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What can you cook in a rice cooker?

  1. melbel profile image95
    melbelposted 5 years ago

    What can you cook in a rice cooker?

    Other than rice, what are some things you can use a rice cooker for?

  2. Cristale profile image84
    Cristaleposted 5 years ago

    Just that...rice. All kinds of rice like white or wheat, for dinner or maybe some rice pudding for dessert.

  3. scottcgruber profile image79
    scottcgruberposted 5 years ago

    Mine came with a steamer basket you can use to steam vegetables while you cook your rice. I don't really use it, though - they come out bland and mushy.

    You can spice up your rice, though. A bay leaf or slice of bell pepper adds a nice flavor when I'm cooking Cuban food. For Indian rice I throw in some cardamom pods, cumin seeds, bay leaves, ghee (or regular butter) and a cinnamon stick - and basmati rice. A little angel hair pasta or orzo is also a nice touch for some Mediterranean cuisines. Rice is a blank canvas begging for experimentation.

  4. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    I'm going to go out on a limb here and say, rice.  I don't think there is anything else you can use it for.

  5. Handicapped Chef profile image80
    Handicapped Chefposted 5 years ago

    You can cook so many things if you take your time and do it right like.
    Rice by itself
    * Turkey (Uncooked) and Rice
    * Chicken (Uncooked) and Rice
    * Ground beef (Uncooked) and rice
    * Chicken stock and rice
    * Nearly anything you can think of.

    Here's my own recipe for the rice cooker.

    Serve 2 persons

    For white rice
    2 cups uncooked white rice
    1 can (16 ounce chicken stock) (You might need less than 16 ounce)
    1/4 teaspoon salt (optional/to taste)

    For brown rice
    2 cups uncooked white rice
    2 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken stock
    1/4 teaspoon salt (optional/to taste)

    Methods for both rice:
    1. Wash uncooked rice and drain (2 times).
    2. Add chicken stock to rice.
    3. Sprinkle salt.
    4. Cook until done.like

  6. Chen Suen profile image73
    Chen Suenposted 5 years ago

    If you can get a rice cooker with s steamer basket, as some people suggested below, you can cook anything that needs steaming.  Personally, I've steamed dumping in it and it comes out super juicy and delicious.  With a rice cooker, I've cooked variations of rice.  i.e white, brown, wild, add vegetables, chicken broth, etc.,..

  7. weavesandbraids profile image81
    weavesandbraidsposted 5 years ago


    My rice cooker has a basket on top and I use it to cook moi - moi. A traditional west african steamed beans meal.

    It is made of ground blackeye peas to which ground pepper, crayfish, salt and other seasonings are added. The mixture is wrapped in leaves and steamed.

    When I use the rice cooker, it saves the stress of lagging the pot to prevent the leaves sticking to the bottom.

    Heres a revelation, I have never used it to cook rice because I have a large family. It will mean cooking rice twice

  8. beaddve1800 profile image76
    beaddve1800posted 5 years ago

    You can use the steam from rice to cook too. Steaming is one healthy way to keep some nutrients from vegetable.

  9. Virtuous1 profile image60
    Virtuous1posted 5 years ago

    Besides rice you can do vegetables and fish and lots of things let your creative mind flow..

  10. leakeem profile image83
    leakeemposted 5 years ago

    Aside from what has been said about cooking in rice cookers. You can actually cook any food in there. It can damage the aluminum pan (over time) but it's a great emergency back up in case your gas runs out.

    To do this, stick something in the cook-warm lever so that it is always set to cook. It will work like an electric stove. Note though that doing this can damage the thermal fuse inside which will render the rice cooker unusable UNLESS you take the fuse off and just connect the other two wires.

    Works like magic. Saved me a lot of times.

    I also succeeded in using a rice cooker as a toaster.

    1. weavesandbraids profile image81
      weavesandbraidsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It sounds a bit dangerous but very useful.

    2. leakeem profile image83
      leakeemposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, it's a bit dangerous that's why care should be taken when doing this. Like volatile chemical experiments, these should never be left unattended unless you are cooking a lot of soup.

  11. peachpurple profile image82
    peachpurpleposted 3 years ago

    bake cakes, muffin, nasi lemak, fried rice, porridge, cookies, long bean rice