There is nothing better than coming home to a delicious, warm and healthy meal but often preparing and cooking food becomes a daunting task. But most of us don’t realize that we can make cooking much easier by preparing meals in the rice cooker! Rice cooker not only cooks rice but it can be used to prepare other dishes as well. Whether you’re looking for something simple like soup or going all the way with momos. Here are 10 easy rice cooker recipes to try.
There’s no need to spend hours in the kitchen trying to cook a meal. With a rice cooker, you can easily make delicious and healthy meals that will fit any diet or dietary requirement.
Add a twist to your rice dish by simply adding some vegetable stock or other ingredients to the rice cooker along with your rice to prepare easy risotto or pilaf. To prepare an easy rice cooker risotto, all you have to do is to turn on the rice cooker and let it heat for a couple of minutes. Then add your ingredients with the rice, and meat or vegetable stock, stir it, then set your rice cooker aside until it cooks.
Daal, beans and soup
Make your cooking easier by preparing daal, beans and other soupy side dishes to avoid timely preparation tasks like stirring the stovetop. Daals, red beans, moong beans, black beans, fenugreek soup and other soupy dishes. Just add all the ingredients to the rice cooker and let it simmer.
Momos and dumplings
You can use the steaming plate included in the rice cooker to steam momos. If you don’t have the time to go through the daunting process of preparing everything for momos, get frozen momos and stick them into the rice cooker to let it cook. You won’t need to bring out the big chunky cooking tools or wait for the water to boil. The time that you would be preparing the momos can be saved and you could do so much more during that time!
Simmered or steamed vegetables
For those watching their weight and trying to eat healthy, you can also steam a range of vegetables. From cauliflower, brocolli, potatoes, to greens, green beans and carrots. Prepare a healthy meal in minutes by placing the chopped vegetables in the steamer and letting them cook for 10-15 minutes. You can add seasoning to taste after taking them off the cooker.
One Pot Pasta
Pasta has to be everyone’s comfort food. And what can make it better than by cutting the preparation time in half? With a rice cooker, you can make easy pasta by simply placing all your ingredients, pasta and desired amount of water and seasoning into the rice cooker, then letting it cook. Stir frequently so that it doesn’t get stuck to the bottom. When the rice cooker turns to “Warm”, check to see if the pasta is cooked. If it is not quite done, add some water, turn it on and wait for some time.
Egg Caramel Pudding
We’ve covered all the parts of a meal, now let’s head to dessert. Egg pudding is a very easy way to prepare caramel flan. You only need 4 ingredients to prepare this dish: eggs, milk, sugar and water. With these four ingredients, you can have a tasty and delicious dessert!
First off, prepare the caramel by boiling 3 tablespoons of sugar with 2 tablespoons of water. Boil it till it gets brownish in colour. Then set it aside to cool and harden in a bowl. Next, beat 3 eggs with half a cup sugar and 1 cup of milk. Once all the ingredients are mixed well, pour the mixture through a strainer into the bowl with caramel. Then cover it with aluminium foil and place it in the rice cooker with water and steaming plate and steam for 35 minutes.
This list is by no means exhaustive – there are literally hundreds of recipes that can be made in a rice cooker! From fluffly rice to creamy risotto in less than 30 minutes! Buy a rice cooker from BETTER Home Appliances and step up your food game today!