat retention of up to 133 °F after six hours. Cold drinks will stay at a cool 50 °F after 6 hours as well. The bigger SX-JA40, which carries up to 14 oz., can retain heat up to 144°F after six hours, and cold drinks at 48°F after to six hours as well.

Fill Her Up

Now that you know the ins and outs of the Zojirushi Stainless Steel Tumbler SX-JA30/40, what are you planning on filling it with? Here are some of our top recommendations:

Silky Milky Oolong Tea

  • Silky Milky Oolong Tea – This sweet and creamy tea boasts a strong flavor of oolong and will keep you warm and caffeinated.
  • Iced Matcha Creamy Latte – Carry around a boost of caffeine with a bit zen with our iced matcha creamy latte. Adjust the sweetness to your liking.

Fresh Herb Tea

  • Fresh Herb Tea – If you’re in the mood for a refreshing and comforting beverage, this herb tea will revive and replenish your spirit. A perfect way to wind down or relax.
  • Iced Green Tea – You can’t go wrong with a bright and refreshing iced green tea. Sweeten it with some honey and enjoy it as a little pick me up during the day.

What are your favorite drinks to take on the go? Be sure to share your experience with us on social by tagging your photos on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram! #Zojirushi #ZoFan

 

 

Product of the Month: Limited-Edition PAC-MAN™ x ZOJIRUSHI Stainless Mugs (SM-SHE48PA)

This month’s product of the month is here to bring you a blast from your gaming past.

Imagine the days of yesteryear: you’re at your favorite arcade or gathered around your in-home gaming console. Your avatar is on a mission to eat as many pellets and fruit as possible, all while outrunning multiple colorful ghosts after your game lives. Yes, you guessed it – we’re talking about PAC-MAN™.

Well, we’re here to introduce you to our newest collaboration that will allow you to take the iconic imagery from this staple game with you wherever you are. Meet our product of the month: PAC-MAN™ x ZOJIRUSHI Stainless Mug (SM-SHE48PA).

Did you know PAC-MAN™ is one of the most successful vintage video games of all time?

Since PAC-MAN™ has a voracious appetite, we like to think that he’s always thirsty too, and what better way to quench that thirst than drinking from a world-famous stainless bottle made by Zojirushi.

These vacuum insulated stainless mugs come in two fun designs, featuring the famous PAC-MAN™ characters – designed to bring a little whimsy and retro flair to everyday hydration. Want to learn more about this item? Let’s dive in!

Cherry accent on the back side

Two Styles

The black version of the PAC-MAN™ x ZOJIRUSHI vacuum insulated bottle features the four PAC-MAN™ ghosts and PAC-MAN™ himself, while the stainless version features PAC-MAN™ and a bright yellow push-button. Both of these travel mugs come in 16 oz. sizes and feature Zojirushi’s famous vacuum insulation technology to keep your beverages hot or cold for hours.

SlickSteel® Interior

We’ve electro-polished the interior of this stainless-steel bottle, resulting in a surface that resists corrosion, repels stains without the use of nonstick coating, and makes cleaning the ultra-smooth interior extra easy.

Superior Temperature Retention

Through our signature Zojirushi vacuum insulation technology, these bottles will be able to keep your beverages hot or cold for hours. The vacuum insulation between the two stainless steel layers also minimizes heat transfer to keep the exterior from getting hot and minimizes condensation if you’re carrying a cold drink.

Leak-Proof

The PAC-MAN™ branded stainless mugs feature a flip-open lid that stays open and away from your face when you drink. It’s 2-step lid release process also prevents excess condensation on the stopper from being flung off while the lid opens, and locks down the tight fitted lid when closed to avoid unwanted spillage with help of the safety lock on the side.

Thoughtful Design

These bottles are lightweight and compact for added portability and feature a 1-5/8″ (4cm) wide mouth opening that accommodates full-size cubes. This also makes the bottle easier to fill and easier to clean. The air vent on the mouthpiece also ensures that beverages flow out smoothly, without gushing or overflowing. And as always, all surfaces that come into contact with food or beverage are BPA-free.

Convenient

Taking care of your stainless-steel bottle will be a breeze (when used according to the manual), as the stopper disassembles for thorough cleaning. Remember, do not use bleach on this product, as it will cause the stainless steel to rust and the stopper and cover to experience premature wear. Instead, the vacuum insulated mugs and its parts should be hand washed with a soft sponge and a mild dishwashing liquid.

Are you a PAC-MAN™ fan? Do you have any special memories of the PAC-MAN™ arcade game that come to mind when you see these branded bottles with the PAC-MAN™ characters? Be sure to share your experience with us on social by tagging your photos on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram! #Zojirushi #ZoFan

Cozy Wintertime Meals Made with the Umami® Micom Rice Cooker & Warmer NL-GAC10/18

Happy New Year! We are so excited to cook our favorite wintertime meals this January as we cozy up to the colder weather. With Zojirushi’s versatile new Umami® Micom Rice Cooker & Warmer NL-GAC10/18, we’re able to make so much more than white rice with just a single appliance, from soup, congee, and more. The exclusive Umami setting on this Zojirushi rice cooker is also great for cooking a variety of rice grains as well, as it extends soaking and steaming to make your rice fluffier, sweeter, and more delicious. Today, we’ll be sharing some of our favorite rice based dishes we’ll be preparing in January with the help of our Umami® Micom Rice Cooker & Warmer NL-GAC10/18.

 

Zojirushi’s Umami® Micom Rice Cooker & Warmer NL-GAC10/18Before we dive into the recipes, let’s get to know our rice cooker a little better. The Umami® Micom Rice Cooker & Warmer NL-GAC10/18 is an elegant appliance that comes in a stylish Metallic Black color, with two sizes available to accommodate various household sizes: 5.5 and 10 cups. What makes this rice cooker unique is its advanced micro computerized fuzzy logic technology that allows it to offer a long list of menu settings including Zojirushi’s special Umami setting, that will help you whip up a variety of tasty dishes.

 

Menu settings include:

  • White
  • Umami
  • Mixed
  • sushi/sweet
  • Jasmine
  • Porridge
  • Congee
  • Brown
  • GABA brown
  • Quick white
  • Quick Jasmine
  • Steam
  • Slow cook

 

It features an easy-to-read LCD control panel, clock and delay timer, nonstick coated inner cooking pan, and all food contact surfaces are BPA free. The inner lid is detachable for easy cleaning, and the rice cooker also comes with additional accessories such as a steaming basket, rice spatula, and measuring cup. To see this rice cooker in action, visit our product video here.

Now that we’ve been properly introduced to our Umami® Micom Rice Cooker & Warmer NL-GAC10/18, let’s dive into our dishes!

Rice Dishes:

Jambalaya

We love Jambalaya because it combines many great flavors into one delicious bowl. This hearty meal features shrimp, sausage, and a hint of chili flakes that will warm you right up.

 

Shiitake-Gohan

This classic Japanese rice dish is simple to make using the convenient mixed setting for an easy meal that will keep you satisfied with its umami-rich flavor from the shiitake mushrooms.

 

Soups:

Vegetable Brown Rice Zosui (Japanese Rice Soup)

Zosui is traditional Japanese comfort food that combines rice, chicken broth, and seasonal vegetables. This simple yet satisfying soup can be made from scratch or from leftover nabe base if you have it. Perfect for lunch or dinner on a cold day!

 

Keihan (Japanese Chicken Soup with Rice)

Keihan is another traditional Japanese dish that hails from the southern islands of Japan. This dish features shiitake mushrooms, chicken breasts, and egg crepes. Yum!

 

Casseroles:

Baked Rice Casserole with Artichokes and Mushrooms

Our baked rice casserole dish is excellent for mushroom lovers and is a gluten-free alternative to other traditional casseroles. Combine all ingredients into a casserole or ceramic bowl and bake until golden brown, about 15-20 minutes.

 

Japanese Style Curry Doria

This Japanese-inspired doria is a wonderful way to make use of leftover curry and rice and turn them into the ultimate comfort meal. This dish comes sizzling out of the oven ready to eat, featuring mozzarella cheese, parsley, and butter.  

 

What are your favorite dishes to enjoy in the wintertime? Do you have any favorite recipes that you plan to try from this blog? Be sure to share your experience with us on social by tagging your photos on TwitterFacebook, or Instagram! #Zojirushi #ZoFan 

Celebrate the Holidays with Japanese Flavor

Are you excited for the holidays? In addition to going all out with festive decorations, Japanese people love to celebrate this time of year with popular American foods seasoned with a Japanese twist. For those who want to add a twist to their holiday dinner, we’ll be sharing some of our favorite Japanese and American holiday recipes that are guaranteed to delight and impress – all of which can be made easily with the help of the new Micom Rice Cooker & Warmer NL-DCC10/18.

Introducing The Rice Cooker That Does It All

The newest addition to our rice cooker lineup is the Micom Rice Cooker & Warmer NL-DCC10/18. It comes in 5.5 or 10 cup capacities and in a beautiful Pearl Beige color. What’s unique about this appliance is that it is built with advanced micro computerized Fuzzy Logic technology, meaning that the rice cooker can automatically adjust cooking temperatures and cooking time to cook your rice (or cake!) perfectly every time.

It also includes a wide variety of settings which include: White, Long Grain White, Sushi, Congee, Brown, GABA Brown, Jasmine, Steel Cut Oatmeal, Quinoa, Quick White, and Cake.

Choose from convenient features like automatic keep warm, extended keep warm, reheat, and delay timer functions on the rice cooker’s easy-to-read LCD control panel, so you can cook your dishes whenever you please.

In addition, the appliance comes with an easy-to-clean detachable and washable inner lid, detachable power cord, and extra-large steam vent cap for high-powered cooking. The Menu

Now that we’re thoroughly acquainted with the Micom Rice Cooker & Warmer NL-DCC10/18, let’s get to cooking!

First Bite

If you’re hosting a holiday get-together, it’s important to make a great first impression. Not only are these dishes visually attractive, but they’re also easily shareable and super tasty.

 

 

  • Gomoku Sushi: This is a beautifully garnished rice bowl that features seasonal vegetables and seafood on top of sushi rice. Because it can be prepared in advance, it’s the perfect appetizer for events or large gatherings.

 

  • Prosciutto Rice Balls: These bite-size rice balls combine Japanese culinary techniques with Italian style. The prosciutto pairs perfectly with the rice, and the basil adds a fresh zing. Pro rice tip: Always rinse the rice before cooking, even brown rice. Milling leaves a lot of starch on the surface of the rice, and if not removed the rice becomes gummy. We recommend to rinse it 3 to 4 times to remove the excess starch. Remember to work quickly to prevent the rice from absorbing starchy water as much as possible. Watch this video to learn more.

Main Course:

Did you know that Christmas Eve and Christmas are widely celebrated with a bucket of KFC fried chicken in Japan? Because turkey is not readily available in the country, this craze has endured throughout the holidays for decades. Here are two dishes that you can make to celebrate just like the Japanese, with chicken as a star ingredient.

 

 

  • Karaage is Japanese-style fried chicken that is fried to crispy deliciousness in small, bite-sized pieces served with rice. It is sure to be a favorite during the holidays.

 

  • Curry Doria is a mix between a casserole and Japanese curry. Add generous amounts of mozzarella, and add your protein of choice to your liking (in this case, chicken!). Pro rice tip: Remember to use your measuring cup to measure out your rice and use the water measuring lines on the pan to measure the water. We cook and test tons and tons of rice every year, so our rice cookers can cook the best-tasting rice for you consistently. It’s scientific. It’s precise. Trust us, and use the rice measuring cup in conjunction with the water measure lines. It will yield a perfect result. Every. Single. Time.

A Sweet Ending

One of the biggest highlights of a Japanese Christmas is the decorative cakes that look like works of art — they are almost too pretty to eat! In Japan, people especially love enjoying strawberry shortcake on this holiday. Below are fruit-forward cake options that you can make straight out of your rice cooker.

 

  • Layered Trifle Tower: This fluffy sponge cake is layered beautifully with marsala sherry, raspberry jam, custard, and fruit. Serve in a clear vessel to show off the beautiful interior.

 

  • Whole Wheat Sponge Cake: This whole wheat cake only requires seven ingredients (plus the fruit) and is easily baked at the touch of a button. Top with whipped cream, enjoy, repeat.

 

 

How are you going to spend the holidays this year? Are you planning on trying any of these recipes or tips we shared today? Be sure to share your experience with us on social by tagging your photos on TwitterFacebook, or Instagram! #Zojirushi #ZoFan