This is a beautifully design cast iron pot which is inspired by the traditional Japanese rice pot, Hagama. Cooking rice in this special pot is great as rice always turn out perfect. It also doesn't stick to the material. Cast-iron is able to retain heat longer and it spread evenly throughout the pot. This reduces the time to cook the rice. Without the strong heat directed to cooking rice, the material also reduces chances of having rice burnt. Besides rice, other dishes such as stew or soups can be made.
The size makes it very convenient and easy to use. You can use the same pot to make a fast soup like miso after serving cooked rice. Since it doesn't stick to the pot, cleaning is fast. The 12 cm cocotte is suitable for individual serving of rice. You can add other ingredients to cook along with the rice. The pattern of the lid encourages the rain-effect steaming process to cook food evenly.