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Since I've been eating a LOT of rice, I decided to invest in a mini-rice cooker to make breakfasts and also to take on the road with me so I know I can get a safe meal. I've been experimenting with different recipes and thought I'd share/solicit ideas for more.

 

Meet my rice cooker - it's so cute! Kawaii!

 

My first goal was to get the optimal water/rice ratio, and it ended up being 1 part sticky rice to 1.25 parts water when you rinse the sticky rice (you can't get all the water out after rinsing). It may vary depending on humidity and how you store your rice. I keep mine in an air-tight container.

 

It takes 15 minutes to cook, then if you want just rice, let it sit another 10 minutes. I am impatient and only wait 5.

 

After cooking and 5 minutes of sitting, I add one egg per serving of rice, and a pat of butter and just mix it in.

 

Recently I've taken fresh spinach and the butter and put it in the steamer basket at the start of cooking. It's perfect when the cook cycle is done! Then I just mix it in with the rice and egg. I add my aminos and sriracha after, but you can mix it in, too.

 

I think it would be great with a little shredded cheese, tomato, leftover vegetables - anything you'd put in an omelet is fair game!

 

My next experiment will be to try cooking shredded sweet potato in it. Will let you know how it goes.

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I used to have a rice cooker, but it was a pretty cheap one and I suppose I killed it using it so much. It never occurred to me to make meals in it instead of just rice. Maybe it's time to look into investing in a new one.

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What a great idea! I love one-pot meals! Does the egg cook from the heat in the cooker or do you leave it on and cook it while its still running?

The egg cooks from the heat of the hot rice - just mix it in after the rice is done and wait a minute or two.

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Since I've been eating a LOT of rice, I decided to invest in a mini-rice cooker to make breakfasts and also to take on the road with me so I know I can get a safe meal. I've been experimenting with different recipes and thought I'd share/solicit ideas for more.

 

Meet my rice cooker - it's so cute! Kawaii!

 

My first goal was to get the optimal water/rice ratio, and it ended up being 1 part sticky rice to 1.25 parts water when you rinse the sticky rice (you can't get all the water out after rinsing). It may vary depending on humidity and how you store your rice. I keep mine in an air-tight container.

 

It takes 15 minutes to cook, then if you want just rice, let it sit another 10 minutes. I am impatient and only wait 5.

 

After cooking and 5 minutes of sitting, I add one egg per serving of rice, and a pat of butter and just mix it in.

 

Recently I've taken fresh spinach and the butter and put it in the steamer basket at the start of cooking. It's perfect when the cook cycle is done! Then I just mix it in with the rice and egg. I add my aminos and sriracha after, but you can mix it in, too.

 

I think it would be great with a little shredded cheese, tomato, leftover vegetables - anything you'd put in an omelet is fair game!

 

My next experiment will be to try cooking shredded sweet potato in it. Will let you know how it goes.

 

The potato worked great! Except I didn't add enough water so it got a little brown on the bottom, but it didn't detract from the experience. I cubed the potato and added a few tbsp of water. I will up that next time.

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