Cooking Tips and Recipes

Rice Cooker Rice Pudding Recipe

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups white rice (preferably long-grain)
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 7 cups whole milk
  • ¾ sugar (granulated)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 eggs

Procedure:

  1. Coat your rice cooker’s pot with a thin layer of butter.
  2. Add the milk (6 cups first), rice, sugar, and salt.
  3. Stir the ingredients well.
  4. Cover it.
  5. Start cooking on high mode. Cook it until the rice is well-cooked and the pudding has a creamy form. It may take 3 to 4 hours to reach desired consistency.
  6. Add remaining cup of milk, raisins, cinnamon, vanilla, brown sugar and eggs. You may also put additional milk, as needed.
  7. Serve it immediately.

Credit for the photo and recipe goes to

allrecipes.com

Rice Cooker Vegetable Frittata Recipe

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Ingredients:

  • 4 large-sized eggs (beaten)
  • ½ cup of frozen spinach (it must be drained and dry-squeezed)
  • ½ cup of cleaned, sliced, fresh button mushrooms
  • ¼ cup grated cheese (Parmesan cheese is more preferred.)
  • 2 green onions (chopped)
  • ½ teaspoon of ground thyme
  • ½ teaspoon of ground oregano
  • Pinch of slat
  • Small amount of ground black pepper

Procedure:

  1. Grease your rice cooker’s inner pot using non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Get a medium bowl.
  3. Add the spinach, onions and mushrooms into the bowl.
  4. Mix them thoroughly.
  5. Pour the frittata into the cooker’s inner pot.
  6. Place the lid.
  7. Turn on the cooker and press the cook button
  8. Let it cook for at least 10 to 15 minutes.
  9. Make sure that the eggs are set on the top before slicing it using a plastic spatula.

This recipe and photo is courtest of justbento.com

Rice Cooker Black Bean Chili Recipe

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Ingredients:

  • 1 can black beans (refried)
  • 2 cans black beans (drain and rinse them thoroughly)
  • 1 can of black beans (don’t remove the water)
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 cups of diced carrots
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 2 tablespoons of chili powder (any brand will do)
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 serving of shredder cheese
  • 1 serving of chopped avocado
  • A pinch of salt

Procedure:

  1. Use a large pot to sauté onions and olive oil. Cook the onions until they become translucent.
  2. Add garlic and carrots. Cook them until the carrots are softened.
  3. Transfer the mixture to your rice cooker.
  4. Add the broth, cumin, chili powder and tomatoes.
  5. Turn on your rice cooker and let it cook on regular setting
  6. Add the black beans.
  7. Cook it for another cycle.
  8. Add refried beans.
  9. Mix all ingredients.
  10. Leave the cooker on warm mode to allow the refried beans to hot temperature.
  11. Add cheddar cheese and avocado.
  12. Serve.

Credit goes to cookingwithmykids for the photo and recipe.

Rice Cooker Banana Bread Recipe

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Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups white flour (you may use 1 cup of enriched wheat flour.)
  • 1 cup mashed bananas (This is about 2 to 3 medium-sized bananas.)
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ cup softened butter
  • ¾ cup white sugar or brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large-sized egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Procedure:

  1. Get a large mixing bowl to combine the sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  2. Make sure that they’re properly mixed.
  3. Add the mashed banana, butter, milk, vanilla and cinnamon.
  4. Mix them all until the batter has creamy, thick consistency. To make sure that you have the ideal consistency, you may use an electric mixer (if you have one). Hand-mixing the bananas and the butter to achieve uniform consistency can be a little tricky. It’s a good idea to soften the butter first before mixing it with the other ingredients.
  5. Add other ingredients that you want, such as chopped nuts.
  6. Coat the inside of the cooker with oil.
  7. Pour the mixture into the rice cooker’s pot evenly.
  8. Start the cooker. You may use the same settings as you would when you cook rice. Depending on the model of your rice cooker, you may need to run it twice to make sure that it’s well cooked.
  9. Pop the cake out and serve it while it’s still hot.

Credit goes to wideislandview.com for the photo and recipe

Rice Cooker Ginger Chicken With Rice Recipe

Rice cooker ginger chicken recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rice
  • ¾ cup of hot water
  • 1 cup of unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 large bouillon cube
  • 1 ¼ pounds of skinless chicken thighs (cut them into cubes)
  • 1 freshly picked ginger (peel and cut it into matchsticks)
  • Pinch of Kosher salt (ordinary salt may also be used)

Procedure:

  1. Use a small bowl to dissolve the cube.
  2. Put the rice, chicken and ginger into the rice cooker pot.
  3. Mix them all.
  4. Add the spinach on top.
  5. Pour the coconut milk and broth into the rice cooker’s pot
  6. Add a little salt
  7. Turn the rice cooker on.
  8. Cook it for about 40 minutes.
  9. Let it stand for another 5 minutes before fluffing the rice using a fork
  10. Remove and place it to a serving plate.

Add any steamed vegetables you wish such as broccoli, mushroom, bell peppers and carrots.

Rice Cooker Steamed Fish Recipe

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Ingredients:

  • Fish (any type of fish will do as long as it fits into your rice cooker)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil (olive oil may also be used.)
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • Green onions
  • Cilantro
  • Hot chili

Procedure:

  1. Combine the sesame oil, soy sauce, ginger, green onions, cilantro and hot chili in a bowl to make a fish rub mixture.
  2. Pour the mixture over the fish.
  3. Let the fish absorb the mixture for 15 minutes.
  4. Lay the fish on your rice cooker’s steamer basket.
  5. Leave its lid and allow it to boil and steam for 10 to 15 minutes. The cooking time will depend on your rice cooker. Make sure that you’ve read its manual to know the appropriate time to cook steamed fish.
  6. Garnish the fish with cilantro and chopped green onions.
  7. Serve while it’s still hot.
  8. You may also cook steamed fish while you’re cooking rice to save time. Wait for the rice to cook before laying the fish on the steamer’s basket or just on top of the rice. Before eating the fish, make sure that it’s fully cooked.

Rice Cooker Mac and Cheese Recipe

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups elbow macaroni (any pasta but the most recommended is a bite-sized pasta)
  • 1 ½ cups low-sodium chicken stock (regular chicken stock may also be used)
  • 1 ½ cups shredded cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt (you may also use kosher salt)
  • 1 cup whole milk or evaporated milk
  • ½ ground black pepper (freshly ground pepper, if available)

Procedure:

  1. Combine the pasta, chicken stock and salt in a rice cooker.
  2. Cook it for 15 minutes or set the cooker on white rice cycle.
  3. Wait until most of its water is absorbed.
  4. Open the cooker’s lid.
  5. Add the whole milk or evaporated milk, shredded cheese, ground black pepper. You may also add vegetables like cauliflower, carrots or frozen peas to make it more nutritious for your kids.
  6. Stir well.
  7. Close the lid.
  8. Let it cook for another 20 minutes. If you want to produce a crust on the bottom, you may cook it for additional 25 minutes.
  9. Stir it occasionally to avoid burning.
  10. Make sure that the cheese is melted and the whole milk/evaporated milk is well-mixed before serving it.

Rice Cooker Fried Rice Recipe

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This is a simple and easy rice cooker recipe that can serve a family of four. You basically mix everything together and the rice cooker will do its magic. Moreover, it’s very versatile as you can revise it by adding the vegetable and toppings of your choice.

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon oil
1 tablespoon minced onion
1 tablespoon minced garlic

2 cups rice
1 1/2 cups chicken stock

1/4 cup minced carrots
1/4 cup green peas
1/4 cup cooked shrimp (or any leftover protein)
1 egg beaten

1 tablespoon soy sauce
scallions for topping

Set your rice cooker to cook and add oil. Let it heat for a few minutes and then add onion and saute. Once the onion is translucent, add the garlic, then the carrots, peas , shrimp and egg. Saute again for a few minutes. Add the rice, water and soy sauce. Set to cook and let your rice cooker do its magic.
Once cooked, add the scallions for topping.

Rice Cooker FAQ – Frequently Asked Question

Rice Cooker FAQ – Frequently Asked Question

Rice Cooker FAQ – Frequently Asked Question

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you thinking or planning to buy a rice cooker but you’re not sure what kind of unit is perfect for your needs?

Here are some of the frequently asked questions to help you out.

  1. Should I invest in a rice cooker?

If you’re cooking rice frequently or every day, then you’d need to invest in this type of kitchen appliance. It’s not only good for cooking rice, but it’s also useful in making vegetable steamer and prepare a variety of dishes.

  1. What size is right for me?

You don’t need a huge rice cooker if you’re living alone in your house or with your spouse and kids. Newer models, however, can handle small and large amounts of rice. But if the space is an issue, then get smaller units.

  1. How does this appliance work?

Regardless of the brand and model, rice cookers follow the same principle. That is, an inner bowl is placed on a heated plate to bring it to a boil. The water starts boiling until it’s properly absorbed by the rice or the food you’re preparing. Once the temperature has reached a certain point, it reduces the heat. It keeps the warm rice without actually burning it.

  1. What accessories are available with rice cooker?

Most brands have steam tray, measuring cup, and a serving spoon. But you can also purchase a plastic spoon with a long handle. This is a very handy tool that lets you stir the dish you’re preparing with your rice cooker.

  1. What are the safety precautions that I should know about the use of rice cooker?

Although rice cooker is a safe and easy to use, there are things that you want to keep in mind when you use it. First, you have to lift the cover away from your face to avoid steam burns. Keep in mind that the steam of the cooker can cause scalding.

You should also avoid hanging it over the edge of your counter as you or your child can accidentally pull its cord off causing serious burn. If you have to sauté oil or butter, you need to use long-handled spoon when stirring.

If you use the rice cooker for steaming or making soups, you mustn’t leave the cooker unattended as the cooker won’t shut off until all liquid is completely gone.

  1. How long should I wait before the rice is cooked using this kitchen appliance?

It really depends on the variety of rice you’re cooking. Please refer it to the owner’s manual.

  1. How long does it take to cook brown rice?

Because of the extra bran of brown rice, it requires more cooking time and more liquid.

  1. How to turn it off?

The unit will automatically shift to keep warm mode. However, you’ll need to unplug it after use.

Rice cooker is a great appliance to have when you’re a busy person. It doesn’t only cook rice faster but it also allows you to cook best tasting rice.

Safety and Maintenance Tips for Rice Cooker

Safety and Maintenance Tips for Rice Cooker

Safety and Maintenance Tips for Rice Cooker

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rice cooker is one of the most important tools in your kitchen, especially if you’re living a busy lifestyle.

It cooks rice perfectly without taking too much of your time. Plus, it can be used to cook other ingredients, besides rice. To maximize the benefits of your rice cooker, you should know the most important safety and maintenance tips about this kitchen appliance.

  • Read the instructions of your rice cooker
  • Avoid touching hot surfaces with your bare hands

Instead, use protective gloves.

  • Place it on a flat, stable surface
  • Don’t allow it to immerse in water
  • Don’t fill its inner bowl above its top/maximum water line

This is to avoid overflowing when the water boils.

  • Avoid plugging it when it’s not yet ready to cook

You should also avoid operating the rice cooker with the use of a damaged cord.

  • Disconnect it when not in use

If you clean it, you should also unplug it from the power outlet.

  • Keep your hands and face away when you remove its cover

This is to avoid steam burns.

You must not use your rice cooker for outdoor purposes. If the power cord is broken, don’t use it. Have it replaced by a recommended technician. Or you can call the customer support of your rice cooker and have the cord replaced by its agent.

Rice cooker is a tough kitchen appliance. As long as you properly maintain it, it can last for several years or decades. To maintain it in its tip top shape, here are some recommendations.

  • Switch it off or disconnect it from the power supply when not in use or before you clean it
  • Allow it to cool down first before you start cleaning
  • Use warm, soapy water when cleaning its inner bowl

You may use your dishwasher to clean it. However, the dishwashing detergent may discolor the outside pot of the rice cooker as it’s made of anodized aluminum.

  • Avoid using abrasive cleaners on non-stick coatings
  • Rinse and dry the bowl thoroughly

And make sure that the bowl is completely dry before you place it back to the base.

  • Use a damp cloth when cleaning its exterior
  • Clean the heating plate thoroughly before using it

Food debris could interfere with the cooking process so make sure that it’s thoroughly cleaned.

  • Avoid using the cooker’s cover if it’s cracked

This is especially true if your cooker has a glass cover.

Here are some additional tips on how to take care of your rice cooker’s glass cover.

  • Let the cover cool down first before washing it.

This is to avoid breaking the glass cover. It’s also advisable to use recommended cleaning pads to avoid scratching or weakening of the glass.

  • Don’t use hard or sharp utensils

If there’s a need for you to scrape the glass cover to remove rice residue, you should only use the remover recommended by the manufacturer.

It’s very important that you follow the instructions as provided by the manufacturer of this kitchen appliance. This is to avoid breakage or personal injury.