For centuries rice has been a main staple of many diets. While rice can be prepared in a pot, rice cookers offer a convenient alternative to the traditional method. Not only are rice cookers easy to use, but they avoid the risks associated with human error. Take this quiz and find out what you know about this wonderful modern invention.
A common result of poorly cooked rice is which of the following descriptions?
a gooey paste
a very sweet flavor
a strong odor
In which of these regions is rice especially important to the diet?
the North Pole
In which country was the first rice cooker introduced?
The United States
What two things must one have in order to cook rice?
water and heat
salt and pepper
oil and vinegar
How many stages does rice go through when you cook it?
Which of the following is a primary component of a rice cooker?
a sensing device
a fuel injector
What is the function of the sensing device of a rice cooker?
to measure the rice
to purify the water
to gauge the heat
What is the boiling temperature of water?
32 degrees Fahrenheit
100 degrees Fahrenheit
212 degrees Fahrenheit
What special component will you find in a rice cooker that uses fuzzy logic ?
an extra heating element
a computer chip
a steam plate
Which type of rice cooker is the most advanced?
induction heating rice cookers
fuzzy logic rice cookers
white rice cookers
From which of the following do most induction cookers get their heat?
an alternating electric current
What is the name of the method that manipulates magnetic fields to produce heat?
How do induction cookers respond to human errors in measurement?
They shut down.
They adjust the heat.
Which of the following has the smallest number of genes in its genetic map?
How does golden rice differ from regular rice?
It's made of gold.
It's easier to package.
It has more nutrients.
In what way does white rice differ from brown rice?
Brown rice has been polished more.
White rice has been polished more.
They are exactly the same -- other than the color.
Why should you wash rice before cooking it?
to remove the talc and excess starch
to make it prettier
to prevent it from spoiling
How will the rice come out if you don't wash off the excess starch before you cook it?
What is the purpose of a steaming tray?
to help the water boil
to prepare vegetables
to wash the rice
What is less likely to occur if you use a rice cooker that has a steam vent?