With the popular Millennial holiday of Friendsgiving gradually getting more common every year—where pretty soon the word “friendsgiving” will probably become a real word in the English dictionary, now is the time for Friendsgiving, Zojirushi Style.


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Pear Melba

Here’s our take on the classic Peach Melba—which uses pears instead of peaches. Invented by the famous French chef Auguste Escoffier, did you know he named the dessert for his friendship with the Australian opera singer Nellie Melba?

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Fruity Rice Custard Pudding

There’s nothing better than a creamy rice pudding, full of texture, sweetness and good old fashioned comfort. Try ours with a fresh fruit topping for a colorful dessert at your next party, or prepare in individual cups for the kids after school.

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Which pears are best for the Pear Melba?

Other than Bosc pears, Bartlett pears (Williams pear) or D’Anjou pears are recommended.


Why use our skillet?

Our Gourmet d'Expert® Electric Skillet is ideal when preparing for parties.

Rice Puddong

What kind of rice is best for rice pudding?

Besides long grain white rice, try short or medium grain brown rice for more fiber.

Rice Cooker

Why use our rice cooker?

Rice cookers automatically adjust the heat to steam perfect rice every time.


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The perfect potluck—everyone brings the ingredients and the host prepares the condiments and cooks the rice. Use short grain white rice so it holds together better, and follow a good sushi rice recipe. Have vegetarian options too, like cucumbers, carrots, avocados, and soy paper. Be sure to keep the fish fresh on plates of ice, and you’re all set for our Zojirushi Temaki Sushi Friendsgiving!

Hand Roll 1

Cutting nori or soy sheets in half will give you the perfect size you need. Load rice and ingredients into one corner.

Hand Roll 2

Start rolling from one corner into a cone shape. Don’t overload the ingredients or it will be difficult to roll.

Hand Roll 3

Continue rolling until the bottom corner of the nori or soy sheet completes the cone. Remember; practice makes perfect!


The Japanese concept of “ikkadanran” is to feast with family and friends and enjoy the company that you keep!


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Most rice cooker measurements and rice recipes state amounts in raw, uncooked rice. It might be difficult to imagine the volume in fully cooked rice because everyone's consumption level is different. Here are some suggested serving sizes for reference.


Temaki sushi’s serving size is 1 cup per person. One cup should yield about 5 to 6 pieces of temaki sushi.

Nigiri sushi

Nigiri sushi’s single serving is a little less than 1 cup. Cook 3 cups of rice to make 48 pieces of nigiri sushi, 4 persons with 12 pieces each.


Maki sushi’s single roll is usually made with 1/2 cup of rice. Number of rolls may vary depending on ingredients or desired thickness, but in general, 1 cup should be enough to make 2 rolls of maki sushi.

Chirashi sushi

Sushi bowls such as Chirashi-sushi or Poke bowls are suggested to be made with 1/2 cup of rice per serving.


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