Steamers for Perfect Rice, Quinoa, Millet and More

Rice-Steamers-and-MoreHealthy cooking can be easy when you use food steamers. Cooking grains like rice, quinoa, millet or barley is made simple with an automatic steamer. It’s literally turn it on and leave it for perfect rice or grains every time. These are some of the best steamers plus easy ways to make the most use of them.

My steamer is in use multiple times a week. I don’t know how I lived without it.

The Best Rice Steamers

You can spend lots of money getting a good cooker/steamer for rice and grains, but you don’t need to. I’ve chosen the best ones based on quality, use, ratings and price. These are not terribly expensive, but still cook rice, grains and other foods to perfection. The rice settings are there for you, but other types of foods may require a little testing on your part.

Cooking with Quinoa, Millet and Other Healthy Rice Alternatives

My family is committed to eating healthier. That means our meals include other grains that contain more nutrients. Grains like quinoa, millet and barley get added into soups, stews, stir frys and served as side dishes. Steamed food is healthy and there are other types of food steamers as well.

For the most part, we cook all of these grains the same way we normally cook rice. White rice cooks faster than brown rice, and the other grains tend to cook like brown rice. With a steamer that includes a brown rice setting, you can easily cook your other grains.

Comparing Features for Rice Steamers

There is a large number of rice steamer/cookers to choose from. It’s the various features and sizes that will make a difference in the price. Consider the size of your family and what quantity of rice or grains you will need to serve. There are small sizes that will make 2 cups of rice, while other very large sizes will make 10 cups or more.

If you like the idea of cooking your whole meal in one appliance, then consider some of the steamers that have additional features for steaming other types of food. Also consider how much use you will want to make of your steamer. Do you cook rice or grains every day or for every meal? Then you will want a rice steamer/cooker that can hold up to that much use.

Choose your steamer for the kind of use you will want to make of it. You will be happier with your purchase that way.

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  1. Mandee says:

    I love my vegetable steamer but have never tried a rice/grain steamer. Thanks for the review. Think I see one in my future!

  2. Cynthia says:

    I have never owned a rice steamer! I always cook rice the old fashioned way, on the stove top. Now I know what I want my mom to give me for Christmas!

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