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For many home cooks, preparing well-cooked rice remains one of the most daunting tasks in the kitchen. Most complain that crossing that line between fluffy and mushy is far too easy.
Several shoppers, however, claim to have found the perfect solution to this problem in that Staub Petite French Oven, which they sayproduces the best rice and so much more.
Shop: Staub Petite French Oven Stovetop Rice Cooker, $149 (Orig. $199)
Currently available for 50 percent off its original price at both Food52 and Sur La Table, this pot is made of high-quality enameled cast iron and lives in the family of the classic dutch oven pots that home cooks and chefs love.
This particular pot is marketed as a rice cooker that boasts functions and elements that make it worth the investment: “The indestructible cast iron, top-notch heat distribution, superior moisture distribution, and a beautiful, easy-to-clean enamel finish.”
The pot is said to channel the function of a standard countertop cooker “with the simplicity of your cast iron pots.”
In addition to producing perfectly-cooked rice — a feature that tons of shoppers attest to — this piece of cookware is also ideal for cooking grains, boiling eggs to perfection and heating up leftovers.
Shoppers cannot stop raving about this pot and it shows in its overall rating of 4.9 stars. One five-star reviewer even gushed that it “actually changed my life.”
“I’ve always suffered from burnt rice, no matter how bare my simmer, what steam saving measure I go to, what rice/water ratio,” the shopper wrote. “No longer! This pot gets used four plus times a week to make perfect, fluffy grains every single time.”
“The lid is super tight, unlike my small Le Creuset cocottes, and this is the perfect size for the couple who occasionally cooks rice for four people. I am in love!” the shopper concluded.
Another reviewer even admitted to using this pot to cook more than just rice, highlighting that it is truly a multifunctional kitchen staple.
“I use this small price cooker for everything: rice, quinoa, poached eggs, etc.,” the shopper said. “If you are worried about not wanting to purchase a single-use item, this can be used for so many things!”
Shop this pot that one shopper stressed is “small enough to fit in the cabinets of my studio apartment,” above!
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