Surprised? Try out these versatile rice cooker recipes and see just how much range this gizmo possesses. Best of all, these dishes are the ultimate in set-it-and-forget-it cooking. That means less time manning the stove and more time getting R and R.
Satisfy your Tex-Mex cravings with this hearty soup. Brown rice, chicken, and veggies make up the core. Top off your bowl with your favorite fixings—cheese, avocado, or Greek yogurt—and enjoy.
In a slow cooker crock, combine beef broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil and dried red pepper flakes.
In this rice-cooker meal, your marinated chicken breasts will slowly steam on top of a bed of wonderfully chewy farro, a regularly slow-cooking grain perfect for the rice cooker.
Yes, of course, you can make rice in a rice cooker, but this Mexican rice isn’t your run-of-the-mill steamed white rice. After toasting the rice and sweating some veggies in a skillet, everything goes into the cooker. In about 30 minutes you’ve got yourself a meal.
Jam-packed with fragrant spices as well as veggies, this meal will satisfy any biryani craving you may have. The recipe actually requires you to prepare some of the ingredients in a separate pan, but you can actually do everything in your rice cooker. Just turn it on and you can saute the spices in the rice cooker itself. Then continue on as per recipe.
I have owned a rice cooker for as long as I can remember and wouldn’t want to live without it. Rice made in a rice cooker is foolproof; you simply push a button and the rice is steamed perfectly. Although the rice cooker makes perfect white rice, it can also be used to make whole grains just as easily.
This dhal is made from chopped carrots, onions, garlic, as well as the quintessential cumin, turmeric and yellow split peas (dhal), then cooked for many hours in the rice cooker until soft and flavourful. Goes great with some steamed cauliflower or naan.