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Miso Hungry Podcast

Episode 18: Rice 102, and a Zojirushi giveaway!

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Make sure you don’t miss the Zojirushi giveaway we’re doing!

onigiri

How is rice grown?

In Japan, young seedlings are first raised in nursery beds until they are large enough to be transplanted into water-filled paddy fields during the rainy month of June.

The rice needs a long, hot growing season and a warm, dry maturing period before the harvest in autumn. In general, it requires high maintenance, skilled land management, and good luck with the weather.

How to buy and store rice

The flavor of newly harvested rice in late autumn is considered to be the best.

Polished rice should be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dark, and dry place and eaten as soon as possible.

Certain Italian rices can be used as a substitute for Japanese rice. Italian rices typically used for making risotto, such as Arborio and Vialone can be used if you can’t find Japanese rice where you live.

How to cook rice

cooked rice

If you want rice that is tender, flavorful, glossy, and moist, then you must remove all of the surface starch from the raw rice kernels before cooking them, which means you have to wash the rice.

Put the rice in a large bowl and cover it with cold water. Stir and swish the rice vigorously (it will become cloudy). Drain the rice then repeat the procedure with fresh cold water. Continue until the rinsing water runs clear. Drain the washed rice well after the final rinsing.

When cooking Japanese-style rice, the amount of cooking water is always slightly more than the amount of raw rice. In fact, the first way we learned to measure out water and rice ratios for cooking was by using our hands! The water level should rise about 1/3 inch above the rice (some people measure using the tip of their thumb, or their entire hand).

Plain boiling is the classic way to cook rice. Now nearly every Japanese household uses a rice cooker, but you can still make it the traditional way on the stovetop!

A Japanese song describes the cooking process:

Hajime choro-choro (At first it bubbles)
Naka pa-ppa (and then it hisses)
Akagao ga naite mo (even if the baby is crying from hunger)
Futa toru na! (never remove the lid!)

So basically, place the pot over high heat and bring the water to a rolling boil. The song will help you recognize clues to where you are in the process so that you don’t have to lift the lid! You will know the water is boiling when you hear bubbling noises and see the lid begin to dance (this is the choro-choro line). Then reduce the heat to low and continue to cook for about 5 minutes, or until you hear a low hissing sound (the naka pa-ppa stage). Increase the heat to high again for 30 seconds to dry off the rice, then remove from the heat, still tightly covered, and let it stand for at least 10 minutes. The rice is NOT done at this point! It will use those 10 minutes to do a final self-steaming to reach the proper texture.

Of course, if you eat rice more than once a week, then a rice cooker is well wroth the investment! Cookers allow you to set the cooker to work when you aren’t around and will keep the rice fresh for several days.

And most importantly, how do you eat rice?

Bowl of plain white rice: Plain rice is traditionally served in an individual bowl with a separate bowl of miso soup. This is the simplest Japanese meal and other dishes, no matter how elaborate they may be, are mere accompaniments to the rice.

mango and avocado donburi

Donburi mono: Big bowls of plain boiled rice served with different toppings and sauces as a one-bowl meal, often for lunch.

tomato and pork donburi

Oyako donburi: Chicken and egg over rice.

Tendon: Tempura of fish and vegetables over rice.

Katsudon: Pork cutlet over rice.

Gyudon: Sauteed beef over rice.

gyudon

Unadon: broiled seasoned eel over rice.

Sushi

Onigiri

yaki onigiri

Gomokumeshi: Rice boiled with small pieces of vegetables (usually five different kinds). Some people add small bits of fish or chicken.

Kayu: Rice porridge. Fed to babies as their first “solid food”. Also given to the elderly, the sick, and pregnant women.

okayu

Ochazuke: rice with tea

Zosui: Leftover plain boiled rice (hot or cold) is added to soup.

tori zosui


We’re giving away a Zojirushi Micom Rice Cooker & Warmer!

Zojirushi was kind enough to provide us with a rice cooker for one lucky winner! And by now, we’re sure it’s no secret how much we ADORE our Zojirushi rice cookers…

rice cooker

Zojirushi released a new Micom Rice Cooker & Warmer (NS-TSC10/18) in April. The unit is available in a 5.5 and 10 cup capacity and the unit doubles as a steamer with its versatile steam menu setting. With advanced fuzzy logic technology and easy cleaning features, the Micom Rice Cooker & Warmer provides convenience and style in an ultra-functional package. The Micom Rice Cooker & Warmer comes in a new stainless brown exterior, and will carry a SRP of $192.00 for the 5.5 cup and $209.00 for the 10 cup.

(If you win, you will have a choice between the 5.5 cup and the 10 cup sizes.)

The Micom Rice Cooker is a welcome addition to any kitchen, with a detachable and washable inner lid, easy-to-read LCD control panel and two delay timers. Cook settings for the new Micom Rice Cooker include white rice/sushi, mixed rice, porridge, sweet rice, brown rice, the NEW steam setting (steaming basket included) and the ever popular quick cook setting. Other features include: interchangeable melody and beep signals, automatic and extended keep warm settings, a thick, black inner cooking pan, spatula and holder and a measuring cup. With a sleek brown stainless steel exterior and convenient one-touch selection, the new Micom Rice Cooker cleverly brings style, substance and simplicity to the kitchen countertop.

Zojirushi was established in 1918 as a producer of hand-blown vacuum bottles and has been a world leader in thermal products ever since. The Zojirushi line has been expanded to include a wide range of stainless steel vacuum bottles, rice cookers, breadmakers, Air Pot® beverage dispensers, thermal serving carafes, specialty cookware, small electrics, restaurant equipment, and other products. Today, the Zojirushi corporate logo is a symbol recognized worldwide for innovative, highly durable products that are designed to make indoor and outdoor living a more convenient and pleasurable experience.

All you have to do to be entered to win is leave a comment on this post before 11:59pm PST on Monday, May 21st Friday, May 25th, 2012.

You have 6 ways to enter:

  1. Leave a comment here to enter the contest.
  2. Follow @misotalk on Twitter…

    then come back here and leave a separate comment saying you did so.
  3. Follow @ZojirushiUSA on Twitter…

    then come back here and leave a separate comment saying you did so.
  4. Tweet about this contest, including a link to this page and the hashtag #misohungryzojirushi…

    then come back here and leave a separate comment saying you did so.
  5. Like Miso Hungry Podcast on Facebook…

    then come back here and leave a separate comment saying you did so.

  6. Share this post using the Facebook like button:


    …then come back here and leave a separate comment saying you did so.

One winner will be picked, using random.org. Unfortunately, this giveaway is limited to US addresses only.

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  • Carrie Bell May 9, 2012 at 3:55am
    I want to win!
  • Keri May 9, 2012 at 6:12am
    Fun! Thank you!
  • Blake May 9, 2012 at 10:09am
    A good show
  • Momo May 9, 2012 at 11:24am
    Oh man, Zojirushi brings back memories of childhood and mealtime :)
  • Leisa May 9, 2012 at 11:49am
    Great podcast Allison! :) And the rice cooker looks awesome!
  • Stephanie May 9, 2012 at 11:57am
    I can't enter (I'm in Canada) but I just wanted to say your post reminded me of my childhood. As soon as I was old enough my mom would always put me to work washing the rice. That was my "responsibility" at dinner time. First, rinse the rice until the water runs clear and then measure it using the hand method! :) I still use that hand measurement when making rice today. It always works!
  • BiggMakk May 9, 2012 at 11:59am
    Like your show. Have made sushi a few times. Recently made onigiri for the first time based on the raving on your podcast. Now following your twitter account and liked on Facebook.
  • Sharon Ruiz May 9, 2012 at 12:08pm
    Stirred up some memories from childhood on cooking and eating rice!!! Thank you!
  • Jonathan Wong May 9, 2012 at 12:13pm
    tweeted!
  • Kenny May 9, 2012 at 12:17pm
    I would love a Zojirushi rice cooker!!!
  • Kenny May 9, 2012 at 12:18pm
    I follow @misotalk on Twitter.
  • Kenny May 9, 2012 at 12:18pm
    I follow @ZojirushiUSA on Twitter.
  • Kenny May 9, 2012 at 12:19pm
    I tweeted about this contest.
  • Kenny May 9, 2012 at 12:20pm
    I like Miso Hungry Podcast on Facebook.
  • Kenny May 9, 2012 at 12:21pm
    And I shared this post on Facebook.
  • Drew May 9, 2012 at 2:48pm
    I only discovered your podcast this week and I love it!!! I'm new to Japanese food and really want to have a go at making some myself. I've only heard a few episodes so far, but I feel like I've learnt a lot already! :-) I had Mochi for the first time today because of your podcast too! Yum! Keep up the good work :-)
  • Dr. Sushi May 9, 2012 at 4:05pm
    KING OF THE RICE COOKERS! I followed @misotalk on #twitter
  • Kirsten Spear May 9, 2012 at 7:01pm
    Thanks for hosting another awesome giveaway! I hope I'm a winner!
  • Natakiya May 9, 2012 at 7:04pm
    Your podcasts are wonderfully educational and entertaining! Plus they make me very hungry :) I am ashamed to admit that I, too, have sometimes been lazy and not washed my rice.
  • Elise May 9, 2012 at 8:12pm
    I would LOVE a new rice cooker!
  • Elise May 9, 2012 at 8:12pm
    I follow @ZojirushiUSA on twitter!
  • Elise May 9, 2012 at 8:12pm
    I follow @misotalk on twitter!
  • Elise May 9, 2012 at 8:13pm
    I liked the miso hungry podcast page on fb!
  • Elise May 9, 2012 at 8:14pm
    i tweeted about it on twitter with #misohungryzojirushi
  • Elise May 9, 2012 at 8:14pm
    i shared it on fb (i really want a new rice cooker...)
  • Barbara @ Barbara Bakes May 10, 2012 at 4:44am
    Such great meals. A beautiful way to eat.
  • Barbara May 10, 2012 at 5:52am
    So many great ways to eat rice & I'd love to have this rice cooker to try them all out!
  • Kacey @ Kacey's Kitchen May 10, 2012 at 7:16am
    I'm moving to Japan (Okinawa) next year, your podcast and blogs are doing wonders for my Japanese knowledge...most importantly, food!
  • Barbara May 10, 2012 at 7:17am
    Following @misotalk
  • Kacey @ Kacey's Kitchen May 10, 2012 at 7:17am
    I'm following you on twitter!
  • Barbara May 10, 2012 at 7:17am
    Following @ZojirushiUSA
  • Kacey @ Kacey's Kitchen May 10, 2012 at 7:17am
    Following @ZojirushiUSA on twitter!
  • Kacey @ Kacey's Kitchen May 10, 2012 at 7:18am
    I shared this post on Twitter!
  • Barbara May 10, 2012 at 7:19am
    I tweeted about the contest!
  • Barbara May 10, 2012 at 7:20am
    I liked MisoHungry on facebook
  • Barbara May 10, 2012 at 7:20am
    I liked this post on facebook
  • @simplysho May 10, 2012 at 9:39am
    This can replace my 10 year old cooker! retweeting this. Good Luck everyone!
  • Christian Weber May 10, 2012 at 12:00pm
    thanks for the contest :) i would love to make some nigiri with this.
  • Kaitlin May 11, 2012 at 7:54am
    What a great giveaway! I've always made rice on the stovetop, but I'd love a rice cooker.
  • Kaitlin May 11, 2012 at 7:55am
    I followed @misotalk on twitter
  • Kaitlin May 11, 2012 at 7:55am
    I liked Miso Hungry on FB
  • Shirley May 11, 2012 at 11:36am
    I shared this post on Facebook! thank you! :). I'm in college right now and my family didn't have a rice cooker for me to bring with me so I have to cook rice in a pot on the stove :(
  • Shirley May 11, 2012 at 11:37am
    I also liked this post on Facebook ;)
  • Shirley May 11, 2012 at 11:38am
    Lastly, comment to enter the giveaway XD haha Can't believe I almost forgot to post this one too.
  • David in Florida May 11, 2012 at 11:54am
    RICE It leaves such a great full feeling!
  • Moose May 11, 2012 at 12:28pm
    yum, rice. :-)
  • Audrey May 11, 2012 at 12:32pm
    I once took a Zojirushi rice cooker home from the cookware store where I worked in order to test all its various functions so that I could more fully describe and talk about it with customers -- in short, it was awesome. And for a demo in the store one time, I made the most perfect rice pilaf in it. Whoever wins this contest is extremely lucky!
  • sandrine May 11, 2012 at 1:13pm
    Thanks for the boiling japanese rice tip. Mine always come out too soggy. 1/3 inch on top rice, I will have to try that!
  • Jenny G May 11, 2012 at 1:35pm
    Such a fun giveaway! I'd love to win! =)
  • Kay Maynard May 11, 2012 at 2:13pm
    We LOVE rice in our house!! Love to win this!! I posted on facebook!!
  • Kay Maynard May 11, 2012 at 2:14pm
    I shared on Facebook!! LOVE LOVE LOVE rice at our house!!!
  • Meryl May 11, 2012 at 2:38pm
    I'd love to win this!
  • Louis May 11, 2012 at 2:38pm
    Thanks for the giveaway!
  • Sandy May 11, 2012 at 2:46pm
    Enjoy your blog!
  • karen May 11, 2012 at 2:51pm
    Wow, I would LOVE to win one of those beauties! I would use it a LOT. karenreichmann@hotmail.com
  • Orchid64 May 11, 2012 at 4:32pm
    That rice ball makes me hungry. :-)
  • C_twinkle May 11, 2012 at 4:50pm
    cool
  • C_twinkle May 11, 2012 at 4:52pm
    posted comment, followed on twitter
  • natsukashi May 11, 2012 at 6:18pm
    Ah, the lovely taste of rice!
  • Priscilla P May 11, 2012 at 9:58pm
    I only have a sad little rice cooker from target in my apartment. time to upgrade! :)
  • Priscilla P May 11, 2012 at 9:59pm
    Following misotalk on twitter :) !
  • Priscilla P May 11, 2012 at 9:59pm
    Also following ZojirushiUSA on twitter ~
  • Priscilla P May 11, 2012 at 10:00pm
    I liked miso hungry podcast on FB
  • Bill May 12, 2012 at 12:35am
    I would love to win the rice cooker, I have just learned the measure with your finger method and I feel like I am still guessing half the time! ha
  • Jill May 12, 2012 at 1:15am
    Followed misotalk on twitter (username Jilli_bean). Would love that rice cooker! :)
  • emily May 12, 2012 at 5:27am
    followed!
  • Arielle May 12, 2012 at 6:57am
    I have a really small rice cooker from Kmart. It works okay, but I've always wanted to get a Zojirushi one.
  • Arielle May 12, 2012 at 6:57am
    I followed @misotalk on Twitter.
  • Arielle May 12, 2012 at 6:58am
    I followed @ZojirushiUSA on Twitter.
  • Arielle May 12, 2012 at 6:59am
    I liked the Miso Hungry podcast on Facebook.
  • Karrie May 12, 2012 at 10:24am
    This is a great giveaway. Rice cookers are the best!
  • kat May 12, 2012 at 10:40am
    everything looks so good!!
  • Gwen May 12, 2012 at 12:19pm
    I've been saving for a Zojirushi!! Winning one would be absolutely fantastic!
  • Vanda May 12, 2012 at 1:59pm
    I would love to win the rice cooker I'm moving out soon would so love to have one
  • Susan Z May 12, 2012 at 3:24pm
    Rice! Yes, please.
  • Charis May 13, 2012 at 5:21am
    I always loved the way the japan people cooked their rice.. It s not easy to find a rice cooker here in Greece and this one looks fabulous.. Lucky the winner.!! To have nice meals and the best company to share with.. Charis
  • Greta May 13, 2012 at 2:32pm
    I've been looking into rie makers for years, this one looks great! It would make dinner so quick and easy, using it for rice or even lentils!
  • Danielle May 14, 2012 at 8:22am
    Rice has always been my favorite grain and I LOVE Zojirushi products!
  • Cori May 14, 2012 at 10:16am
    What a great giveaway!! Thanks for the chance to win!
  • John May 14, 2012 at 2:44pm
    Just followed you on twitter, thanks!
  • Bonnie May 15, 2012 at 7:45am
    I love the information you give. Thanks for that and this giveaway!
  • TC May 16, 2012 at 6:02am
    I've always wanted a Zojirushi!
  • C.J. May 16, 2012 at 7:28am
    I really like your blog.
  • Marla May 16, 2012 at 2:31pm
    I've been dying for a zojirushi! this would be awesome!
  • Nolwenn May 16, 2012 at 2:37pm
    I would love to win this Zojirushi rice cooker. It seems perfect for everything. Thank you for the possibility to win.
  • Nolwenn May 16, 2012 at 2:38pm
    I follow you on twitter (I'm @NolwennP)
  • Nolwenn May 16, 2012 at 2:38pm
    I also follow Zojirushi on Twitter
  • Nolwenn May 16, 2012 at 2:40pm
    I shared about this giveaway on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/nolwenn.petitbois/posts/177458832379628)
  • Nolwenn May 16, 2012 at 2:40pm
    I like Miso Hungry Podcast on Facebook
  • Jennifer Ochoa May 16, 2012 at 2:47pm
    We eat rice daily, would love to win the Zojirushi ricemaker!
  • Jennifer Ochoa May 16, 2012 at 2:50pm
    I like Miso Hungry's Facebook page!
  • Jennifer Ochoa May 16, 2012 at 2:52pm
    I liked Miso Hungry Podcast on Facebook
  • Rak May 16, 2012 at 2:52pm
    Finding your podcast very educational, especially since my girlfriend is Japanese and exposing me to not so typical Japanese fare.
  • Jennifer Ochoa May 16, 2012 at 2:53pm
    I shared Miso Hungry's giveaway on Facebook
  • Amanda Harrison May 16, 2012 at 2:53pm
    Great episode! I eat rice three times a day, so this was handy. I'd love to be entered to win that rice cooker as well. :]
  • Amanda Weber May 16, 2012 at 3:18pm
    I'd love to win the rice cooker!
  • Mimi Avocado May 16, 2012 at 3:19pm
    Very nice rice cooker! Very nice podcast!
  • Kirk May 16, 2012 at 3:33pm
    "Like" you on Facebook, But much more importantly, I like this blog here Extra points for haiku?
  • Michelle May 16, 2012 at 3:45pm
    I'm dying for a Zojirushi!
  • arlene May 16, 2012 at 3:48pm
    following misotalk on twitter
  • Michelle May 16, 2012 at 3:49pm
    I liked this post on Facebook
  • arlene May 16, 2012 at 3:49pm
    I would love love love to win one of these. we make rice just about every night. this would make it so much simipler. I have been saving up forever to try and buy one.
  • Michelle May 16, 2012 at 3:49pm
    I tweeted about this post on Twitter
  • arlene May 16, 2012 at 3:51pm
    following ZojirushiUSA on twitter...
  • arlene May 16, 2012 at 3:53pm
    I tweeted #misohungryzojirushi giveaway with a link
  • arlene May 16, 2012 at 3:54pm
    liked miso hungry on facebook
  • Katherine Kenna May 16, 2012 at 3:55pm
    I'd love to win a rice cooker to use in my apartment next year!
  • arlene May 16, 2012 at 3:55pm
    shared on facebook! thanks for the chance to win!
  • Brandi May 16, 2012 at 3:59pm
    We have rice every night and our rice cooker is getting old. This would be awesome. Great giveaway.
  • Em_H May 16, 2012 at 4:21pm
    Would love a new rice cooker!
  • Kate May 16, 2012 at 4:21pm
    Love the blog!
  • Louis May 16, 2012 at 5:06pm
    I'd love to win this.
  • Meryl May 16, 2012 at 5:06pm
    I eat rice all the time, so this would be a great prize!
  • Laura May 16, 2012 at 5:22pm
    our family loves rice!!
  • C. Russo May 16, 2012 at 5:46pm
    Wow! This would be perfect! My $20 rice cooker burned out last night after only 3 uses! So much for buying cheap!
  • Diane May 16, 2012 at 6:21pm
    The world of rice cookers has really changed since I lived in Tokyo in 1972......As newlyweds, we were so poor that I could only afford the oldest rice, sold at the rice vendor stall. Needless to say, my neighboring housewives shook their heads in pity for us. Years later when I returned home to the US my rice cooker came home with me. It had became a permanent part of my home. My well loved rice cooker now looks like something out of a 1950's Godzilla movie... it is either on or off, what non-stick?, well dented and the cord is a little frayed... and even now, I listen for the lid to stop dancing.... to know when it is almost done... and then I hear the click "off" Time to eat!
  • Shinhee May 16, 2012 at 6:35pm
    Following @Zojirushi on twitter! We all love rice!!!
  • Janet May 16, 2012 at 6:43pm
    Just discovered your site through Twitter and am now following you! Can't wait to check out your podcasts.
  • Michaela May 16, 2012 at 6:48pm
    Thank you for this giveaway! I've wanted a Zojirushi rice cooker for years but never got to splurge on one. This one looks amazing!
  • Julia May 16, 2012 at 6:51pm
    Thanks for the giveaway! I'm sorely in need of a new rice cooker.
  • Janet May 16, 2012 at 6:55pm
    I am now following ZojirushiUSA on Twitter! Love their bread maker. I figure the rice cooker is just as great.
  • Janet May 16, 2012 at 6:58pm
    All righty then! I have also tweeted about the rice cooker contest, with a link to this page. Oh and of course included the hash tag #misohungryzojirushi. Boy now I am getting hungry! :-)
  • Michaela May 16, 2012 at 6:58pm
    I am following @misotalk on Twitter
  • Michaela May 16, 2012 at 7:02pm
    I am following @ZojirushiUSA on Twitter
  • Michaela May 16, 2012 at 7:07pm
    I tweeted about this contest, including a link to this page and the hashtag #misohungryzojirushi :)
  • Heather Scott May 16, 2012 at 7:18pm
    Would LOVE the rice cooker....pick me! :)
  • Diane May 16, 2012 at 7:39pm
    Zojirushi rice cooker!!! That's just like home :) can you do a post/podcast on making sake and Mirin using Koji and rice??
  • Una May 16, 2012 at 8:42pm
    My husband and I will be celebrating our 30th anniversary this June. Guess how old our rice cooker is? Yup, 30 years old in June! We use it at least once a week, pretty basic, on...off! It would be lovely to upgrade, I think we deserve the best!
  • len May 16, 2012 at 8:43pm
    mmmm yaki onigiri here i come!
  • Lori May 16, 2012 at 8:52pm
    I love rice!
  • Amy Tong May 16, 2012 at 9:22pm
    What a gorgeous rice cooker! I love Zojirushi's products and can't wait to have this brand new baby sitting on my counter top! I would definitely put good use to it. :) amy [at] utry [dot] it
  • Amy Tong May 16, 2012 at 9:23pm
    Following @misotalk on Twitter (@utry_it) amy [at] utry [dot] it
  • Amy Tong May 16, 2012 at 9:24pm
    Following @ZojirushiUSA on Twitter…(@utry_it) amy [at] utry [dot] it
  • Amy Tong May 16, 2012 at 9:25pm
    tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/uTry_it/status/202993063637954561 amy [at] utry [dot] it
  • Amy Tong May 16, 2012 at 9:25pm
    Liked Miso Hungry Podcast on Facebook… amy [at] utry [dot] it
  • Amy Tong May 16, 2012 at 9:27pm
    Shared this post using the Facebook like button amy [at] utry [dot] it
  • Mike R May 17, 2012 at 12:16am
    Got one and love it. Could always use an upgrade...
  • Candace May 17, 2012 at 2:31am
    Loved the podcast. Would love a new rice cooker.
  • Sharon in Aldie, VA May 17, 2012 at 3:28am
    Awesome rice cooker! Always wanted one like that :).
  • Pat Cotter May 17, 2012 at 4:16am
    Liked on Facebook - please enter me in the giveaway!
  • rvirostko May 17, 2012 at 4:49am
    I'm following @zojirushiusa now. PS - We love our 7yr old micom rice cooker. zojirushi ichiban!
  • Emilie @ Emilie's Enjoyables May 17, 2012 at 5:46am
    I've seriously been eying up this rice cooker FOREVER.
  • rae May 17, 2012 at 5:50am
    i heart gohan :)
  • Mindy May 17, 2012 at 6:03am
    I was just talking about getting a Zojirushi Rice Cooker last week! Thanks for the giveaway!
  • Mindy May 17, 2012 at 6:28am
    I'm following you on Twitter! (@worldinkitchen)
  • Mindy May 17, 2012 at 6:29am
    Now following Zojirushi on Twitter too!
  • Mindy May 17, 2012 at 6:31am
    Tweeted!
  • Marita May 17, 2012 at 6:31am
    love my rice :))
  • Fiona May 17, 2012 at 6:48am
    Following @misotalk and zojirushi
  • Melissa Hashimoto May 17, 2012 at 7:18am
    My rice cooker just broke! :'(. So, I liked the podcast on Facebook!
  • Barbara Dietrich May 17, 2012 at 8:25am
    I shared this post on Facebook!!! Really looking forward to winning the Rice Cooker :o))
  • Harrison May 17, 2012 at 10:22am
    Wow! always wanted a nice rice cooker to make tons of things in! :D
  • Stacie May 17, 2012 at 10:53am
    I would love one of these!
  • Rebecca May 17, 2012 at 11:37am
    Looks like a great appliance to have!
  • Rebecca May 17, 2012 at 11:38am
    I follow @misotalk !
  • Rebecca May 17, 2012 at 11:39am
    I follow @ZojirushiUSA!
  • Rebecca May 17, 2012 at 11:39am
    I also liked the Miso Hungry Podcast page on Facebook!
  • Danielle O'Brien May 17, 2012 at 12:18pm
    Hurray for Ochazuke! I'm a 30 year old JA and still to this day I make ochazuke for myself when I need comforting. My family pronounces it "chas-ke" I wonder if it is a regional dialect thing. Anyway, love your podcast and I laughed when Allison was talking about thinking a rice cooker is the only way to cook rice. I grew-up with the same mindset. I thought she might enjoy this link: http://www.janet.org/janet_fun/jahumor_ways_.html It's a "you know you are Japanese American when...." list and I can answer yes to pretty much all of them! Keep up the awesome podcast ladies!
  • Melodie Hoke May 17, 2012 at 12:27pm
    I would love a rice cooker!
  • Melodie Hoke May 17, 2012 at 12:28pm
    What a great contest!
  • Melodie Hoke May 17, 2012 at 12:28pm
    Which one are you giving away?
  • Melodie Hoke May 17, 2012 at 12:29pm
    The 5 cup or the 10 cup?
  • Jessica Schindler May 17, 2012 at 2:03pm
    I will be retweeting this as well as putting it on Facebook!
  • jen May 17, 2012 at 4:44pm
    Oooh, I've been wanting a better rice cooker for a long time now. They make things so much easier!
  • jen May 17, 2012 at 4:45pm
    I followed @misotalk on twitter
  • Urban Wife May 17, 2012 at 4:45pm
    What a great and useful kitchen tool! Thanks for the chance to win.
  • jen May 17, 2012 at 4:45pm
    I followed @ZojirushiUSA
  • jen May 17, 2012 at 4:46pm
    I tweeted about the contest using the button above (includes the hashtag!)
  • Fuji Bestie May 17, 2012 at 5:20pm
    I love listening to these podcasts. They're always fun - not to mention, informative :)
  • Marnely Rodriguez May 17, 2012 at 7:27pm
    Oh what a fantastic giveaway! Coming from the Dominican Republic, rice is definitely a staple in our home!
  • Marnely Rodriguez May 17, 2012 at 7:27pm
    I follow misotalk on Twitter
  • Marnely Rodriguez May 17, 2012 at 7:28pm
    I follow zojirushi on twitter
  • Brent May 18, 2012 at 12:38am
    Fantastic site... And the rice cooker would be awesome.
  • Erik Sorensen May 18, 2012 at 3:49am
    I've really been enjoying your show. This episode convinced me that i really could use a rice cooker!
  • Erik Sorensen May 18, 2012 at 4:08am
    I followed you guys on twitter!
  • Erik Sorensen May 18, 2012 at 4:09am
    I followed zojirushi on twitter!
  • Erik Sorensen May 18, 2012 at 4:10am
    I tweeted your contest!
  • Erik Sorensen May 18, 2012 at 4:13am
    I liked your facebook page!
  • Erik Sorensen May 18, 2012 at 4:15am
    I shared this episode to my facebook!
  • Shirley C May 18, 2012 at 5:02am
    Fantastic giveaway. Always dreamed about owning a Zojirushi rice cooker.
  • Terry Roth May 18, 2012 at 7:10am
    Oh my gosh! What a great giveaway! Thank you!
  • Christine May 18, 2012 at 9:56am
    Cool giveaway! Would love to try your porridge recipe with this.
  • Helen May 18, 2012 at 10:06am
    delightful, now following @ZojirushiUSA
  • Jessica Hale May 18, 2012 at 11:21am
    Oh my gosh, I'd do anything for a new rice cooker! u<
  • Jessica Hale May 18, 2012 at 11:22am
    Shared on Facebook via Like button!
  • Jessica Hale May 18, 2012 at 11:23am
    Tweeted about contest! SO EXCITED :D
  • Jessica Hale May 18, 2012 at 11:23am
    Followed @misotalk on twitter, I'm @sheala23!
  • Jessica Hale May 18, 2012 at 11:25am
    Followed @ZojirushiUSA on twitter! I'm @sheala23!
  • Vicky Phan May 18, 2012 at 1:06pm
    I love Zojirushi - they're stuff is the best.
  • Kaliis May 18, 2012 at 3:31pm
    Woo! Rice cookers are the best thing. It'd be nice to have one that's got more than an off/on switch!
  • Kaliis May 18, 2012 at 3:32pm
    Oh and look at that! Kuromedusa(me) is following you now! Woo for more entries!
  • Emily May 18, 2012 at 5:41pm
    So many delicious ways to enjoy rice!
  • Emily May 18, 2012 at 5:42pm
    Followed @misotalk
  • Emily May 18, 2012 at 5:42pm
    Tweeted the giveaway
  • Emily May 18, 2012 at 5:43pm
    Liked the podcast
  • Emily May 18, 2012 at 5:44pm
    Liked the post
  • Becky May 18, 2012 at 7:20pm
    Omygosh, drooling! Funny because I was just looking at Fuji Mama and thinking, man, I want to try making sushi, but I'd like a rice cooker. This one is so gorgeous and sleek...! <3
  • Donna Marie May 18, 2012 at 11:45pm
    I was coming to enter the contest but I am glad I read this blog. I never knew how to make my rice turn out just right. I will be trying the washing today. I can not wait to try it. I love rice but have never got it to turn out just right.. I would love to win this rice cooker. TY for the opportunity.
  • Donna Marie May 18, 2012 at 11:49pm
    Follow @misotalk on Twitter…@ageorgiamomma
  • Donna Marie May 18, 2012 at 11:50pm
    tweet https://twitter.com/#!/ageorgiamomma/status/203754263309074433
  • Donna Marie May 18, 2012 at 11:51pm
    Follow @ZojirushiUSA on Twitter…@ageorgiamomma
  • Donna Marie May 18, 2012 at 11:52pm
    Like Miso Hungry Podcast on Facebook… donna marie
  • Kelsey May 19, 2012 at 8:57pm
    Followed Miso on Twitter. @SenoritaKoch
  • Kelsey May 19, 2012 at 8:59pm
    Followed @ZoirushiUSA on Twitter. @SenoritaKoch
  • Kelsey May 19, 2012 at 9:00pm
    Tweeted about the contest
  • Kelsey May 19, 2012 at 9:02pm
    Liked you on facebook --- Tako is so cute! :) I have gone to Galicia in Spain and they eat octopus there too so I have a few shirts with octopi on them. You should totally sell a shirt with your logo on it!
  • Kelsey May 19, 2012 at 9:02pm
    Shared on fb.
  • Pat May 20, 2012 at 7:41am
    Thank you for teaching me how to pronounce onigiri! They're so good I could eat them for every meal!
  • Alicia Briscoe May 20, 2012 at 12:45pm
    I would love to own this rice cooker!
  • James Nam May 21, 2012 at 1:57am
    rice. delicious
  • Will Humphreys May 21, 2012 at 2:39am
    Love the show. Really enjoy listening to the podcast and appreciate all the hard work that goes into it.
  • Will Humphreys May 21, 2012 at 2:41am
    WillHumphreys is following the misotalk twitter feed.
  • Will Humphreys May 21, 2012 at 2:42am
    WillHumphreys is also following the ZojirushiUSA twitter feed.
  • Will Humphreys May 21, 2012 at 2:43am
    Sent the tweet #misohungryzojirushi. Hope you get some more listeners.
  • Will Humphreys May 21, 2012 at 2:46am
    I like the Miso Hungry Podcast on Facebook.
  • Will Humphreys May 21, 2012 at 2:52am
    Post shared using the Facebook like button.
  • Rose Gulledge May 21, 2012 at 5:02am
    We LOVE rice!
  • Tiffany Allen May 21, 2012 at 5:14am
    These recipes look yummy. My bf and I are huge fans of gyudon. Zojirushi rice cookers are the best. They are the only way I can cook rice at home without messing it up!
  • Ellie May 21, 2012 at 10:59am
    OH!! I need a rice cooker:)
  • Cecile May 21, 2012 at 11:52am
    Thanks for the post and the giveaway!
  • Sofie May 21, 2012 at 12:29pm
    That show is awesome!
  • Donna Marie May 21, 2012 at 4:50pm
    5-21 tweet https://twitter.com/#!/ageorgiamomma/status/204735860560769025
  • Kathryn May 21, 2012 at 5:19pm
    What a luxury such a beautiful rice cooker would be! Keep up the great work on the show!
  • Ben May 21, 2012 at 5:25pm
    I know you aren't supposed to give your wife an appliance for her birthday, but this has been on her wish list for a while. Thanks for the giveaway!
  • Noruel May 21, 2012 at 10:29pm
    Thank you for doing this! :) I would love to get a new rice cooker for my family
  • Noruel May 21, 2012 at 10:32pm
    I just liked the post on Facebook :)
  • Noruel May 21, 2012 at 10:32pm
    I just shared this on Facebook :D
  • Moka May 22, 2012 at 6:57am
    I love rice! I used to eat it cold out of the rice pot (leftovers in the refrigerator) when I was little. If only my mom had one of these rice cookers...then my little hands would have had warm leftover rice to snack on!!! Yum-yum!
  • Jason May 22, 2012 at 5:42pm
    I want to win. But seriously, I make onigiri once a week now because of you ladies. I used to buy them all the time in the Japanese markets near home. I have since moved away from home and whip up onigiri all the time now since I cant find them in the stores. They really are comfort food.
  • Chris May 22, 2012 at 6:39pm
    My old Zojirushi has nearly given up - we eat rice 4-5 times a week! I would love to win a shiny new model!!
  • TreasureLA May 25, 2012 at 11:37am
    I've had my eye on a rice cooker for a long time. What a great contest
  • Qoo May 25, 2012 at 11:45am
    Hope I can win!
  • TreasureLA May 25, 2012 at 12:00pm
    I followed @ZoirushiUSA on twitter - @treasurela
  • Morgaine Fey May 25, 2012 at 12:19pm
    I followed @Zojirushi on twitter---@Purji
  • Morgaine Fey May 25, 2012 at 12:20pm
    My old Zojirushi has been knocked about three different states and two different continents; I love it! I bet it wouldn't mind being retired, though! ~M~
  • Morgaine Fey May 25, 2012 at 12:20pm
    I already follow @misotalk !
  • Morgaine Fey May 25, 2012 at 12:21pm
    I liked the podcast...and I even listen to it! LOL
  • Morgaine Fey May 25, 2012 at 12:21pm
    I shared the contest on my facebook page with the like button!!
  • Morgaine Fey May 25, 2012 at 12:22pm
    Aaaaaannnnd I tweeted about it! https://twitter.com/Purji/status/206118046153179136
  • TreasureLA May 25, 2012 at 12:25pm
    I also followed @misotalk on twitter - @treasurela
  • cosmodos May 25, 2012 at 1:22pm
    I wish you could put rice in and have sushi come out. The convenience!
  • Claire May 25, 2012 at 4:20pm
    Thanks a ton!!
  • Nolwenn May 25, 2012 at 5:19pm
    Before discovering rice cookers I was too intimidated by cooking rice and so never ate some. I would love to win :) Twitted here: https://twitter.com/NolwennP/status/206192355362091009
  • Alison May 25, 2012 at 5:21pm
    I really need this rice cooker! My husband has a nice rice cooker that he bought in Taiwan that he can't use because the instructions are in Chinese.
  • Alison May 25, 2012 at 5:22pm
    I follow misohungry on Twitter. @alisoncanread
  • Alison May 25, 2012 at 5:22pm
    I follow ZojirushiUSA on Twitter. @alisoncanread
  • Alison May 25, 2012 at 5:23pm
    I tweeted about the contest. https://twitter.com/AlisonCanRead/status/206193045962620929
  • Alison May 25, 2012 at 5:23pm
    I liked Miso Hungry on FB
  • Alison May 25, 2012 at 5:23pm
    I liked this particular post on FB.
  • Carla May 25, 2012 at 6:35pm
    Love rice cooker and don't have a Zorizushi. My dream to have one.
  • Erica Mar 1, 2014 at 7:19pm
    Followed @misotalk! :)
  • Erica Mar 1, 2014 at 7:20pm
    Followed @ZojirushiUSA! :)
  • Erica Mar 1, 2014 at 7:23pm
    Tweeted about this contest! :)
  • Erica Mar 1, 2014 at 7:25pm
    Liked Miso Hungry Podcast on Facebook! :D
  • Erica Mar 1, 2014 at 7:28pm
    Shared this post using the facebook like button! ^_^ Hope I win!!
  • Erica Mar 1, 2014 at 10:05pm
    Oh, I'm not sure if I needed to include a link but here is the tweet about this contest: https://twitter.com/Eekachu/status/439961983605952512 :)

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