HappyTip of the day! Oh yes. Why not use your rice cooker to cook other things than plain ol' rice!?? Revive its life!! Give it variety! Let it Carpe Diem and experience the thrill of other foods. Wow Christine, getting a little dramatic about the rice cooker? Well lemme tell you what... All my life, I grew up with a rice cooker and never ever did it cross anyone's mind to put something other than rice in that cooker. It was a chore I tell you. Just a boring daily chore. Which is probably why I wrote a crazy song about rice to spice things up.
A year or so ago, I made a video on making macaroni and cheese in a rice cooker. This morning I tried boiling eggs in there and heyyy add this to my rice cooker's cooking portfolio, because it works great! Now you're thinking "Duh, Christine. That's not rocket science. Of course the rice cooker can boil eggs." But did you grow up boiling em in there?!! I didn't and that's why this is revolutionary to me heh heh. 😯
Ain't no recipe to be had here except a list of basic steps even my 2 year old could do it:
- Put some eggs in the rice cooker.
- Cover 'em with water.
- Plug in your rice cooker, close the lid and press Cook.
- Cook for 15-20 min.
- Manually turn that thing off unless you want them to keep boiling and boiling and boiling...
- Crack the bottom of the eggs at their widest part and put em in a bowl.
- Fill that bowl with cold water.
- The shell peels off easily. 👍🏽 Especially if the eggs are more than a few days old. If you choose to use fresh eggs right outta the chicken or only a few days old, then you will be standing there with a neck ache while you pick off a mosaic of a thousand tiny egg shells.
Tell me in the comments if you have ever tried this or tried to cook anything else in your rice cooker. I plan to do a series since there are more interesting flavors and textures my rice cooker is wanting to sample.