Sanyo Corporation of Japan proudly announced that their engineers have created the world’s first rice bread maker and cooker. The Gopan Rice Bread Maker is the company’s solution to the declining rice consumption of Asian people. Due to the emerging Westernized bread-eating habits of Asian people, rice farmers in Asia have suffered massive losses from the import of wheat flour. Sanyo wants to inspire Asian customers that bread can also be made from rice. For health reasons, rice bread has also been found out to have less calories and gluten than its wheat-based counterpart.
Sanyo said the Gopan Rice Bread Maker release date is on October 10, 2010 with guaranteed 10,000 units of monthly production. The company is very confident that even though this device will sell for $540.00 (price is high for some but with the convenience it will bring, the price is well worth it), Japanese and other affluent Asian families will love it. Sanyo’s intensive consumer testing has found out that Asian consumers prefer the taste and aroma of rice bread than wheat bread! The Gopan Rice Bread Maker offers people an automatic and convenient way of making rice bread right in their own homes. Since rice bread is considered a premium brand, most bakeries offer them at twice the price of ordinary wheat bread.
A simple procedure in making rice bread: In the bread pan, just place 220grams of washed rice, 210grams of water, 4grams of salt, 16grams of sugar, and 10grams of shortening. You also need to put 50grams of wheat gluten and 3grams of dry yeast in the automatic ingredient dispenser on the upper side of the Gopan bread maker. After putting all the necessary ingredients, go and press the start button. The device will do all the procedures of milling, kneading, rising and baking. After 4 hours, you get a full loaf of tasty rice bread!