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How: Zojirushi and Cuckoo, pictured, sell rice cookers with GABA functions (through Amazon, Sur La Table, Bed Bath & Beyond and other sites) and at Asian grocery and housewares stores for $260 to $800. Machines hold the rice and water at 104 degrees for 2 to 3 hours before starting cooking.
Advantages: Minimal hassle and perfect rice every time. Machines are also excellent for other grains.
Disadvantages: High prices and fewer health benefits than fully sprouted rice.