Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Kitchen Tips with Jennie: Just Buy the Rice Cooker Already

I have been cooking dinner for my husband for the past 13 1/2 years. Over that time, I avoided cooking rice because I never did it well. I read recipes, watched cooking shows and my rice was always too wet. So I just didn't cook it.

My husband loved watching YouTube videos about living in Japan and every video about kitchen organization featured a rice cooker. These people living in Japan, with minuscule kitchens, gave up valuable space to a rice cooker.

So I bought one.

And it has been a huge happiness booster for the 2 years I have owned it.

One of the tricks to being happy that I have learned by listening to Happier with Gretchen Rubin is that by identifying a small problem (not being able to cook rice), you can fix that problem (buying a rice cooker). And the effort you put into fixing the problem is usually so little that it feels silly that you didn't fix it in the first place.

So figure out what your "Rice Cooker" is and go get it.

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