A rice cooker is a self-sufficient appliance in your kitchen. They are a simple and self-contained vessel. If you are fed-up of water spilling over while cooking rice in the microwave or if your rice gets burnt in the bottom while cooking in a pot, then rice cooker is the best solution for you. Rice cookers ensure a foolproof method of cooking. It is indeed the easiest way to cook rice. You can also cook a variety of other items in a rice cooker. Rice cookers are so popular an appliance for the kitchen for the numerous benefits that they offer.
One of the best things about rice cookers is that they cook rice perfectly—neither overcooking nor undercooking. The perfect texture—neither too soft nor too hard. The grains don’t stick to each other. They are self-explanatory as there are marks indicating how much rice would require how much water. Some models of rice cookers have a semi-automated programmable setting. In these, you can cook different kinds of grains, like oatmeal, polenta, brown rice, and of course white rice. Nowadays some models come with an advanced setting where you can steam fish and vegetables as well. Some rice cookers can also be used to make soups. A rice cooker comes with a keep-warm option whereby you can keep the rice warm inside it for around twenty minutes to half an hour. One of the best parts about rice cookers is that they come in different sizes—from 3cups to 5.5 cups. You have a rice cooker suited for a family of any size.
Rice steamers—by the name you may think it is only meant for rice making. But there are many other dishes that you can cook in a rice steamer—very easily and quickly. There are different breakfast food items that you can make in a rice steamer. Boiled eggs can be made in a hundred different ways. Rice steamer is one of the ways in which you can make a perfect boiled egg. Another good part of boiling eggs in a rice steamer is that you can boil more than one egg in a rice steamer. Frittatas is another popular breakfast item that many prefer. After pre-cooking the vegetables in a microwave you can whisk some egg in a rice steamer and put the vegetables in that. Then cook it just like a regular rice and you will have your frittata ready.
Apart from rice, you can also cook other grains in a rice steamer. Oatmeal is a favorite dish for both breakfast and lunch. This can be easily cooked in a rice steamer. Just soak the oatmeal in the rice steamer overnight and then switch it on in the morning. In half an hour you will have your breakfast ready. Another delicious dish you can make in a rice steamer is a pancake. You can mix all the different ingredients in a rice steamer and have your pancake ready in a very short duration. These are some of the quick snacks you can cook in a rice steamer.