De­spite re­cent news about white rice be­ing a key con­tribut­ing cause of di­a­betes among Sin­ga­pore­ans, this grain con­tin­ues to be a sta­ple in the diet of lo­cal din­ers. While chief ex­ec­u­tive of the Health Pro­mo­tion Board Zee Yoong Kang of­fers find­ings, such a

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A Made-in-Ja­pan model, this Zo­jirushi rice cooker is ahead of its game not only with its in­duc­tion heat­ing and multi-pres­sure sys­tem, but also its state-of-the-art plat­inum coat­ing pan. The plat­inum mi­cro-par­ti­cles of the pan is said to al­ka­lize wa­ter upon con­tact, which al­ters the struc­ture of the rice pro­tein to re­lease the nat­u­ral sweet­ness of rice, pro­duc­ing bet­ter tast­ing rice. Fact or fic­tion, you ask? You’ll have to try it to de­cide. The 1L Zo­jirushi NP- HRQ10/ 18 re­tails for $ 888 and the 1.5L re­tails at $ 988 at Tangs. Visit www. zo­jirushi. sg for more de­tails.


The cur­rent most pop­u­lar brand of rice cook­ers in Korea, Cuckoo’s in­duc­tion pres­sure multi-cooker is a heavy­weight in its cat­e­gory. The 1.8L made-in-Korea cooker comes with 14 pre­set modes for easy cook­ing of any­thing from rice to por­ridge to soup. Be­sides a FND dis­play screen, it also pro­vides lan­guage voice guides to walk you through what should now be a fool-proof cook­ing process. The Cuckoo CRP-HN1054FR re­tails for $ 699 at Ise­tan, Takashimaya, Tangs and Metro depart­ment stores. Visit www. heapseng. com for more de­tails.


This 1.8L rice cooker from Cuchen com­bines in­duc­tion heat­ing with pres­sure cook­ing, speed­ing up the cook­ing time and pro­duces more elas­tic and moist rice than its low-pres­sure coun­ter­parts. Branded as the first LCD cooker in Korea, it fea­tures a smart full colour LCD screen that helps you mon­i­tor the each step of the cook­ing process and dis­plays recipes as well.

The Cuchen Premium IH Pres­sure Cooker PC1009 now re­tails at a spe­cial price of $ 1, 188 at Tangs. Visit www. tangs. com for more de­tails.


Avail­able in 1L and 1.8L sizes, the sell­ing point of this Made-in-Ja­pan Tiger in­duc­tion heat­ing rice cooker is its syn­chro­nized cook­ing func­tion, also known as tacook. A cook­ing plate for side dishes can sit on the up­per sec­tion of the in­ner pot to be si­mul­ta­ne­ously cooked by the steam ris­ing from the rice. The BPA-free cook­ing plate and cook­book is in­cluded with pur­chase of each rice cooker.

The 1L Tiger JKT-S10S re­tails for $749 and the 1.5L Tiger JKT-S18S re­tails for $829 at all ma­jor depart­ment stores. Visit for more de­tails.


Part of their Avance col­lec­tion, this rice cooker by Philips uses their iSpi­ral in­duc­tion heat­ing tech­nol­ogy and their patented “fra­grance-re­tain­ing valve” that en­ables ev­ery grain to be well-cooked while main­tain­ing the full flavour of the rice.

The Philips Avance HD3175/ 62 rice cooker now re­tails at $ 249 at Har­vey Nor­man. Visit har­veynor­man. com. sg for more de­tails.


Te­fal’s lat­est rice cooker prom­ises you will get de­li­ciously fluffy rice at ev­ery cook. This con­fi­dence in its 1.8L cooker comes from the com­bined in­no­va­tions of in­duc­tion heat­ing and its uniquely-de­signed spher­i­cal pot. These tech­nolo­gies work hand-in-hand to cir­cu­late heat and cook the grains evenly, mak­ing sure that the rice is al­ways made just right.

The Te­fal In­duc­tion Spher­i­cal Pot Rice Cooker re­tails for $ 449 at lead­ing elec­tri­cal and depart­ment stores. Visit www. te­fal. com. sg

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