So, finally, you have got the word about the best rice cooker in the market, as of now. The Zojirushi has always been my favorite. Its design, functionality and technology make it the king of all cookers. No doubt, the Aroma rice cookers come at fairly low prices, but even Aroma fades before the Zojirushi.
From among all the rice cookers from the brand, I found the Zojirushi NP-NVC10 Induction Heating Pressure Rice Cooker as the best one. The model is a pricey one. So, the novices and the people on the stringent budget should avoid it. If, however, you are comfortable with the EMI option, you should go for it.
The Zojirushi NP-NVC10 does the relatively SIMPLE task of cooking the rice in the super smart way and serves you the best and the tastiest rice bowl you could ever imagine. The options for the rice texture, the options for the sweet or porridge or sushi or white and finally, the mixed rice will themselves urge you to stop ordering pizza and the other ready-to-eat stuff and cook your own food.
The main and the striking feature of this cooker is that it will employ both the pressure cooking and the induction cooking. Depending on the menu selection done by you, the cooker will adjust the pressure on its own and thus, you need not worry about anything. Till date, I have been using the fuzzy logic rice cooker by Zojirushi and felt that it was the most intelligent machine ever. But as soon as I cooked my first dish in Zojirushi NP-NVC10, I realized that I was wrong and a newer giant is there.
The cooker not only considers the heat, weight and moisture while cooking the rice but also employs the artificial intelligence. The rice cooking will, however, take a lot of time to cook, but you don’t need to look constantly in the cooker. I mean, you can switch on the cooker and do all the other work and the rice will be cooked and kept warm (as per the setting) till you finish and get ready to eat.
My favourite setting is GABA rice. In this setting, the brown rice is kept at low temperatures for about 2 hours and makes the rice full of Gamma-Amino-Butyric-Acid (GABA). This is reported to be highly beneficial for our health as it improves the brain functioning and lowers the blood pressure.
The Zojirushi NP-NVC10 rice cooker is not all about the technology and convenience ONLY. It can deliver the best performance. It can cook the rice better than you and better than any other device around. The prolonged cooking allows the starch structure to modify in such a manner that it turns highly digestive and offers the best cooked healthy rice.
The cooker also has the UMAMI setting which makes the rice extra flavourful due to prolonged soaking and steaming. You can set the texture of your rice to be regular, harder or softer, you can select the GABA Brown or Brown setting as per your liking and time on you. There is a reheat cycle too which allows you to reheat the rice if it has cooled down. The keep warm feature comes with an option of regular or extended which allows your rice to stay warm for a prolonged time.
Hence, the Zojirushi NP-NVC10 is ACTUALLY the best.