WalMart is planning to launch a new rice cooker for sale in its stores in the U.S. on Nov. 25.
The new rice cookers are supposed to be small enough to fit in a purse or a purse bag, and can cook rice up to 1 1/2 cups (450 grams) per hour in under 20 minutes.
The rice cooker can be set to automatically adjust its temperature from 100 to 130 degrees Fahrenheit (50 to 60 degrees Celsius).
Walmart has yet to announce prices, but the rice cooker is expected to retail for $39.99.
The company previously announced plans to launch the rice cooker in India this fall.
Walmart is also launching a new store in the Philippines on Nov 25.
WalMart Philippines will be the first WalMart store in Asia to offer rice cooking.
Walton, a New York-based company, has been working to develop the technology to cook food in a range of sizes, from individual pots to a large crockpot.
The company has been testing the rice cooking method in its own kitchens for years.
In December, Walmart announced that it had acquired a small company, Sarma Inc., to help develop its rice cooker.
Wal Mart Philippines will initially focus on the Philippines, but it is also planning to offer a range in China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and South Korea.
Wal-Mart is also preparing to launch new locations in Canada, Germany, France, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Brazil, Portugal and Israel.