AI vs Google: Easy Cook Rice

Google Input:

Can you use easy cook rice in a rice cooker

Google Output:

No – absolutely not. Please do not use any type of easy cook, quick cook, parboiled or pre-cooked rice in any of our rice cookers. This type of rice is only meant to be used in saucepans or microwaves for rapid boiling.

The Outcome:

Based on intuition, this result unsettled me a lot because I genuinely saw no reason why a rice-cooker wouldn't work. So I re-thought my approach to resolving and confirming this query.

I considered the cooking methods I had available to me, the convenience of any method, and the energy involved with the preparation of Easy Cook Rice - then compiled the following question for AI:

AI Input:

What is the very cheapest yet most convenient way to cook 'easy cook' long grain rice out of the following methods... 1) A convection hob and a pan, 2) A multi-function microwave combination oven, or 3) A rice-cooker, please?

AI Output:

Of the three methods you mentioned, using a rice cooker is likely the cheapest and most convenient way to cook 'easy cook' long grain rice. Here's why:

  1. Using a convection hob and a pan: This method requires more effort and time compared to the other two methods. You will need to measure the rice and water accurately, bring it to a boil, reduce the heat and then let it simmer for around 18-20 minutes until the rice is cooked. Moreover, cooking rice on the stove can be a bit tricky as you need to be very attentive to avoid burning or overcooking the rice. In terms of cost, you will need to have a pot and access to a convection hob, which might not be the cheapest option if you don't already own them.
  2. Using a multi-function microwave combination oven: While this method might be convenient in terms of time (as the cooking time for rice is often quicker in the microwave), it may not be the cheapest option in the long run as it requires more electricity to operate compared to a rice cooker. Moreover, some people find that rice cooked in the microwave may not be as fluffy as rice cooked using other methods.
  3. Using a rice cooker: A rice cooker is a small electrical appliance that is designed specifically for cooking rice. It is easy to use and requires minimal effort as you simply need to measure the rice and water, add it to the rice cooker and turn it on. The rice cooker will automatically adjust the temperature and cooking time to ensure perfectly cooked rice every time. Additionally, rice cookers are relatively cheap to purchase, and some models have additional features like a timer or a steaming tray.

Overall, a rice cooker is likely the most convenient and cost-effective method for cooking 'easy cook' long grain rice.

My AI Input:

I made a google enquiry as to whether I can use a rice cooker to cook easy cook rice and it said, basically, absolutely not - why do you think that is wrong, please?

AI Output:

I'm not sure why your Google search result said that you cannot use a rice cooker to cook 'easy cook' rice, as rice cookers are actually designed to cook various types of rice, including easy cook rice.

Rice cookers are programmed to automatically adjust the cooking time and temperature based on the type of rice being cooked. Easy cook rice is a type of long-grain rice that has been partially cooked and then dried, and it typically requires a shorter cooking time than regular long-grain rice. 

Therefore, rice cookers have settings to accommodate for this type of rice.

It is important to note that different rice cookers may have slightly different cooking times and water ratios depending on the brand and model, so it's always a good idea to consult the manufacturer's instructions or recipe booklet that comes with the rice cooker to ensure that you are using the correct settings.

In summary, it is perfectly fine to use a rice cooker to cook 'easy cook' rice. Rice cookers are designed to cook a variety of rice types, and they typically have settings that are specifically tailored to accommodate for different rice types, including 'easy cook' rice.


I feel settled that using the 4 Kg of Easy Cook Long Grain Rice will be a pleasure and a convenience to consume despite purchasing that instead of plain old normal Long Grain Rice.


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