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Feb 2, 2010 09:10 AM

What do you make in your rice cooker?

Other than rice?

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  1. Good topic! I hope there are a lot of creative replies. I got a Zojirushi rice cooker last year and haven't cooked anything in it other than rice, but it does that so perfectly I haven't needed to branch out- yet.

    1. Does jook (congee) count as rice ?

      1. Steel-cut oatmeal. But if you cook it with cinnamon, diced apples, craisins, and brown sugar like I do, the rice cooker needs to be washed really well afterwards or the flavors will permeate the next pot or two of rice.

        1. I've steamed entire meals in my rice cooker. In addition to the rice, I also put in ceramic bowls of meat and veggies that steamed while the rice was cooking. I've also put in Chinese sausages, which gives the rice a great flavor.

          1. Oatmeal.
            Wild rice.
            Brown or green lentils.

            Quinoa should work, but I haven't tried it yet.

            I love my rice cooker.

            3 Replies
            1. re: Ferdzy

              I just tried quinoa. Works perfectly.

              1. re: mountaincachers

                How many volumes water per volume of Quinoa?

                1. re: lagatta

                  I did it exactly like rice (I would imagine this is 2:1, but I just used the measurer that came with the rice cooker). Turned out perfectly, but I think next time I will try using broth instead of water.