11 Things You Didn't Know You Could Make in Your Rice Cooker

Need a quick meal? Try your rice cooker
Quinoa

Julie Bidwell

10 Things You Didn't Know You Could Make in Your Rice Cooker

Grilled Vegetable Quinoa

Julie Bidwell

Try your rice cooker for quick and easy one-pot meal dinners

Asparagus and Goat Cheese Frittata

Frittata

Jennifer Causey

Eggs bake up beautifully around tender asparagus and creamy goat cheese. Top with fresh herbs for added freshness and flavor. This frittata recipe also invites add-ons and substitutions. Try throwing in sliced mushrooms, diced ham, or spinach too. 

For the Asparagus and Goat Cheese Frittata, click here.

 

Banana Bread

banana bread

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This recipe will produce tender, light, and moist banana bread — with hardly any work! 

For the Banana Bread Recipe, click here

Barbecue Shrimp and Cheesy Grits

Shrimp and Grits

Jennifer Causey

 

This quick and easy dinner comes together in just a few minutes. Diane Phillips begins by cooking grits in her rice cooker, then she sautés shrimp in a pan just as the grits are finishing.

For Diane Phillip’s BBQ Shrimp and Cheesy Grits recipe, Click here.

Cheesecake

Cheesecake

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The rice cooker method gently steams the cheesecake to perfection. For a seasonal variation perfect for summer, finish the dessert by adding whipped cream and fresh berries. 

For this Cheesecake Recipe, click here

 

Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake

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Turn out a wonderfully rich and moist chocolate cake without even turning on the oven? Sign us up!

Click here for this Rice Cooker Baked Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe

Chicken Miso Soup

Chicken Miso Soup

Jennifer Causey

Fragrant and comforting, this easy-to-make soup is perfect for a cold, rainy day. The miso and mushrooms add so much umami-rich flavor. If you have leftover rotisserie chicken, use it for this recipe and you’ll have even less cooking to do.

Click here for Diane Phillip’s Chicken Miso Soup recipe

Coconut Rice

Coconut Rice

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Cooking the rice with coconut milk instead of water will not only impart amazing flavor to your grains, it will also give the rice a creamy texture. This sweet and savory rice is now easy to make; just combine the ingredients in your rice cooker and let them steam. 

For the Coconut-Scented Sweet Potato Jasmine Rice Stuffed in Butternut Squash Bowls, click here.

Quinoa

Quinoa

Julie Bidwell

 

Quinoa in your rice cooker is just as easy as cooking rice! The result will yield fluffy, chewy grains that are perfect alongside grilled vegetables or to use in grain bowls or salads.

For the Grilled Ramps and Spring Vegetables Over Lemon Parsley Quinoa, click here

Strata

Strata

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Whip up eggs with salt, pepper, cheese, and a dash of cream and pour over bread cubes. Using fresh bread will work better if you are making this recipe in a pinch, but the strata will have better texture and structure when you use old bread. Just give it some time (preferably overnight) to soak up the egg mixture. Add in cooked bacon or sausage or any sautéed vegetables in to the mix and serve for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

Check out The Daily Meal’s Best Strata Recipes Here

Gluten Free Chicken Noodle Soup

Gluten Free Chicken Noodle Soup

Denise Woodward and Laudalino Ferreira

Begin with chicken cubes and stock, then add in the pasta and the chopped vegetable close to the end of the cooking cycle for an ultra-easy way to enjoy one of the best comfort foods.

Click here for the  Gluten-Free Chicken Noodle Soup recipe

 

Cinnamon and Cumin Spiced Couscous with Chicken

Israeli Couscous

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A glorious one-pot meal made even easier in your rice cooker. Dice your chicken into bite-sized pieces to ensure that it is properly cooked by the time the couscous is finished. 

Click here for the recipe!