Okay, before you ask Electric Rice Cooker is not made only for cooking rice but much more. Though people who manufactured them in the last decade would have believed so.
Electric cooker can be used in more than one way and thus can give us more than one dish to enjoy.
So, keep reading to find out the list of dishes you can make with an electric cooker.
What you will need?
A mini electric cooker will also be sufficient to make different yummy dishes but a 1.6 L electric cooker can feed a family or friends of five.
Again, the decision is yours.
You could be thinking that why should you switch to an electric cooker while you are happy with your gas stove. But we will tell you some good news- Cooking in an electric cooker will not heat your kitchen, unlike other ovens and stoves.
So, put on your cooking gloves, as we are here to share some amazing tips with you here:
1. Making Muffins Is Super Easy Now
Making muffins is super easy and it doesn’t need your constant attention. The electric cooker can automatically turn off once the cooking is done.
So, now let’s see how you can make easy and yum yum muffins.
Note: You can make these muffins even with a mini electric cooker (There’s ain’t anything stopping you)
You will need:
● Cooking Spray
● Sugar – ½ cup
● Baking soda- 1 tbsp
● Baking powder- 1 tbsp
● Flour – 1 cup
● Skim milk- 1 cup
● Cinnamon- 1 ½ tbsp
● Nutmeg 1 ½
● Vanilla essence- 1 ½ tbsp
● 1 Egg
● Olive oil – ¼ tbsp
● Apples, raisins, or any fruit of your choice
● Barn flakes
*The quantity can vary depending on your preferences.
How To (Bake) make perfect muffins:
Prep the electric cooker by spraying the cooking spray and keep it aside.
Then, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda together. Make sure to mix them well. Then, combine nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla extract, milk, and bran flakes in a different bowl.
Let the mixture sit for a while.
Mix the ingredients of two bowls well and add flour as well.
Now give them all a nice mix and add fruits of your choice for some crunchy taste.
Then pour this batter into the rice cooker pan. The multi-functional electric rice cookers come with a non-stick pan nowadays. So, it becomes easy to cook different types of dishes in them.
Always use the plastic paddle that comes with the electric rice cooker to clean the sides of the pan.
Now set up to 2 to 3 cycles for this to bake completely and wait for 30 minutes. Just use a toothpick to see if the muffin is baked well. On a serious note, do not turn on the warm mode in your rice cooker as it might burn out the bottom of the muffins.
Tadaaaaa, fresh and healthy muffins are ready. Try this next time your sweet tooth calls for some attention.
Now, hopping onto the next dish.
2. Soupy Noodles:
While cooking noodles in an electric cooker, you needn’t strain the rest of the water. So, you will have the yummiest flavor of noodles all for yourself right from the cooker.
Add one cup of noodles and 1 ½ cups of water to the pot. Add a pinch of salt to the water. Then add oil while the noodles boil. Also, just like how we cautioned for muffins, don’t turn on the warm mode in the rice cooker as that will make the bottom burn.
Now the same rule goes with spaghetti and pasta too. You’ll love the soupy noodles straight out of the pan.
Some rice cookers come with a cool-touch handle. So, you needn’t worry about touching the cooker as soon as you prepare a mouth-watering dish.
3. The Rice Game:
Making fluffy rice is the trickiest part of using an electric rice cooker. You would’ve tried this many times but if you have failed, don’t worry. We have got you covered.
Follow the exact steps that our team found out:
● Always add either butter or oil on the sides of the pot. This makes the pan greasy and rice also cooks well.
● Rinse rise very well before cooking.
● Take rice and water in the right proportion, i.e. 1 cup of rice for 1 cup of water.
● Additionally, you can add oil to this rice instead of coating it along the sides of the pan.
● Here’s the pro tip: Once the rice is cooked, leave it in the pan “disturbed” for a while. This will give time for the rice to cook in the steam inside the cooker itself.
● Also, this time we’re gonna tell you to switch on the warm mode of the electric cooker. Since you might cook for the entire family and you need not transfer the rice into another pan.
4. The Quickest Rice Pudding:
Okay, we hear you! However, many people love rice pudding and we bet you, making it in an electric cooker is way easier.
So, here goes an easy one- You will need,
● Uncooked rice
● Vanilla/rose essence
Add rice and milk together in parts. Then, add other ingredients slowly and combine them all.
Set the timer for 20 mins and leave the rest in the cooker. Now, you are ready to take the quickest grab. Oh ho, maybe you gotta wait till it cools down.
The automatic cooking option of many electric rice cookers would be a savior!
Apart from the recipes given above, you can make porridges, soups, pudding, and much more using the electric rice cookers. The size of the cookers doesn’t matter as long as it saves your purpose.
So, getting the maximum benefit out of a rice cooker depends on the ones you go for. So, if you choose a 1.6 L rice cooker you’re consuming the same electricity as the mini rice cooker.
We hope this blog post helps you in making delicious dishes that require fewer efforts from you. Tell us which you like the most in the comments below.