Still have that rice cooker from your pre-Paleo past (don’t you love the irony of that alliteration)? Truthfully, I eat rice on occasion – I like it and I don’t have a sensitivity to it. While I consider rice to be a safe starch, I do realize that it’s not for everyone. That’s why I’ve put together a list of 6 Paleo Friendly Foods you can make in a rice cooker.
Obviously every model will vary in method/time – this is the rice cooker that I use. I’ve also included a Paleo-friendly rice cooker recipe below 🙂
Here are 6 things – other than rice – that you can make in a rice cooker:
1. Soups & Stews – throw some veggies into your rice cooker along with some liquid gold (chicken broth, bone broth, etc) and let it simmer for a slow-cooked, tasty soup.
2. Poached Fruit – simmer fruit in juice, maple syrup or sweet wine for a tasty dessert.
3. Soft or Hard boiled eggs – this is my FAVORITE thing to make in my rice cooker. It’s so much easier than waiting for a pot of water to boil. Plus, these steamed eggs are so easy to peel. To make eggs in your rice cooker, just add one cup of water into the rice container and then place eggs in your steamer basket. Cook for 12-14 minutes for soft boiled eggs and 17-20 minutes for hard boiled eggs. These times are based on my rice cooker, so you may need to adjust according to your model.
4. Steamed Veggies – use a steamer rack for veggies, potatoes, etc. My rice cooker comes with a steamer basket.
5. Meat – use the steamer basket for shrimp, fish and chicken breast. I’ve also heard you can cook meat with a marinade in the rice cooker pot and cook it on the regular setting – haven’t tried that one yet.
6. Egg Frittata – mix thinly sliced veggies + 5 eggs in a bowl, pour into your greased rice cooker pan and cook on the regular setting. It’ll turn off on its own when done. Check out my recipe below!
If you have a rice cooker, what else have you been able to make with it?Print
- Grease rice cooker pot with oil.
- Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl and pour into rice cooker pot.
- Put on the regular setting (“white” for the Zojirushi model) and hit start. It’ll turn off on it’s own when done.
Mine took almost an hour on the “white setting.”
It does take a bit of time but the frittata turned out perfectly – this is great for when you’re preparing brunch and want to prep other foods while your frittata cooks.
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