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Zojirushi NS-LAC05 Micom Rice Cooker and Warmer in Stainless Steel

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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

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Product Features

  • 3-Cup rice cooker with micro-computerized fuzzy logic technology
  • Menu selections include white rice, sushi, porridge, brown rice, and quick cooking
  • Keep-warm function; LCD display with timer; nonstick inner cooking pan
  • Measuring cup, nonstick rice spatula, and spatula holder included
  • 1-year limited warranty.

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Zojirushi NS-LAC05XA 3-Cup (Uncooked) Rice Cooker and Warmer, Stainless Steel

Make the most perfect, tasty rice every time with the Zojirushi Fuzzy Logic Rice Cooker and Warmer. The 3-cup capacity makes 6 cups of cooked rice, ideal for singles, couples, and small families.

The NS-LAC05XA includes a variety of cooking functions including white rice/sushi, mixed rice, porridge, sweet, brown, and quick cooking.

This unit contains a removable black thick inner cooking pan that provides even heating for better cooking with measuring lines for precise control of ingredients. It also has an interchangeable melody and beep signal to indicate when the cooking cycle has ended. Other highlights include a detachable and washable inner lid, an easy-to-read LCD control panel, and automatic keep warm, extended keep warm and reheating cycle, delay timer with two settings and a built-in retractable power cord.

The unit's clear-coated stainless-steel exterior not only cleans easily, but also matches any kitchen decor. Accessories include a spatula, a spatula holder, and a rice-measuring cup. The 120 volts / 450-watt rice cooker and warmer measures 9-1/8 by 11-7/8 by 7-1/2 inches.

NS-LAC05XA Product Features
  • Small footprint. Minimal counter space.
  • Beautiful sleek design. Modern look to match most kitchens.
  • Micro computerized Fuzzy-Logic technology
  • 3-Cup (uncooked rice) capacity. Ideal for singles, couples, and small families.
  • Automatic Keep-Warm setting.
  • Built-in retractable power cord.
  • Menu Settings: White/Mixed, Sushi, Porridge, Brown, and Quick Cooking.
  • Easy-to-read colored LCD control panel with Clock and Timer functions
  • Spherical inner cooking pan and heating system provide even heating for better results.
  • Detachable and washable inner lid.
  • cETLus listed

Make every rice type imaginable with a Zojirushi Rice Cooker

Brown Rice

This is a menu setting designed to cook delicious brown rice. In order to cook hard rice bran and the rice inside, preheating time is extended for better absorption of water, and is cooked at a lower temperature to allow the rice to cook longer without becoming mushy.

Sushi Rice

Because sushi rice will be processed after it's cooked, it's easier to handle when it is a little firmer. This menu setting is very similar to regular white rice, but uses less water (adjusted by the water fill lines) for a firm finish.


Mixed rice is rice cooked with additional ingredients and seasonings. This setting extends preheating for better absorption of seasoning. Also, the cooking temperature is slightly lower than regular white rice, to avoid ingredients from boiling over.


Instead of cooking rice in larger amounts of water and risk making it sloppy, use the porridge setting to cook fluffy porridge. Cooking temperature is slightly lower than regular white rice, to be cooked longer for soft texture.


Steam your favorite foods. Steaming function can be lengthened or shortened by adjusting time setting.

MICOM (Microcomputer) Technology

Aided by microcomputer technology, this category of rice cooker takes having rice on your menu from “occasional” to “serious”. Basically, the microchip does all the thinking for you, as far as adjusting cooking times and temperatures according to the type of rice you are cooking, and timing the pre-soaking of the raw grains and the final “wait” period during steaming.


MICOM allows the cooker to have multiple functions on its menu, making it a necessity for any avid rice fan who wants to incorporate rice into her daily diet.

How it Works

Conventional rice cookers simply turn on and off in reaction to temperature. The “fuzzy logic” of MICOM fine tunes this adjustment to adapt to various rice types, such as white, brown, sweet or porridge, which all has different cooking requirements. The trigger to everything is the thermal sensor, a small round button at the bottom of the inner body of the cooker. As the inner pan’s weight rests on it and activates the sensor, it starts the cooking process and keeps an eye on the temperature and time.

Key Features:

Convenient detachable inner lid for easy cleaning.
Spherical inner cooking pan provides even heating for better cooker.
Accessories include rice measuring cup, nonstick rice spatula and spatula holder.

Product Description

This electric rice cooker and warmer is compact yet versatile, and ideal for singles and smaller families. The micro computer chip inside uses fuzzy logic technology to automatically make adjustments to temperature and heating time to cook perfect rice every time. The removable spherical non-stick inner cooking pan and heating system provide even heating for perfectly cooked rice every time. Menus include white/mixed, sushi, porridge, brown, and quick cooking rices. Other features include an automatic keep warm function, an extra large colour LCD display, and clock and timer functions. The inner lid detaches for easy cleaning.
Colour/Pattern: White/stainless steel
Capacity: 3 cups/0.6 litres
Dimensions: 11¾"L × 9"W × 7½"H
Warranty: 1 year limited
450 watts
NOTE: Zojirushi Micom Rice Cooker & Warmer, model NS-LAC05

Customer Reviews

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantasitic Nov. 21 2010
By Sasha
The same rice I have been eating over 30 years tastes totally different! I cannot believe what I was missing! California rice tastes like the top rated Japanese rice, Koshihikari! On top of that, no messy clean-up of spills, etc. Problem: I have been eating too much rice since I bought Zojirushi.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Smaller than expected Feb. 21 2011
This Zojirushi rice cooker is advertised to hold the capacity of 3 cups of "dry" rice. The cups are not North American 8oz cups, but rather 6oz cups. I did not cook in it, but I would estimate that it could cook 2 to 2 1/4 8oz cups of dry rice. I returned it and have purchased a larger Zojirushi 5.5 cup model, which has more cooking functions, and only takes up a slightly bigger footprint on the counter. I believe that the larger models can still cook small amounts of rice if needed.
PS Amazon.ca makes returns a snap :)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very impressive Nov. 6 2011
By fathom
My previous rice cooker of 20yrs have finally given up its soul.
Shipping from Amazon was very fast.
Construction: It's a cute little unit with all rounded corners. Seems very well build, no rattle, no cheap part. The stainless steel warmer is non stick and really heavy (ie no cheap aluminium wall) and retains the heat well. Standard small plastic measuring cup.
Instructions: relatively easy, however deal with some things that are only available in Japan (eg. recipe given says to put 'the seven herbs of spring' (what are those??). This thing cooks rice, so in the end not rocket science to figure it out.
Cooking: PERFECT rice every time, whether it's sushi, basmati, scented long grain. Even tried steel cut oats (needs 1.5-2 times more water). Great to have the delay timer cooking. I would soak the oat overnight then start the cooking at 4am to have a great hot just cooked breakfast. Once done it beeps a silly tune but it's cute just like the look of the machine.
It's just the right quantity for the 5 of us.
Very happy. Hopefully will last another 20yrs.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the best buy for my money June 27 2011
By Choki
This Rice Cooker is the best buy for my money. Programming is easy. Timing is perfect. The result of the cooked rice is delectable. The appearance of the cooker is handsome and easy to clean. The measumement linings on the inner-pan are helpful and precise.
In short this Zojirushi Rice Cooker is a gem in the kitchen
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best rice cooker yet Feb. 25 2011
By walter
I've used a number of cookers so far, but none have cooked rice as good as this one. It requires an hour to cook white rice, and a hour and a half for brown, but it's worth the wait. I haven't tried the quick setting, as I'm satisfied with the regular setting. The rice doesn't burn on the bottom as others used to do. The pot is heavy duty - with a non-stick coating. I was impressed with the quality of the pot: so much better than others I've used. A feature the kids liked was the tunes it plays when it's started and when cooking is finished. Highly recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's the best rice cooker Aug. 2 2012
By LeeC
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After saw lots of good reviews I bought this little cooker. And now I know why so many people love it. It cooks perfect every time. Highly recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Machine Feb. 24 2011
By Joan
I really like the programmable feature on this rice cooker. I can program to have my rice right at 5 pm when I get home. I also tried steel cut oats in it and wasn't dissappinted.

I would highly recommend this rice cooker to my friends.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly what I wanted April 5 2012
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Wonderful rice cooker! When my old cooker died I was surprised to realise how much I missed it, so did a search for something similar but with extra settings so it wouldn't be quite as much of a guessing game with the brown rice. The first time I cooked short grain brown I added a bit too much water. The following time I added water to where it was just under, barely touching the correct level line. It came out perfectly. Every batch since then has been perfect. I love this cooker.
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Most recent customer reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Small; best for one person. Easy to use.
Got this about 1 year ago. Very small but nice for 1~2 meals for one person. I like the rice to be very soft so usually I add more water than the water line indicated.
Published 8 days ago by Cuiying Li
5.0 out of 5 stars Makes excellent rice, but note that maximum on this unit is three cups
Basmati rice turns out perfect, I usually add some ghee or peanut oil to the water and rice. Sticky rice or sushi rice are also very good. Quinoa turns out perfect... Read more
Published 2 months ago by A Duncan
5.0 out of 5 stars Best price rice cooker for small family
My Wife was looking for small rice cooker but most of the factory and retail store selling a 5 cups rice and its too much for us. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Ben
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth it.
I held off on buying this for about a year. I eat a ton of rice but I had a rice cooker already so it seemed really crazy to spend so much on something I didn't really need. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Steve A
5.0 out of 5 stars Zojirushi is always my favorite
This Micom Rice Cooker is good for a nuclear family. it's easy to cook rice and porridge. Also the stainless steel is easy to be clean. I used it for over 10 month. Read more
Published 3 months ago by lin ye
4.0 out of 5 stars Great cooker
Love this product. Makes great rice every time. Set it up in the morning and rice is ready after work. Keep warm is amazing, rice still great hours later. Recommend highly.
Published 4 months ago by Marko
4.0 out of 5 stars Small but useful
At first this rice cooker looks extremely small, but it actually works fine for 2 people.

Also, this rice cooker plays music when it starts to cook.
Published 5 months ago by M. Kuang
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect rice every time.
No burnt rice, ever. And that's enough of an endorsement in itself. Very well made, the rice bowl is much more robust than you'd expect, the controls are simple and easy to... Read more
Published 6 months ago by RickInOakville
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Rice Cooker Ever!
excellent for small families, especially single person
I always love these Japanese products, well designed and extremely useful
strongly recommended for everyone
Published 6 months ago by Zijuan
4.0 out of 5 stars Rice have never tasted so good...
Always had a rice cooker but one of the older traditional models. Boy, the newer technology rice cooker really makes the rice taste better! Read more
Published 10 months ago by Hue Chung
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