We eat a lot of rice at our house, and it takes 30-40 minutes to cook it in my rice cooker. I recently found out that you can freeze cooked rice! (You probably already knew that, but I didn't!) I cook quite a bit at one time, then cool and freeze extra rice in zip-loc freezer bags in portion sizes. When I need rice for a meal, I pull out one of the bags and stick it in the microwave and reheat it right in the bag. It comes out exactly like the freshly cooked rice! Yahoo! I love time saving things!!!