Q. Why does the rice stick to the bottom of the rice cooker and how can I clean it?
Rice sticking to the bottom of the pan is normal. To avoid rice sticking to the bottom or to make it easier to clean we suggest the following:
- Try putting some oil, such as peanut oil, on the bottom of the pan before cooking your rice.
- If the rice has already stuck to the bottom of the cooker, add an inch of water and put the cooker back on cook. Let the water come to a boil. Shut the cooker and leave standing until the water cools. This loosens the cooked rice and makes it easy to clean.
- Put a cup of water in the rice cooker and let it re-cook. Then turn it to warm, or turn it off, and strain the rice tea into a cup and drink it. This is a favorite drink in Madagascar that they make after cooking rice. It is delicious and nutritious.
Simply soak the rice bowl in hot water and the water will will loosen the rice and make it easy to clean.