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  • Introduction: The Ancient Art of Cooking Rice

    3 different ways to cook rice; Claypot, rice cooker and cast iron
    Minimaru best way to cook rice - rice cookers vs japanese claypots vs cast iron pots

    Why Rice Cookers?

    Why Donabe?

    Why Cast Iron pots?

    So which is best?

    Enhancing Your Rice Cooking Adventure with Essential Accessories


    Rinsing rice before cooking removes any dust or impurities and also eliminates excess starch, which can make the cooked rice stickier than desired.

    Typically, you'll need slightly more water when cooking rice in a claypot than in a rice cooker or cast iron pot. This is due to the clay's porous nature which absorbs some of the water.

    Yes, you can cook other grains such as quinoa, bulgur, and couscous in a Japanese claypot. The cooking times and water ratios may vary, so be sure to adjust accordingly.

    Japanese claypots should be cleaned gently with warm water and a soft brush. Avoid using soap as it can seep into the pores of the clay and affect the taste of your rice.

    Short-grain white rice is traditionally used for claypot cooking. However, you can experiment with different types of rice for varied textures and flavors.

    Yes, Japanese claypots can be used on gas stoves unless specifically specified otherwise.

    Products like the Kinto Kakomi Donabe Clay Pot range or some Ginpo models can be used on induction cooktops