21 Best Unexpected Recipes To Make In A Rice Cooker
A rice cooker (or pressure cooker) is perfect for making great food, and not only rice, whether you want fast and easy comfort foods or new, exotic dishes that you’ve never tried before. 21 step-by-step guides below:
This is so easy, and it makes a giant pancake! Simply make a mix or from-scratch pancake batter as usual, and pour into the rice cooker on the regular sushi rice setting. It makes a big, fluffy pancake and if your rice cooker has an auto-timer, you can set it to have a lovely fluffy pancake ready when you wake up.
You Need: Pancake batter, your preferred toppings (syrup, strawberries, etc.)
2. Claypot Chicken Rice
This traditional Chinese meal is delicious and easy to make in the pressure cooker or rice cooker. With a delicious marinade of soy sauce, oyster sauce and Shao Hsing wine, this is a moist dinner that pairs well with fresh vegetables for a healthy meal.
You Need: Chicken, marinade and seasonings, rice, Chinese sausage, shiitake mushrooms
3. Lamb Shank Stew
Marinated lamb shanks combine with fresh vegetables to make a nutritious and hearty dinner that cooks perfectly in your pressure cooker. This recipe cooks up so fast that you can have a stew on the table in less than an hour – cutting cooking time by 70%!
You Need: lamb shanks, marinade, fresh vegetables
4. Lentil Stew
This is a comfort food that fits nicely into a vegan or gluten-free diet. It’s perfect for a cold winter day, and imparts a lot of great nutrients. Plus – it’s very easy to do and is one of the fastest stews to make!
You Need: Lentils, seasonings, vegetable oil
5. Fast Chicken and Rice
We all need a super-fast dinner idea from time to time – and the rice cooker can save us on those nights. Simply add the chicken to cook along with the rice. But first, marinate or give it a salt rub for additional flavor. Add a vegetable side dish and you’ll have a healthy dinner in less than half an hour.
You need: Chicken, rice, side dishes
6. Fluffy Quinoa
If you’ve had light, airy quinoa at a restaurant and been unable to get anything other than gooey mush out of our own kitchen – here’s the secret: You need to try it in a rice cooker! It creates delicious quinoa that is fluffy, light and delicious.
You need: Quinoa, onion, garlic, olive oil
7. Steamed Chinese Cabbage Rolls
This yummy dim sum is a great appetizer or even a hearty dinner. With several veggies and healthy meats, it’s also a healthy option.
You Need: carrots, shrimp, ground pork, cabbage
8. Malay Coconut Rice
With the addition of coconut extract, ginger root and screwpine leaves, this is a delicious twist on rice that takes it to a new delicious level.
You Need: rice, coconut extract, shallots, screwpine leaves, and fenugreek
9. Healthy Sweet Rice Soup
This is an affordable and healthy comfort food that cooks quickly and easily in the rice cooker, making dinner a breeze. The addition of some sugar makes it refreshingly sweet and enjoyable.
You Need: rice, crystal sugar or rock candy, peanuts or hazelnuts, beans
10. Minty Fruit Cake
In need of a quick dessert that features fresh fruits? The rice cooker can offer an answer. Simply add pancake mix, eggs and milk to the rice cooker, along with some fresh berries and sprigs of mint. You can try other fruits as well. You’ll have an easy to slice, fluffy to cake delicious with whipped cream or syrup.
You Need: pancake batter, fresh fruit, and toppings
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