I'm not a cook, but I've always owned a rice cooker for some reason. Actually, my family has enjoyed a few gumbos of mine over the years. And what goes with gumbo? Rice!

At Christmas a few years ago, my ex-wife and kids gave me the Tiger JBV-A10U 5.5 Cup (Uncooked) Micom Rice Cooker with Food Steamer Basket. I can't say enough about this rice cooker.

There are 4 one-touch settings making this rice cooker so simple to use. Just press one button for synchro-cooking (cook rice and steam vegetables, seafood, etc. at the same time), plain rice, brown rice or slow cooking. Yes, this little gem even doubles as a slow cooker.

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A built-in computer cooks perfect rice every time. Just rinse your rice, add an equal amount of water, select the appropriate button and that's it.

The Tiger JBV-A multi-functional electric rice cooker is available in two models, 5.5 Cup (Uncooked) and 10 Cup (Uncooked) and comes with everything you see here.

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There are much fancier models with more features, but for me, I like the idea of pressing one button and letting a computer handle the rest. Tiger's Automatic Cooking Logic system cooks the world's most perfect pot of rice in just a few minutes.

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Tiger makes many different models and sizes of rice cookers, but this one is perfect for my family and me. I like it so much, I gave one to my daughter's boyfriend for Christmas 2020.

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The 5.5 Cup model shown here will cost you between $80 and $150 dollars depending on where you shop.