The best mini rice cooker: Zojirushi 3-Cup Rice CookerFor our testing purposes, we classified anything that could cook four cups of uncooked rice or less as a mini rice cooker: a manageable amount for a household of two to four. three cups cooked) rice at a time—perfect for two with some leftovers—it’s the ideal rice cooker to own, particularly due to it’s sub-$50 price tag. But we came to test each rice cooker’s primary function (without which a stellar steamer basket wouldn’t win us over): making rice. The best rice cookers should make cooking rice nearly effortless, requiring very little human intervention. Every rice cooker comes with a couple of key accessories: a measuring cup (don’t get confused, “one cup” in rice cooker parlance is actually a ¾-cup measure) and a rice paddle.
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