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Just now, weinoo said:

 

Of course it is!

 

 

See - my problem, back when I was in school, was that I didn't think enough!

 

 

You leave it on the warming function?  Isn't there the potential for, ummm, spoilage? (I was bad in biology too).

 

The idea of the warming function is that it holds the rice at a temperature that is too warm for spoilage.

 

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I think athough it may avoid "spoilage" in terms of safety, it may impact the taste/texture through drying out

 

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5 hours ago, weinoo said:

 

Of course it is!

 

 

See - my problem, back when I was in school, was that I didn't think enough!

 

 

You leave it on the warming function?  Isn't there the potential for, ummm, spoilage? (I was bad in biology too).

 

Rice has the particular risk of Bacillus cerius food poisoning.  Its my understanding that t he Zoj keeps rice above the risky temps when it is holding rice.

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3 hours ago, palo said:

I think athough it may avoid "spoilage" in terms of safety, it may impact the taste/texture through drying out

 

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If you have very little rice left over, it does indeed dry out overnight.  In that case I just pitch it (or eat it all in one sitting even if I'm full).  But if you have enough rice leftover it is still quite tasty the next day.  One more reason to get a smaller rice cooker.

 

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If I left the rice in the rice cooker, then I'd have this big rice cooker on the counter the whole next day, while making breakfast, lunch, etc.  I clean up after dinner, and the kitchen must be brand new looking for the morning. It's a restaurant learning/chef thing...the morning cook needs everything clean!

 

I prefer to make fresh whenever we need it. And I always make extra - for fried rice, or for reheating in the soon-to-be-defunct CSO.

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the solution to this problem :

 

make more rice .

 

then take the surplus , and add Mix-Ins .

 

use some neutral oil

 

refrigerate .   eat the next day as a nice snack.

 

even good cold.

 

" Not Fried Rice "

 

I do this on purpose !

 

 

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We bought our Zoji NS-ZAC18 back in January 2003. Except for the clock battery which died years ago, it turns out rice just as good as that first batch.

 

Regarding the holding of cooked rice, I make large batches of rice and then freeze what we don't immediately eat. Why? Resistant starch.

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2 minutes ago, Joe Blowe said:

We bought our Zoji NS-ZAC18 back in January 2003. Except for the clock battery which died years ago, it turns out rice just as good as that first batch.

 

Regarding the holding of cooked rice, I make large batches of rice and then freeze what we don't immediately eat. Why? Resistant starch.

How do you reheat the frozen rice to retain the resistant starches?  From what I've read in the past, you can't heat the starch very high or the resistant starch will convert back to normal starch.

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24 minutes ago, Joe Blowe said:

We bought our Zoji NS-ZAC18 back in January 2003. Except for the clock battery which died years ago, it turns out rice just as good as that first batch.

 

 

Can the battery be replaced?  

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So, if the battery dies, you can still operate the device but can't use the timer, is that it?

BTW, there is a YouTube video showing how to replace the battery, but, to me anyway, that process is extremely daunting.

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The battery is not user replaceable, but as pointed out there are YouTubez detailing the process. And, yes, the cooker is still operable without the battery: You can either plug it in and hit start, or you can set the current time and then schedule a timer for later.

 

Regarding resistant starch, I reheat in the microwave just until it's hot (years of practice). It is correct that you shouldn't reheat items into oblivion if you're looking to retain the resistant starch you've created, but it's surprisingly durable stuff!

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So we finish the eighteenth and he's gonna stiff me. And I say, "Hey, Lama, hey, how about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know." And he says, "Oh, uh, there won't be any money. But when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness."

So I got that goin' for me, which is nice.

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