This book does not advocate the rice cooker as the only appliance you should own in the kitchen, completely replacing your stovetop cooking or one-pot slow cooker. Rather, it hopes to present the rice cooker as a complementary tool in the kitchen, an additional helper that assists you as you whip up a new repertoire of simple home-based recipes. The process of rice cooker cooking should be enjoyed. It cannot be emphasized enough that this style of cooking is really about techniques, including the cooking sequence, knowing the ingredients well, experimenting, and building the experience. With that, this book starts you with a precious grain of rice and leaves you with an open mind toward the possibilities of your rice cooker.