How to Use Zojirushi Rice Cooker to Make Perfect Rice

How to use zojirushi rice cooker

Like any cooking recipe, figuring out how to use the kitchen gadget sometimes becomes difficult. This is because of unclear online instructions.

I’m here to help! As someone who loves sharing cooking tips, especially for beginners, I’ve put together a straightforward guide on using a Zojirushi rice cooker.

After you walk through the guide, you will know how to measure the rice and water correctly, set the cooking time, and create perfect rice every time.

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How to Use Zojirushi Rice Cooker: step-by-step

  1. Rinse the rice in a fine mesh strainer.
  2. Measure the rice and water.
  3. Place the inner pot in the rice cooker.
  4. Choose the desired cooking setting. (ie white rice, brown rice, sushi rice, or porridge)
  5. Start the cooking process.
  6. Wait for the rice cooker to do its work.
  7. Serve and Enjoy

Step: 1 Rinse your rice

Before cooking your rice, rinse it in a fine-mesh strainer under running water. Rinse them until the water runs clear. This step removes excess starch and any debris that may be present.

Step: 2 Measure the rice and water

Use the measuring cup with the Zojirushi rice cooker to measure the amount of rice. Then, add the appropriate amount of water according to the measuring lines on the inner cooking pan. The general rule of thumb is 1 cup of water (240 ml) for every 1 cup of rice (180 g). However, different types of rice require different amounts of water. Basmati rice uses less water than jasmine rice.

Step: 3 Place the inner pot

In the next step, put the inner cooking pan into the rice cooker.

Step: 4 Choose the cooking setting

Select the cooking setting you want to use, such as white rice, brown rice, sushi rice, or porridge, depending on the type of rice you’re cooking.

Step: 5 Press start

Once you select the cooking setting, press the start button to begin the cooking process.

Step: 6 Wait for the rice to cook

The rice cooker will automatically switch to the “keep warm” mode once the cooking process is complete. Let the rice sit in the range for 10-15 minutes before fluffing with a fork.

That’s it! With these simple steps, you should be able to cook perfect rice in your Zojirushi rice cooker.


Cooking in Zojirushi rice cooker is as simple as 1-2-3. There is no need to stir, watch, or worry about your rice. So, make your favorite meals in it and share your experience with us.

Do you need more help if your Zojirushi rice cooker is not working? Check out our guide on it for more information.

Happy rice making!


What Is The Ratio Of Rice To Water For A Zojirushi Rice Cooker?

The general rule of thumb for white rice in a Zojirushi rice cooker is 1:1. You would use one cup of water for every cup of rice. For brown rice, the correct ratio is typically 1:1.25 to 1:1.5.

What Size Rice Cooker Do I Need?

If you want to cook a small amount of rice, then a Zojirushi rice cooker of 2 or 3 cups is enough for you. This rice cooker is ideal for individuals or couples. But if you want to make larger quantities of rice, go for a 6-cup or 10-cup rice cooker.

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