Are you ready for a brief history lesson in rice cup measuring? Sounds exciting doesn’t it! Firstly, a measuring cup of rice does not correlate with a measuring cup we use in western cooking where 1 cup equates to around 250 mL. The gō or cup is a traditional Japanese unit based on the ge which is equal to 10 shaku or ​1⁄10 shō. Back in the year 1891 it was officially ...

A very common question we get asked is, 'can I add spices when I cook my rice'. ...

Jasmine and Basmati look and taste quite similar. But there are some key differences Walk into any grocery store and you’ll find dozens of different varieties of rice. All around the world, there are over 40,000 different kinds! That’s a lot of rice. Today we’ll be talking about two of the most popular aromatic, long-grain types of rice you can ...

This dessert is especially easy because you can cook your glutinous rice in your Yum Asia rice cooker without having to soak or worry about the rice not cooking correctly! In Thai cooking, sticky rice is the staple of northern and northeastern Thai cuisine (Isaan), and it’s also commonly used in all sorts of Thai desserts like this one. For ...

The dictionary definition of ‘curry’ is a dish, originally from South Asia, consisting of meat or vegetables cooked in a spicy sauce. Although this is technically correct, our understanding of the dish ‘curry’ and the wide range of cuisines this can encompass has broadened so much over the last 40 years. Growing up in the UK in the 1980’s, our first ...

Panda fuzzy logic mini rice cooker was added to Yum Asia’s range of rice cookers in September 2018 after the success of our Bamboo Umai Induction Heating and Sakura multi-function fuzzy logic rice cookers. The reason we launched a mini rice cooker was mainly from feedback from customers – although 8 cup rice cookers do cook small amounts of rice ...

This is a dish that doesn’t take much cooking at all – it’s a fast, tasty and nutritious meal that can be done in a flash. If you don’t fancy the chicken or are vegetarian/vegan, it can easily be swapped with a couple of tins of your fave beans or pulses. ...

People often struggle to match the type of rice they are cooking with the correct rice cooking setting – after all, white rice can be long, short or even medium grain, brown rice, black rice and red rice similarly throw up conundrums for people using their rice cookers. We are often asked by customers for advice on what rice cooking ...

What springs to mind when you think about Indian food? Tandoori, Tikka, Vindaloo and other famous dishes? There is so much more to Indian cooking. With so many exotic ingredients and spice combinations, it can be very easy to feel intimidated by Indian food – especially when you are trying to re-create your favourite dishes at home. Indian food is ...

There are so many types of fish curries in Goa and this is one of the most popular ones. It really is delicious and works perfectly with variety of seafood and not just fish – try making it with prawns, mussels, clams or squid. If you don’t like fish then chicken or even vegetables can be substituted. Southern Indian curries ...