May 12, 2007

Instant self heating rice: Hotto! Raisu

Hotto! Raisu We have been enjoying for long instant noodles, which takes no more than two minutes to cook. Now we have instant rice: "Hotto! Raisu," specially packed rice invented by Japanese inventors, which requires no cooking. All one needs is to add cold water to make piping hot rice dish.
How is it done? "By subjecting rice to 4,000 times normal atmospheric pressure, the developers were able to preserve rice for long periods in a soft form that holds moisture. When water is poured over an exothermic agent in the pack, steam warms the rice contained within, and after about 15 minutes, the dish is piping hot."