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17 Rice Cooker Recipes That Will Make You Throw Away Your Other Cookware

17 Rice Cooker Recipes That Will Make You Throw Away Your Other Cookware

Rice cookers, ingenious kitchen wonders can save you both time and burnt rice. Using the right ratio of water to rice, these creative steamers cook perfect rice- every time, saving you the hassle of burnt pots and scorched rice. But why on earth would you buy an appliance that just cooks one thing?

The secret is out: rice cookers aren’t just for cooking rice! You can make a variety of dishes in one single pot, eliminating a kitchen mess of pots and pans and even the need for a stove. Traveling? Take a rice cooker! College bound? Invest in a rice cooker! Check out these 17 rice cooker recipes that aren’t rice. You may consider throwing out the rest of your cookware!

Dishes you can create in a rice cooker

Rice cookers come with different functions[1]- rice cooking, steaming, sauté, simmer, slow cook, soups and even cake functions. Make sure your rice cooker has the applicable function before you try the recipe, and always open the top away from you, so you won’t get burned by the steam.

Rice Cooker Breakfasts

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? Start off your morning with these tasty delights:

The Perfect Omelet by Aroma Test Kitchen

    A breakfast omelet is a beautiful thing, as you can choose exactly what ingredients to add. Like bacon? Throw in some bacon and cheese, tomato & onion. Add a dash of turmeric for health and fresh chopped jalapenos for a spicy kick. Mix and match- add what ever you like! Cooking an omelet in a rice cooker keeps the temperature even. When you are done, just flip it out onto your plate! Aah- the perfect omelet!

    Steel Cut Oats by Taste Spotting

      For a truly healthy start, try some Steel Cut Oats, a simple recipe, taking only 25 minutes. You can upgrade this dish with the addition of fruits, nuts & berries of your choice. Blueberry & walnut oats, anyone?

      No Fuss Banana Bread by Wide Island View

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        Banana bread can be eaten as a breakfast, snack or even a dessert! Coat the inside of the rice cooker pot with vegetable oil or vegetable spray so the banana bread won’t stick. Add blueberries and walnuts, or even cinnamon for extra flavor.

        Rice Cooker Pancakes by I am a Food Blog

          This Japanese inspired dish is almost like the southern-styled strawberry shortcake, but you can top it with anything, like these fresh blackberries! This cake sized pot-pancake is large enough to share with your friends, so grab some extra forks!

          Rice Cooker Side Dishes

          Pull Apart Pizza Bread by Taste Made

            Such an easy dish! This recipe creatively uses tinned biscuits along with pizza topping favorites to make a yummy pizza bread.

            Pomegranate & Quinoa Salad by The Hedonista

              Quinoa, a nutritious grain, can be cooked just like rice in your rice cooker, and added to cold dishes, used as a side or topped with a protein for a meal.

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              Macaroni & Cheese by Happy Slip

                Every college kid’s dream, this easy recipe takes approximately 20-25 minutes and the aroma will have your neighbors knocking on your door to try it!

                Scalloped Potatoes by Koala Munchies

                  Though the directions of this recipe require you to cook the butter garlic and onion in a skillet first, if you don’t have a stove, you can cook it in your rice cooker on the sauté option (if your model has one).

                  Rice Cooker Dinners

                  Yellow Split Pea Dal by Vegetarian Times

                    One meal in one pot, start to finish. Again use the sauté option on your rice cooker at the beginning of the recipe as instructed.

                    Chicken Noodle Soup by XO Jane

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                      Hearty and healthy, this soup will warm you on a chilly day. Add noodles towards the end of this recipe so they won’t go mushy.

                      Rice Cooker Black Bean Chili by Cooking with Your Kids

                        This dish is a great way to get the kids involved in cooking. You can sauté the onions & garlic straight in your rice cooker if you prefer, and let the kids choose the toppings like cheese, sour cream and chives. Maybe even some nachos?

                        Balsamic Dijon Chicken with Faro Mushrooms by Clean Eating Mag

                          Another healthy rice-cooker meal, this recipe requires some preparation and takes a little over an hour. You have to marinate the chicken in the refrigerator before cooking. However, it’s a one pot meal, so if you have the time & the refrigerator, this tasty dish is for you!

                          Jumbo Stuffed Cabbage by Taste Made

                            This is an entire meal-meat, veggies & rice-all made inside a head of cabbage! When it’s done, flip in onto your plate and chow down.

                            Rice Cooker Desserts

                            Poached Pomegranate Spiced Pears by Jeanette’s Healthy Living

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                              This dish takes a little under an hour to cook, but for more flavor, you can marinate the pears overnight first.

                              Easy Cheesecake by Washoku Guide

                                A classy, smooth cheesecake recipe. Make sure to spray cooking spray inside your rice cooker before you begin for easy removal. You can top it with berries and compote or even drizzle chocolate across the top. Best eaten chilled.

                                Lemon Ricotta Pancake by Taste Made

                                  Bake a cake to impress- in a rice cooker! This recipe uses a pancake mix you can purchase in the store and milk & ricotta cheese, but comes out smoother than an oven-made one!

                                  Rice Cooker Apple Cake by Washoku Guide

                                    Though you will be cooking the apples in a skillet first, the cake is made in the rice cooker. Check your rice cooker to make sure it has a cake function before doing this recipe. Don’t have apples? No problem, you can substitute them with pears or even peaches.

                                    Now chuck out that old cookware, grab your rice cooker and create a feast fit for a king with these handy rice cooker recipes!

                                    Reference

                                    [1] aroma housewares: Rice Cookers 101

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                                    Last Updated on November 18, 2020

                                    50 Habits of Highly Successful People You Should Learn

                                    50 Habits of Highly Successful People You Should Learn

                                    If you’re like me and really into self-development, you’ve probably read many of the thousands of self-help books out there on the market. But also like me, you probably find all the information a bit overwhelming.

                                    That’s why I wanted to do the self-less task of taking the most important, life-changing lessons I’ve drawn from these books and condensed them into 50 key points.

                                    Here’re 50 habits of successful people you should learn:

                                    1. Believe It to See It

                                    Our minds tend to focus on what’s happening around us and refuse to see what could happen. Only when you trust in what’s possible and dare to dream big, big things can happen for you.

                                    2. See Problems as a Wonderful Gift

                                    While others only see problems and give up, successful people use the problem as a lesson to find improvement in themselves or the task at hand.

                                    3. Keep Looking for Solutions

                                    Even if they’re knee-deep in problems, successful people will still put all of their focus on finding solutions.

                                    4. Remember It’s All About the Journey

                                    Successful people are conscious and methodical in creating their own success. They don’t sit around doing the bare minimum, hoping success finds them.

                                    5. Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

                                    There’s so much fear on the road to success, but instead of letting that fear control and limit them, successful people do a good job of just forging ahead regardless.

                                    6. Always Ask Productive Questions

                                    It’s all about asking the right questions. Successful people make sure they are questions that will elicit information for a more productive, creative and positive mindset moving forward.

                                    7. Understand the Best Waste of Energy Is Complaining

                                    Successful people know that choosing to see the negative side of things will only create a useless and unproductive state.

                                    8. Don’t Play the Blame Game

                                    Taking responsibility for actions and outcomes is a form of empowerment that you can build your success upon. While the act of blaming others or outside circumstances takes this empowerment away from you.

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                                    9. Maximize Your Strengths

                                    Not every successful person is simply more talented than the rest, but they do use what they know they’re good at to achieve more successful results.

                                    10. Be in It to Win It

                                    Successful people are busy, productive and proactive. Instead of sitting around over-thinking and over-planning a great idea, they just take a step towards it no matter how small.

                                    11. Know That Success Attracts Success

                                    People who are successful surround themselves and seek out like-minded people. They understand the importance of being part of a team and forge win-win relationships.

                                    12. Actually Choose to Be Successful

                                    Dreaming big is a massive part of being successful even if your dream seems impossible. Ambition is a mindset that needs to be a daily conscious choice.

                                    13. Visualize, Visualize, Visualize!

                                    You’ve got to see your success in your mind’s eye even before it comes. Successful people clarify and get that certainty about what they want their reality to look like rather than being mere spectators of life.

                                    14. Be a One-Off Original

                                    Successful people look for what’s working and then create a unique spin on it. Imitating only regurgitates other people’s ideas with no originality.

                                    15. The Perfect Time to Act Is Now

                                    Waiting for the right time to act is basically procrastination wrapped up in an excuse. Successful people know there’s never a perfect time so they may as well just do it now.

                                    16. Keep Learning, Keep Growing

                                    Continuous learning is the key to a successful life. Whether it’s academic, being a student of life or actionable learning, it’s all about expanding your knowledge and personal development.

                                    17. Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

                                    Successful people have the knack for finding positive aspects in all people and circumstances no matter what.

                                    18. Having a Bad Day? Do It Anyway!

                                    We all have bad moods but it shouldn’t be an excuse to stop everything. Giving into a bad mood just stop-starts your life, slowing success way down.

                                    19. Sometimes Risky Business Is Needed

                                    Calculated risks are a must for success. It’s about weighing the pros and cons while moving forward with that element of trust.

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                                    20. Accept Challenge All the Time

                                    Dealing with problems head-on is a must to be successful. Successful people also face challenges in order to improve themselves.

                                    21. Make Your Own Luck

                                    In the mindset of a successful person, there’s no such thing as ‘luck’ or ‘fate’. They take control to actively and consciously create their own best life.

                                    22. Ignite Your Initiative

                                    While many people are reactive, successful people are proactive – taking action before they have to.

                                    23. Be the Master of Your Emotions

                                    Being effective at managing emotions is key on the road to success. That’s not to say successful people don’t feel like we all do, but they’re just not slaves to their emotions.

                                    24. Champion in Communication

                                    Consciously working on effective communication skills gets anyone closer to success.

                                    25. Plan Your Life Strategically

                                    Successful people’s lives aren’t a clumsy series of unplanned events and outcomes, they methodically work at turning their plans into a reality.

                                    26. Become Exceptional at What You Do

                                    To become exceptional, you typically have to do things that most won’t. To become successful, hard decisions need to be made and acting on them is crucial.

                                    27. Choose to Live Outside of Your Comfort Zone

                                    While many people are pleasure junkies and avoid pain and discomfort at all costs, successful people understand the value and benefits of working through the tough stuff that most would avoid.

                                    28. Live by Core Values

                                    Successful people firstly identify their core values and what’s important to them, then do their best to live a life that reflects these values.

                                    29. Realize Money Isn’t Everything

                                    Money and success are not interchangeable and the most successful people understand this. Putting money on a pedestal and equating it to success is a dangerous mindset to have. Success comes in many forms.

                                    30. Don’t Get Carried Away

                                    Successful people understand the importance of discipline and self-control and as a result they are happy to take the road less travelled.

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                                    31. Self-Worth Is Not Tied to Success

                                    Successful people are secure. They do not derive their self-worth from what they own, who they know, where they live or what they look like.

                                    32. Kindness Breeds Kindness (And Success)

                                    Generosity and kindness is a common trait among long-term successful people. It’s important to take pleasure in helping others achieve.

                                    33. More Humility, Less Arrogance

                                    Successful people are humble and happy to admit and apologize for mistakes. This is because they’re confident in their ability. They are happy to learn from others and happy to make others look good rather than seek their own personal glory.

                                    34. Change Opens New Doors

                                    People who are successful are adaptable and embrace change, while the majority are creatures of comfort and habit. They are comfortable with, and embrace, the new and the unfamiliar.

                                    35. Success Requires a Healthy Body

                                    It’s not just how you think, it’s about how you show up for success. Successful people understand the importance of being physically well, not for vain reasons but because being in tiptop condition creates a better personal life for success.

                                    36. Laziness Just Doesn’t Exist

                                    Successful people are never considered lazy. Yes, they can relax when they need to, but working hard is their game.

                                    37. Resilience by the Bucket Load

                                    When difficulty strikes, most would throw in the towel, but successful people are just warming up.

                                    38. Feedback Is Just Another Chance to Improve

                                    How people react to feedback determines their potential for success. Being open to constructive criticism and acting on it to improve is most seen in those who are successful.

                                    39. Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe

                                    If people are hanging out with toxic and negative people, then they need to take a look at themselves. Successful people hang out with others who are positive and supportive.

                                    40. Can’t Control It? Forget It

                                    Successful people don’t invest time or emotional energy into things which they have no control of.

                                    41. Swim Against the Tide

                                    Successful people are not people-pleasers and they don’t need constant approval from others in order to move ahead.

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                                    42. Alone Time Is Valuable Time

                                    More self-worth means being more comfortable with your own company. Successful people are more happy and see the value in spending time alone.

                                    43. Self-Standard Is Higher Than Most

                                    Everyone has a choice to set high standards for themselves. Successful people do this, which in turn produces greater commitment, more momentum, a better work ethic and of course, better results.

                                    44. Failure Isn’t Rationalized

                                    While many use age, health, lack of time, ‘bad luck’, or lack of opportunity to explain away their failure, the key to success is finding a way to succeed despite facing these challenges.

                                    45. Down Time Is an Important Part of a Routine

                                    Having an off switch and taking time to do things that make them happy is a common trait of a successful person. Take a look at here The Importance of Scheduling Downtime.

                                    46. Career Isn’t Who You Are, It’s What You Do

                                    Successful people know their career isn’t their identity. They are multi-dimensional and don’t define themselves by their job.

                                    47. Be Interested in Only the Path of Resistance

                                    While most people look for the easiest way or the shortcut, successful people are more interested in the most effective way. They look for the course of action which will produce the best results over the long term.

                                    48. Follow Through

                                    Many spend their life starting things that they never finish, but successful people get the job done. Even when the excitement and the novelty has worn off they still follow through and finish.

                                    49. Invest in All Your Dimensions

                                    We’re not just physical and psychological beings, but emotional and spiritual creatures as well. Successful people consciously work at being healthy and productive on all levels.

                                    50. Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

                                    To obtain success, it’s important to practice what you preach. Successful people don’t talk about the theory, they live the reality.

                                    So there you have it, a summary of what I’ve learned from self-help books. But of course, you need to start taking actions so you will get closer to success too.

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