If you eat as much rice as we do, its worthwhile owning a proper rice cooker. There’s convenience to an electric cooker, but we much prefer the remarkably moist, fluffy grains of rice produced by clay donabe-style rice cookers. The unique design of these age-old pots features two lids—the inset lid allows some moisture to escape to control the rate at which the rice cooks and lightly pressurizes the pot. This particularly thick-bottomed, durable pot is made from a uniquely porous clay, which heats evenly and maintains a steady heat for very uniform cooking. Beyond rice, the pot can also be used for small batches of soups and stews, like a quick miso soup. We love the thick rustic glaze and the way the pot patinas with use. It looks good enough to come right to the table.
- Size: 9.5” x 12”x 7” high (24 cm x 30 cm x 18 cm high) – including handles and lid
- Capacity: 1.5 qt (1,500 ml)
- Able to cook up to 3 cups (about 2 ¼ US cups =540 ml) of uncooked rice
- Weight: 8 lbs (3.6 kg)