Many people are getting into the low-carb diet and for good reason. While it may look like mere vanity for some, restricting carbohydrates has its health benefits. The problem is, in a country like the Philippines where rice is life, this is difficult to achieve. Many of our Filipino dishes, like the sizzling pork sisig, go so well with white rice. To solve this, companies specializing in smart appliances have developed a low-carb rice cooker. We have tried one and this is our Cherry Low-Carb Rice Cooker review.
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Our Cherry Low-Carb Rice Cooker Review
I am not into the Keto diet or the low-carb diet, primarily because I need energy to think and also do my chores. Without carbs, I am cranky and I tend to get tired easily. Instead, I do skip carbs from time to time or substitute rice with low-GI alternatives, like quinoa, basmati rice, or bulgur wheat.
But honestly, I love my rice. I am not so much into desserts, but rice…oh my. I can eat several cups if you let me, especially with my favorite Bacolod chicken inasal.
So before I give you my Cherry Low-Carb Rice Cooker Review, let’s get to know this basic cooking appliance first.
About the Cherry Low-Carb Rice Cooker
This rice cooker supposedly cooks “healthy, low-carb rice” because it separates the sugar from rice through its patented rice water draining technique.
With a 5L capacity, it has 8 cooking modes, namely:
It is digital and features a gentle touch panel display–no need to punch the display. Moreover, it has automatic power-off protection against dry burning. Additionally, the white color and sleek design is the perfect addition to any modern home.
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How to Use
To make low-carb rice, you have to use two inner attachments: the big bowl that goes under and contains the liquid and then the strainer.
You just wash the rice like you would using a regular rice cooker–rinsing it three times.
- 1. Transfer the washed rice onto the strainer and place it over the bowl. Pour in water to the level of the rice.
- 2. Wipe a dry cloth around the bowl to make sure that it is completely dry. Place this set up inside the rice cooker, close the lid, and set it to your desired cooking mode.
- 3. Wait for your rice to cook.
It will automatically switch off after cooking and prevents dry burning at the bottom. If you are not going to consume the rice immediately, I suggest pouring out the liquid from the second pan to prevent the bottom part of the rice from getting too wet.
How Much Carb is Removed
I have read reviews of other low-carb rice cookers and they say that there is not much difference in terms of carb reduction. In this regard, I asked a representative from Cherry Home company who said that the….
Cherry Low-Carb Rice Cooker reduces carbs in rice up to 50%.
This is a very good number, but I really have no way of checking this, as I don’t have gadgets to measure carbs! What I noticed though is that the cooked rice is not as sticky or starchy. Plus, the volume has been greatly reduced. I usually prepare 2 1/2 cups of rice during lunchtime, which lasts us until the evening (good for 4 pax) and we still have some leftovers.
With the low-carb rice cooker, the volume of the cooked rice was decreased.
This is supposed to be ideal for health-conscious people because of the cooker’s patented rice water drainage technique that separates the sugar from rice.
Cherry Low-Carb Rice Cooker Price: P4500
I will continue using this low-carb rice cooker, as it is also ideal to reduce the sugar content of the rice that my kids are fond of eating. As you know, diabetes can also happen among kids, especially among those with a predominantly lethargic lifestyle.
The price is reasonable, though it is quite higher than regular rice cookers. It is also because you can cook more rice dishes in it.
It is available through their website, through Shopee, and also through Cherry Home concept stores nationwide. In Bacolod, you can check it out at their branch at Triangle Island Plaza, B.S. Aquino Drive, Bacolod City.
However, despite the reduced carbs from this cooker. I strongly suggest that you maintain your usual rice serving. You will only enjoy the full benefits of low-carb rice if you maintain your usual serving, such as 1/2 cup per meal. Having a low-carb rice cooker doesn’t mean that you can already binge on eating rice, especially if you are watching your blood sugar levels to prevent diabetes or to keep the weight off.
Moderation is still key.