Cultlinary received the brand new Tefal RK8115 Advanced Rice Cooker some time back. I am so glad to be able to test drive this equipment. I was told that this rice cooker is angled at 62 degree to encourage even heat circulation onto every grain. To prove that this works, we are not going to use white Jasmine rice (cause it is too “easy”). We are going to use organic brown rice instead.
According to researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH):4
“Brown rice is beneficial to the cardiovascular system, digestive system, brain, and nervous system. It is loaded with powerful antioxidants which provide relief from a range of ailments such as hypertension, unhealthy levels of cholesterol, stress, mental depression, and skin disorders.
High nutritional content in brown rice proves effective in various medical conditions such as cancer, obesity, diabetes, neurodegenerative disorders, and insomnia. It has anti-depressant properties and helps maintain healthy bones and stronger immune system.”
I am sure many of you do face the problem with cooking brown rice. Most of time, you ended up having half cooked brown rice and will think that brown rice is difficult to cook and not yummy at all. Thus, this time round, not only am I testing this Tefal Rice Cooker’s ability but also this recipe I saw from my friend, Amanda Tan!
Tomato Butter Brown Rice! Here we go!
Rinse the brown rice under the tap and drain off the water. We will need 1 cup of brown rice to 2 cups of water and 2 tablespoon of unsalted butter. Depends on how much rice you are going to cook and just adjust the measurement accordingly. Since this recipe calls for tomato, we will need to minus some water from this recipe measurement. Do keep in mind that tomato contains water which is why we will need to deduct some water from the equation. Are you ready for some mathematic equation?
Formula for Tomato Butter Brown Rice
- 1 cup of brown rice
- 2 cups of water
- 2 tbs of unsalted butter
- A pinch of salt (approx. 1/2 tsp)
- Each tomato put in, deduct ½ cup of water.
- Do not put more than 1 tomato per 1 cup of brown rice. Too tomato-y and you can’t really taste the butter.
For this instance, we will be cooking 2 cups of brown rice using 3 ½ cups of water, 4 tbs of unsalted butter and a pinch of salt. You do not need to cut the tomato (You will know why once it is fully cooked and perfect for lazy people). Feel free to add in any other vegetables. This time round, 1 medium yellow onion was chopped and added.
Once the Tefal cooker is switch on, select Brown Rice and start! That’s it! You do not even need to soak the brown rice in the water before cooking. Just add water and cook it rice away!
With 10 Cooking Programs: White rice, Brown rice, Glutinous rice, Congee, Porridge, Claypot, Steam, Soup, Reheat. You are spoilt with choices!
The Tomato Butter Brown Rice is slightly damp, not too dry nor too wet like porridge. Leave the lid open and mashed up the tomato.
The brown rice were all perfectly cooked! Tomato and butter combined to give that umami taste to the brown rice.
How does it work? Thanks to the spherical cooking pot with the 7 layers which allows circulation for even heat distribution. For RK8115 it is 6-layer, 2.5mm thick inner pot with durable ceramic coating and I find it is good enough! I did not find any burnt rice at the bottom of my rice cooker. Unlike my grandma’s rice cooker with just “Cook/Keep Warm” setting, rice keep getting burnt at the bottom of the pot and I have to soak the hardened rice with water in order to wash it off.
My favourite function is to be able to program the rice cooker and allow it to cook at a scheduled time. Perfect for busy adult who wants to come home to a piping hot dinner.
Tefal is having a roadshow at Courts Somerset Atrium from now till 5th March 2017. Time to grab a new rice cooker and Never Wok Alone!