I’m not really one for lots of kitchen gadgets (although I’m not sure whether this can be classed as one actually – I think technically a gadget is something mechanical or electrical and this item is neither) because they are often fiddly to use and difficult to clean.
However… recently I bought this attractive little thing (16cm high)
It’s called the Really Good Rice Pot and I bought it when I went to a Jamie at Home party that a friend was hosting. Quite a few of the other people at the party had heard good things about it so I decided to order one. I haven’t been disappointed.
It’s really easy to use – you put uncooked, rinsed rice in it up to a certain level, add boiling water up to the next level, put the lids on and either put it in the oven for 20 minutes or in the microwave for 5 minutes. Leave it to stand for 10 minutes before removing the lids and hey presto! Perfect rice. It makes enough for four good sized portions but you can reduce the quantities to make less.
Another plus point is that it can go in the dishwasher – always a bonus!