8 Dishes Any Noob Can Whip Up With A Rice Cooker

We’ve all been had. You can do so much more with a rice cooker, other than just cooking rice. Perfect for new home owners or university dorm residents who can conjure up meals with minimal effort!  You can bake cakes, steam eggs, cook porridge, boil soup and even create an ‘atas’ dish like risotto.

Before throwing down your apron in frustration and succumb to ordering in fast food instead, check out these eight awesome dishes that will let le Rice Cooker do all the work for you.

Mac ‘N’ Cheese

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Almost as easy to cook as Maggi Mee, all you have to do is throw all the ingredients into the rice cooker and get the ultimate comfort food great for the entire family. There are many rice cooker recipes on Google, but check this one out!

Mushroom Risotto

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For those who have tried making risotto before, this dish is well-known to be rather time-consuming. This rice cooker recipe, however, makes cooking this gourmet dish relatively fuss-free! In case you don’t know where to find the exotic-sounding “arboria rice” in this recipe, it’s available at most gourmet supermarkets or gets it delivered to your doorstep by ordering from RedMart.


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Another gourmet food you can cook in your rice cooker is the Spanish paella. Commonly cooked and served on a large saucepan, you can whip up a rice cooker variation at home with ingredients of your choice, or simply follow this step-by-step recipe!

Cheese Cake

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Cheesecake always seems so simple to bake, but it takes time and experience to achieve mastery. This YouTube video will show you a fool-proof method to create the most amazing cheesecake from the get go!


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A popular home cooked delicacy during autumn in Japanese homes, kurigohan is essentially Japanese Chestnut Rice and extremely simple to make with only a handful of ingredients using this recipe. Expect an explosion of heavenly, nutty flavour once the rice cooker is done!

Hainanese Chicken Rice

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Noob Cook’s website is my noob bible to all things culinary when I just moved into my own home, and one of the first dishes I tried out was the rice cooker version of Hainanese Chicken Rice because it’s simply too easy and fuss-free to make! The website also provides recipes for making your own ginger sauce and chilli sauce to further complement your aromatic kuay peng, or you can simply buy ready-made ones from the nearest NTUC.

Claypot Chicken Rice

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Another of Noob Cook’s amazing rice cooker recipes is the Claypot Chicken Rice. Although it doesn’t necessarily beat the clay pot version, the taste is still quite legit. You could also add in ingredients to your liking – chopped salted fish, anyone?

Tomato Rice

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Remember the Tomato Rice craze a few years back? It still makes for a great, simple dish and it’s so versatile since you can just add in anything you want. You can check out step-by-step recipes for Whole Tomato Rice with Bacon and Prawns from this link or Tomato Rice with Chicken and Mushrooms from this link, or simply try different variations with your unlimited imagination!

This article was first published on goodyfeed.com.