Kitchen Hack: 3 Surprising Ways to Use a Rice Cooker

Hack your way into cooking full meals with your rice cooker!

IMAGE Patrick Martires

Filipinos love rice, and a rice cooker is a definite must-have in anyone's kitchen! Did you know that you could cook meat, veggies, and even cakes in a rice cooker, too? Familiarize yourself with this home appliance's many functions and hack your way into quick and easy one-pot meals.

 

1  Cook meats on top of rice.

 

This simple hack will save you a whole lot of time and energy. Cook your meats on top of your rice, or you can also opt to mix meat and veggies in to make a rice cooker-version of Pinoy bringhe or paella.

 

 

2  Serve up a simple soup.

Saute aromatics and brown beef prior to let them simmer is tomato sauce. This one-pot hack will allow you to kick back and relax for a few extra minutes! There is no need to be a slave to the stove-let the rice cooker do all the work.

 

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3  Use the steamer attachment.

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Many multi-function rice cookers have a steamer attachment or basket. Make the most of it and use it to steam cakes, chicken, fish, or your favorite kakanin. Pop into any department store and you'll be able to find a multi-cooker at an affordable price.

 

 

Tips appeared in the April 2016 issue of Yummy magazine. 

 

 

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