At first you may balk at the idea of a rice cooker. Unless you are making family-style portions of rice each day (nothing wrong with that if you do), you might not see the value in the appliance. After all, no one actually has counter space for all the one-note appliances out there, especially the large, expensive, bulky items.appliance, no matter how cool it seems at first, needs more than one function to warrant a coveted spot on our counter tops. To the pleasure of many rice cooker fans out there, your rice cooker should more aptly be called a multi-cooker for all the sneaky foods it is able to cook perfectly.
You might not be surprised that rice pudding certainly makes the list, but did you think your rice cooker could make quick breads? How about frittatas? Yes, it’s time to rediscover all that your rice cooker can produce, making it our new favorite large countertop appliance, joining the ranks of the much cherished slow-cooker.
Check out these recipes that you can make right in your rice cooker.
Rice-Cooker Rice Pudding
Rice-Cooker Banana Bread
Angela Carlos is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Find her on Twitter and tweet @angelaccarlos.