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Lékué microwaveable rice cooker review

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Want to invest in a rice cooker but don't have the space in your kitchen? A microwave version may be the solution. Read our review of this option from Lékué.

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Lékué microwaveable rice cooker

Pros: 

  • Dishwasher-safe
  • Easy to store
  • Insulated walls
  • Lid stops it bubbling over
  • Stylish design

Cons:

  • Requires experimentation with timings and water quantities

Available from: 
Amazon (£17.99)
Lakeland (£17.99)
Lékué (£19.99)

Read our round-up of the best rice cookers

If kitchen space is limited, a microwavable rice cooker is a good alternative to an electric version.

This model is large enough to cook four servings of rice and can also be used to make couscous, quinoa and other grains.

Boiling water in the microwave can be a worry in case it bubbles over, but the cooker’s silicone lid has small oval holes to let steam escape while staying effective at keeping liquid in the bowl.

There are suggested cooking times and water-to-rice ratios in the manual, but both will vary depending on the microwave’s wattage and type of rice being used. It may take a couple of attempts to get it spot on.

We found in testing that the cooking times were a little longer and the water needed was a little less than suggested. Once this was solved, the quality of the cooked rice was impressive.

The stylishly designed cooking bowl can be taken straight to the table to serve and has a double-layered wall to keep the rice warm on the table.

Available from: 
Amazon (£17.99)
Lakeland (£17.99)
Lékué (£19.99)

Specifications
Capacity: 4 cups uncooked rice
Dimensions: Dia18cm x H12cm
Weight: 340g
Length of cord: N/A
Bowl material: BPA-free plastic bowl and silicone lid
Multi-cooker functions: can be used for other grains
Additional extras: none
Dishwasher safe? Yes
Timer? No
Preset cooking delay? No
Warmer setting? No

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This review was last updated in July 2020. If you have any questions, suggestions for future reviews or spot anything that has changed in price or availability, please get in touch at goodfoodwebsite@immediate.co.uk. 

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