It's better to cook rice in a rice cooker like Zojirushi or just a stainless steel pan?!
I find the even heat of a rice cooker offers the most plump rice.
For cooking rice I prefer using an earthenware clay pot.
I have a rice cooker, crockpot by Vita Clay and it offers me clay and a rice cooker in one that I really enjoy. The timer that reacts to the steam/water in the rice really helps. Rice cookers keep the rice warm for longer periods and its great not to burn the rice so easily.
A thin bottomed stainless steel pan can be really tricky for making good rice. If you have to use a stainless pan make sure it has a thick bottom that distributes the heat well.
For flavor, I prefer clay.
A stove top safe clay pot like Ancestral Chamba or Emile Henry stove top is great because you can use it on the stove to saute the rice first before I add the water. This offers a nuttier flavor, ideal for brown rices and you can saute onions, garlic, or seasonings before you put the rice to boil. Clay offers a very even and moister heat.
Personally, I LOVE to cook my rice in my rice cooker, it's easier, faster, and quicker to clean up than cooking it in a regular pot, but that's just my opinion.
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if you cook it in a rice cooker there's a better chance it wont be gooey.
which one you want to use...it makes no difference in the quality of the rice, imo.
Rice cooker is fast and saves fuel. So that's my choice.