Rice Cooker Party!

For this, the final installment of the How to use a Rice Cooker series, only two recipes remain. I’ve saved the best for last, so I hope you’re ready for a Rice Cooker Party!   The first surprise is…. Popcorn! Micro-pop is a staple in dorm rooms, but why suffer through too-tough pieces and fake…

How to use a Rice Cooker – Level Four

The saga is almost over. Over the course of this epic series, we’ve made risotto and oatmeal, scrambled eggs and delicious stir fries, hearty stews and even a few cups of rice. Now, in the final episode, we’ll cross the last frontier. Plug in your rice cooker and get ready to bake. Yes, that’s right….

How to use a Rice Cooker – Level Three

By now, you should be getting the idea. If it’s a grain, you can make it in the rice cooker. If you can make it in a pot over the stove, you can make it in the rice cooker. If the application requires gentle heat, so much the better. But now, let’s take it one…

How to use a Rice Cooker – Level Two

So, you’ve decided to buy a rice cooker, and you’ve mastered the basics of cooking rice and steaming veggies. It’s time for How to use a Rice Cooker – Level Two… where we’ll start learning the rice cooker’s best kept secrets! In this installment, we’ll go over applications for which the rice cooker is particularly…

How to Use a Rice Cooker – Level One

If you’ve read last week’s piece about the marvelous Rice Cooker, and it’s done it’s job, then you’re now ready and excited to start preparing fabulous meals in it – everything from soups and stir-fries to the promised fondue. We’ll get there. But before you can become an extreme rice cooker chef, you have to become…

Your New Favorite Kitchen Appliance

There exists a device that can cook delicious oatmeal or pasta or quinoa, steam carrots or dumplings to perfection, whip up a stew or a stir-fry or scrambled eggs, keep chocolate fondue hot and delicious, and even pop a batch of old-fashioned popcorn. This device is cheap, often costing under $20. It’s lightweight and portable,…