How Long Does A Zojirushi Rice Cooker Take To Make Rice?

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Rice is a versatile food and easy to cook. Rice cookers make preparing rice even more accessible since they cook it for you. Zojirushi rice cookers use advanced technology to make perfect rice. How long does a Zojirushi rice cooker take to cook rice?

Some Zojirushi rice cookers take over an hour to cook a pot of white rice. Newer models use Fuzzy Logic and Micom technology to cook rice. Some claim that these machines produce rice of superior quality and taste. However, many take longer to cook than a pot on the stove. 

See a Zojirushi Rice Cooker in action on a clean white surface!

How Long Does A Zojirushi Rice Cooker Take To Cook Rice?

The exact cooking time depends on the model of your Zojirushi. Most cookers take about 40 minutes to cook a pot of rice. Some may take more or less time, depending on their features and what kind of rice you make. 

Zojirushi rice cookers have measure lines for short and medium-grain rice. They have a separate line for brown rice. They also have settings for mixed rice and wild rice.

Some machines also have a “Cake” or “Sponges” setting to bake cakes and other baked goods in your rice cooker. All Zojirushi machines also cook oatmeal and other grains. 

How Long Does The Zojirushi “Quick Cooking” Cycle Take?

The quick-cooking cycle takes an average of 30 minutes. Even if you choose the quick-cooking cycle option, your rice will still come out perfectly cooked. It just takes less time. 

I appreciate this quick cooking cycle for my busy weeknights. I can get dinner on the table faster using this setting. The quick cooking cycle produces an excellent pot of rice in almost the same amount of time it takes to cook rice on the stovetop.

How To Cook Rice In A Zojirushi Rice Cooker

If you have a traditional Zojirushi, measure your rice and water as directed. Once you add it to the pot, let it soak for 30 minutes. Then, turn on your cooker. After your rice finishes, let it steam in the machine for 15 more minutes.

If you have a Fuzzy or Micom Zojirushui, your machine senses how to cook your rice. Measure your rice and press the appropriate button. The rice cooker soaks and steams your rice automatically as part of the cooking cycle.

How Long Does A Zojirushi Rice Cooker Last?

Zojirushi rice cookers generally last seven to eight years with moderate use. If you use your rice cooker heavily, it may only last for closer to five years. If you use your rice cooker occasionally, it may last as long as ten to twelve years. Signs that you need a new rice cooker include:

  • Your rice cooker has a dead battery.
  • Your rice cooker stops early.
  • Your rice cooker no longer cooks rice evenly.

How Long Is The Zojirushi Extended Keep Warm Function?

Many Zojirushi rice cookers can keep rice warm for 12 or more hours. Some last for 24 hours or longer. But Zojirushi doesn’t recommend keeping your rice on “Keep Warm” for over 12 hours. Leaving rice on warm overnight is unsafe, as this can cause bacteria to grow, potentially leading to food poisoning. 

What Is Fuzzy Logic?

Zojirushi rice cookers use Fuzzy Logic. Lofti A. Zadeh developed the first generation of Fuzzy Logic technology in the 1960s. His system created computers that could think like humans. 

Tiny chip on computer's main board.

Zojirushi trademarked the name Neuro Fuzzy® for their machines that use fuzzy logic. These cookers use a computer chip that senses moisture levels during cooking. The microchips adjust the device as needed while cooking.  

One drawback to fuzzy logic is that it takes the machine a long time to cook rice. The machine can think like a person, but adjusting takes time. Some types of rice take over an hour to cook.

How Long Does The Zojirushi Neuro Fuzzy Rice Cooker Take?

The Zojirushi Neuro Fuzzy rice cooker takes about 40 minutes to make a pot of white rice. It takes over 90 minutes to make a pot of brown rice. It produces excellent quality rice but takes a long time to cook. 

What Does Micom Mean?

Micom means your rice cooker is micro-computerized; it has a microchip that controls cooking temperature and time. Some Zojirushi rice cookers have a microchip while others are more traditional rice cookers with simple heating elements. 

See a Zojirushi Rice Cooker, 5.5 Cups, on a clean white backdrop.

Final Thoughts

Zojirushi rice cookers cook excellent pots of rice. They can also bake cakes, cook grains, and steam food. Their advanced technology means they take longer to cook, but the rice they produce is of excellent quality.

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