Rice cookers are thought of as performing just the task of cooking rice. However, they are capable of doing much more. Though they are perfect for cooking rice but they can also do a myriad of other things as well. The rice cooker recipes mentioned below show that rice cookers are meant not only for making rice but for cakes, puddings, whole chicken, and macaroni as well.
Add four cups chicken stock, three tablespoons tomato sauce, three cups rice, two tablespoons olive oil, two tablespoons salt, two packages sazon seasoning, one tablespoon garlic powder, and one crushed cube chicken bouillon to the rice cooker. Stir all the ingredients to combine. Put on the lid and cook for one cycle according to the instructions provided by the manufacturer. This would take nearly 20-25 minutes and result in fluffy and tender rice.
Spray cooking spray in the rice cooker bowl. Take a bowl and mix one cup flour, 1/3 cup sugar, two teaspoons baking powder, one teaspoon baking soda, and quarter teaspoon salt. Take another large bowl and mix 1 ½ cups crushed bran flakes, one cup skim milk, 1 ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1 ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg, and 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract. Leave this mixture for nearly five minutes till the barn flakes slightly absorb milk. Then add an egg and quarter cup olive oil to this mixture and combine. Next, add the flour mixture to the bran mixture and combine. Gently fold half cup diced apples, half cup diced bananas and 1/3 cup raisins in the batter and pour it into the rice cooker. Cook for three cycles or till a fork is inserted in the center of the cake and it comes out clean.
Add 5 ½ cups skim milk, 2 cups rice, one cup sugar, and ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon to a rice cooker and mix. Put on the lid and cook for one cycle till the rice is creamy and tender. Stir 2 ½ cups skim milk in the mixture. Allow the pudding to cool prior to serving.
Mac n Cheese
Add 1 ½ cups elbow macaroni, 1 ½ cups low sodium chicken broth, and one cup unsweetened almond milk to the rice cooker and mix. Cook till the macaroni is tender but firm. Add ¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese, ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese, quarter cup grated parmesan cheese, quarter teaspoon paprika, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix with the macaroni till the cheeses are melted.
Take two small peeled onions and cut into half. Put them in the bottom of the rice cooker with the flat side down. Take a whole chicken (2-3 lb) and stuff it with a lemon (cut in half) and two sprigs rosemary. Liberally coat the chicken with two tablespoons olive oil or melted butter and season with pepper and salt according to taste. Put the chicken in the rice cooker on top of the onions. Cook until the chicken is fully cooked.
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