Awesome shirt from Uncle Paul! Colbert 2016!
The little red rice cooker we got at Target back in 2007 did a fine job for what it was, but as we find ourselves cooking more and more Chinese dishes, and feeding more friends & family as they realize how tasty the "real stuff" can be, we needed something better.
Yes, we've taken the next step. A hardcore rice cooker.
We picked it up yesterday at our favorite store, United Noodles in Minneapolis. Yes, it ran $169, but it has almost 3x the capacity, has a timer so you can fill it in the morning & have cooked rice ready for you when you get home, and has an even heating element to prevent scorching. There's even a little slot to keep the rice paddle!
We've cooked jasmine and sweet rice already in it, and they've both come out beautifully with no fussing.