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Who would have thought of cooking a restaurant-standard meal with a rice cooker? Indeed, it isn’t a dream.



Cooking in Hong Kong’s typical small kitchen could be a hectic job, but imagine using just a rice cooker to do something that would normally take up to 2 hours of cooking time? Let’s check out these simple steps of making Italian Braised Short Ribs using the newly launched IH pressure rice cooker from Korean brand CUCHEN.



First, season the short ribs with salt and pepper.



Briefly pan-fry the short ribs until lightly brown. If you are feeling lazy, just skip this part and put the ribs into the rice cooker directly.



Place some chopped vegetables at the bottom, then place the short ribs and some bay leaves, Italian herbs, tomato and a bit of red wine.



Lock the lid and press the function key of “Stream”, set the time to 45 minutes, and press “Start”.



Using CUCHEN IH Pressure Rice Cooker, short ribs are done in just 45 minutes which would normally need at least 2 hours of cooking time. The result? Tender and juicy just like restaurant-standard. With this pressure rice cooker, you can also cook brown rice straight away in 29 minutes without soaking. How easy is that?

So what is the secret behind this fantastic rice cooker? The 1.8 air pressure (higher than the normal rice cooker of 1.2) can bring boiling point to 120 degree. The inner pot is made with five layers of cast iron (aluminum/stainless steel/ aluminum/stainless steel and 2000℃high-heat cast iron technology) , together with black diamond or gold coating, and the 2000℃high-heat cast iron technology ensures that the pot is extremely durable and sturdy. It boasts high performance when it comes to keeping the temperature level and scratch-resistance, and prevents the moisture from leaving the rice, so that the cooked rice can maintain its best texture and flavor for long periods of time. If well-maintained, these inner pots can last up to 15 years.

Don’t know how to cook? Not a problem as every CUCHEN IH rice cooker comes with a special cookbook including recipes for over 40 different dishes, from ginseng chicken soup, stews to cakes.



Three models priced at HK$2,980、HK$3,980 and HK$4,580 respectively, and are available in selected Sincere Department Store (Mongkokg, Sham Shui Po and Tsuen Wan) and J Select (Sha Tin and Tseung Kwan O)

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