Prepare perfect rice every time by using a rice cooker. These appliances transform dry rice to plump, fully cooked grains without being sticky or burned. The Rival 6-cup Rice Cooker takes the guesswork out of making rice. Just add the ingredients to the cooker, set it and walk away. When the rice has cooked through and absorbed all of the water, the rice cooker changes from a high cooking heat to a low warming heat to maintain the temperature of your rice without scorching it.
Measure the dry rice using the rice cup included with the cooker. Use 1 full rice cup of dry rice for every 2 cups of cooked rice up to three rice cupfuls of dry rice.
Pour the measured rice into a colander and rinse under running water until the water flows out clear from the colander.
Transfer the rinsed rice to the cooking pot of the rice cooker.
Pour water into the pot up to the line indicating the number of servings you want to make. For example, if you add one rice cup full of dry rice to make two servings, pour water over the rice in the cooking pot until it reaches the "2" mark.
Place the cooking pot on top of the heating element in the rice cooker and twist it left and right to ensure that it sits flat and locked into place on top of the heating element.
Cover the cooking pot with the lid and plug in the appliance.
Press the power switch down on the front of the rice cooker to turn on the cooking indicator light and begin steaming the rice.
Leave the rice cooker alone with the lid in place as it cooks the rice. Wait for the cooking light to go out and the warming light to come on before unplugging the rice cooker and serving the cooked rice.