Sunday, May 06, 2007

Hot rice from cold water

A group of researchers in Japan has developed a new type of non-perishable food pack, called “Hotto! Raisu” (Hot Rice), that is capable of producing hot rice with the addition of cold water.

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.

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3 Comments:

At May 7, 2007, 5:05:00 AM, Blogger Kami... said...

I was quite thrilled when I first read this.
Personally, without a rice cooker, I'm next to useless... either I'm bugging neighbors, using soba instead, or buying pre-made packs.

This sorta reminds me of those "Hot Meals" you can find in a few vending machines... which aren't worth the price :P
Pocky might've seen them in his Hotel when he was in Tokyo.
Those ones you pull a cord and a chemical reaction to lemon juice heats up your food... but the packaging is so big... the portion is so small... it's not worth the 700yen.

If they can lower the price... just think how usefull this "ホッと!ライス" will be for all the NGO's and such.

 
At May 7, 2007, 5:38:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds almost exactly like the MRE's the military uses.
Some of which are pretty horrible, but anyway...


-Oswald

 
At May 7, 2007, 8:24:00 PM, Blogger Kip said...

This will revolutionize the way we do things.

 

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