If you love how rice tastes when it’s hot and fluffy out of one of our rice cookers, you’re one of us! But don’t ever think this is the only way to enjoy your rice—and please, please don’t ever think you have to throw out your leftover rice! The truth is, there are TONS of ways to use leftover rice even after it’s gone cold, and we’re going to show you a couple of recipes this month to prove it. If you have cold or room temperature rice just waiting to be given new life, read on!
Even though Pilaf originated in the Middle Eastern countries, the essential ingredient is still rice, whatever variety is used to make it. Make this Japanese style one in your frying pan with cold rice!
What is a Doria? It’s a Japanese style casserole that uses rice instead of pasta. This one is great for cold rice because it goes into the oven anyway, and comes out hot!
More Pilaf Ideas
Get some mixed vegetables out and combine with sliced ham to offer a substitute for seafood.
More Pilaf Ideas
How about rotisserie chicken? Mix in any vegetable you like for another kind of pilaf for dinner tonight.
More Doria Ideas
Here’s a spicy version. Use brown rice and vegetables like our Summer Curry with Brown Rice recipe.
More Doria Ideas
Instead of curry, try hashed beef sauce over rice. See our Hello Kitty Hayashi Rice recipe to get the sauce.
When rice is cooked with a quality rice cooker, the difference in taste is real. Your equipment does matter. The real test though, comes when the rice is eaten cold or at room temperature. Good rice will taste good no matter if it’s hot or cold. There are many Zojirushi rice recipes that work extremely well with cold rice. In fact, some taste better with cold rice. Try these to get the most from your rice!
The incredible thing about mixed rice is that you can cook it in your rice cooker and have it hot and fluffy, but it’s also great after it’s cold. This one is a bento favorite.
Another bento trick, you can enhance the flavor of cold rice by topping it with furikake. Rice sprinkles honestly gives rice another dimension—make your own and try it.
One way to enjoy cold rice is to make ochazuke, a simple dish served by pouring hot green tea over the rice. You can find the dried toppings at most Asian stores.
The classic way to use your cold rice is to make fried rice. In fact, cold rice works better than just-made rice because the hot rice will tend to get mushy when stir fried.
Zojirushi Rice Cooker
When it comes to our Zojirushi Rice Cookers, what are the primary characteristics that you should be aware of? All of our models start with the ability to cook rice deliciously, but if you dig deeper you’ll see the 3 basic differences. There are the 4 technological systems that show how they make delicious rice. Next are the different size capacities to suit your needs. And finally there are the menu options and included accessories, which give you choices when you want to cook more than just rice.
Each will give you delicious rice, but the more advanced features make our rice even better.
See all the ways you can cook with our rice cookers, from basic rice to more exotic options like quinoa.
All of our models come with a measuring cup and a serving spatula, but some come with additional accessories.
Take a quick tour to see all the models. The graphic icons help to understand the features of each one.
Zojirushi Online Store
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See all the slim and sleek designs that Zojirushi is known for—pick one up to suit your personal lifestyle!
Great desk side companions, some of our tumblers come with sipper lids; others with infusers to brew tea.
The most sophisticated bento system you can buy—compartmentalized containers stacked into a thermal jar.
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