Electronics giant Sanyo has launched the Gopan Rice Bread Cooker, which is the first bread maker which can convert ordinary grains of rice into a loaf. Apparently rice consumption has declined dramatically in Japan over the past few years, and this new device is one way they hope to correct the problem. It’s designed to be easy to use, just drop the rice in the top, and the machine will do the rest. This could be pretty useful for people with a wheat allergy and suchlike. Priced at around $540.00 in Yen.
It’s simple to use. In the bread pan, place 220g of washed rice, 210g of water, 4g of salt, 16g of sugar, and 10g of shortening. Place 50g of wheat gluten and 3g of dry yeast in the automatic ingredient dispenser on the upper side of the unit body. Then, just press the start button. After the automatic process of milling, kneading, rising, and baking, a tasty rice bread appears…(Baking time: Approximately 4 hours)