Things You'll Need
Westinghouse makes 1.5-cup, 3-cup and 7-cup rice cookers, so you can choose a rice cooker based on your family size. Once you purchase your rice cooker, you will have to learn how to use it. Fortunately, it only takes a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the machine and begin cooking a side of fluffy and delicious rice.
Set your Westinghouse rice cooker on a flat surface that is close to an electrical outlet. Westinghouse warns that steam will emerge from the machine, so do not place it near any curtains.
Rinse the cooking pan out with hot water and set it in the rice-cooker base.
Pour 1 cup of water in the Westinghouse rice cooker pan for each cup of rice that you plan to cook. Then add the rice. Set the lid on the pan.
Plug the Westinghouse rice cooker in and turn the cooking switch to the "On" position. Press the control switch down to start cooking the rice.
Wait for the control button to pop back up. This means the rice has finished cooking. Wait another 10 minutes before opening the lid of the rice cooker.
Remove the rice pan with a set of oven mitts and place it on a hot plate. Serve the rice.
Wash your rice off with cold water before placing it in the rice cooker to keep it from becoming sticky.
Use the provided wire cooking rack to steam vegetables.
Do not place your face directly over the rice cooker. The steam could cause severe burns.
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